Before accepting his position with the Gunslingers, McKnight was a 19 year NCAA assistant /Head Coach/Associate Director of Athletics at Frostburg State University and Dowling College. At FSU, McKnight led the Bobcats to 8 straight post season appearances, winning the first NCAA regional game in history of the university and posting regional rankings from 2003 thru 2007. He set a new record in 2007 by having his team advance to the NCAA championships for a second time. The Bobcats finished the season with a 31-15 record, led the AMCC again in many offensive categories including hitting, homeruns, slugging percentage, fielding and runs scored. The Bobcats were 4th in the nation in homeruns with 45 and 4th in the country in fielding percentage (.967). His teams broke many offensive records during his tenure as Head Coach and still stand today. The Bobcats also posted a 98-28 AMCC conference record and won the conference four times.
McKnight has also authored numerous articles that have appeared in “Scholastic Coach” “Coach and Athletic Director” and the American Baseball Coaches Association “Coaching Digest”. Over 100 of his players received all conference awards, including the prestigious Rawlings Gold Glove. 15 of his former players have signed pro contracts. In addition to his coaching, Chris has an innovative vision training program that helps hitters understand how to track the baseball. For more information and tips go to baseballvisionprogram.com
Email Chris or Call: (240) 580-4012
Justin was a middle infielder and pitcher at Thomas Dale High School where he set and still currently holds the home run record. He exceled as a pitcher with his fast ball clocking in the low 90s which helped him earn a scholarship to play at VCU. After college, Justin began his coaching career as the Director of the Petersburg Generals Baseball Academy, and continued as a Co-Owner of RBA West from 2009-2015. With his last coaching position, Justin’s teams showed immediate success. In 2011, Justin’s 11u Elite team was ranked 1st in the Nation. In the fall of 2014, his 11u Elite team again gained national recognition from USSSA by being ranked 5th in the Nation. Email Justin or Call: (804) 914-0081
Connar Bastaich, former first baseman for Longwood University, began his baseball career at Midlothian High School where he was a three-time letter winner and received All-Dominion District honors both his junior and senior year. Bastaich began his collegiate baseball career at Potomac State College of West Virginia University where he hit .316 his freshman year and .360 his sophomore year. Bastaich then transferred to Longwood University at the start of his junior year in which he led the team in hits, multi-hit games, and the longest hitting streak at 12 games. In his senior year, Bastaich posted a .335 average for the Lancers and received Second-Team All Big South honors while finishing third in Longwood history for single season hits (78). Bastaich is available for private and group instruction. Email or call Connar: 804.912.0488.
Coach Godfrey’s grandfather Jim Gillispie, was one of the founders of TLL, where he played little league baseball. Stephen was a 4 year varsity starter at Freeman High School where he won 1st team All District, 2nd team All Region, 2nd team All Metro, and was District Champion. In 2010 he was a Rawlings Honorable Mention All-American and WWBA National Champion with the Canes. Stephen was ranked in the Top 500 in the country through high school and went on to Louisburg College (2012-2014), where he was 5-0 as a starter. Stephen was also a member of the Appalachian State Baseball Team from 2014-2015.
Coach Godfrey is available for private and group instruction.
Email Stephen or Call: (804) 360-3395
Dylan Gonzales, 2012 graduate of J.R. Tucker High School is a pitching instructor who also coaches at the 13U division. Gonzales went into Tucker’s history books as the first pitcher to throw a perfect game in school history. After being 1 of 108 High School players personally invited to try out for the 18U USA 18U National Baseball team in 2011, he continued his career at Hampden-Sydney College as a relief pitcher. Coach Gonzales finished with a total of 88 innings pitched, 4 wins, 7 saves, and a career ERA of 2.86; Sr. season 5th best single season ERA in school history & 2nd best ERA in Old Dominion Athletic Conference. To finish a decorated college career, Coach Gonzales was voted an All-Conference relief pitcher by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference & voted an All-State relief pitcher by VaSID. Coach Gonzales will be working with all pitchers throughout the Titans and Orioles organizations as well as running pitching classes and private pitching lessons. Email Dylan or Call: (804) 916-0010.
