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Toby Hall

Former MLB player drafted in 1997 by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and called up to the Majors after being named MVP of the Futures Game along with AAA MVP for the 1999 season.


During his 14-year MLB career Toby had the opportunity to play for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago White Sox. His son, Tayden Hall, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2022 MLB Draft.


Coach Hall also leads The Miracle By The Bay initiative which is a baseball organization that supports children and adults with disabilities. He enjoys giving all his knowledge and experience to help kids develop the necessary skills to be successful in the sport of baseball. Toby gives lessons in many facets of the game including hitting, pitching, catching, and fielding.


Luke Shilling

A former 5 year pro in the Chicago White Sox organization Shilling was drafted in the 15th round of the 2018 MLB draft after playing both first base and pitching collegiately at the University of Illinois.


Coach Shilling has a unique past having played little league baseball in Seoul, South Korea for two years. In 2015, he won the Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year and committed to the University of Cincinnati as a catcher before converting to a pitcher. 


Luke can give lessons in hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running due to his vast experience as both a position player and pitcher.  He is passionate about using his experience and knowledge to help goal-oriented, hard-working baseball players achieve success on and off the field.

Jake Mielock

Jake Mielock, a Tampa Bay native with a remarkable journey in the world of baseball. Mielock graduated from Countryside High School, attended the University of Tampa, and eventually ended up pitching at Colorado Mesa University. 

In 2017, Jake's dedication to the game landed him a spot in the prestigious Northwoods League, where he earned recognition as a top 20 NWL prospect by Perfect Game. This would lead to him being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018.

Following his playing career, Jake's passion for advancement and innovation led him to a role with the San Francisco Giants' player development department in 2022. Here, he collaborated closely with players, coaches, and analysts to integrate cutting-edge technology and performance metrics into personalized training programs.

Beyond the field, Jake is deeply committed to nurturing the next generation of athletes both as players and individuals. His dedication to their holistic development sets him apart and makes him a driving force in shaping future talent.

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Andy "Fly" Fleischaker

Andy Fleischaker is a hitting and catching instructor here at the Courthouse Performance Center. Coach Fleischaker has an extensive background and all-around level of knowledge when it comes to baseball.


From professional baseball in Europe to both college and high school level in the US, Coach Fleischaker has had the opportunity to coach on national level teams for multiple countries. He carries this unique background and level of expertise over into coaching individuals at our facility.

Specializing in hitting mechanics, batter discipline, and all other aspects of hitting, Coach Fleischaker is one of our most experienced hitting coaches on our staff. 

Sergio Lopez

Coach Sergio graduated from South Dayton High School in 2015, winning the state championship in 2014. Following high school, Sergio played a couple years at HCC and St. Thomas University where he was awarded 2nd and 1st Team All-American recognition. Lastly, he played for the Southern Illinois Miners in the Frontier League.

Since his playing career, Lopez has taken on coaching with our organization and is enter his fifth year coaching at the Courthouse Performance Center. Coach Sergio has also served as the Director of 12U at the Courthouse for the past few years, working with a lot of our younger athletes 1-on-1. He specializes in hitting fundamentals and mechanics as well as hitter mentality for those interested.


Jakob Sessa

Jakob Sessa graduated from East Lake High School in 2017 and went on to play college ball at St. Petersburg College and Valdosta State University. During his NCAA career, Sessa had a career batting average of .356 and broke the NCAA Record for Most At-Bats In a Season with 0 Strikeouts (136 at-bats).

Coach Sessa specializes in hitting fundamentals and batter mindset. His experience and performance on the collegiate level transitions into the necessary coaching to help you become a more consistent performer at the plate.

Brandon Crosby

Brandon Crosby just moved to the Tampa Bay area from Mechanicsville, Virginia. Throughout his playing career, he earned first-team All-American recognition in JUCO before heading Norfolk State University to play D1. Since College, Crosby has played in the Pioneer Baseball League for the Rocky Mountain Vibes.

While still being active in his playing career, Coach Crosby strives to help younger athletes reach their full potential. Specializing in hitting and defensive instruction, Brandon is excited to help the next generation of baseball players.


Connor Churchill

Connor Churchill is a former SEC and AAC Champion pitcher at the University of Florida and University of South Florida. He has made College World Series appearances in both 2018 and 2021.

Since college ball, Coach Churchill has coached at our Courthouse Performance Center facility with expert knowledge in pitching mechanics, player mindset, and pitch execution.


Along with these training specialties, Coach Churchill is also well-versed in mobility and arm care.

Brian "BC" Connell

Coach BC graduated from Dunedin High School in 1996, having played varsity ball for all four years and during his time being recognized as an All-State player multiple times along with FHSAA Pitcher of the Year.

Drafted straight out of high school in the eighth round by the Chicago Cubs, Connell spent five years on the pro circuit playing for both the Cubs as well as the Milwaukee Brewers.

Following his professional career, Coach BC has gained 10+ years of coaching experience across all ages and skill levels. Specializing in pitch development and pitching mechanics, Brian is one of our most experienced pitching coaches we have on staff.


Deven Shulstad

Deven Shulstad, a Tampa native and Tampa Catholic High School graduate of 2017, played baseball for Florida A&M and Webster University. Currently a student in Physical Therapy Assistance, Deven has a background in athletic development research during his undergrad years. He even led a research study on healthy velocity training for young pitchers.

With experience as the Player Development Coordinator and High School Pitching/Arm Care coordinator for a St. Louis travel ball organization, Deven now coaches at The Courthouse Performance Center. His expertise lies in biomechanics, pitch development, pitching mechanics, and overall player development for all ages.

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