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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.

   
 

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.

   

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