Paul is currently a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics AAA affiliate, the Nashville Sounds. He is very knowledgeable with multiple years of NCAA competition in the rigorous Big XII conference, as well as professional competition since 2009. Paul was a 4 year closer at University of Kansas, earned All-Big XII accolades both athletic and academic, has 5+ years experience as a pitcher in Oakland A’s MiLB, was named to the 2014 Pacific Coast League AAA All-Star team (OAK/SAC), and played in Venezuela as an International competitor with Bravos de Margarita (VZ) during the Winter Baseball Leagues in 2013. Email Paul or Call Paul at (805)712-8900
Peyton Fulton attended Central High School in Lunenburg, Virginia. He is a former two-time all district utility baseball player and a three-time All State selection in both football and track. Peyton played both pitcher and first base at Averett University and played professionally in Germany as both a pitcher and a catcher for the Weisbaden Express. Since his playing days, Peyton has been the Assistant Head Coach at both George Washington High School and Blessed Sacrament High School. He was the Assistant Director of Baseball at the Virginia Sports Complex, Assistant Coach at Rockingham Community College, Vice President of the Virginia Marlins Summer Collegiate Program, Co-Head Coach of the Virginia Marlins summer college team, and Head Coach of the Virginia Cardinals summer college team. Peyton has worked as a scout for both the National Scouting Report and Perfect Game. Email Peyton or Call: (804) 503.9293
Coach Caraher has over 30 years of experience as a player, instructor and coach. She grew up playing softball in Texas and Northern Virginia as a pitcher and utility player. In high school, Theresa received MVP while playing varsity all four years, as well as All-District and All-Metro commendations. She continued her career while playing outfield for Longwood University under the coaching leadership of Kathy Riley. Theresa sustained an injury during her sophomore year and continued with the softball program as a student assistant coach. She coached JV softball for Highland Springs High School and 12u and 14u travel softball for RBA West. Most recently, Theresa has coached 10u and 14u travel softball for the Lady Titans at TSI, runs camps and clinics, and gives private pitching, defensive and hitting lessons.
Theresa is available for individual lessons. Email or Call: (804) 972-1524
Left Radford owning four career records: doubles (53), runs (178), total bases (436) and hit by pitches (36)… Ranks in the top five in eight other categories, including second in batting average (.368), hits (246), slugging (.653) and on base percentage (.429), homeruns (41)… Ranked in the Big South’s top-10 in home runs, hits, doubles and runs scored… Three-time Big South First Team…First Radford female student-athlete to be drafted by a professional organization (Chicago Bandits, NPF)… Three- time all-state selection (two first team)… 2010 First-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region… 2010 Big South and VaSID State Player of the Year… 2009-10 Big South Female Student-Athlete of the Year… 2009 and 2010 Big South Tournament MVP. Will be available at TSI for hitting instruction. Email Kristen or Call: (434) 566-3268
Four year starter as a catcher for East Tennessee State University (2006-2010) and three year captain. Hit consistently in the third or fourth spot for three years and maintained on average a 0.990 fld% throughout the four years. During collegiate career provided private hitting and catching lessons and was involved in all camps affiliated with the university. In high school Trisha was a four year letter winner in softball and named All-Conference and All-District from 2003-2006. Selected All-state in 2006 and 2006 All-Northeast Player of the year runner-up. Email Trisha or Call: (804)517-1638
Katy comes to TSI with five years of Division I softball coaching experience. She was the assistant coach at Radford University for the past three years. With on field instruction being Lampman’s main focus, the Highlander bats and defensive play flourished during her time at RU. The Highlanders won three consecutive Big South Championships (2009, 2010, 2011) and made two consecutive NCAA Regional appearances (2009, 2010) while Lampman coached there. She was also part of a staff that was named Mid-Atlantic Region Coaching Staff of the Year 2009. The Highlanders broke defensive records for double plays (24) and fielding percentage (.966) and offensive records for batting average (.318), homeruns (74), and slugging (.541) during Lampman’s coaching tenure. A 2003 graduate of Winthrop University and a three year starting catcher, she spent two seasons as a volunteer coach at her alma mater. While with the Eagle’s, she worked closely with the pitchers, catchers, and hitters. Along with coaching, Lampman has provided private lessons that keyed on hitting, pitching, and catching while working several camps at Radford, Winthrop, University of Georgia, Virginia Profiles, Virginia Wesleyan, and Canada over the past decade. In 2007, she founded the Superior Softball School in Concord, NC which offered individual instruction and clinics in all areas of softball. Email Katy or Call: (540) 230-8666
Sherlanda Buskey, former soccer player for Virginia Wesleyan College, began her career at Jamestown Highschool. After Highschool, Sherlanda signed with Goucher College, where she played both soccer and basketball during her first two years of schooling! After receiving rookie of the year in 2011 for the Landmark Conference, she transferred to Virginia Wesleyan College, where she finished her soccer career and obtained her Bachelor of arts degree in Recreation and leisure administration in may of 2015. May of 2016, Sherlanda went on to obtain her master’s in education degree through sport leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University. During this time, she also dedicated a year of her life to be an AmeriCorp Member, working with at-risk youth within inner-city Richmond Schools through sport leadership programs, while partnering with the local YMCAs. Sherlanda is in her first year with TSI and will serve as the Youth Program’s Coordinator!