I own a 20,000 square foot baseball training facility in Tupelo MS. (AdvantEdgeSports) .com The high school coach at Tupelo does not send these kids to me. They all are members at my facility. I have to admit, I started to years ago working with some of these guys. They came to me for lessons. They are naturally talented and work hard. Their motions were terrible, and they had big adjustments to make-and they did.
I credit my knowlege of pitching to the coaches, and my will to learn. I was never a hard thrower until I got to college. (late bloomer) My fastball topped out at 84 my senior year of highschool. My record was 33-4 in the three years I pitched in highschool. From there I went to Meridian Comm. College where the pitching coach really helped me with all aspects of the game. My fastball was 88-90 my freshman year. I pitched 61 innings and walked 4, and was drafted that year. If I had to say one coach helped me the most it was him. Not only with the physical side, but the mental side of pitching as well. I would love to expand my knowledge of the art of pitching as much as possible. Any questions asked I can either answer or get answers. I played with several people that are in the MLB. One of my best friends while I was at Mississippi State University was Jonathan Papelbon. I talk with him on a regular basis, and he flys me to boston every year. He will be comming to my facility next off-season. He is one of 5 players in the MLB that I can get any info from at anytime. This is a huge asset to me.