Justin Robinson has 5 years of professional baseball experience and 15 years of coaching experience. In his years as a coach, he has won 3 high school state championships at Bishop Foley in 2011, 12, 13. He also went to the USCAA college world series as the pitching coach for Rochester College in 2004. He has won numerous tournament championships in summer baseball coaching for the A’s. As a pitching coach, he has helped well over a hundred pitchers get into college baseball and worked with over a dozen pitchers who have gone on to get drafted. Robinson’s expertise is throwing velocity and commanding the strike zone.
Kyle Lugar will serve as a pitching instructor in our program. He started his career at the College of Central Florida, then Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University in the Sunshine State Conference, and completed his college career at Middle Georgia State University. He is currently playing professionally in the United shores professional baseball league.
Max Bain serves as a pitching instructor in our program. He played his collegiate ball at Northwood University before starting his professional career. He is currently playing in the Chicago Cubs organization, with the South Bend Cubs. Max has his Rapsodo Pitching Certification and brings advanced knowledge of pitching analytics.
Hitting, Fielding, and Catching Instructors:
Taylor Grzelakowski (Coach Gelly) serves as our lead hitting and catching instructor. He currently serves as Co-Manager of Westside Woolly Mammoths of the USPBL and the Recruiting Coordinator at Madonna University. Before that, he played in the Minnesota Twins organization. He also is the owner of Fortitude Baseball Consulting.
Travis Perkola played at Lee University D2, Chattanooga State, and Ohio Valley University D2. As a high school player he was an All State Selection and he’s was also recipient of numerous individual awards at the collegiate level. He spent three years coaching at Ohio Valley University as their Head Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator and he has years of experiencing coach travel baseball.
Greg Fettes was a high school dream team catcher drafted by the Tigers. Fettes elected to attend the University of Kentucky instead, where he played three seasons before being drafted by the Oakland A’s. Now he has transferred that great ability into coaching. In his first season as a head coach at Bishop Foley High School, he won the State Championship in Division 3. He was also selected the Catholic League AA Coach of the Year.
Keith Lelli was an all-state high school baseball player at Madison Heights Lamphere before playing collegiately for Madonna University. He has 13 years of coaching experience at both the high school level and for the A’s. A number of players from his teams have gone on to play at the collegiate and professional level.