At D-BAT DFW, lessons are taught with the ballplayer as the focus while involving the parents during the lesson. We have great instructors who can instruct players at every level for improvement. However, our instructors can not be at the ballplayer's games, so they rely on the parents for feedback on how the player is doing in game situations.
Zack is a 1998 graduate of Dimmitt High School where he was a 4 time All-District Selection and an All-State Selection as an outfielder. He played one year at Oklahoma State University, two years at Howard JC, and two years at the University of Texas Arlington where he received a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology. Zack was drafted in the year 2000 by the Anaheim Angels. He has been mentored by coaches Tom Holiday - former OSU head coach and University of Texas pitching coach, Robbie Wine - Head coach at Penn State, John Farrell - Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, and Mike Bard - Former Colorado Rockies minor league hitting coach.
Zack has been giving lessons for 8 years and has been coaching high school select baseball for 6 of those years. During that time he has had the opportunity to work with current Texas Ranger Hitting Coach Scott Coolbaugh and current Seattle Mariners Mariners Hitting and First Base Coach Mike Brumley for further advanced prospects.
Catching & Hitting Instructor
A graduate of Mansfield High School, he was drafted by the Texas Rangers, but chose to attend the University of Alabama. There he was a standout in the Southeastern Conference and played in the College World Series in 1999. His junior year at Alabama he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 10th round. His professional career has spanned over 11 years playing with the Texas Rangers, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Los Angeles Dodgers reaching as high as class AAA. Gulledge played for the Ft. Worth Cats in 2011 where he hit .339 with 14 homeruns and 75 rbi’s. This year he was the catcher for the American Association all-star team.
Gulledge has given hitting and catching lessons over the 11 years he has played professionally. He has worked with kids of all ages and levels of ability. With over 2000 professional at-bats, Kelley Gulledge has a good understanding of the game of baseball with emphasis on hitting and catching.
Pitching / Hitting / Fielding / Slapping
Kirsten, graduated from Keller High School in 2006, that year she was named the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year. She was also a two time All-American at LSU.
Here are a few of her many collegiate accomplishments :
Softball - Hitting / Fielding
After Lindsay led her high school team to the playoffs for four straight years she took her talents to the University of South Carolina. There she was a 4-year starter on the infield for the Gamecock's.
Lindsay garnered multiple SEC Conference awards in her career. She consistently led her team in several offensive categories and was also a SEC Academic All-Conference honoree.
Hitting / Fielding
Jon graduated from Keller Fossil Ridge HS in '03 and was taken in the MLB June draft by the New York Yankees. Jon opted for Navarro College and was named a freshman All-American in '04. Jon was again drafted by the New York Yankees in the summer of '04. Jon stayed in college to pursue a degree and played baseball for the University of South Carolina Gamecock's from '05 to '06.
Rick has played professional baseball for 14+ years with more than 4 years of big league service time as both a starting pitcher and as a reliever.
Rick played with the Baltimore Orioles from (1997-2005), Texas Rangers (2006-2007), Philadelphia Phillies (2007), Los Angeles Dodgers (2007), Cleveland Indians (2008), Toronto Blue Jays (2008-2009),
LG Twins in Seoul, Korea (2009), & the Colorado Rockies (2010).