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Coach Perkinson brings leadership to the table and is a communicator with his players. He has been called a player’s coach in the past. What is for certain is that his interest lies with the kids and what is best for them. Baseball is just a portion of what you receive playing under Perkinson…you receive sound information about the game, guidance for your classwork and life lessons for character building. The years of success are here as proof from early on in a Recreation type of league, into Travel Baseball, always pushing his team to play at the Major Level and exposing them to competition on a National level, to now the Showcase Circuit where successful teams are still part of the program. Successful teams get followed and watched.


  • North Wake Mets 2004 12-0 Season 7-8-year-olds
  • Founded Raleigh Wildcats in 2005 and served as Head Coach for 6 years
  • Total record playing at the Major Level: 203-112
  • 30 Tournament Wins & Numerous Runner-Up Finishes
  • 8U:AAU Division 1 Runner-Up AAU National Tournament, Concord, NC
  • 9U:AAU Division 2 Runner-Up AAU National Tournament, Orlando, FL
  • 10U:AAU Division 1 Runner-Up AAU National Tournament, Concord, NC
  • 2 USSSA Elite 32 World Series Births at 11U and 13U, Orlando, FL
  • 2 Triple Crown World Series Division 2 Tournament Wins, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • 15U and 16U Perfect Game Record: 11-5-1
  • 16U Perfect Game WWBA, Marietta, GA:Pool Winner, Sweet 16...11th place of 280 teams
  • 18U Impact Firecracker Classic Champions
  • 16U Cubs Bash at the Beach Champions
  • 2015 15U Impact World Series Champions 7-0
  • 2016 16U Impact Wood Bat Champions 5-1
  • 2017 Prospect Select Black Bear Classic 18U Champions
  • 2017 17U Impact World Series Runner-up

Greg Harris was born in Greensboro NC. Spent childhood in Silk hope NC. Attended Jordan Matthews High School. Went to Elon University graduating with a BA in business finance. Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 10th round of the 1985 MLB amateur draft. Played 13 professional seasons, 8 of which were in the Major Leagues. Finishing 4th in rookie of year voting 1989. Is 2nd All-Time in Padres ERA behind Trevor Hoffman. Retired from playing in 1997 after 2 rotator cuff surgeries. Have been involved in coaching youth sports over the last 9 years both in Baseball and basketball.

Greg Harris brings our organization a wealth of knowledge collected over this career. His heart is with the kids and now helping them reach their fullest potential.


  • Elon University, All Conference 1983 & 1984
  • 13 Seasons of Professional Baseball
  • 8 Seasons of Major League Level
  • Drafted 10th Round of the 1985 Draft by San Diego Padres
  • 1985 Rookie Ball @ Spokane, WA
  • 1986 A-Ball Charleston, SC Won "Org Pitcher of the Year"
  • 1987 AA Wichita, KS Won "Org. Pitcher of the Year" 
  • 1988 AAA Las Vegas, NV
  • 1988 - 1983 San Diego Padres
  • 1993 - 1994 Colorado Rockies
  • 1995 Minnesota Twins
  • 1996 - 1997 Las Vegas

Tim-Capel-Photo.jpgTim Capel, a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, began coaching high school baseball in 2011. After spending 4 years at Cutter Morning Star High School in Arkansas, Coach Capel made the move to Raleigh in 2015. He has directed the Wakefield High School JV Baseball program the past 2 seasons. Over Coach Capel’s career he has instructed youth baseball players at the 8U, 9U, and 10U in Arkansas and has occasionally assisted the 11U and 12U Carolina Pirates team, here in Raleigh. He is a graduate of Henderson State University with a degree in business management. Currently Coach Capel teaches Math and Weight Training at Wakefield High School. During the offseason, Capel coaches football. He spent four years coaching Junior High and High School football in Arkansas and now has been a part of Wakefield’s JV and Varsity Football staff as a linebackers coach for the past 2 seasons. He is married to Chianne Capel. Chianne is a realtor in the Wake and Johnston County areas. Tim and Chianne are the proud parents of 7 children, ages ranging from 22 to 7.

bill manningCoach Manning has coached numerous Division I, II, III, Junior College prospects and MLB draftees. Every player he has ever seen that makes it to the next level has more drive than his competition. He expects excellence on the ball field, in the classroom and in the community. His motto is,” No matter how good you are, you can be and should be working on being better because your competition is!”

