Coaches

Our coaches are committed to helping players improve their game-day performance. We focus on mechanics, timing and most importantly – building confidence.

Baseball

Scott DeJong, Hitting Instructor

  • 2014 Draft Pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Played with the Miami Marlins organization
  • 2015 July Minor League Player of the Month awardee
  • Played collegiately at the University of Connecticut and Felician College
  • 2014 New Jersey Collegiate Player of the Year, along with numerous other collegiate accolades
  • 2013 NYCBL Player of the Year
  • Coached collegiately at Felician College and Cal State San Marcos

Scott is the Owner and Head Instructor of 5 Tool Hitting Center.

Contact Scott at 973-897-1222 or dominanthitting@gmail.com.

 

Andrew Nist, Hitting & Catching Instructor

  • Played collegiately at NCAA D1 Temple University
  • 5A-1 State champion at Corona Del Sol High School
  • Over 7 years of coaching experience
  • Previously coached for Medford Rogues collegiate team in Oregon
  • Coached at Francis Parker High School
  • Passionate about natural health and functional movement

Sean Lucus, Pitching Instructor

  • 2012 Draft Pick of the Cincinnati Reds
  • Pitched collegiately at the University of Virginia
  • 2007 All-State selection
  • Nearly 10 years of coaching experience
  • Has worked with pitchers of all ages, from beginner to advanced levels

Daniel Martin, Hitting & Fielding Instructor

  • Draft Pick of the St. Louis Cardinals
  • 2015 First Team NCAA All-American at Azusa Pacific University
  • 2007 All-State selection
  • La Costa Canyon High School Graduate
  • Worked with Matt Carpenter, Ozzie Smith and Vince Coleman while playing in the Cardinals organization 

Jacob Woolwine, Hitting & Fielding Instructor

  • 2018 All CIF 2019 First Team Southern Section
  • Batted .557 as a Senior at Big Bear High School
  • 5+ years conducting lessons, camps and clinics. 

Adam Wood, Hitting Instructor

  • Played Collegiately at Fresno City College
  • Current Assistant Coach at San Pasqual High School, previously at Immanuel High School and Fresno Christian High School. 
  • Has experience coaching youth to high school athletes. 

Payton Tyler, Pitching Instructor

  • Played Collegiately at Solano College and CSU Stanislaus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology
  • Current Coach at Carlsbad High School
  • Experience Coaching Youth, High School, and Collegiate Athletes. 

Mark Ralston, Hitting and Pitching Instructor

  • 30+ Years as an MLB Scout with Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, and currently Tampa Bay Rays.
  • 30+ years instructing and coaching players as young as 8 to the professional level. 
  • Responsible for the acquisition of nearly two dozen MLB players through trades and MLB Draft. 
  • Managed the Baltimore Orioles Scout Team for 4 years.  

Softball

Andrea Searls, Hitting & Catching Instructor

  • 4 year varsity starter at Vista High School and Guajome Park Academy
  • Scholarship athlete at NCAA D1 North Carolina Central University
  • Four year First Team All-Conference player
  • Began coaching in 2016, working with beginner to collegiate athletes
  • Head coach: Freshman team RBV 2017
  • Travel softball coach: 2016-present
  • Varsity head coach: Valley Center High School 2020 – present

 

Brooke Moses, Pitching Instructor

  • 4 year varsity starter at Vista High School
  • Scholarship athlete at San Diego State University
  • Began coaching in 2014, working with beginner to collegiate athletes
  • Focal points as a pitching coach are ball spin, strength and endurance while focusing on the vital mental aspect of the game
  • Believes pitching is like a fingerprint; every pitcher is different and has their own set of strengths and weaknesses

 

Jasmine Vogel, Hitting Instructor

  • El Camino High School Graduate and Softball Team Captain
  • 2-year starter as an outfielder at Palomar College, including a 2013 State Championship
  • 2-year starter as an outfielder at NCAA DII Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Former coach at Palomar; hitting, fielding and strength & conditioning
  • Current Assistant Varsity Coach at San Marcos High School
  • Certified personal trainer

Emily Watson, Pitching Instructor

*NCAA D1 4 Year Starting Pitcher at Tulsa University
*2017 NCAA D1 All-American
*University of Tulsa Ultimate Team Award 2018
*#8 Overall Pick in National Pro Fastpitch League in 2018 to Shougang Eagles
*Graduate Manager for the University Of Oregon Softball Team from 2019-2021

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