Instructor Bios - Baseball
Dave Griffin, former 10yr Pro, has played for the Braves, Yankees, Tigers and has been instructed by respected coaches such as Bobby Cox, Bucky Dent, Sparky Anderson, Cito Gaston and Jim Beachumb. Dave has been instructing for 20 years and his hardline fundamental concept hs goneon to produce 34 players that have been drafted professionally and 870+ players that have moved on to college level. Sixteen years ago, Dave started the Elite Indiana Playmakers which continue to turn out the 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 16 years and is known 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 15th year with Dave Griffin's Baseball School.
Anthony is a former St. Francis baseball player and specializes in infield and hitting. Anthony enters his 10th year with Dave Griffin's Baseball School.
Brad is a former 11yr Professional player spending 3 years in the Major Leagues with the Kansas City Royals. Brad specializes in pitching and hitting.
Andy currently is a left-handed pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles Triple A team. Andy specializes in pitching.
Dustin played at Indiana Tech and has coached travel baseball in the Fort Wayne area. He will specialize in hitting and fielding with some catching.
Frank is the former head softball coach from St. Joseph's College. He is available for individual lessons or group instruction.
Laura begins her 5th year as an instructor at Dave Griffin's after a successful college career at Wisconsin-Green bay. Laura specializes in both hitting and pitching.
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.