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Meet the Faster2First Coaches & Staff

Showcase Event Coaches & Evaluators

COACH

ROB CREWS

Founder, Complete Game

Rob served as a consultant with softball programs such as UCLA, Stanford, Florida, LSU, Central Florida and Maryland and has also been a player development consultant for the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners.

Rob will direct the F2F showcase programming, including player visual mechanics, hitting evaluation, and positional testing.

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OLYMPIAN & INSTRUCTOR

AMANDA FREED

Professional Fast pitch player, Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist, 3-time NCAA All American and National Champion while at UCLA are just some of of Amanda's softball accomplishments. She currently provides private instruction, runs group clinics around the country and is on the Pac 12 Network as a color analyst. When not on the field or in the booth, Amanda and her husband are raising their two children in Huntington Beach.  Amanda is also proud to be a Special Olympics Global Ambassador and volunteer.

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COACH

TERESA WILSON

College Coaching Legend
 
Coach Teresa Wilson, who amassed over 800 wins in her career and took Washington to the Women's College World Series six times with two appearances in the title game (1996, 1999).

Teresa will oversee the skill testing and player evaluation.

COACH & SPEAKER

SUZY WILLEMSSEN

Suzy is a nationally known clinician for numerous youth, high school, and college softball camps and events. While growing up in Waterloo, Iowa, Suzy a 4-sport athlete in high school and was an all-state player in softball, volleyball and basketball. She played softball at the University of Iowa, where she earned a B.S. in Physical Education. Suzy is the  head coach at Lee High School in Springfield, VA. In addition she leads seminars and workshops in character development through sports. High energy, passion and purpose are her trademarks.

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Brentt Eads, FloSoftball
General Manager, FloSoftball

BRENTT EADS

 
A sports media veteran of more than 25 years, Brentt now works with key softball governing bodies and event producers including USA Softball, Premier Girls Fastpitch, Triple Crown Sports and the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

Prior to joining FloSports in May, 2015, Eads was President & Founder of Full Count Softball, an online site that offered exclusive softball content such as the Hot 100 player lists and the FAB 50 team rankings, which continue today on FloSoftball.com. Based in Huntington Beach, California, he is the father of five and has worked previously at ESPN and Student Sports.

Faster2First Leadership

Founder & Architect, F2F

RICH McGUINNESS

First there was the McDonald's All-American Basketball Game, followed by the U.S. Army All-American Football Bowl, and the AFLAC National All-Star Baseball Game.

Rich is bringing this level of intensity to Girls Fastpitch Softball and dedicated to making Faster2First a national leader in player development.
Rich McGuinness, Architect of Faster2First
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National Recruiting Director, F2F

JOE VAN VALKENBURG

Joe has been a part of the Fastpitch world for over 4 decades as a player and coach. Playing the circuit for years in the Northeast, while coaching hundreds of youth players along the way ,he has developed a true passion for the game and its players. Starting as vehicle to give back to the community, he realized a love for instructing the finer points of the game to raise the talent level of each athlete. Faster2First is a dream come true, an exciting way to provide each player the opportunity of a level playing field in the evaluation of their talents.