I began working with central Texas athletes back in 1997…Since then I have been fortunate enough to train more than 500 athletes in the art of hitting, defense and other aspects of the game. Former students include Division 1 standouts, All-Americans, Team USA and NPF (professional fastpitch) players. I transitioned into coaching full time in 2008 after starting the current Texas Blaze program in 2003. I have a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin
FOR THE TEXAS BLAZE PROGRAM I serve as Director/President of Softball Operations & Recruiting as well as manager for BLAZE 18 UNITED.
I mostly train athletes out of Austin Fastpitch Academy in Round Rock but am available to train other places as well.
JBS & MULTI-MEDIA PRODUCTION: In addition to coaching I really enjoy multi-media production which includes creating Recruit Videos for athletes, graphics work including uniform design and web design and finally music production in various genres.
FAMILY: I am blessed to be married to Tatyana Slimp for more than 20 years --- we have three amazing kids together; Brittani, Rylee, and Jaxon
HITTING, SLAPPING & DEFENSIVE
President/Director of Softball / Texas Blaze
B.S. Kinesiology, University of Texas at Austin
Rightview Pro Certified Instructor
ASA Level 4 ACE Coach Certification
Committee Member - NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association)
20 years of softball coaching experience
Married to Tatyana Slimp
3 Children: Brittani, Rylee, and Jaxon
TAYLOR THOM @ AGE 21
(former All-American, Team USA, NPF
REG CARLSON @ AGE 12 (14 United)