Take Your Game to the Next Level
Professional Baseball Training
A North Texas native, Jeff played competitive baseball from an early age. He played four years of varsity baseball at South Garland High School before joining Dallas Baptist University, where he played for five years, including his red shirt year in 1986. Jeff was a starting pitcher during his tenure there.
In 1990 he was given the opportunity to play rookie ball with the Rangers organization. However, he would have had to have surgery on his arm first, and after two previous surgeries in college, decided to forego further surgery and a professional career.
Since then, Jeff has coached and managed a number of youth baseball teams and is particularly adept at getting the best from pitchers and catchers. Jeff is an excellant hitting instructor and has seen major improvements in the boys he has coached over the years. The instruction he provides emphasizes the "hips lead hands" hitting philosophy used by the majority of today's sluggers (including Bonds, Griffey, Sosa, Pujols, Helton, Delgado, Ryan Howard, et al.), and 95% of baseball's Hall of Fame hitters (including Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Musial, Mantle, Mays, Aaron, et al.). These are the same principles introduced by Ted Williams in his best-selling book, The Science of Hitting.
Jeff has been married to Amy for many years. “It seems like forty to her sometimes! But I’d marry her all over again. She says I’m a helpless romantic, ‘Helplessly unable to do anything romantic!’ I remind her that before we were married I bought her a kitten and named the $10.00 pet store animal ‘Romance’ - to be sure she got all the romance she wanted! She doesn’t find that story as humorous as I do.”
Jeff and Amy have three boys. Michael David, Parker and Ryan. All three boys are home-schooled. Ask these boys what their favorite class is and you’ll know they take after their father when they say “PE and lunch”. “I’ve always thought mealtime was a great time to expand my horizons, can’t you tell? Amy was hoping to raise boys that would be able to take Advanced Chemistry, Trigonometry and Calculus like she did at Duncanville High School.”
Jeff teaches emotionally disturbed children for the Cedar Hill School District. This is his fifteenth year to teach at CHISD. He was voted the Teacher of the Year by his peers at Cedar Hill High School in May 2006.