All instructors at Extra Innings Miamisburg come with an extensive baseball or softball background. Whether they are former or current professional players, college all-stars, or high school or college coaches, Extra Innings Miamisburg offers serious professional instruction!
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Jeff Kennard - New York Yankees - Extra Innings General Manager
As a 00' Centerville graduate, he was an All-State selection and record holder. Was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school and signed in 2001 out of Rend Lake College. He played within the minor league system and was awarded with the Fireman's Rolaids Relief Pitcher award, and all-star selection, and a championship at the single – A and double – A levels. He was added to the Yankees 40 – man roster then traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for catcher Jose Molina. He played at triple – A level for the Angels in 2008, then the Cincinnati Reds in 2009, and then was invited to Major League camp for the Chicago Cubs in 2010 spring training. Jeff has spent his winters coaching for his entire pro career and is available to teach hitting and pitching here at Extra Innings.
Dalton Cox - Extra Innings Instructor
Dalton Cox was a former catching standout at Lynchburg-Clay High School in Lynchburg, Ohio. Native of Fernandina Beach, Florida, now resides in New Lebanon, Ohio. While playing for the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs he accumulated a .638 Batting Average, while leading the team in Most Runs Scored, Most Stolen Bases, and Highest OPS multiple times in three out of four seasons at the varsity level. In 2008 and 2010 he was selected to the Southern Hills League All-League Teams. To cap off his high school career, he was selected to the 1st Team All District Southeastern Ohio All Star Team. Cox is now an Independent Affiliate Scout and the Assistant General Manager of the Dayton Doc's Baseball Club in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League and has over 5 years experience working with Baseball Professionals and Dayton/ Cincinnati Area athletes. Dalton can teach hitting, catching,outfield, infield and strength and conditioning.
Drew York - Colorado Rockies
Drew graduated in 2000 from Rancho Buena Vista High School in Oceanside, Ca. Attended College of the Siskiyous in 2001 and 2002. Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2001 the 48th round and 2002 in the 50th round. Signed as a free agent in 2003. Drew can teach Hitting, Pitching, Catching, and Fielding.
Terri Mesko Crozier - College of Charleston
In the history of the College of Charleston Cougars, Terri is the career and single season strikeout leader, along with her name appearing in the record books 5 different times to go with the strikeout totals. For the past few seasons Terri has pitched and played for the USA Athletes International in games and tournaments all over the world, including Belgium, Amsterdam, and Australia. Played on the highest level professional team in Germany as well as coached for the second highest. This former state high school champion is a great addition to Extra Innings already stellar instructor line-up.
Kim McElhinny - Extra Innings Instructor
Kim is from Louisville, Ky and graduated from Oldham County High School. From her 2007 to 2009 seasons she received All District and All Region and then in 2009 she was named Athlete of the Year. Kim has played travel softball for 10 years and she is currently playing for The College of Mount St. Josephs as their starting pitcher. In the 2011-2012 season she had a batting average of .300 and was granted the HCAC Sportsmanship Award and the All Mountie Award. Kim plans to graduate in May of 2013 with a degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Exercise Science and Fitness. Kim is available to teach pitching and hitting.