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Private Instruction - Instructors - Union County

Mark Mennitt (Hitting, Fielding, Catching)
Title: Director of Operations - Union County
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Independence High School
Mars Hill College
BA in History/Social Studies Education

• Played in High School at Independence High, State Champion 1984
• Head Baseball Coach for 24 years (Independence, Parkwood, Marvin Ridge)
• Won 12 conference titles as a head coach, 11 Coach of the Year Awards
• Appeared in 4 Regional Championships & won back-to-back State Championships in 2015 & 2016 at Marvin Ridge HS

Josh Turner (Pitching - Baseball)
Title: Instructor
Hometown: Ogden, IA
Ogden High School
Northwestern College (IA)
Palm Beach Atlantic University

• Four-year starter at Ogden High School
• 2011 INA 2nd Team All State Utility
• 2011 IHSBCA 1st Team All State Utility
• 2012 INA 2nd Team All State Pitcher
• 2012 IHSBCA 1st Team All State Pitcher
• Led Ogden High School to State in 2012
• Named an Iowa All Star 2012
• Became a Closer for two years at Northwestern College (2013-2014)
• February 22, 2014 Pitched a Perfect Game - Only 2nd to do so in NWC History
• 2014 GPAC 2nd Team Pitcher 
• Transferred to Palm Beach Atlantic (2015-2017)
• 2015 NCCAA South Region Pitcher of The Year
• School Record of 106 Strikeouts in 93 Innings.
• Sailfish Leader in several career stat categories.
• Instructor/Coach at The Performance Academy (TPA Apex, NC) 
• Professional Pitcher Rockland Boulders, CANAM League (2019)
• Professional Pitcher New Jersey Jackals, CANAM League (2019)
• Assistant Coach at Butler High School (2020-Present)

Abby Lathan (SOFTBALL - Hitting, Defense, Catching)
Title: Instructor 
Hometown: Monroe, NC
Queens University of Charlotte

• Played college softball for Queens University of Charlotte
• 3rd All-Time in RBI's & HR's at Queens University
• 4th All-Time in Runs Scored at Queens University
• Played for Carolina Curve as a youth in Monroe, NC
• Coached 3 seasons for Carolina Elite 18u
• Assistant Coach at Charlotte Country Day 


John Jimenez (Hitting & Defense)
Title: Head Coach & Instructor
Hometown: Milford, Pennsylvania
Delaware Valley High School
East Stroudsburg University BS in Business Management

• Four Year Starter at Delaware Valley High School Signed with and played 2B & SS with NHCC (1997-1999)
• Signed with and played 2B for East Stroudsburg University (1999-2000)
• Led NHCC to a Junior College state title in 1998
• Currently, teaches at Poplin Elementary in Union County
• Currently, serves as a Certified Translator for UCPS
• Nephew of former MLB All-star/World Champion, Pedro Guerrero
• Coach at Sun Valley High School since 2014-2018 and Marvin Ridge in 2018-2019
• On Deck Coach & Instructor since 2015

Mike Ladka (Pitching-Baseball)
Title: Instructor 
Hometown: Monroe, NY
Monroe-Woodbury High School
Elmira College
BA in History/Social Studies Education

• Sullivan County Community College in Coch Sheldrake, NY
• Elmira College
• Team Captain of Elmira College Baseball Team (2016)
• Holds single game RBI record at Elmira College
• Holds single season appearance record Elmira College
• 2x Hudson Valley Collegiate Baseball League All-Star
• Pitching Coach at Marvin Ridge High School
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