For the past 6 years I have coached competitive fastpitch softball. I have spent the last 2 years as the head coach for Ann Arbor Gold 12U. We currently have a 17-4-1 record with 3 top finishes on the year and a top 10 USSSA State ranking. My coaching philosophy includes the acronym ROOTS. Respecting Rules, Opponents, Officials, Team and Self. I pride myself on delivering a path to success which includes messages on how to fail forward, effort and purpose. I coach my teams with the focus of what we do today can always be done better tomorrow. I am dedicated and have a tremendous passion for the game. I am a graduate of Michigan State University and live in the Jackson area. I am a father of two and when I am not coaching, I enjoy fishing with my family.