Kevin Sprague: Pitching and Hitting
Kevin Graduated from Washington H.S. in 1995 where he went on to Allen County Community College. From Allen County he went to McNeese State University where he was named Most Valuable Pitcher for 2 season and 2nd team all conference. Kevin also received Southland Conference player of the week award multiple times.
Kevin was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 10 round of the 1999 amateur draft. He played 5 seasons in Johnson City TN 1999, Peoria IL 2000, Potomac VA 2001, Potomac VA/ New Haven CT 2002, Knoxville TN 2003 and Fargo ND/Sioux City IA/ KC T-bones 2004.
Kevin Retired in 2005 to start the career of teaching young player the technique of playing baseball.
Kevin and his wife Carmen own Strike Zone baseball and have 4 children together Ali, Nolan, Corbin and Vivian
Tim Sturdy – Pitching
Tim comes from Albuquerque, New Mexico where he graduated from La Cueva H.S. in 1997. Tim was drafted as a pitcher by the Minnesota Twins in the 23rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. He played six seasons up and down the Twins organization before retiring in 2004. His accolades included two No-Hitters, Player of the Week, and one league All-Star Team nod.
After retiring, Tim returned to school to complete his college degree from the University of New Mexico and has since moved to Shawnee, KS where he has resided for the last 8 years. He is married to wife Nora, and they have three children, Ryan, Sophia, and Josiah.
Tim has extensive experience working with kids in baseball settings over the years, including ABA club in New Mexico and Sandlot in Iowa. More recently he has coached his son’s teams over the last four seasons in addition to giving private lessons.
Pierre Burris – Hitting
Pierre is entering his 23rd year of formal baseball training. Pierre was a standout 3 sport athlete at Raytown South H.S. (Baseball, Basketball and football) in the mid 80’s before attending KCKCC and the University of Kansas. he was drafted in the 1990 amateur baseball draft by the Cincinnati Reds as an outfielder and was converted to a pitcher in 1992 after a back injury. Pierre has worked privately with many former and current Major League Players; however his passion is working with elementary to high school aged kids
Matt Reed – Hitting/Fielding/Catching
Matt Reed has been a Strike Zone Instructor for 5 years in addition to coaching Strike Zone High School teams. He does private instruction on hitting, fielding and catching.
Andy See – Hitting/Pitching/Catching/Fielding
Ryan Dwyer – Catching/Hitting
Ryan has been an instructor and coaching for more than 20 years, and is currently one of the coaches in the High School program. Ryan primarily trains catchers and hitters at all levels. He Graduated from Wellington High School where he continued playing baseball at the collegiate level at Barton County College and Emporia State University. Since then he has continued instructing and coaching teams in both baseball and fast pitch softball.
Derek Youngman – Pitching