Entering his second year of managing the Aces, Chris Berset brings a wealth of baseball knowledge. Currently, he is the Co-Owner and GM of Prime Time Baseball (www.primetimebaseball.co) in Alexandria, VA. Berset was drafted in the 20th round in 2010 by the Cincinnati Reds and played 7 seasons of professional baseball while playing at every level and finishing in 2016 in AAA Louisville. Throughout his playing career, Berset was coached by Delino Deshields, Ken Griffey Sr, Pat Kelly, Mack Jenkins (current pitching coach of the Cincinnati Reds), Frank Viola, Jim Riggleman and Rich Maloney, who was voted as one of the best coaches in all of college baseball. Berset graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS Degree in Psychology. During his senior season, Chris was captain of the team, part of Big Ten Championships, Regional and Super Regional teams.
Some notable awards that Berset has received throughout his baseball career are: All-Big Ten Second Team, Catcher (2010); Big Ten Sportsmanship award (2010); Newton Family Scholarship for Baseball (2007-08); Moby Benedict Scholarship for Baseball (2009-10); U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2010); Played for the Vienna Senators (Clark Griffith League), Winchester Royals (Valley League) and the Leesburg Lightning (Florida Collegiate League) for his college summer baseball; Named to the 2010 Coleman Company Johnny Bench Award watch list.
Chris also plays and guides the Great Britain Baseball team that recently just lost in the finals of the WBCQ. Chris currently lives in Alexandria, VA.
Coach Hammond is an Alexandria, VA native who grew up playing fastpitch softball in the Northern Virginia area - but baseball was her first love! After planning to play softball in college, she instead jumped at the chance to play baseball after discovering the Eastern Women’s Baseball Conference) an all-women’s baseball league. She spent her summers playing with their DC Thunder tournament team, traveling around the country playing with and against the best women’s players in the United States and Canada and beyond. While she spends much of her free time these days coaching – she continues to participate as a player/coach with the EWBC/DC Thunder and with several area men’s leagues.
Coach Hammond recently completed her 7th season as a High School Baseball Coach in Fairfax County Virginia. After spending 5 years at Falls Church HS as JV Associate Head Coach and a member of the Varsity Staff, she moved on to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology where she took on the role of Varsity Associate Head Coach and Catching Specialist. She looks forward to continuing to build a positive baseball culture and a competitive High School Program.
Coach Hammond is also a Head Coach with DC Girls Baseball – a non-profit program dedicated to developing opportunities for girls to play baseball. In the five years she has been with the program, it has exploded in size, drawing girls from across the DMV and beyond. Coach Hammond works with DCGB to provide a welcoming arena for girls to play baseball; to help them develop solid fundamental skill sets and baseball knowledge; and to provide competitive opportunities for more advanced players who wish to play at the High School level and beyond. Coach Hammond has worked across age groups – most recently serving as 18U Associate Head Coach.
Coach Tyler Womer has had the opportunity to work with some of the best players throughout the East Coast over the past 10 years. He has 6 years of college baseball coaching experience including 3 years as the Recruiting Coordinator at NCAA Division-III powerhouse, DeSales University (PA). Tyler also spent two years as an assistant coach at Wingate University (NC) & one year at Erskine College (SC), both top NCAA Division-II baseball programs. Coach Womer brings an outstanding knowledge of the game as well as a strong passion for developing baseball players & young men of all ages.
Originally from New Castle, PA, Tyler attended Wingate University (NCAA D-II) where he played infield from 2007-2011. While playing at Wingate, Tyler was part of the 2011 Conference Tournament Championship winning team that finished the season 34-22 and advanced to the NCAA D-II Regional Tournament. After graduating with a degree in Sport Management in 2011, Tyler stayed at Wingate to pursue his coaching career as an assistant coach while attending graduate school. While at Wingate, Tyler assisted with the coaching & development of the infielders & hitters. He was also responsible for running the youth camps, high school showcase camps & organizing the annual team golf tournament.
In 2012, Tyler was hired as the Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant Coach at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. While at DeSales, Coach Tyler had the opportunity to coach under & learn from the legendary Tim Neiman who currently has the 12th most career wins (760 Wins) in NCAA Division-III History. Coach Neiman played a huge role in shaping & molding Coach Womer’s mindset and coaching philosophies early on in his coaching career. At DeSales, Coach Womer was given the keys to all the recruiting responsibilities while also coaching the infielders, outfielders & hitters. Between Coach Womer’s three recruiting classes at DeSales, he was responsible for bringing in 19 players who were named to the MAC Freedom All-Conference Team a total of 36 times throughout their careers at DeSales University.
Coach Womer first moved to the DMV in 2017 when he was hired as the Director of Operations for the Mizuno Outlaws Travel Baseball Organization & the Assistant Director of Baseball at Crozier’s 5-Tool Baseball Academy (C5TBA) in Tyson’s Corner, VA. While running the Mizuno Outlaws, Tyler was responsible for the significant growth of the organization going from 5 teams to 11 teams in 2019. Coach Womer is extremely thankful for the opportunity to work closely with and learn from former Major League player and current hitting coach, Eric Crozier, while with C5TBA.
In August 2019, Coach Womer was hired as an assistant coach at Erskine College (SC), one of the top NCAA D-II programs in the country. At Erskine, Coach Womer worked with the infielders while assisting with the Flying Fleet hitters. The Flying Fleet finished the 2020 shortened season with a record of 17-8-1. Through 26 games in 2020 the Flying Fleet offense was one of the best in the NCAA in Division 2 baseball. The offense finished the season ranked nationally in several categories. The Flying Fleet finished 2nd in the nation in Stolen Bases (66), 2nd in Doubles (67), 3rd in Runs Scored (216), 4th in Hits (262), 8th in Triples (10) & 24th in Home Runs. The Erskine defense was also 7th in the country in Double Plays Turned (20) in 2020.
Coach Womer is now running camps & clinics as well as doing private lessons throughout Northern Virginia while also coaching the Prime Time Aces 16U Showcase team out of Alexandria, VA.
Shane Halley attended the University of Virginia where he majored in Foreign Affairs and was a four-year letterman from 2008-2012. He was a member of the two ACC Championship teams (’09,’11) and UVa’s first two College World Series appearances (’09,’11). A member of Student-Athlete Mentors (SAMs) and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
After four years at UVa, Shane was drafted in the 20th round by the Kansas City Royals in the 2012 Major League Baseball’s Amateur Draft. He played with the Royals for two years before being acquired as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies where he played for another two years reaching as high as Triple-A before injuries ended his career.
Upon retiring from his playing career, Shane took his baseball expertise to Nanjing, China where he worked for Major League Baseball as a pitching coach. In his two years at the MLB Development Center in Nanjing, Shane cultivated and advanced the pitchers; mentally and physically preparing Chinese athletes for the rigors of professional baseball in the United States. In just two years, Shane produced three Chinese-born pitchers who signed minor league contracts with two Major League organizations (Pirates, Brewers). One of them, Jolon Zhau pitched for the Alexandria Aces in 2018 and signed a international deal out of the Cal Ripken League.
Shane is currently working with Prime Time Baseball in Alexandria as a pitching/hitting instructor. He lives in Arlington, VA with his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and crazy goldendoodle, Jefferson.