Advanced Softball Instructor
As the 2014 Northern Indiana Conference Softball Coach of the Year, Earl Keith brings a wealth of teaching talent to the Performance Center. Keith has been the head coach of the St. Joseph High School Indians softball team since 2005. Prior to that, he led the St. Joe Indian’s baseball team, coached ICCL softball and baseball, men’s competitive travel fastpitch softball, as well as the Michiana Scrappers travel baseball team. He received a degree in business management from Ball State University.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Kyle Kolat graduated from Riley High School in South Bend where he was a two-sport athlete, playing baseball and football. He was recruited to play baseball by Lincoln Trail Junior College in Robinson, IL. After two years, Kyle accepted an offer to play at Milligan College in Johnson City, TN, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance, Exercise Science and Sports Management. Kyle conducted his sports management internship at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Kyle has taught at multiple baseball camps and served as a personal trainer. He has been helping amateur athletes excel in their chosen sport since 2008, but his true love and passion is baseball. What he enjoys most is working out and taking a player’s skills to the next level.
Pitching & Hitting Instructor
A graduate of Marian High School and Bethel College in Mishawaka, Walter Lehmann is an exceptional trainer, specializing in catching, pitching, and infielding. Currently, the assistant baseball coach at Marian High School, Lehmann is also an assistant coach for the South Bend Junior Silver Hawks. Every summer, he serves as a camp instructor for multiple University of Notre Dame and Bethel College summer camps.
Pitching & Hitting Instructor
Steve Roeder graduated from Penn High School where he was an Indiana North All Star and First Team All-State pitcher. In 1988 he was drafted out of high school as a pitcher for the Pittsburg Pirates and went on to pitch for the Atlanta Braves until 1992. Steve returned to Mishawaka to teach pitching mechanics to local high school players. Currently a Mishawaka Police Officer, he continues to coach youth baseball and offers pitching and hitting instruction to players of all ages.
Hitting & Outfield Instructor
Kyle is a graduate of the Univeristy of Notre Dame where he was a four year monogram winner in baseball, playing in 164 career games. While at Notre Dame, Kyle played in both the Big East and ACC, receiving academic honor roll recognition in both conferences. His career was also highlighted by playing in the Northwoods League and the New England Collegiate Baseball League where he was selected for the All-Star team. Over his career Kyle was known for his defensive excellence in the outfield as well as being a player with good tools. He finished his career with a .989 fielding percentage and 10 outfield assists, 7 of which came during his senior season. His belief is that it is not only important to be a complete baseball player, but also a complete person, therefore baseball and life success starts with the mental game.
Joey Lange graduated from Clay High School in South Bend and currently plays for Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. He has received many recognitions over the course of his baseball career including NIC’s Most Valuable Player. Joey has led many instructional camps for young players and he’s an experienced youth baseball coach. His training process begins with fundamentals and extends all the way through to the mechanical building blocks that create a dynamic athlete.
To speak with a trainer or for more information on custom training packages for individual or group lessons, call 574-404-3636.