Coaching Staff


Manager Kenny Landreaux has served eight seasons at the helm of the Barons. With a 2016 record of 29-11, Landreaux coached the Barons to its most wins in the program’s history, and ended the season with sole possession first place in the South Division of the California Collegiate League (CCL).

A Compton native, Landreaux graduated from Dominguez High School in 1973 before being drafted by the Houston Astros in the eighth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft, but opted to attend Arizona State University instead. While at ASU, Landreaux played in two College World Series.

In 1976, the California Angels selected Landreaux with the sixth overall pick of the MLB draft. He went on to become the minor league player of the year in 1977. After spending two seasons with the Angels in the big leagues, Landreaux was traded to the Minnesota Twins in 1979. In 1980, Landreaux hit in 31 consecutive games – a feat that still stands as the longest hitting streak in Twins history. He earned a spot on the 1980 All-Star team.

Landreaux was traded once more, in 1981, to the Los Angeles Dodgers where he finished his career. Landreaux was a member of the 1981 World Series championship team and caught the final out of the series in center field.

In his career, Landreaux batted .268 with 91 home runs and 479 RBIs.

Coach Darrell Jackson has served on the Barons coaching staff for five seasons.

Jackson was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the ninth round of the 1977 MLB draft. During his first professional start, Jackson threw nine innings of no-hit ball, but was relieved after the ninth inning of the tied game. Jackson was called up to the Twins big league club after just 10 minor league games. He went on to pitch for five years in the majors, all with the Twins.

Jackson played in three College World Series during his collegiate career at Arizona State University.

He is a graduate of Locke High School in Los Angeles.

Natalia Reynoso serves as the Barons General Manager. This is her third season as the GM but her 6th year working at the Academy serving as a summer intern for 3 years within baseball operations and a catching instructor. Natalia has been part of the Youth Academy as a former member for the past 10 years. Reynoso attended school at Ashford University where she played softball and received her Bachelors in Sports and Recreation Management with a minor in Business Administration.

Reynoso is a high school graduate of Firebaugh High School in Lynwood, CA.

Nathan Reynolds serves as the Barons Assistant General Manager. This is his first season as assistant GM, but his second season with the team as he served as a baseball operations intern with the team and the MLB Youth Academy in 2018.

Reynolds attended the University of Louisiana Monroe where he played baseball and earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2017 following his senior season. Nathan is the nephew of former MLB All-Star and current MLB Network talent, Harold Reynolds. His uncle Larry Reynolds is founder and president of Reynolds Sports Management.

Coach James Bishop has served on the Barons coaching staff for six seasons.

Bishop spent eleven seasons playing in the minor leagues after being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth round of the 1981 draft. He finished his career overseas in the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He graduated from local Lynwood High School.

Coach Lorenzo Gray has served on the Barons coaching staff for six seasons.

He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the eighth round of the 1976 MLB draft and played parts of  two seasons with the White Sox as a third baseman. Gray played a total of 11 years of professional baseball. Gray is a graduate of Lynwood High School.

Coach Sergio Santos enters his first season with the Barons.

Santos was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round of the 2002 MLB draft out of Mater Dei High School. Originally drafted as a shortstop, after seven minor league seasons Santos was converted into a pitcher and found his way to the big leagues making his Major League debut in April of 2009. As Santos honed his skills as a pitcher he bounced from team to team via trade and eventually found himself as the closer for the Toronto Blue Jays. Sergio finished his career with seven major league seasons under his belt and a career ERA below 4.00.

Coach Brett Riley enters his first season with the Barons where he will serve as the catchers coach.

Brett went to Alcorn State and later signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2000 where he played professional ball before joining the military and serving 8 years of active duty with two combat tours. He is a clinical social worker by trade with a masters degree in Social Work and a masters degree in Gerontology, both from USC. Riley is a graduate of nearby Paramount High School.