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Connor Buckley is a former pitcher for the Westfield State University Owls, graduating in 2013. Prior to his college career, Connor was a top player and captain for the Acton Boxborough High School Varsity team. Since 2010, Connor has been a valued member of the AtBats coaching staff, running clinics, and private lessons. Connor is available for pitching, hitting, and defensive instruction for players of all ages and abilities.
Steve Colella instructs baseball pitching, hitting and defense. Steve pitched for Franklin Pierce University and then UMass Dartmouth, graduating in 2016. He has extensive experience coaching and instructing players of all ages and abilities. Steve was a top athlete for Leominster HS where he was a two-time MVP and awarded Mid Wachusett All-Star and Rawlings All-Region honors.
Jeffrey “JJ” Thomas is a talented baseball instructor for a wide range of skills, including: hitting, pitching, catching and defense. Jeffrey was a top player for Ayer Regional HS. He has coached several teams over the years and had consistent success mentoring young baseball players. Jeffery’s ability to connect with and motivate his student has drawn high praise from parents and coaches. Jeffrey runs AtBats clinics and is available for private baseball lessons.
Justin Kessler is the head varsity baseball coach for Acton-Boxborough High School. Coach Kessler played for D1 Northeastern University and member of the 2014 CAA All-Academic Team. Justin is a fifth-grade teacher in Acton and an outstanding baseball instructor and clinician. He is available for private lessons and group instruction for new and experienced players of all ages.
Olivia Comolli is a top player for Raiders Softball and one of our most talented, young softball instructors. An A-B grad and team captain, Olivia will be starting her collegiate softball career at Ithica College this fall. Olivia's enthusiastic, engaging coaching style and detailed knowledge of hitting, catching and defense skills has produced great results for dozens of new and experienced players @ AtBats.
Danielle Edmands was the softball hitting coach for Salve Regina University and is one of AtBats' top instructors. Dani was a key player and four year starter for D1 Quinnipiac University (2012-2016; catcher and 3rd base). In her senior season she played in all 57 games, finishing with a .970 fielding percentage behind the plate and third in batting average. Dani instructs hitting, catching & defense and runs AtBats' softball team training programs.
Alison Gaffney coaches pitching, hitting, slap-hitting, catching and defense. From 2014 to 2020, Allison was immersed in the elite levels of south and southwest fastpitch softball through a variety of roles. A 2018 graduate of the College of Charleston (Division 1 Colonial Athletic Association), Alison was a student member of the softball coaching staff for four years, assisting with running practices, working with pitchers and slap-hitters and team management responsibilities.
Allie Hardy was a top pitcher for Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2012), where she earned All-NEWMAC Conference honors and compiled an impressive ratio of 224 strikeouts and only 26 walks. Allie was an assistant coach for Daniel Webster College and has coached for high school and tournament team programs. Prior to WPI, Allie was a top pitcher and all-time strikeout leader for Leominster High School. She is very effective at training softball pitchers of all ages and abilities.
Jamie Millett is the varsity softball coach for powerhouse Shrewsbury HS and an AtBats "legacy legend extraordinaire" softball instructor. Prior to coaching Shrewsbury, she was the assistant coach for Simmons College. Jamie was a top player and 2012 captain for Merrimack College, leading the Warriors to a NCAA Div II East Regional Championship and was honored as a 2010 Northeast-10 All-Conference Academic Team selection.