Howard Johnson (HoJo): 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.
Callie Nelsen: Assistant GM, Pitching and Hitting Instructor
* 5-year letter winner with 4 years of All-Conference and All-Area honors
*Pitched in 4 consecutive State tournaments and earned MN All-State and All-Star honors.
*Currently holds the strikeout record in her hometown of Willmar, MN
*Had a 39-8 record at Gustavus Adolphus College (top 5 most wins in Gustavus history), 230 strikeouts, a 2.41 Cumulative ER and Honorable Mention All-Conference honors.
*14 years of private pitching lessons, 7 years of putting on clinics
*2 year Lake Crystal Area Fastpitch Association President
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
Parris Austin: Hitting and Fielding Instructor
*Product of Georgia’s East Cobb Baseball Program
*Four Year Varsity Starter at Douglas County Comprehensive High School
*Douglas County Sentinel Newspaper Player of the Year 2003-2004
*Batting Average above .450 and averaged 20-25 stolen bases each High School season
*Played under the direction Georgia High School Baseball Hall of Fame Coach Donnie English
*Elected to play in the Top 100 All State of Georgia Baseball Game sponsored by the Georgia Dugout Club
*Drafted by the New York Mets in 16th Round
*Played Professional Baseball under the direction of former Major League Baseball All Star Brett Butler and Gary Carter
*Instructed by members of the 1986 NY Mets World Series team including Howard Johnson, Randy Niemann, Mookie Wilson and Darryl Strawberry
*Played Professional Baseball in Canada and Elected 2nd Team Canadian Baseball League All Star
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
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.
Shelby Lamb: Hitting, Fielding, and Catching Instructor
*In high school, earned 8AAA district MVP, 3-time All-District, 2-time team MVP, 2-time All-Middle Tennessee, and played in the All-Star tournament
*At Union University, made the All-Conference 1st team twice, was the Conference Player of the Year, 2-time NCCAA National All-Tournament team, NCCAA All-American Second team, and NAIA All-American in 2011
*Aided in earning the TranSouth Conference Tournament Champion in 2012 and the NCCAA National Title in 2013
*Holds the following records at U.U.: Season Batting Avg (.486), Season OBP (.540), Most Hits in a Game (5), Most Career Hits (285), Most Career HR (34), Most 2B in a Game (3), Career 2B (65), Career RBI (173), Consecutive Games Played (219), and Career Total Bases (485)
*U.U. Softball Grad Assistant after graduating college then promoted to full time assistant for the following two years
Brandon Hynick: 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
Luke Fennell: Catching and Hitting Instructor
*Franklin native; started all four years at Centennial High School
*4-year Starter at Trevecca Nazarene University
*Career avg – .313; Slg % – 447; OB% – 392; Fielding% – .989; CS % – .320
*2013 – 2014 NCCAA Mid-East Region All-Tournament & Regular Season team
*NAIA Rawlings Trans South Gold Glove