Instructors

RYAN DONAHUE

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Hitting & Defense

Ryan spent the majority of his life on a baseball diamond and learned from some of the games all-time great players and coaches.  Since the end of his playing career, Ryan has been an ABCA member and instructing players of all experience levels.  His desire to help youth players better develop their swing earlier in the playing career is now his passion.  By providing thousands of hitting lessons over the years he has a way of connecting with each player in a way that make every lesson enjoyable.
Ryan went into private instruction with the desire to find out what stopped him from making it to the next level of the game.  Through studying the great hitters of today Ryan has come to understand the proper mechanics and kinetics of the swing as well as the work and preparation that is required to coninue each player’s growth.
By understanding the proper kinetics Ryan is able to teach players of all ages and experience levels to hit more consistently and with more power.  Ryan combines both the mental side of hitting with teaching proper mechanics that work for each player’s personal ability and swing.

JOSH GIRDLEY

Pitching Instructor

Josh’s passion for playing baseball started at a very young age and by Junior High, there was no doubt in his mind he wanted to play professional baseball.  Josh’s dedication and hard work paid off and during his High School Career, he was selected for First Team All American and First Team All-State.  Out of High School, he was drafted as the 6th pick in the 1st round of the 1999 draft by the Montreal Expos, now the Washington Nationals, playing 6 seasons.

Josh recently married and is currently living in Smyrna TN.  Along with personal instruction and teaching the mechanics of pitching, one of Josh’s passions is teaching proper techniques in stretching and warming up.  He believes what is learned now at an earlier age will educate and create a solid and healthy foundation for future ballplayers, as his baseball career as a professional was cut short due to injury.  He also believes his professional experience and extensive knowledge of the game can benefit players of all ages emphasizing how hard work, dedication and motivation is the key for any athlete who wants to take their athleticism to the next level.

Josh is very passionate about giving back to the game that offered him so many opportunities throughout his life.  He is very honored to share his knowledge with younger athletes who share the same love for the game of baseball.

Bo Whitlock

Catching, Fielding, Hitting Instructor

Bo Went to Watertown High School in Watertown, Tennessee where he was a four year varsity starter primarily at the position of catcher but also would play 1B, 2B, and 3B. Senior year of high school he was selected to the District 8A all-district team as well as selected to the MidTN Senior All-Star Classic for Single A high school baseball in Tennessee played at Vanderbilt University. He went on to commit to and play for Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee as a catcher in the NCAA Division II. After two years in Memphis at CBU He took a step back from baseball and then got back into the teaching and coaching side of the game. Catching is an area of expertise that he has due to his head coaches in high school and in college both being collegiate catchers themselves. However he tries to help any up and coming baseball player refine their skills in catching, hitting or other defensive positions in the field.

Anthony Parry

Hitting, Fielding, Pitching

Anthony Perry – Bio Coming Soon

Pitching & Hitting Instruction

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Hitting Instructor 

Instructor Bio – TBD