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

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Baseball Instructors

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Paco Martin

Hitting & 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

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Drew Butler

Hitting & Defensive Skills Coach

Big South Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year (2017) NCAA Division I Stolen Base Leader (2017) Campbell Baseball Team Captain (2017) Batted .301 in 2016 and .317 in 2017. All-time leader in hits and runs scored Holly Springs Salamanders (2015, 2016)

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Dylan Pfingst

Pitching Coach

Current William Peace University Pitching Coach. Summer 2017 - Pitching Coach for Salamanders (Coastal Plain League) Summer 2016 - Head Coach for Deep River Muddogs (Carolina-Viginia Collegiate League) Fall 2015 to Spring 2016 - Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach for Rockingham Community College. Fall 2014 to Summer 2015 - Assistant Coach for Winston Prospects Showcase Baseball.

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Spencer Trayner

Hitting & Pitching Skills Coach

Spencer went to Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida where he played shortstop and pitched. He received a baseball scholarship to North Carolina University from 2013-2016. He received the Al Graber award for Best Pitcher in the Cap Cod League, and was also selected as an All-star. He was on the State College Spikes A Ball Championship team. He was drafted by the St Louis Cardinals in 2016.

Softball Instructors

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hannah Reynolds

Hitting and Defensive Coach

Hannah was a member of the NC Challengers from 2010-2014 and led the team in batting average, RBIs, and homeruns in the 2013/2014 seasons. In High School, Hannah was a two time all district, three time all conference player, academic all conference, three time MVP, and was Athens female athlete of the year in 2014. Hannah then attended Furman University, and was second team all conference, academic all conference, All American scholar athlete, and in 2018 led the team in batting average while also hitting twelve homeruns.

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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.