Aaron Vorachek enters his ninth season as the head coach at Bossier Parish Community College. Vorachek is the all-time winningest coach in Cavalier baseball history; amassing 212 wins over his career. In 2010 former player Rennie Webber received the NJCAA D1 Big Stick Award; Taylor Pittman was award the NJCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year and received the 2011 NJCAA Division I Rawlings Gold Glove® Award; and in 2013 Matt Martin was awarded the Freshman of the Year award in the Texas East Athletic Conference. Prior to arriving to BPCC, Coach Vorachek was working for the Florida Marlins as a scout. His coaching resume includes having coached at three Division I schools. He started his career at Portland State University as an assistant during the 1998 season. Following the ’98 season the program was dropped, so Vorachek took the volunteer position at the University of Portland, while completing his Master of Science degree, in Education. Upon completion of his masters, Vorachek moved back to his home state, Arizona, and was an assistant at Glendale Community College during the 2000 season and through the fall of 2000, until he accepted a position with the Montreal Expos, as a scout for the state of Louisiana. Coach Vorachek also served as an assistant coach at Centenary College during the 2003 season. Vorachek has been a head coach in the Northwest Collegiate League, the Arizona Junior College Summer League, the Mississippi Collegiate Summer League, and for the Shreveport Muckdogs.
As a player, Vorachek was a standout catcher at Plantation High School, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Vorachek earned his Associate of Arts degree from Yavapai College, in Prescott, Arizona. During his career at Yavapai, Vorachek was fortunate to play each year on nationally ranked clubs, under legendary head coach Dave Dangler. Following Yavapai, Vorachek continued playing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of West Florida, which is where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.
Coach Vorachek resides in Bossier City, Louisiana with his wife Lori and their three children: Buzz (13), Trace (11), and Alexa (10).
Thaddius Markray begins his third season as an assistant coach at Bossier Parish Community College.
Coach Markray is a native of Springhill, LA where he graduated from Springhill High School. During his high school career as the Lumberjack’s 3rd baseman Markray received All-District and All-American honors in 1996 and 1997.
In 1997 Coach Markray was a 3rd round draft pick out of Springhill High School for the Cincinnati Reds. Markray begin his pro career as a 3rd baseman, but in 2000 moved from 3rd base to the pitching mound. His career in the minors includes the New York Yankees – 2003, Kansas City Royals – 2004-2007 (made it to AAA in 2007), Shreveport Bossier Captains – 2008-2010 and was also the pitching coach for the Captains during 2009-2010. The summer of 2011 – Pitching Coach for the Grand Prairie AirHogs who went on to win the American Association championship.
Coach Markray resides in Shreveport, LA and has one son, Javien (9).