At DNA Sports Center, we believe the foundation of every good athlete is speed and agility. Once an athlete
has attained those attributes, sports specific training is the next step toward truly excelling at their game.
Our Baseball Instruction Includes:
- Hitting Instruction
- Pitching Instruction
- Throwing Instruction
- Fielding Instruction
- Catching Instruction
- Base-Running Instruction
DNA's experienced baseball instructors work with athletes of all ages to improve upon their technique and
understanding of the game. Great focus is given to the player’s physical and mental conditioning, along with
proper body mechanics.
Specific Areas of Focus for Baseball Instruction Include:
- Proper Mechanics
- Strength and Conditioning
- Mental Conditioning
- Pre-game Preparation
With our youngest athletes, age 4 and up, we use fun, age appropriate instruction to introduce them to
the game of baseball. Once a general understanding of the game is learned, we work to help them improve
their hitting, throwing, and fielding skills.
Todd Montgomery - Baseball Instructor
Todd runs the baseball program at DNA Sports Center by implementing camps, leagues, and tournaments. He also gives
hitting and fielding lessons. Previously, Todd was the Marketing Director at Champions Baseball Academy. Todd has been
the Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy since 2005. His CHCA teams have won 8 MVC titles,
7 Sectional Titles, 4 District Titles, 1 Regional Title, and 1 DIII State Final Four appearance in 2005. Prior to coaching CHCA,
Todd was the Assistant Baseball Coach at Georgetown College KY from 2001-2004. He has also been involved coaching select
baseball in Cincinnati for more than 20 years and has coached more than 200 players who have gone on to play college baseball
or who have been drafted to play professionally.
Nate Perry - Baseball Instructor
Nate was a collegiate baseball player at many different ranks from Junior College to Division 1 as an outfielder, infielder
and closing pitcher. He started his collegiate career at Eastern Michigan University before transferring his freshman year to
Columbus State College and becoming an All American Outfielder two years in a row. After finishing 4th in the Junior
College World Series two years in a row, he transferred to Northern Kentucky University, where an arm injury cut his
career short. Nate truly believes in the Parisi System and understands what an off-season and in-season program can do
for an athlete -- he learned this himself the hard way. He has been coaching kids of all ages up to adults in outfield, infield
and hitting since 2005. As a coach, he has coached teams to seven winning seasons. Two of his teams have finished in the
Top 3 at a National World Series, and five have placed first in the Southwest Ohio League. More than 20 kids Nate has
coached have gone on to play college baseball.
Brian Hangbers - Pitching Instructor
Brian's baseball career began in at Edgewood High School in Trenton, where he was named-1st team in the Mid-Miami League.
He received a baseball scholarship to the University of Louisville, but transferred to Bowling Green State University when he
was redshirted in his first year. At BGSU, he was named freshman of the year. His team won the MAC Championships in 2008
and 2009. In 2010, Brian graduated BGSU with a degree in education and joined BGSU's coaching staff, and the team won the
MAC East that year. Along with giving private hitting and pitching instruction, Brian coached at Edgewood High School for two years.
Zach Ferrone - Baseball Instructor
Zach helped his Anderson High School baseball team reach the Final 4 statewide in 2004. He then went
on to play for Muskingum University. After his college career, Zach played in the minor leagues for Missoula
Ospreys and the Washington Wildthings. He coached baseball at Madeira High School for three years,
including in 2010, when the team was the state runner-up. Zach has helped more than 20 kids achieve
their goal of playing in college, and has coached two recent draft picks. Zach is the coach of the Midwest
Prospects 15u Navy team.
Shaun Harrison – Hitting and Infield Instructor
Shaun's baseball career began at Princeton High School in Cincinnati. He graduated in 2001 with All-City and All-State honors. Shaun played summer baseball in the prestigious Midland program and continued after high school at Odessa Community College in Odessa, TX. Shaun comes from a family of baseball talent. His younger brother Josh Harrison played college baseball at the University of Cincinnati and is currently a utility player for the Pittsburgh Pirates. His older brother, Vince Harrison, is a coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks minor league team. Shaun’s nephew John Shelby is the Milwaukee Brewers outfield coach, and his cousin Jacob Shelby was selected as an All SEC Freshman at second base this past season for the University of Kentucky. Shaun is available to do lessons with all ages in hitting and fielding.