Howard Johnson: Owner
*Played 14yrs in the MLB from 1982-1995 for the Detroit Tigers, NY Mets, Colorado Rockies, and the Chicago Cubs. Member of the 1984 World Series champion Tigers and the 1986 World Series champion Mets.
– Held career National League record for home runs by a switch hitter.
– Held single-season National League record for home runs by a switch hitter.
– Three-time member of the 30–30 club (1987, 1989 and 1991).
– Second highest home run total in the National League behind only teammate Darryl Strawberry.
*1989 and 1991: Member of the National League All-Star team.
*1989 and 1991: Winner of National League Silver Slugger award for third basemen.
– Second on Mets all-time home run list from 1991 until 2004.
– Second on Mets all-time RBI list from 1993 until 2005.
– Became the only switch-hitter to ever lead the NL in both HRs and RBIs in the same season.
– Became the only Met to lead the National League in RBI.
*Has had Major League and Minor League Hitting Coach stints with the NY Mets, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers from 2001-Present.
Glen Johnson: Owner/GM; Hitting and Fielding Instructor
*4-year Varsity starting shortstop and switch hitter for South Fork HS in Stuart, FL
*In 2007, earned All-American accolades, played in the All-American game presented by PlayStation in Albuquerque, NM, and made the Baseball America’s Top-300 Prospects List
*Drafted in the 36th round in 2007 by the New York Mets
*Played 4 years of College Baseball under scholarship for Jacksonville University and Pace University
*Signed as a free agent in 2011 with the Rockland Boulders, and played two more years of Independent Ball for the Newark Bears and Edinburgh Roadrunners
*Comes from great lineage as his father, Howard “HoJo” Johnson, played for 14 years in the MLB as a switch-hitting third-baseman for the Detroit Tigers, NY Mets, Colorado Rockies, and the Chicago Cubs. His father is now a current hitting coach in the MLB
*Hitting/fielding instructor for Showtime Sports Academy since 2013
*HS Varsity Head Baseball Coach at Franklin Road Academy.
Brandon Hynick: Assistant GM, Director of HOJO Elite Baseball, Pitching Instructor
*Drafted in the 8th round of the 2006 MLB draft out of Birmingham Southern College
*Pitched 8 years with 4 different Major League organizations (Rockies, White Sox, Reds, and Angels)
*Two time pitcher of the year (2006 Pioneer League and 2007 California League)
*Finished his career with a 71-51 record and a 3.62 ERA
Clark Massick: Administrative Assistant, Hitting, Pitching, and Fielding Instructor
*San Juan Hills High School (CA)
*Irvine Valley College, Junior College
*Colorado Mesa University, NCAA Division II
*Third base, First base, Outfield, and Pitcher
Experience with prevention, care, and recovery of labrum and elbow injuries.
Phil Morgan: Hitting, Pitching, and Fielding Instructor
-St. Louis Cardinals (Amateur) – Present
-Texas Rangers (Amateur)
-KC Royals (Amateur)
-Pittsburgh Pirates: Midwest Supervisor (Amateur and Professional)
University of Missouri (Div 1)-Outfield and Hitting Assistant Coach
Kansas State University (Div 1)-Associate Head Coach (Infield and Hitting)
Coffeyville Junior College – Pitching Coach
Coached for 9 years: 5 Conference Champion, District Coach of the Year, State Qualifier 9 times
*Former owner of School of Hard Knocks Baseball for 28 years
*Has developed over 5 MLB Players, 31 Minor Leaguers, and 500 College Players
Jeff Farnsworth: Pitching Instructor
*Professional Pitcher for a total of 18 years
*Signed in 1996 after being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 2nd round (57th overall)
*Played with the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals, and Philadelphia Phillies organizations
*10 winter seasons in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, multiple seasons in the Independent Atlantic League, 1 season in the Taiwan Professional Baseball League, and 2 seasons in the Italian Professional Baseball League.
*1236.2 Career IP; 956 Total K
Tommy Hocutt: Hitting and Fielding Instructor
2005 team member of California Rookies U.S.A. (16th Beijing Goodwill Series International Youth
Baseball Tournament, China)
2006-2008 Starting Varsity 1B/3B for #22 ranked Thousand Oaks HS in Thousand Oaks, CA
2007 Atlanta Braves So. Cal. Scout Team – MVP
2008, Earned 1st Team All-Marmonte League, 1st Team All-Ventura County, 2nd Team All-CIF (California
2008 Invitee to Mike Scioscia’s Inaugural So. Cal. Futures All-Star Game (RBI Academy) [West Team]
2008 Mike Scioscia’s Amateur Baseball Development Group Connie Mac Team (summer)
2009-2011 Starting 1B/3B for Cal. Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA
2012-2013 Starting 1B for Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA
2013 Individual: 1st Team 3B, HR & RBI, 1st Team multi-hit games & multi-RBI games
2013 Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Male Athlete of the Week (February 25th)
2014 California Winter League (Palm Springs, CA) – 1st position player to be selected
Julie Harmon: Pitching and Hitting Instructor
*Played at Brentwood High, earning two-time All-State selection, Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) AAA All-State three time honoree, Middle Tennessee Softball Coaches Association (MTSCA), Senior All-Star Team, The Tennessean’s All-Mid-State Teams three times, All-District 11-AAA First Team twice, Second Team once, Williamson County Player of the Year as a sophomore MTSCA All-Academic AAA honors twice
*Aided BHS to 5th place finish in the state as a senior with a 44-5 record, and MVP honors at Kentucky Colonial Classic (2005)
*4-year letter winner at Belmont University
*Certified Exercise Physiologist through ACSM as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and works at Chadwick’s Fitness as well as Showtime Sports Academy.
*Pitching and hitting instructor at Showtime for over a decade, developing hundreds of girls to reach their potential
Caitlyn Vega: Hitting, Slap-Hitting, and Fielding Instructor
*Freed-Hardeman University 2014-2018.
*Starter for all four years, was a Two-Time First Team All-American, Four year Academic All-Conference, and was name AMC Player of the Year in 2016.
*As a team captain, Caitlyn helped lead her FHU Lions in making school history by winning the Opening Round of the World Series to advance to the top ten coming in 6th overall
*Freed-Hardeman Record Holder in, Batting Average (Season: .506, Career: .475), On-Base Percentage (Season: .531, Career: .500), Hits (Season: 84, Career 274), Runs Scored (Season: 48, Career: 150), and Triples (Season: 8, Career: 18).
*Caitlyn, an infielder/outfielder, hit .646 as a junior at Columbia Academy and is a career .562 hitter after beginning varsity play in eighth grade. She swiped a career-high 24 bases as a sophomore and totaled 84 hits in 41 games in her junior season. Her offensive production earned her TSCA All-State honors in 2013.
Doe Denmon: Catching, Hitting, and Fielding Instructor
*Began and ended playing career with the greatest team in the history of amateur softball: The World Famous Raybesto’s Brakettes
*Had an overall record of 1139-91 over an 18-year career in Women’s Major Softball
*Amassed 9 Major Women’s Championship titles, 9 International Championship titles and 6 National Runner-up placements
*8-time ASA All American and a 2-time All World Selection, making her the most successful catcher in ASA history
*Caught the pitching greats such as Hall of Famers Kathy Arendsen and Barb Reinalda, along with standouts such as Lisa Fernandez, Michelle Granger, and Lori Harrigan
*Inducted into the State of Connecticut’s Hall of Fame in 2005
*Has been an advisor for Team USA in the specific position of catching, and is one of the nation’s most sought after speakers and clinicians.