Connect with the Coaches, Athletic Trainers, and others who contribute to SportStrength!

Bill Springman

Former Hitting Coordinator

Bill has spent 25 years in Professional Baseball, most recently working in the Detroit Tigers Organization. He was personally responsible for coaching and mentoring

Spencer Torkelson, the number one pick overall in the 2020 Major League draft. In 2015 Springman served as ‘Senior Hitting Advisor’ for the World Champion Kansas City Royals. He had previously worked 14 seasons with the Minnesota Twins, nine of which as the Minor League Hitting Coordinator; he also served as the Minor League Mental Skills Coach for 6 seasons. Bill was responsible for writing and compiling the hitting manuals for both the Royals and the Twins. Springman has mentored numerous ML players: Eddie Rosario, Ben Revere, Brian Dozier, Denard Span, Trevor Plouffe, Aaron Hicks, Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, among many others and has coached numerous top players early in their career: Torii Hunter, David “Big Papi” Ortiz, A.J. Pierzynski, Doug Mientkiewicz, Mike Cuddyer, Casey Blake, Jacque Jones, to name a few.

Josh Bernard

Pro Golfer

Josh has played D1 Golf and has caddied at Southern Hills Country Club, Patriot Golf Club, and the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, FL. He now plays golf Professionally.

Rich Billings

Head Coach

Rich is the Head Baseball Coach at Lake-Sumter State College and Founder of Billings Baseball Academy. He's sent over 70 players to the 4-year level in just seven seasons, 20 of

which went to D1 Programs. He’s coached the Florida Defensive Player of the Year (Nick DelGuidice) and saw his first player drafted (RHP John Michael Blake). Previously, Rich was the assistant coach at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. There he worked with outfielders and assisted hitters while also serving as the Owls first base coach and Coordinator of Baseball Operations. He helped the Owls to a 2013 Sun Belt Conference Championship and an appearance in the Chapel Hill Regional.

Mark Keil

Performance Coach

Mark is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who has trained over 1,000 athletes and has worked with a USL Soccer Club, ECHL Hockey Team, Colorado Rockies Organization,

and Minnesota Twins Organization.

Paul Henderson

Putting Specialist

I've used my experience of playing golf at some of the highest levels and bring that to my teaching. My passion is the full swing, but I also specialize in putting. As a Capto level 2

certified instructor, I bring quality high tech data to every putting lesson with my Captor’s Gen 2 sensor. With over 50 parameters tested in the stroke, I’m able to analyze the players stroke and break it down into the key points they need in their quest to be a better putter.

Ricky Bolton Jr

Director of Performance

Ricky spent the first 17 years of his career in Chicago, training top-level athletes representing programs like the Chicago Bears, Chicago Fire, Chicago Red Stars, NY Giants,

Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Viking, Toronto Argonauts, US Olympic Bobsled Team, and US Olympic Speed Skating Team, along with countless Division 1 collegiate athletes and All-American high school athletes.

Jay Eddings

Former Scout

Jay was a former scout for the Texas Rangers Organization.