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The StrikeZone coaching staff currently
consists of the following personnel:

BASEBALL  |  SOFTBALL

 

BASEBALL

 

  COACHED THE 2012 VA NORTH REGION 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 ranked team in the nation as cited by Baseball America.

   
greg   A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE STARTER

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 teams as well.

   
greg   A GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY PLAYER

Tucker Tobin
Hitting/Catching/Fielding Instructor

Tucker is a recent grad from George Mason University. In the 2013 season, Tucker led the GMU team in batting average (.335), slugging percentage (.564), runs scored (32), RBI’s (37) and home runs (8). He was named the CBI Louisville Slugger National Northeast Region Player of the Week and CAA Player of the week. At Chesapeake College 2011/2010, Tobin received JUCO All-Region Honors and Maryland JUCO Gold Glove honors. He was the 2011 Scholar Athlete of the Year. Tucker spent the last three summers playing for the Bethesda Big Train in the Cal Ripken League. He is a West Springfield graduate where he was a baseball All-Region Honoree and collected All-District Honors in baseball and football. Tucker has spent the last three years coaching at the Bethesda Big Train baseball camps. Tucker handles hitting, catching and fielding and is avaliable most every weekday as well as weekends.

   
greg   A GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY PITCHER

Richie McMahon
Pitching/Hitting/First Base/Fielding Instructor

Richie began his baseball career at West Springfield High School where he was a three-time letter winner. There he split time on the mound as a pitcher and at first base, earning all district honors his senior year. He then attended Chesapeake Junior College from 2010-2011 where he also pitched and played first, earning Gold Glove awards at first base for both the State of Maryland and NJCAA Region Six, as well as earning second team NJCAA All-Region honors. Richie transferred to George Mason University in 2014, where he had nine appearances, with his first career start against Hartford, which was also his longest outing of the season at 3 IP. That season he had 14.2 total innings pitched, allowed only six earned runs on 12 hits, with 10 strikeouts and five walks. Richie garnered his first career victory against Fairfield, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings in relief. He completed the season with an ERA of 3.68, had a season-high three strikeouts vs. Maryland in 1.2 innings of work and led the pitching staff in opponents batting average at .226. Richie is currently serving as the JV Pitching Coach at West Springfield High School.

 

greg   A PROFESSIONAL AND D-1 COLLEGE PLAYER

Anthony Montefusco
Pitching/Hitting/First Base Instructor

Anthony originally hails from Melford, New Jersey, where he was a 4 year varsity starter at pitcher, 3rd baseman and shortstop at Shawanee High School and garnered all-region honors. He then began his collegiate career at George Mason University in 2010, where he was a pitcher, first baseman and DH. In his first year Anthony racked up such achievements as CAA Rookie of the Year, Louisville Slugger All-American and PING Baseball All-American. He was named to the CAA All-Conference team in 2010 and 2013. In 2014 he was also named to the A-10 All Conference Team as well as the A-10 All-Tournament Team. During this time, Anthony also played in the prestigious Cape Cod Summer League as well. He went on to play professionally for several teams including The Camden Riversharks in the Atlantic League, The Southern Illinois Miners and The Traverse City Beach Bums in the Frontier League. In 2015 he was the Frontier League Pitcher of the Week and also achieved the honor of Frontier League Champion in 2015 as well.

     
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

 

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A D-1 PLAYER FOR UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

Jordan Patterson
Hitting/Catching Instructor - FAST PITCH SOFTBALL

Jordan was a catcher at The University of Alabama, where her team won the 2012 NCAA National Championship and 3 SEC Championships. She is a a 3-time NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete and was one of 2 players selected to serve on Alabama Softball's leadership team. She is passionate about developing quality defensive catchers and smart, disciplined hitters. Jordan has given catching and hitting lessons for over 7 years. She sent 2 of her athletes off to college programs after working with each for five years. Jordan focuses on both the physical and mental aspects of the game and is committed to teaching players how to become leaders on their teams and in life. After finishing her career at Alabama, she attended law school. She has recently relocated to Washington DC, where she is finishing off her degree and will shortly start a career in law.

   
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A D-1 PLAYER FOR G.W. UNIVERSITY

Samantha Dos Santos
Hitting/Catching Instructor - FAST PITCH SOFTBALL

Samantha played college softball at George Washington University, where she was a four-year starter at catcher, as well as a two-year captain. While at GW, she garnered such records as: GW's all-time leader in: Games Played (200), Runners Caught Stealing (45), Hit By Pitch (31), and Sacrifice Hits (37). She ranks second all time in: Walks (80) and Put Outs (940). She ranks third all time in: Runs Scored (86). And, she ranks fourth all time in: Stolen Bases (46). Playing within the Atlantic 10 Conference, she was the conference leader in Runners Caught Stealing for 2 years, and Pick Offs for 3 years. Upon graduation, Samantha has conducted private catching and hitting lessons, and has instructed in numerous softball clinics throughout the area. Samantha was a Criminal Justice major at GW, and is now a law student at American University's Washington College of Law.

   
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A PROFESSIONAL & D-1 COLLEGE PLAYER

Victoria Valos
Hitting/Fielding Instructor - FAST PITCH SOFTBALL

Victoria started out playing baseball, making numerous all-star teams in local leagues, before switching to fast-pitch softball at age thirteen. She went to play Division 1 softball at George Washington University, where she started at shortstop for all 4 years, and was a 3 year captain. Victoria graduated GWU as GW's all-time career leader in hits (206), runs scored (139), doubles (51), HR runs (36), RBIs (170), extra-base hits (91), total bases (373), slugging % (.629), on-base % (.433), games started (199), ABs (593) and also ranked 2nd in career batting average (.347). After graduating from GW, Victoria continued her softball career with the Dallas Charge as a Professional Fast-pitch player. Victoria has been conducting private lessons and clinics in both baseball and softball for 8 years and is well versed in hitting, fielding, pitching (both baseball and softball) and the mental strategies of the game. She is currently a graduate student at George Washington University studying Organizational Management.

   
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***NEW ON STAFF***
A D-1 COLLEGE PLAYER & TRAVEL TEAM COACH

Jessica Grisler
Hitting/Fielding Instructor - FAST PITCH SOFTBALL


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.

     

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