Nick Z Sussman – Director – 13U Head Coach

Coach Nick has been with the Tribe since 2011.  A Chevy Chase native and Bullis alum, Nick went on to play at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.  Next, he headed off to Sweden to play for the Orebro Eagles of the Swedish Independent League helped them win the championship.  After finishing his playing career, he worked for RBI Baseball in DC as a program coordinator and coach at Charles Hart Middle School.  After his time with RBI, Nick headed out west for to join the coaching staff at San Diego City College before ultimately moving to Claremont, CA to coach at Pomona College.  In his three seasons as the hitting and 3rd base coach, the Sagehens compiled an 83-35-1 record and made it to the Division III Western Regional in 2010.  In addition to the numerous all-conference and regional awards his players received, Coach Nick was also able to work with two future MLB draft picks.  While he loved his time in college baseball, Nick truly enjoys working with young players and seeing them mature both as people and ballplayers.  While winning is important, it is not the only way he defines success.  Making personal improvements, learning the value of hard work, dealing with failure gracefully, demonstrating sportsmanship, and being a great teammate are all ways that we can win.

Matt Potter – 11U Head Coach

Our longest tenured coach, Matt has been with us since 2010, working with players 8 through 14 proving himself instrumental in the development of our youngest ballplayers.  He loves coaching because he enjoys working with kids and having the opportunity to provide instruction and see them learn and then apply those skills. While winning is great, Matt finds it equally rewarding to watch a player grow and improve over the course of a season.  His coaching experience also extends to IAC middle school baseball as a member of the 7th Grade St. Albans staff.  He played ball at Amherst College as a third baseman in the competitive NESCAC.  When Matt is away from the field he works at the National Democratic Institute on its programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, working to strengthen democratic institutions and good governance throughout the region.  He also enjoys watching and playing sports, touring the DC sites, and travelling when his busy schedule allows it.

"I wanted you to know what a great season it has been this year.  The coaches have been so positive. It is incredibly impressive.  I have witnessed them taking a shy boy like my son and turned him into a confident hitter and ball player whom they gave the game ball to on Friday night.  Truly heart warming - and I wanted you to know how thankful we are to all those coaches and Win Within." 

- 11U Parent

"I just wanted to let you know that my son and I have watched your Win Within 11U team a couple of times at Lynbrook Park (we live in that neighborhood). Very impressed with the way the coaches handle the players and the way the kids conduct themselves and play the game. Refreshing to see a local travel team doing things that right way."
- CEO of a National Baseball Recruiting Company