COACH LUKE TOWN
Owner/ Player Development. Coach Town is the heart and soul of AFA. A former collegiate pitcher with 28 years experience coaching 5 year old athletes all the way to high school, college and professional athletes. His ability to teach fundamentals and advanced details of the game in a transformation format is unique and unprecedented. As a Transformational coach, he is very passionate about breaking the mold of traditional coaching styles in order for athletes to excel with confidence and self-disciplined. Coach Town has been studying biomechanics of baseball, specifically in throwing since 2000. As a throwing coach, there are few more knowledgeable in injury prevention, pre-hab/re-hab, creating velocity.
COACH PHIL THOMPSON
Hitting/ Outfield Instructor. Coach Thompson has years of experience playing Independent League baseball with teams all over the country. He also had a successful college career at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo California. He has extensive coaching experience with the collegiate team The San Diego Wave and 5 years Coaching at The University of Kansas. He also has years of experience coaching youth and high school age athletes. Coach Thompson brings a very high energy, caring and extremely knowledgeable and detailed aspect to hitting and fielding to the program. Players in the program love him and have shown dramatic improvement at the plate and in outfield play.
COACH DAVE BOLES
Pitching/ Hitting Instructor. Coach Doles is the workhorse behind AFA. He helps run all of our fastpitch teams and brings 24 years of experience coaching athletes of all ages while helping them achieve their college goals. Coach Boles played collegiate baseball for 4 years and has some pro independent baseball experience as well. Coach Boles has a knack for getting the most out of any athlete and is true an asset to the AFA program.
COACH Chris Cooper
Catching Instructor. A former professional and college catcher, Coach Cooper has spent years researching and improving techniques to train better catchers. He has a rich history of success with players from not only this program, but other athletes around the area. Coach Cooper is a constant student of the game and he has a gift for improving catchers pop time, receiving, blocking and teaching our catchers how to call a game.
COACH CHAD HOFFMAN
Catching Instructor. Coach Hoffman is currently a school counselor with the Olathe School district. A former college athlete himself, Coach Hoffman takes a lot of pride in working with the catching staff. Coach Hoffman has a quiet confidence demeanor and is able to push athletes out of their comfort zone and perfect their skills. His ability to teach leadership skills on and off the field and prepare student athletes for college makes him a high asset to the AFA family and program.