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Jack Lewis

Jack 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.

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

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

Holly Luzadder

After an outstanding softball career at Yorktown High School, Holly played for Bethel College where she was a utility player, primarily playing 1st and 3rd base. Following graduation, she successfully led both the Cowan and Yorktown softball programs, before focusing her efforts on her elementary teaching career and young sons. 5 Tool is fortunate to have Holly step back into the role as instructor – primarily focused on hitting, including bunting and slap-hitting. Given her education background, she is exceptional at breaking down complex concepts for athletes enabling them to more easily develop their game.

Holly is available to teach fielding and hitting lessons, including bunting and slap hitting.

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

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

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

Grace Lumpkin

After a successful collegiate pitching career, Grace Lumpkin has returned to 5 Tool as a softball pitching instructor. An outstanding pitcher at Yorktown High School, Grace Lumpkin was a 3-time All-Conference and 3-time All-County pitcher for Yorktown High School. She pitched for Marian University, where she was named to the All-Crossroads League Team and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention in 2017. As an educator, Grace connects well with athletes to teach the game in an easily understood manner.

Grace is available for pitching lessons.

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

Ali Manley

Elite pitching instructor Ali Manley has joined the 5 Tool instructional team. She pitched for Iowa where she was a 3-time team captain as well as earned a B1G All Conference selection and NFCA All-Region selection. Manley played in the 2002 Saskatoon and 2006 Beijing World Series as a member of the New Zealand National Team. Both world-class pitchers, Ali is married to Ball State’s pitching coach Jeremy Manley.

Coach Manley is currently teaching on Tuesday evenings, including pitching academies and private 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 is actively involved in all aspects of the program, including serving as the team’s pitching coach.

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 group pitching lessons during the fall and occasionally summer. All classes will be listed on 5 Tool’s events page.

To schedule a lesson, email us: 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

Zeth Tanner

Zeth Tanner, a 2013 Yorktown graduate, played professionally as a catcher in the Pecos League following a successful college career at Urbana University and Sinclair Community College. During his tenure, Sinclair qualified for the NJCAA World series in Enid, OK. Tanner contributed to their 3rd place finish where he led all hitters during the post season run with a .500 batting average. As a senior at Urbana University he was selected among the nation’s top student-athletes to the first team Google Cloud Academic Team.  He achieved his berth on this national team by leading the Blue Knights season with 10 homeruns and graduating Magna Cum Laude. Currently he is head Coach of the Indiana Nitro U16 team.

Tanner is available for catching, hitting and fielding lessons.

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

Blake Turner

Blake Turner had a standout career at Wapahani before playing for Huntington College. He later went on to be an Assistant Coach at Monroe Central before taking his current Assistant Coach position at Wapahani. Turner also has travel baseball coaching experience. As an educator, he has the ability to connect well with athletes and explain complex concepts in an easily understood manner.

Turner is available for hitting and catching lessons.

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

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