Dave Griffin is a former 10 year professional playing for the Braves, Yankees, Tigers. Dave was guided under the tutelage of respected coaches such as Bobby Cox, Bucky Dent, Sparky Anderson, Cito Gaston and Jim Beachumb. Dave has been instructing for 24 years and is currently the head coach of Purdue University - Calumet. Dave's hardline fundamental concept has gone on to produce 52 players that have been drafted professionally and 900+ players that have moved on to the collegiate level. Twenty years ago, Dave started the Elite Indiana Playmakers which has continued to turn out some of the regions finest players. Dave was the head coach of the 2004 Bishop Noll Institute State Championship team and the 2006 State Runner-ups.
Jim has been an area coach for the past 21 years and is known regionally for his pitching expertise. Jim has coached at Andrean, Lake Central and Hanover Central high schools, in addition to, the Indiana Playmakers and Hammond Chiefs/Seminoles. Jim begins his 20th year with Dave Griffin's Baseball School.
Anthony is a former St. Francis baseball player and specializes in infield and hitting. Anthony enters his 14th year with Dave Griffin's Baseball School.Kevin Franchetti
Kevin Franchetti is currently a professional baseball player for the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League. Kevin graduated from Andrean High School in 2009. Kevin was an All-State selection in 2009 and won a State Championship that same year. Out of high school, Kevin went on to play collegiately at Ball State University and finished his career at Carson-Newman University. Kevin is a former Indiana Playmaker, which he player three seasons for the 13u-15u teams. Kevin specializes in catching and hitting instruction.
Brad enters his 4th year here at Dave Griffins and is currently the 16U Indiana Playmakers head coach. Brad pitched collegiately at Kishwaukee Junior College in Malta, Illinois before being drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 45th round of the 1998 amateur draft. Brad spent three years in the Major Leagues with the Kansas City Royals and spent time in the New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals and The Minnesota Twins organizations. Brad specializes in pitching.
Alex enters his Third season with the Indiana Playmakers. In addition to coaching the Playmakers, Alex is an assistant coach for the Purdue University Calumet baseball program
Before entering the coaching ranks, Alex finished his collegiate career playing for NCAA Division 2 West Liberty University Hilltoppers. After finishing up at West Liberty, Alex spent the 2012 season overseas, playing professionally for the Ulm Falcons in the German Baseball Association (DBV) Regionalliga Südost. He tied for the league lead in fielding percentage (1.000) and ranked in the Top 10 in ERA and strikeouts per inning, while leading the Falcons in a number of pitching categories. Triantafillo also ranked among the team leaders in several offensive categories and led the Falcons in home runs and RBIs before returning home to pursue his dream of a college coaching career.
Andy currently is a left-handed pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles Triple A team. Andy specializes in pitching.
Frank is currently the Head Softball Coach at Prarie State College and is the former head softball coach of NCAA Division 2 St. Joseph's College. Frank is one of the areas foremost expert in the game of softball. He is available for individual lessons or group instruction.
Leslie joins the staff with an impressive resume. Former Merrillville High School All-American pitcher who went on to play at Florida State. Leslie played in the Italian Professional Softball league. She also played for the Italian Olympic team. She brings a great deal of knowledge in pitching and hitting.