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Mark Taylor

Mark’s lifelong passion for baseball earned him a spot in the Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame for his high school career at Northside High School. He later played second base for University of South Carolina, where he set fielding records and was team captain his senior year. Mark’s love of the game was rekindled when his own son began to play baseball. He has coached championship-winning Little League teams as well as a nationally-ranked youth travel team. His goal for 5 Tool Academy is to instill in each athlete an enthusiasm for the game while building skills, character and ultimately success.

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Bruce Bowling

Bruce Bowling possesses a unique passion for helping baseball players take their game to the next level. He has been successfully providing instruction to some of area’s best athletes at some of the most recognized training facilities for more than 15 years. In particular, he works with several of the region’s best high school pitchers including those committed to Division 1 schools. Bruce successfully teaches pitching, hitting and fielding.

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Joe Butts

Joe Butts played NCAA Division I college baseball as a four-year starting catcher for Xavier University as well as being an accomplished high school catcher. Over the past 15 years, Butts has run numerous catching camps in Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana and coached at various levels from collegiate level through Little League.

Butts has spent years learning the position, the skills and drills that will enable an athlete to become an excellent catcher if they choose to put in the training time. The curriculum for instructing catchers offers a comprehensive training program for the most demanding position – permitting catchers to progress through several levels of receiving, blocking, throwing, fielding, handling pitchers and even calling the game.

“I am a catcher, think like a catcher, and love the position of catching. I love teaching the position to players who also love the position. I want to help kids build character and become leaders through catching!”

Joe is available for catching, fielding, pitching and hitting lessons.

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Charlie May

Charlie May was a multi-sport athlete at Delta High School, lettering in both baseball and soccer. He played outfield for Elmhurst College where he also earned a double major in math and physics. Today, he is pursuing a graduate degree in Sports Statistics while teaching at 5 Tool and umpiring. Charlie brings a calm and positive demeanor to his lessons and has a unique ability to connect with athletes.

Charlie is available for hitting and pitching lessons.

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Zach Tanner

Zach Tanner played professionally in the Frontier League following a successful college career at Wright State University and Lincoln Trail Community College. As a junior at Wright State he was named MVP of the Horizon League tournament and completed his senior season with 58 hits, 26 runs and 30 RBI’s in 47 games. Prior to his collegiate career, he played for Yorktown High School where is was a two-time All-State selection and team MVP for three years. Tanner also coached at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio and at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is available for hitting, fielding, pitching and catching lessons.

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Tyler Reynolds

Tyler Reynolds is joining the 5 Tool instructional team having recently returned to Indiana after coaching High School baseball for three years in California. A Muncie native, Reynolds played his high school career at Muncie Southside before pitching for Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. An educator by trade, Reynolds excels at breaking down the mechanics of the game and connecting with athletes. He is available to teach pitching, hitting, fielding and catching.

Reynolds is available for lessons in all aspects of the game.

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Note: While 5 Tool memberships are a terrific value, a membership is NOT required to take lessons.

Tony Dungan

Tony Dungan is a respected coach with more than 15 years of experience. He has coached with several organizations including Indiana Prospects, Indiana Bulls and Indiana Longhorns. Several of his players have been recruited to play at D1 schools. He also has taught infield for several years at area facilities. Dungan teaches an hitting as well as infield lessons and classes.

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Will Butts

Will offers a unique combination of lessons – both pitching and catching. Primarily a catcher in high school, Will also has been working as a pitcher in his college career. He is currently playing at Franklin College.

Butts is available for pitching, catching and hitting lessons on the weekends.

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Note: While 5 Tool memberships are a terrific value, a membership is NOT required to take lessons.

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