Schedule a Lesson  

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Jeff Long

Owner/Lead Baseball Instructor

 

Jeff played high school ball in highly recruited Cobb County, Georgia where he earned All State honors his senior year. He then went on to play collegiate baseball at Gardner-Webb University where he broke several career pitching records including 1st in innings pitched, career starts, complete games and batters faced.

After his senior year he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 12th round of the 2004 MLB draft. He went on to play 6 years of pro ball compiling 33 wins and 450 innings pitched with a career professional ERA of 3.91 before retiring in 2010.

Jeff has been coaching/instructing in the Charlotte area for over 15 years and has seen over 35 of his players reach their dream of playing collegiate baseball.

Kevin Martir*

Hitting Instructor

 

Kevin is currently a Minor League hitting coach for the New York Yankees and spent the 2021 season with the Tampa Tarpons (Low-A affiliate). The Tarpons ranked 1st in runs scored (773), OPS. (.828), and broke the single season record in homeruns (1998: 125 HR, 2021: 153 HR). Prior to working with the Yankees, he was a student assistant at Maryland and was a Development coach in the Phillies Organization.

Before coaching Kevin was selected by Houston in the 18th round of the 2015 MLB Draft and played two seasons in the Astros organization, also spending time in the Brewers and Phillies organizations.

Kevin played collegiately at the University of Maryland and was named a third-team All-American in 2015 and was named one of 20 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation’s top catcher. He was also named to the All-Big Ten Third Team.

Kevin is available on weekends for hitting & catching lessons.

*45 minute lesson = $75

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Brent Jones

Pitching Instructor

 

Brent grew up in Belmont, NC where he was a 4 year Varsity player for South Point High School. He earned all conference honors his junior year and all state honors his senior year. He was also invited to play in the State Games his senior year before joining coach Ray Tanner at NC State in 1994. Brent pitched 4 years at NC State including a start his freshman year at Florida State and appearances against Georgia Tech, Clemson and North Carolina.

Coach Jones is available for private pitching instruction and will be a lead instructor in several pitching clinics.

 

For more information on upcoming clinics visit: www.pelicansfacility.com/pitching-clinic

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