We believe that the cornerstone of superior athletic performance is sound fundamentals, and with our hands-on instruction we build that foundation into success. We have teamed with some of the best local coaches to give you and your children the highest quality instruction for a solid foundation of baseball & softball techniques & instruction, key elements in developing athletes to higher levels. Listed here is our team of professionals who love to impart their knowledge and experience to you and your children in their coaching and training. Sign up for lessons from one of our professional instructors by calling us at 865-288-3624.
Logan Adams played high school ball locally at Knoxville Christian School. He recently graduated from Dartmouth College where he caught for 4 years. Logan brings an Ivy League Education and an advanced knowledge of the game to our team of instructors. Logan spent 2022 as an analyst with the Chicago White Sox organization.
Kyle was named Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association Class 5A Player of the Year, tabbed Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A Outstanding Play and earned Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year. He was a member of USA Baseball’s 18U National Team, finishing 12-0 and capturing a gold medal at the 2014 Pan American Championship. Kyle spent 4 years at Mississippi State University, going to the College World Series twice (2018, 2019).
Tony has Major League experience, previously playing for the Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels. Most recently, he played for the Rieleros de Aguascientes of the Mexican Baseball League. A speedy centerfielder, Tony was named American Association Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. Tony played college ball at the University of Cincinnati. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 13th round of the 2008 MLB Draft.
Bill played at Robert E. Lee High School, from 1978-1981. He was named All District, All Region and All State. He pitched at Auburn University from 1981-1983, lettering both years. He went on to play at Faulkner University 1984-1986, winning two National Christian College Athletic Association World Series. Bill was named Most Valuable Player.
Bill has lived in Knoxville for over 20 years. He and his wife, Tammy, have two daughters, Olivia and Emma.
Tony was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 and played professionally for several years. Before the big leagues, the Knoxville native played at the University Tennessee, where he was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team. He finished his collegiate baseball at Florida State.
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Herman is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association; credentials include Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach. Herman also holds his Masters Degree in Biomechanics from the University of Tennessee. He played baseball at Clemson for 4 years where in 2004 he earned the National Strength Athlete of the Year (NSCA). 2006-2009 he worked with the Clemson Athletic teams to implement training and nutritional guidelines.
Herman played professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and completed his career entering his 4th season. Later he joined the strength and conditioning staff at the University of Tennessee. He is the President and owner of 3D Performance Training LLC where he has trained athletes in Major League Baseball, National Football League, PGA Tour, Major League Soccer, Association of Volleyball Professionals, participants in Olympic Track and Field, and Tri-athletes all around the world.
Brian has been involved with coaching at the college, junior college, and high school levels for over 35 years. During that tenure, many of his players have gone to the next level of Division I, Division II and professional baseball.
The main objectives of Brian’s pitching method is a balanced approach to mechanics, the mental game, arm care and training, and competing at a high level. “It’s all about getting hitters out.”
Brian received his Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Colorado State University – Pueblo, where he played basketball. Out of high school, he was recruited to Division I in football, basketball and baseball. Brian was a free agent with the Denver Nuggets (NBA) in 1979, and inducted into the GPSA Hall of Fame in 1993 as both player and coach.
Brian and his wife have three children, two sons and a daughter. His son, Luke, is a former professional pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.
Former UT “fireballer”, threw the fastest pitch in College Baseball, 105 mph fastball in the Vols’ series clinching win over Auburn. Highlights include: 2022 NCBWA All-American 3rd Team, 2022 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll, 2020-21 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. Ben was selected by the Los Angeles Angels 3rd round of the 2022 MLB Draft.
Former Vol shortstop was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 14th round of the 2022 MLB Draft. Cortland finished the 2022 season with 2 home runs, 45 RBIs, 42 runs, 54 hits, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 42 walks and 2 stolen bases. Career off-field accolades include: 2021 & 2022 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll and 2019-20 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Luc finished his UT career as the TN Baseball Career Home Run Leader (40). Additional honors include: 2021 NCAA All-Knoxville Regional Team, 2021 SEC All-Tournament Team, 2020 SEC Community Service Team, 2018-2021 Spring SEC and Academic Honor Roll. In May of 2021, Luc earned his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Tickle College of Engineering.
Stephen played high school ball at Parkview High where he was drafted in the 34th round by the Tampa Bay Rays. He played 2 years at Young Harris Jr. College. IN 2007, he lead them to the NJCAA World Series. He then moved on to the University of Tennessee from 2009-10. He was drafted in 2010 MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox where he played 3 years, reaching Triple-A.
