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MIKE WILLIAMS

Owner/Pitching Instructor

  • Played a key part in Mt. Olive University's National Championship run in 2008

  • Drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008

  • Played 7 years of pro ball

  • Opened facility in 2014 and has trained 42 draft picks and helped over 400 College Commits

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MIKE HESSMAN

Hitting & Fielding Instructor

- 19 Years in MLB/MiLB with Tigers, Mets, Astros, Braves, Reds

- Played for Team USA in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China

- All-Time Minor League Homerun Leader with 433

- In 2022, Major League Assistant Hitting Coach for Detroit 

- Minor League Hitting Coach with Detroit Tigers for the past 5 years

- Past Season, was Hitting Coach for Detroit Tigers’ Triple-A Club, Toledo Mud Hens

Ben Connor

Hitting/Catching/Strength & Conditioning

College: University of Mount Olive

Degree: Exercise Science

- Played at UMO 2013-2018

- Originally from Lake Waccamaw, NC

- Has trained numerous College & Professional Athletes  

- Background in Exercise Science with knowledge of how to proper train athletes

- Works with All Ages

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Taylor Purus

Pitching Instructor

College: Western Carolina University

Degree: Communications 

- Played at Western Carolina (2016-2019)

- Originally from Hickory, NC

- Played Independent Ball for River City Rascals  

- Works with All Ages

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Danny Wondrack

Catching Instructor

College: College of Charleston

Degree: Sociology

- Played at College of Charleston (2018-2019)

- Originally from Wall, NJ

Coached at Florence-Darlington Tech, UNC-Asheville, College of Charleston, & University of Mount Olive

- Works with All Ages

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