Trent Reynolds is a professional baseball instructor and life coach in Central Texas whose business is devoted to developing youth, high school and college players into upstanding young men through the game of baseball. Trent is certified both in the Mike Epstein Rotational Hitting methodology, and the Art and Science of Coaching from Erickson International, making him uniquely equipped to develop players from a mechanical and mental perspective. Players from all over central Texas have graduated from the Commit to Hit™ Process and are reaping the benefits of a professional, powerful swing/ Even more still carry their memories of TRPD into the next phase of their life, reaping the benefits of the lessons and habits learned.
Trent was a Texas All-State catcher at Austin’s Anderson High School. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Huston Tillotson University with a BS Degree in Kinesiology where he was the starting catcher for the Rams for four seasons, making the All-Conference team twice. As the founder of Trent Reynolds Player Development, Trent is committed to developing young boys into young men of high character, with exceptional skills, and a love for the game of baseball.
Trent along with his wife, Katy, and sons, Max and Jake, live in Austin, Texas and take joy in being youth leaders at their church, and in seeing their current and former students reach their baseball and life goals.
COACH JUSTIN FULTZCommit To Hitᵀᴹ Process Instructor
Coach Fultz was born and raised in Harlingen, TX where he practically lived outside. When he wasn’t hunting on the King Ranch or fishing near South Padre Island, he was playing every sport available. His Grandfather, a coach for over 15 years, was his biggest inspiration and taught him that “the best leaders are those who know how to follow” and that “there will always be someone bigger, faster and stronger, but you can still be better through hard work.”
While following his passion for sports through college to the professional level, an injury opened the door to full-time coaching. With 5 years of coaching experience already under his belt, Coach Fultz knew he found a home when he met a kindred spirit in Trent. TRPD’s focus of changing the culture and not accepting just what was available was exactly what he wanted to be apart of.
Coach Fultz and his wife of 5 years, Lindsey, have 3 four-legged and furry children that are ‘spoiled endlessly’. When not coaching, he is a Youth leader at his church, and stays current with anything related to college and pro sports and of course anything related to Texas A&M! WHOOP!
Coach McColl has been with TRPD since 2013 and is currently the head coach for a younger aged team. He’s proud to have been born and raised in Austin and really gravitated towards baseball when Nolan Ryan pitched for the Texas Rangers, and remains a ranger fan to this day.
Being a former player for McCallum High School and Southwestern University in Georgetown, Coach McColl’s most memorable baseball moment was being named the starting pitcher for their Conference Championship game as a sophomore. Unfortunately an off-season injury ended his playing days after this season, but he’s glad to be able to continue his relationship with the game through coaching.
Baseball is a game of uncertainty, and Coach McColl stresses that the only thing you can completely control as a player is the amount of effort you give between the lines.
Coach McColl and his wife Caitlin, a former UT cross-country runner, love to remain active through many sports, and love spending time with their baby son Cade.
Coach Rodriguez was born in Bronx, NY, but split much of his childhood between New York, Dominican Republic and Miami. It was this background that gave him a love for baseball, and the knowledge to know what it takes to play for a long time.
After returning from playing high school baseball his senior year in Miami, Coach Rodriguez lived with his cousin Norberto Susini in a baseball stadium in Monte Plata, Dominican Republic. This time led to a tremendous progression for his baseball skills and provided him the opportunity to build a strong friendship with Danny Santana, the shortstop for the Minnesota Twins. His time in the Dominican led him to playing college ball against Bryce Harper, as well as a major league contract with the Washington Nationals. After an injury derailed his career, he turned his time to sharing his love and knowledge with those coming up.
In his spare time, Coach Rodriguez enjoys cheering on his favorite baseball team, the New York Mets. He also enjoys listening to music, dancing Salsa or Bachata and reading motivational material. Coach Rodriguez is committed to teaching players how to play baseball efficiently as early as possible. He believes this will lead to great baseball players and even better individuals.
Bruce Ruffin is a former MLB pitcher who pitched for the Phillies, Brewers, and the Rockies over the course of 11 seasons. He also won a national championship with University of Texas in 1983. He has been instructing for 20 years since his retirement, and is one of the guys who got select baseball started in Lakeway. His goal is to help players learn from his vast knowledge so that players can reach their goals safely and enjoy the process while doing so.
Edward Cruz has pitched in the minors, and is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery with the goal of getting back to playing again. He’s already been working with the kids at the last few practices, and is looking forward to helping them continue to improve. Kids love him, and have no doubt he will be awesome at this aspect of his coaching as well.
DR. JORDAN PELLIENIn Partnership with Austin Sports Therapy
Dr. Pellien received his doctorate from Parker University in Dallas, TX and continued his postgraduate education to earn a Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. In addition to his proficiency in traditional chiropractic care, Dr. Pellien has had extensive training and experience in biomechanical analysis, treatment, rehabilitation, and injury prevention for athletes. His specialties include Active Release Technique, biomechanical assessments and treatments, as well as full body rehabilitation protocols.
Dr. Pellien’s own injuries inspired his studies in conservative musculoskeletal care and the ability to heal the body without drugs or surgery. Dr. Pellien trained in Bogota, Colombia, treating Olympic athletes in their preparations for the 2012 London Olympic Games. He treated athletes from beach and indoor volleyball, soccer, track and field, gymnastics, marathon, Ironman competitions, basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, speed skating, cycling, and golf.
Dr. Pellien returned stateside where he has treated athletes from the NFL, MLB, PGA, NCAA, and the Ironman circuit. Dr. Pellien works closely with orthopedists, physical therapists, and personal trainers to help develop both rehabilitation and athletic performance protocols. Since 2012, Dr. Pellien has been providing chiropractic care for the University of Texas Baseball team, focusing on spinal mechanics, injury prevention, and athletic performance.
A native Austinite, Dr. Pellien enjoys watching athletes achieve their athletic goals, and avoid injury along the way.