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Jack Lewis

Jack Lewis offers softball athletes a wealth of coaching experience – including several years as a high school head softball coach before becoming an assistant coach at Butler University and later Taylor University. As a high school coach, he was twice named Conference Coach of the year and once named Indiana Softball Coach of the Year. While at Butler he worked with Outfielders and later Infielders before making hitting his focus at Taylor. In addition to his significant expertise, he also brings a high level of enthusiasm and encouragement to every athlete.

Lewis is available to teach hitting, catching and fielding lessons.

To schedule a lesson, email us: info@5tool.net.

Stacey Goyette

Stacey Goyette, one of Butler’s most accomplished players during her time as a Bulldog, returned to the program as an assistant coach in August, 2016. Goyette was actively involved in all aspects of the program, including serving as the team’s pitching coach. More recently, Coach Goyette was named Head Softball Coach at Earlham College where she is building a new program.

Goyette, then Stacey Wilson, twice earned All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference honors for the Bulldogs, starring at first base, second base, and as a pitcher. She led the MCC in batting (.381) and in doubles (14) during her senior campaign in 1993. She was also named to the MCC All-Tournament Team that season. She earned second-team All-Conference honors in 1992. She played at Butler after a stellar high school career at Shenandoah High School.

Goyette has put together a strong coaching résumé at Shenandoah High School, serving as the varsity softball coach since 2011. She managed all facets of the program and led the team to a 2014 sectional championship.

She has also led successful travel ball programs, guiding the Hoosier Crush Gold 16U team for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The team won the USFA State Championship and was an ASA Midwest Regional qualifier. From 2011-2013, Goyette coached the Indiana Prospects Gold 16U and 18U teams that qualified for PGF and ASA Gold Nationals.

Prior to joining the Butler staff, Goyette served as president and executive board member of the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.

Goyette is available to teach pitching lessons.

To schedule a lesson, email us: info@5tool.net.

Sammy Jo Mata

Sammy Jo is a junior infielder, playing for Ball State softball. If you have had the opportunity to interact with her this summer, we’re confident that you are as impressed with her as we are! She has a unique ability to connect with athletes, while helping their develop their game. Her high standards and passion for the game are evident to everyone working with her.
Sammy Jo is from Cypress, CA and played for Alabama State before joining the BSU softball team.
She is available for hitting and fielding lessons.

To schedule a lesson email: info@5tool.net

Megan Stricker

Megan joins the 5 Tool team after her career as an outfielder at Clarke University and Waubsonee Community College. She also brings five years of teaching experience in St. Charles, Ill. Currently working on her master’s degree at Ball State, Megan is available for hitting and fielding lessons.

To schedule a lesson email: info@5tool.net

Jazmyne Armendariz

Jaz is another outstanding individual from the BSU softball program. Since joining the 5 Tool team last month, she has earned our respect for her ability to teach, lead as well as her attention to detail and sense of responsibility. During the 2022 season, she made 20 starts as BSU’s catcher.
Jaz is from El Paso, TX. Also of note is that she maintains a 4.0 GPA as a pre-med major.
She is available for private lessons in hitting and catching.

To schedule a lesson email: info@5tool.net

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. 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.

Mark is available for fielding and hitting lessons.

To schedule a lesson email: info@5tool.net

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 and catching lessons.

To schedule a lesson email: info@5tool.net

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 infield lessons and classes.

To register for the infield class email: info@5tool.net

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 lessons.

To schedule a lesson email: info@5tool.net