From Mountain View High in Conyers, GA, Kyle has 15+ years of pitching experience. He was a 4-year starter at Oglethorpe University. Kyle is still OU’s 2nd winningest pitcher of all time with most complete games & complete game shutouts.
Caleb is the current Head Baseball Coach at Knoxville Catholic High School, where he also played his high school ball. Moore went on to play college ball at ETSU. Moore, who played for the Bucs from 2002-05, finished his career as the all-time ETSU leader in hits, doubles and RBI. He was named second team All-American in 2004 after leading the nation in batting average and doubles, and reprised that honor as a senior in 2005. He was twice named to the All-Southern Conference team, and in 2004 was awarded SoCon Player of the Year. He is a two-time Division 1 All-American, 2004 NCAA Batting Champion, and the 2005 4th round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins.
Jeff was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1998 and played professionally until 2012. Nearly half a decade of his career he played for the Somerset Pirates in the Atlantic League. During which, he was voted AL Playoff MVP, seven time All-Star and hold numerous AL records.
From Parsons TN, Kody pitched at Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS. His college ERA was 2.9. He went on to play in Palm Springs Collegiate League and Smoky Mountain Collegiate League.
Curt is a graduate of Farragut High who led the Admirals to back-to-back Class AAA state titles in 2008 & 2009. He began his collegiate career at Vanderbilt before transferring to Vol State, then Georgia. Curt was a 2-year An All-SEC Second Team member. He was selected by the Tigers in the 21st round of the 2013 amateur draft. Curt played for 4 teams in the Minors, finishing up with Lakeland Flying Tigers in 2016.
During his coaching career, over 100 players signed pro contracts, including 10 first round picks. Simcox has coached 15 players who have played MLB. Larry is a 1982 graduate of the University of Mississippi. As a senior at Ole Miss in 1981, Larry was an All-SEC shortstop after batting a team high .374.
Simcox was drafted in the 9th round by the Houston Astros. He batted .356 as Class-A Daytona Beach won the Florida State League championship. While playing in AA Columbus in 1983, a knee injury ended his professional playing days.
The Chattanooga native coached for 24 years in the Southeastern Conference, 19 at the University of Tennessee and the 5 at Ole Miss. While at UT, the Vols appeared in three College World Series, and won a pair of SEC championships. Also, three players were SEC Players of the Year (Todd Helton 1995, Jeff Pickler 1998, and Chris Burke 2001), four players won SEC batting titles (Andy Blanco 1992, Jeff Pickler 1998, Chris Burke 2001, and Chase Headley 2005) and 26 players were All-American.
Larry lives in Farragut with his wife Linda. They have two children, a daughter Erin and son, A.J.
Will played high school baseball and football at North St. Francois County High School in Boone Terre, MO. He went on to play college ball at Southwest Baptist University (DII), where he was awarded the Rex Brown Award, given to a student-athlete who has exhibited strong Christian character, academic achievement, leadership qualities, and has had a major impact in their sport. He has also been an instructor at 2k Baseball & Choice baseball.
Former UT Volunteer, Alcoa High School and Diamond star, Redmond Walsh will be sharing his knowledge by giving pitching lessons. Redmond’s list of recognitions is long, including: 2019 ABCA/RAWLINGS SOUTH ALL-REGION 2ND TEAM, 2020 & 2021 NCBWA STOPPER OF THE YEAR PRESEASON WATCH LIST, 2020 PRESEASON 2ND TEAM ALL AMERICAN, 2021 SEC BASEBALL COMMUNITY SERVICE TEAM, 2022 NCBWA STOPPER OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST, 2ND TEAM NCBWA ALL AMERICAN and TIED FOR 1ST IN VOL HISTORY WITH 23 CAREER SAVES.
A native Knoxvillian, Turner was a standout at Knoxville Catholic High School. He went on to play college ball at Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN), where injury ultimately sidelined his career.
He is a graduate from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors in Sport & Fitness Administration / Management. Turner currently serves as Head Coach of Diamond’s 16U (2023) Showcase team and Assistant Coach at Knoxville Catholic High.
Andrew is a graduate of Gibbs High School, Knoxville. During high school, he was selected Two-time All-District (AA & AAA), All-Region 3-AAA and Team MVP. He played college ball at Tusculum College (Greenville, TN).
Andrew was named the Tusculum Athletics Comeback Player of the Year, after returning from a line drive to the face injury. He posted a 0.96 ERA in his last three appearances.