At D-BAT Lakeside we are serious about who we hire to teach the players at D-BAT Lakeside. We look for instructors that not only understand the proper concepts, philosophy and principals necessary to propel players to the next level but are able to communicate to players of all ages allowing a full benefit from instruction. Lessons are taught with the ballplayer as the focus while involving the parents during the lesson.
Our instructors can instruct players at every level for improvement, however, our instructors can not be at the player's games, so they rely on the parents for proper feedback on how the player is doing in game situations.
2003-2007 Pitched professionally in the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals organizations as well as the New Haven Cutters (Can Am League) and the Edinburg Roadrunners (American Association League) Independent teams.
2002 Played 1B under Coach Dave Van Horn at the University of Nebraska. Nebraska was a College World Series participant in 2002.
2001 Played 1B under Coach Pat Murphy at Arizona State University and was a part of the #1 recruiting class in the country.
2000-2001 Played 1B/LHP under Coach Skip Johnson at Navarro College. Bonesio was a Junior College All-Star in 2001.
1996-1999 The Colony High School - Earned All-District as a Pitcher, 1B and DH in three different seasons.
Played for the Dallas Mustangs and Dallas Tigers during High School.
Ryan has coached youth baseball since he retired from professional baseball in 2007. He has coached teams from 9U to 18U and will coach 15U and 9U this summer, again with the D-BAT Mustang organization. He earned his degree in Kinesiology with a minor in English.
Ryan is also a scout for the Seattle Mariners.
Choo uses his extensive knowledge, experience and passion for teaching the swing to young kids.
Has over 300 Major League plate appearances and nearly 4000 Minor League plate appearances.
Made his Major League Debut in 2004 and would play 3 seasons for the Colorado Rockies.
Southern League (AA) All-Star in 2002.
A two-time top 100 prospect in baseball.
Colorado Rockies top prospect in organization in 2000.
1st Round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 1998 MLB Draft.
A two sport star at Dallas Christian High School in both football and baseball.
Choo Freeman is the founder of the North Texas Dash baseball organization.
Taylor's goal for instruction is to help athletes reach their highest potential level of play using time-proven mechanics that increase bat speed, hand quickness and power.
Taylor studied General Business & Sports Marketing at Stephen F. Austin State University before returning home to Garland, TX
2009-2010: Played for the TPX Top 96 Texas team
Catcher, OF, 2B
2009-2010: 2 year letterman at Sachse High School
Trained by former MLB player Mike Epstein, Taylor is a certified instructor, focusing on the rotational-style of hitting.
2010-2011: Assistant Coach for the Buzz Baseball organization
2012-Present: 13u Head Coach in the D-BAT Mustangs organization
2000-2002: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Starting Pitcher, 1B/3B
2002-2004: New Mexico State University
Starting Pitcher/Relief Pitcher
Rory has 6 years of college coaching experience at the Junior College and NCAA DI level. During that time, he gained extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the game. Since making the move from college coaching in 2010, he has acted as the pitching coach for the 18 year old DBAT Mustangs teams that appeared in the 2010-2011 National Tournament held in Farmington, NM and has been giving private lessons.
Chuckie Caufield from Ada, Oklahoma attended Seminole State College for 2 years. He finished his collegiate career at the University of Oklahoma. He was Drafted twice, once by the San Diego Padres 2003 and Later by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2006. Spent 6 years as a Outfielder in Minor League system making it as high as AAA.
Outfielder, Fort Worth Cats, Fort Worth, Texas
Played all outfield positions. Batted .335, 104 hits, 19 doubles, 4 triples, 4 HR, 16 stolen bases in 84 games Finished with a 18 game hitting streak
Outfielder Milwaukee Brewers 2006-2011 6 Seasons
Southern League Player of the Week 2010
South Atlantic League Player of the Week 2007
South Atlantic League All-Star 2007
Outfielder University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Semi Finalist Brooks Wallace College Player of the Year award 2006 TexasPan American Baseball Classic All-Tournament (2006) Second Team All-Big 12 2006
Norman All-Region 2006
Midwest All-Region 2006
Oxford Regional All- Tournament (2005)
Outfielder Seminole State College, Seminole, Oklahoma
Bi-State All-Tournament Team 2004 as a sophomore
1st Team Bi-State Conference 2003 as a freshmen hitting .430 with the conferences highest batting average.