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The StrikeZone coaching staff currently
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BASEBALL

 

  COACHED THE 2018 VIRGINIA STATE CHAMPS

Jeremy Schutt
Hitting, Pitching, Fielding Instructor

Jeremy is a graduate of Shenandoah University where he was honored as an NCAA All-American, was the first player in school history to have his number retired, and was inducted into the Shenandoah University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. At Shenandoah, Schutt attained such honors as: NCAA Batting Title, D3 Offensive Player of the Year (.506 avg.), USA South Triple Crown (.506 avg, 15 HR, 67 RBI's) and set the record for Highest Career Batting AVG in the USA South Conf. (.423). He garnered many school records (AVG, SLG %, On-Base %, HRs, RBIs, hits and total bases) and still holds school marks in four of these categories. Coach Schutt has coached for many area baseball programs including: West Potomac HS, Hayfield HS (helped lead the Hawks to a school record 17 wins) and Bishop Ireton HS where he helped lead the Cardinals to the school’s first ever WCAC Championship game. He has also coached and managed numerous travel teams for all skill levels, including college players in the Clark Griffith League. Coach Schutt is currently the Assoc. Varsity Baseball Coach for W Springfield HS, and helped lead the Spartans to back-to-back Region and District Championships in 09/10, a District title in 2012, and a victory in the Virginia State Championship in 2010 finishing the season as the Washington Post #1 ranked team and #24 nationally ranked team as cited by Baseball America. Once again, Coach Schutt helped lead the WS Spartans to another Virginia State Championship in 2018.

   
greg   A 4 YEAR COLLEGE STARTER & HIGH SCHOOL COACH

Kevin O'Keefe
Hitting/Pitching Instructor

Kevin recently graduated from Moravian College in Pennsylvania, where he pitched and played first base as a starter all four years for their D-3 program. A local Alexandria resident, Kevin had a stellar baseball career at Bishop Ireton High School before moving on to college, where he was awarded Rookie of the Year honors as well making First Team/All Conference his Freshman year. As a Sophomore, Kevin achieved Second Team/All Conference honors. He currently holds Moravian records for Batting Average, RBI's, Putouts, Career Hits, At Bats, Doubles, Slugging %, and Games Played. A 6'3" left handed pitcher, Kevin also played first base, and covers pitching, hitting and fielding instruction. Being a lefty, he is especially suited for working with left handed players. Kevin is currently an assistant coach for Bishop Ireton's baseball program and has coached other local area travel teams as well.

   
greg   A FORMER PRO PLAYER WITH THE ATLANTA BRAVES

Alec Grosser
Pitching/Hitting Instructor

Alec graduated from TC Williams High School in Spring 2013 after a standout senior season, garnering such awards as: TC Williams Athlete of the Year, First Team All-District Pitcher, Patriot District Pitcher of the Year, as well as being named First Team All-Region, 2nd Team all-MET, and Alexandria Sportsman's Club baseball player of the year. He was also named to the Perfect Game 2013 Atlantic - All region 1st team. Alec was drafted by the Atlanta Braves organization and has just finished his second minor leagaue season as a pro player. He was named Danville Braves Pitcher of the Year in 2014.

 

greg   A D-1 COLLEGE PLAYER FROM GW UNIVERSITY

Stephen Oswald
Hitting/Pitching Instructor

Stephen is a recent graduate of the George Washington University where he was a four year starter in the outfield as well as being one of the very few college players who functioned as a two way player - logging many innings on the mound as a pitcher. In his senior year at GW he led the team in hits, home runs, doubles, total bases, walks, and RBI. He was named the Most Valuable Player as a senior and was also the recipient of the Jackie Robinson Award - a leadership award given to the player who demonstrates the strength and resolve of the former baseball legend. Steve covers hitting, pitching and fielding.

