HZ Professional Private Instructors
Our Private Instruction is the best way for players of all ages to take their game to the next level! We our dedicated to helping every player better their skills at any skill set. We offer instruction on every aspect of the game! We also offer our very own mental locker curriculum in our 24 seat classroom. We strive to teach every player how to be mentally tough, have high character, great integrity and unparalleled work ethic! We offer 1:1 and semi-private lessons for players of all ages. Hit Trax – Pro-Batter cage time for timing and our video analysis at every lesson is what separates us from the rest. Come experience our private instruction. We’re confident that you’ll be hooked on our facility, our programs and instructors!
Jeff Williamson / DIRECTOR / Baseball and Softball
Coach Willy grew up in Cottage Grove Minnesota and moved to Spokane Washington in 1987 where he attended Mead Senior High School. Jeff was the 1990 Greater Spokane League MVP finishing his High School career ranked 2nd ALL-TIME in the GSL for home runs. He went on to earn a scholarship to play baseball in college at Spokane Falls Community College and Washington State University (1990 – 1994). Willy hit .321 combined in his college career. Coach Willy also won a National Hockey Championship in 1988 and finished 2nd at State for Mead High School in baseball that same year. Coach has led many NW Select Baseball programs over the years and helped his players in the recruiting process (Club Spokane Outlaws, NW Desert Dogs, Oregon Diamond Jacks). Coach Willy led 4 HS (Mead, Mt. Spokane, Gonzaga Prep and University) programs in 10 years as a hitting Coach. He helped lead the Gonzaga Prep Bull-Pups and UHIGH Titans to back to back to back state tournaments (2013-2015). Jeff is a Special Education Teacher at Shadle Park High School. Jeff is available for private instruction, team training and camps/clinics year round providing Spokane with a professional level program for all ages!
Larry Randall / PITCHING INSTRUCTOR / PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR / Baseball and Softball
Larry grew up in Long Beach California where he played college baseball at Long Beach City College. Larry was a pitching coach at the Division 1 Level at Long Beach State University from 1973 – 1979. He then went on to coach at Long Beach Wilson and Los Alamitos concluding his coaching at St. John Bosco in 2015. Larry had one of his pitchers that year throw a perfect game! Larry was also a Division 1 Umpire for 36 years and evaluates umpires still to this day. Larry will be our pitching instructor here at The Hitting Zone and also is available for Hitting Instruction. Larry is available for private instruction, Team Training and camps/clinics year round providing Spokane with a professional level program for all ages!
Michele Strauss / FASTPITCH INSTRUCTOR / PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR / Softball
Michele grew up right here in Spokane Washington. She attended Ferris High School where she was a 4 year Varity Letter Winner and starter in both fast and slow pitch. In 2011, Michele was a part of the first ever Ferris team to win a District Championship! In 2012, Michele broke the Greater Spokane League strikeout record as a Sophomore at Ferris. She struck out 168 hitters that year. In 2014, Michele earned 1st Team ALL-GSL and finished her Senior season with 203 strikeouts! Michele was the Greater Spokane League MVP in 2014! After Graduating, Michele made the Jr. USA Team and represented our Country in Italy where she played against other international teams. She then earned a scholarship to pitch at Spokane Falls Community College. In 2015, she was a part of the NWACC Championship Team. In 2016, Michele was awarded 1st Team ALL-NWACC Pitcher also being named pitcher of the week two consecutive weeks. She has coached at Ferris and North Central High School. She has a passion for the game and wants to share this with players here in Eastern Washington! Michele is available for private instruction, Team Training and camps/clinics year round providing Spokane with a professional level program for all ages!
Bryce Williamson / PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR / Baseball and Softball
Coach Bryce grew up in Spokane Washington where he was a 3 sport standout. Bryce attended University High School where he was an ALL- GSL and ALL-STATE outfielder for the Titans in 2014. In 2015, Coach Bryce was the Greater Spokane League MVP in football (first in school history) and ALL-GSL honorable mention his Senior year in baseball. Coach Bryce played football for the University of Idaho as a Freshman in College and red shirted that year. Bryce is currently playing baseball at Spokane Falls Community College and has begun his Teaching credentials. Coach has worked alongside his Father since he was 13 years old working with thousands of NW ball players of all ages. Bryce was hired at another facility as a private instructor in 2017 where he quickly began growing his clients. Bryce is available for private instruction, team training and camps/clinics year round providing Spokane with a professional level program for all ages!
Ryan Gross / PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR / Baseball and Softball
Ryan grew up here in Spokane and is in his final season as a standout catcher for Gonzaga Prep High School. Ryan earned 2nd Team ALL GSL honors as a Sophomore and First Team ALL GSL honors his Junior season. Ryan is committed to play Division 1 Baseball at Sacramento State University in the fall of 2017 on scholarship. Ryan has learned from the best catching coach in the business and has worked hard to become the best in Spokane! Ryan has helped run many camps and clinics with Coach Willy the past 5 years and was a fan favorite among the campers. Ryan is available for private instruction, team training and camps / clinics year round providing Spokane with a professional level program for all ages!