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.
Frank Russo - Director of Baseball Operations
Frank has been helping young athletes achieve the next level in their baseball careers for the past 8 years and has directed a variety of baseball teams, camps, showcases and tournaments.
His baseball career began at Ross High School in Hamilton, Ohio, where he was team captain of the district champion team his senior year. He also played for the Midland Summer Team for two years. He continued at Marietta College, where he played on National Runner-Up Team in 2002. Post-graduation, he has coached the St. Ignatius High School Baseball Team and served as the Assistant Director of Operations for the Midwest Pelicans baseball organization, both in Cleveland, Ohio.
Coach Russo emphasizes passion for the game, a strong work ethic, and doing all the little things the right way.
Rocky Curnayn - Baseball and Softball Hitting and Catching Instructor
Rocky started his baseball career at Cincinnati's Moeller High School, where he was named an All-City Player, All GCL, and
Moeller Defensive Player of the Year. He also played at Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee, which was #1 ranked
nationally, and was named All-Conference and All-Region. He played for the Florence Freedom in 2003, and began his career
of catching and hitting instruction that same year. Notably, he was the hitting coach for Moeller High School in 2004 (when the
team won state) and 2006. Rocky is experienced in helping kids get recruited for college baseball and always encourages them
to play to win.
Rocky has worked with many catching players who have gone on to play at D1 College, including:
- University of Dayton
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Akron
- The Ohio State University
- Ohio University
- Xavier University
- Youngstown State University
- Morehead State University
- Texas Tech University
- University of Toledo
- University of Evansville
- Furman University
Andy Hurley - Baseball Instructor
Andy's baseball career began in high school, where he played positions of pitcher and third base for his school team, as well as for the elite Midland Indians / Redskins team. He received a partial scholarship to West Virginia University for baseball, but was released before season due to injury. He went on to become a 4-year varsity pitcher at Muskingum University, where he was named OAC player of the week twice.
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.
Jacob Janutolo - Pitching Instructor
Philip is a 2009 graduate of Milford High School, where he played both varsity football and baseball. After high school, he continued his baseball career for four years at Union College, and received the Most Improved Award due to his drive and hard work. He received a bachelor's degree in athletic training from Union College in 2013, and is excited to educate youth baseball players in the skills of pitching and fielding at DNA Sports Center.
Trace Voshell - Baseball Instructor
Trace's baseball career started at Clermont Northeastern High School in Batavia, where he started all four years as a catcher on the Varsity squad and earned the titles of: 1st Team All-Conference four times, 1st Team All-City three times, 2nd Team All-State and 1st Team All-State. Trace went on to earn a baseball scholarship to Ohio University in Athens, where he played for four years and was named captain his senior year. Trace was the starting catcher for the Chillicothe Paints summer collegiate team in 2010 when they won the Prospect League title. That summer they were ranked the 2nd best collegiate team in the country. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Administration, Trace went on to play in the Frontier Profession Baseball League with the River City Rascals and Normal Cornbelters. Trace has more than 10 years of experience giving baseball instruction in both private and camp settings.
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.