   
greg   A PROFESSIONAL AND D-1 COLLEGE PLAYER

Hunter King
Hitting/Fielding Instructor

Hunter is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. As a junior at UNCG he earned All-Southern Conference and NCCSIA All-State/First-Team accolades after a stellar debut season for the Spartans. King finished 2nd in the league with a .384 avg., the 6th highest single-season mark in program history. He ranked in the top 60 in the nation in doubles/game (25th), avg. (27th), RBIs/game (52nd) and doubles (53rd). He was named Southern Conference Player of the Month of April, l batting .509 with 15 runs and 17 RBIs that month, hitting safely in 12 of the Spartans' 13 games and recording an .808 slugging mark. As a Sr. he finished in the top 50 nationally with 11 home runs and paced the team with 42 RBI's. After graduating from UNCG, King went onto play professionally for the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League. Prior to his stint at UNCG, King was an All-Region infielder at North Iowa Area Community College where he batted .387 as a freshman and helped lead his team to their first Junior College World Series.

   
 

FAST PITCH SOFTBALL

 

greg  

A D-1 COLLEGE PLAYER & TRAVEL TEAM COACH

Jessica Grisler
Hitting/Fielding Instructor


Jessica started out playing softball in Sacramento, California playing for the California Breeze. She went to play Division 1 softball at University of Delaware, where she played 3rd base and outfield all four years. Jessica graduated from Delaware with numerous records including: all-time career leader in hits (239), runs scored (135), total bases (326), games played (213), games started (213), at bats (698), 2nd in career doubles (39), and also ranking 5th in career batting average (.342). After graduating from college, Jessica continued her softball passion by coaching with the Virginia Glory 18-Gold fast pitch softball team. She is currently a graduate student at George Mason University studying Public Administration.

 

greg   A D-1 PLAYER FROM G. MASON UNIVERSITY

Julia Czarnecki
Hitting/Slapping/Fielding Instructor

Julia grew up in northern California where she played for the Sorcerers and NorCal Shockers. She continued her softball career playing Division 1 softball at George Mason University as a starting outfielder all four years, and lead-off slapper. During her time as a Patriot she received multiple awards. As a freshman, she was named CAA Rookie of the Week, was presented A10 Commissioner's Honor Roll the next two years, and was named VaSID All-State Second Team her senior year. Her senior year she finished first on the team in batting average (.350), first on team in hits (49), first on team in runs scored (30). She is currently back at Mason getting her master's in Environmental Science and Policy.

   
greg   A D-1 PITCHER FROM TENN STATE UNIVERSITY

Megan Hedrick
Pitching/Fielding/Hitting Instructor

Megan hails from Central Florida where she grew up pitching and playing 1st base. At Osceola High School she was a 4-year starter and garnered numerous awards including: All County Pitcher (2005-2008), Orange Belt All Conference Pitcher (2005-2008), All American (2005-2008), and multiple Orlando Sentinel Pitcher of the Week honors. She also played travel softball with the Clearwater Bullets, played in the Canadian Cup and was a 2-time MVP. Megan continued her softball career at the D-1 level at Tennessee State University. As a true freshman, she started in 18 games with 25 appearences. She played 2 years, finishing her career with the team's second highest number of wins and ERA. Megan was one of the first NCAA athletes to graduate with her Bachelor's Degree in just two years. While attending graduate school, she was the head coach of Capital High School in Charleston, WV. where she led the team for 2 years before moving to Washington, DC., where she's continued her career at the executive level of a major local company.

   
greg   ***NEW ON STAFF***
A D-2 PITCHER FROM SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY

Carly DeRose
Pitching/Hitting/Catching Instructor

Carly is a graduate of Slippery Rock University, where she was a pitcher for the NCAA Division II softball team. She leaves Slippery Rock as the all-time leader in appearances (88), ranked second in program history in career strikeouts (295), fourth in in wins (28), fourth in innings pitched (403.2), fifth in batting average against (.271), and sixth in complete games (38). Prior to Slippery Rock, Carly was a pitcher and catcher for South Range High School and Ohio Ice. Carly leaves South Range as a Hall of Fame inductee, four-year letter winner, First Team All-Ohio, First Team All-Northeast Ohio, First Team All-District, and OHSAA record holder for lowest season ERA (0.22). Carly teaches pitching, hitting/slapping, and the catcher postion.

     

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