  • Founder of D1 Baseball Instruction. Active in private instruction for hitting, pitching, fielding, and catching.
  • 25 years experience coaching College, High School and Showcase level baseball.
  • Experience counseling players through the experience of college recruiting.
  • 4 year starting catcher at South Gwinnett High School. Full Scholarship to the United States Air Force Academy and graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Retired from athletics having 3 shoulder, and 8 knee reconstructions.
  • Honored to be married 33 years to Carol Manning and proud Father of Justin Manning, former Mount Olive player.

Zach BoraskiPlayed at Fuquay-Varina High School 2004-2008. Attended Limestone College, Lenior Community College and Averett University as an Outfielder and Pitcher. Hit .285 and had over 100 wins in college career. The head baseball coach at Fuquay-Varina High School first year and the 4th year working with the program. As baseball and softball instructor I have worked with 2 pros 10 D1 players and 25 College athletes. A volunteer assistant for Wake Tech Community College. In his first year as Head Coach of the Fuquay-Varina Varsity team, he led the Bengals to the 2018 4A State Championship


  • Fuquay-Varina Baseball Head Varsity Coach 2018 4A State Champions.
  • Associate Scout: New York Mets

TrevorAs a player attended Wakefield High School 2005-2009 and held the single-season batting average record at .442 upon graduation. Played for Lenoir Community College in 2010 as a member of the Region X Champions and NJCAA World Series participant while batting .390 as an outfielder and first baseman. Member of the Carson Newman Eagles before an injury shortened career. Went on to graduate from East Carolina University with a Health and Physical Education degree. Has been coaching high school baseball for 5 years now in roles ranging from a Head J.V. Baseball Coach at Greene Central High School and current Varsity Assistant Coach at Wakefield High School. While at Greene Central lead the J.V. baseball team to a conference championship in 2017. Also an assistant coach on the Varsity Basketball 2017-2018 State Runner team at Greene Central. The current Wakefield High School Head J.V. Football Coach. He currently resides in Youngsville, North Carolina.

Chris RawlingsChris Rawlings is from Charlotte, NC where he played at Butler High School from 2005-2008. He was a member of the Varsity Baseball team from 2007-2008. After graduating, Chris continued his baseball career, accepting a scholarship to play for Barton College in Wilson, NC. At Barton, he became the starting Shortstop his freshman year and started all but one game during his four year college career. In the spring of 2010, Chris was elected to the All-Conference Team, selected as Player of the Year at Barton College and was a runner up for Golden Glove. Chris served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. As a senior he won the Team Mantra Award. In addition to these accolades, Chris was top 10 in Barton College baseball history for hits in a career, and runs scored in a career.

Once he completed his playing career, Chris began his coaching career as the Head Coach of the Wilson, Post 13 Junior Legion team. He continued his career by accepting a position as an Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at Southern Nash High School. After one season, Chris moved up to the Collegiate Level and began coaching at his Alma Mater, Barton College in 2013. His main coaching duties involved working with hitters and infielders. In addition, he was also responsible for recruiting players to become future Bulldogs at Barton College. In the summer of 2014, Chris accepted a summer assistant coaching position for the Wilson Tobs. During that summer season, the Tobs ended up being one game away from taking home the Petite Cup Championship, an honor that Wilson had never accomplished before and has not reached since. Chris stepped down from coaching collegiate baseball in 2016. His passion for coaching has continued in youth baseball. His experience with coaching youth has included the Wilson County Little League as well as the Carolina Titans travel baseball organization. In 2017, he helped coach the Wilson LL All-Star team to the State Championship. Chris joined the Rawlings organization in fall 2017 and currently coaches the 14U team.