Grand Slam USA

4500 Western Blvd. #100
Raleigh, NC 27606
Hours: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

+919-233-7522

gene.maneri@grandslamusa.biz

mark.hahn@grandslamusa.biz

wes.cooper@grandslamusa.biz


+919-233-7522

logo

Baseball Instructors

team_image

Norberto Martin

Hitting & Defensive Skills Coach

Norberto offers lessons during the off season, from September to February. Norberto played MLB with the Chicago White Sox, LA Angels and Toronto Blue Jays. He Batted over .300 in the major leagues, was the Infield Coordinator for the Milwaukee Brewers (MiLB) and the Baseball Instructor, Academy of Pro Players, Garfield, NJ. Norberto currently is the Hitting Coach for the single A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

team_image

Rob Sasser

Hitting & Defensive Skills Coach

Rob played MLB with the Texas Rangers. He finished with 13 years at the professional level and is a batting coach with the Chicago White Sox. Rob has been a private instructor since 2000

team_image

Jim Leibler

Pitching Coach

Jim pitched in college at Holy Cross from 1989-1993. He then went on to be camp coordinator, St. Anthony’s Baseball Camp from 1994-97. He then took the head coaching job at Cardinal Gibbons High School Varsity Baseball in 1998 before becoming a Pitching Specialist at New York Baseball Academy at New York Tech.

team_image

Dennis Anderson

Catching & Hitting Coach

Dennis was a1996 Mizuno High School All-American Catcher in Tuscon, AZ. Dennis was drafted in 1996 by the Mets, played 1997 with the Giants and then 1999 with the Marlins. He played his minor league ball with the Carolina Mudcats and was invited to Major League Spring Training with Marlins and Cubs. Overall, Dennis played 9 years of professional baseball. He caught Greg Maddux, Josh Beckett, A.J. Burnett, Carlos Zambrano in live games.

team_image

Nick Schavone

Pitching Coach

Nick was selected to the 2010 Powerade Eastern NC All-Star team. Schavone played Division I baseball at UNC Asheville from 2010-2015 where he was a vital piece of the team’s bullpen during his career and served as the Closer during the 2015 campaign for the Bulldogs. Schavone earned All-State honors from the NCCSIA for his efforts in 2015 while setting UNC Asheville school records for Career Appearances (97) and Saves in a Single Season (8)

team_image

Jose Nunez

Pitching Coach

Jose pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays (1987-1989) and the Chicago Cubs (1990). He also pitched in the Asian Pro League from 1993-2001 where he holds the record for the most wins in a single season (22). After his playing career, Jose went on to work as a pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers minor leauge system for 8 years.

team_image

Zack Rosenbaum

Pitching Coach

Zack was an All-State selection his junior and senior year in High School (2004-2005). He went on to be a two year starter at UNC-Charlotte, and won the A-10 conference championship in 2007 and 2008 (Best Team ERA in NCAA 2007). Zack was then drafted by the New York Mets in 2008. He went on to play for the Washington Wildthings in 2010, where he was name pitcher of the week on two separate occasions. He got into coaching in 2011-2012 when he became the Hough High pitching coach and helped his team to become the NC 4A State Championship runner up. He has been a pitching instructor now for 8 years.

team_image

Paco Martin

Hitting and Defensive Skills Coach

2011 and 2012 CIAA All-Conference Selection. 2012 All-Atlantic Region and Capital One Academic All-American. Winston Salem State University single season record for doubles. 2011 CIAA MVP. Career college batting average: .385

Softball Instructors

team_image

Leigh Ann Genetti

Pitching Coach

Leigh Ann was a 77 game winner at University of South Florida and Conference USA “Pitcher of the Year” and NCAA Division 1 All-American in 2004. She was a Member of the US National Softball Team in 2005 and went on to be a NC State University pitching coach from 2006-11.

team_image

Amber Parrish

Hitting and Catching Coach

Amber played catcher at UNC from 2011-2015. In 2012 and 2015 she was an All-ACC selection. In 2014 she was team leader at UNC with 15 home runs. In 2015 Amber hit 18 home runs and then was drafted by PA Rebellions-National Pro Fastpitch league.

team_image

Karie Morrison

Pitching Coach

Karie was a pitcher for Virginia Tech from 2003-2007. She was named to the Washington Post All Metro Team from 2001-2003. She was named Player of the Year in 2003 when set a Virginia State record with 110 consecutive scoreless innings. Karie has 2 NCAA Regional Appearances. She has been a pitching Instructor since 2007.

team_image

Theresa Stephens

Hitting Coach

13 years college coaching experience. NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year - UNC Pembroke. Assistant Coach 3 Years - Campbell University. Head Coach 5 Years - NCCU. South Carolina State - 1st Team All American.

team_image

Alyssa Ishibashi

Hitting and Defensive Coach

Four year starter at second base for N.C. State (2008-2011) and led the team in batting average, hits, runs, and multiple hit games in 2009. 2009 All-ACC tournament team, 2013-2014 Assistant Coach at Georgia Tech, 2014-2016 Grad Assistant at Georgia Tech.