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INSTRUCTORs

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CLINT FAGAN

Chief of Instruction

Current Level: NCAA Division I

MLB/MiLB Service Time: 13 Years

Hometown: Georgetown, TX

Clint joined MiLB Umpire Development in 2018 to observe, instruct and evaluate Minor League Baseball umpires. Prior to joining Minor League Baseball Umpire Development in 2018, he umpired the World Baseball Classic, Pacific Coast League, International League, Texas League, Eastern League, Florida State League, Hawaiian League, Midwest League, Pioneer League, Venezuelan Winter League, Colombian Winter League, Arizona Fall League, Florida and Arizona Instructional Leagues. He also umpired part time in the Major Leagues during his eight years at the Triple-A level, working 522 games. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Fagan resides in Georgetown, Texas with his wife, Paige, his daughter, Addison, and son, Hudson.

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Paul guillie

NCAA Experience: 24 Years

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Guillie, a native of New Orleans, LA., is responsible for recruiting, training, scheduling and evaluating umpires of four collegiate conferences. Guillie umpired in the SEC 24 seasons, and was selected to work conference tournaments on over 20 occasions. He is also a veteran of the NCAA postseason, having worked 19 Regionals and 14 Super Regionals. Additionally, he was selected to serve as an umpire in the College World Series on 4 occasions. His leadership, experience on-field, and his work with Video Training along with his wealth of knowledge in the 3-Umpire system will help all students who attend UPC exponentially.

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JEFF HEAD

Current Level: NCAA Division I

MLB/MiLB Service Time: 10 Years

Hometown: Hoover, AL

Graduate of the Wendelstedt Umpire School. Jeff worked 10 seasons of Minor League Baseball reaching AAA, including the Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional. He currently works on the SEC and ACC Conference Staff. Has also worked the College World Series 3 times (2011, 2014, 2017), and works in the MLB Partner League American Association. Joined the UPC Staff in 2020. His knowledge of the 3-umpire system and experience in MiLB will assist students during their time at UPC.

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Seth buckminster

Current Level: NCAA Division I

MLB/MiLB Service Time: 10 Years

Hometown: Stillwater, OK 

Began his professional umpiring career in 2006. Worked 8 seasons in MiLB before making his MLB debut on April 8, 2014. Worked the 2015 Premiere 12 in Japan and Taiwan. Named to the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game crew in Charlotte that season, where he worked in the Pacific Coast League.

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brandon cooper

Current Level: NCAA Division I

MLB/MiLB Service Time: 7 Years

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Brandon is a 1999 graduate of Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring. Worked as a Minor League Umpire from 1999 to 2006, reaching Triple-A. Worked in the Appalachian League (Rookie), South Atlantic (Low-A), Carolina League (Double-A), Eastern League (Double-A), and International League (Triple-A). Currently umpires NCAA Division I Baseball in the SEC, and worked his first College World Series in 2023.

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Jacob McConnell

Current Level: (High-A) South Atlantic League

MiLB Service Time: 4 Years

Hometown: Gainesville, GA

Jacob is a 2019 graduate of the MiLB Umpire Training Academy. He started his Minor League career in the Gulf Coast League (Rookie) during the 2019 season. In the 2021 season, he was promoted to the Carolina League (Low-A) and then promoted to the South Atlantic League (High-A) for the 2022 season. He finished the 2022 season working in the Southern League (Double-A). Jacob started his professional umpiring career working for the American Association in 2018 and worked for the league again in 2020.  He graduated from Gardner-Webb University with Bachelors's and Master's degrees in Accounting. In the off-season, he works at BatesCarter, an accounting firm in Gainesville, GA, and officiates high school football. Jacob is a part of GHSA Umpire Development, where he helps evaluate high school umpires and run GHSA umpire camps. Jacob currently lives in Gainesville, GA.

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Brandon Tipton

Current Level: (Double-A) Texas League

MLB/MiLB Service Time: 3 Years

Hometown: Katy, TX

Brandon is a 2020 graduate of the MiLB Umpire Training Academy, and was assigned to the Arizona League in his first season of professional baseball. He currently works NCAA Division II and III, NAIA, and Junior College baseball. Brandon graduated college in 2019 with a bachelors in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston-Victoria. He currently resides in Katy, Texas.

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David saball

Current Level: (Low-A) California League

MLB/MiLB Service Time: 2 Years

Hometown: Anthem, AZ

David is a 2022 graduate of Wendelstedt Umpire School, and was assigned to the Arizona League in his first season of Minor League Baseball. He previously umpired in the Northwoods League (2020), and American Association (2021). In the off-season, David works as a substitute teacher in Phoenix, AZ, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in education. He currently resides in Anthem, AZ.

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Dylan Hulsey

Current Level: (High-A) South Atlantic League

MLB/MiLB Service Time: 1 Year

Hometown: Ocilla, GA

Dylan is a 2020 graduate of the Wendelstedt Umpire School. Began his umpiring career in the Northwoods League (2020) and the American Association (2021). Attended the 2022 MiLB Advanced Course where he was offered a position in Minor League Baseball, where he worked in the Florida Complex League (Rookie) in 2022. Also works NCAA Division ll and NAIA College Baseball. Also assists as an instructor with GHSA Baseball Umpire Camps. He currently resides in Ocilla, GA.

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jamal allen

Current Level: (Rookie) Florida Complex League

MLB/MiLB Service Time: 1 Year

Hometown: Madison Heights, Virginia

Jamal is a 2022 graduate of the Wendelstedt Umpire School. He began his umpire career in the Northwoods League (2022). Jamal, then, attended the MLB Umpire Prospect Development Camp (2023) and was assigned to the Florida Complex League (Rookie) in his first professional season. Additionally, is on staff as an Instructor at the MLB Umpire Prospect Development Camp for 2024. He graduated from Longwood University in 2021 with his Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. He currently resides in Madison Heights, Virginia.

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roberto pattison

Current Level: (MLB Partner League) American Association

MLB/MiLB Service Time: 3 Years

Hometown: Salisbury, PA

After graduating from Wendelstadt Umpire School in 2015, he began his umpiring career in the NWL. He returned to Wendelstadt in 2016 and got hired into the CPL and then hired into MiLB where he worked 3 seasons(16-18). Roberto returned to work the NWL for two seasons (19-20). Since then Roberto has worked the Alaskan Baseball League (2021), Frontier League (2022) and the American Association (2023). His experience in various leagues can help all students reach their goals while attending UPC. In the offseason he enjoys going skiing and training new umpires in WV and MD. He currently lives in Ebensburg PA. 

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