5-Tool Sports Center Staff
David Collings, owner and lead instructor, brings years of personal experience as a scholarship baseball player at Andrew College and the University of West Georgia — where he also earned his MBA. David grew up playing with some of the best traveling teams in the state of Georgia as well as the award-winning East Cobb teams. Over the past ten years, he has built quality relationships with pitchers and hitters throughout the West Georgia region by giving personal training tips and lessons. David managed Next Level Sports Center in Carrollton, GA (now 5-Tool Carrollton), and also was an instructor at Chipper Jones’ 10th Inning Baseball Academy in Suwanee, GA prior to coming to Douglasville. He and his staff are committed to providing first-class customer service and game-changing techniques to improve the development of all athletes. David is the Head Coach of the 13U 5-Tool Baseball Team.
Heather Collings comes to 5-Tool after working several years in college FInancial Aid offices. Heather handles the processing of team payments, coordinates fundraisers, and is responsible for our 5-Tool retail offerings. Heather will usually be seen at the front desk, along with their dog, Wrigley!
Andrew comes to 5-Tool after a successfull collegiate career, where he finished up at the University of West Georgia. Andrew spent the last three seasons coaching at the collegiate level under Todd Pratt with the West Georgia Technical College Golden Knights, and the Douglasville Bulls Collegiate Summer Ball team. Andrew lead the Golden Knight hitters to a Top 5 finish in several offensive categories. Andrew continued his playing career in the Pecos Professional League. Andrew is currently the Head Coach for one of our 11U travel baseball teams, and does private instruction for Hitters, Pitchers, and Fielders.
15U Coach/Hitting and Fielding Instructor
David is an Alexander HS graduate who played college baseball at Middle Georgia College and Georgia Perimeter College. David has tremendous knowledge of the game and a passion for sharing it with players. David works with Hitters, Pitchers, Catchers, and Fielders.
Todd spent 22 years playing professionally, including 14 years at the Major League level with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, and Atlanta Braves. Todd is currently the head baseball coach at West Georgia Technical College. Todd runs our annual MLB Style Catching Combine.
13U Coach/Hitting and Fielding Instructor
Marsalis was a 2012 34th Round Draft Pick by the Kansas City Royals out of Columbia College in Tennessee. After two years of suffering injuries in professional baseball, Marsalis began to transition into the coaching side of the game. Marsalis is available at both locations to work with Hitters and Fielders.
Jason is a University of West Georgia graduate who completed his Sport Management Internship with us at 5-Tool. Jason currently coaches our 8u team.
Summer Camp Director/Instructor/Team Coach
Cullen is a Douglas County HS graduate who played college ball at West Georgia Technical College, and at Albany State University. Cullen has been with 5-Tool as a camp worker each summer since 2012, and is currently assisting with our 15u team. Cullen is available to work with Pitchers, Hitters, and Fielders in Douglasville.
Neal comes to 5-Tool after a successful college career at LaGrange College. Neal earned 2nd Team All-Conference while at LaGrange. Neal began playing in Japan before moving to the US in 2003, and continued to play through college. Neal currently works closely with a group that bring baseball players and coaches from Japan to the US to learn the game of baseball. Neal is available to work with Hitters, Pitchers, and Fielders Thursday-Sunday.
Garrett is Williamsburg, VA native who played collegiately for the Longwood University club baseball team. Garrett was a middle infielder in his playing days, and is available to work with hitters and fielders in Carrollton.
Owner, The Real Deal Training Academy
Phillip is a former NFL player from Tulsa, Oklahoma. In high school, Phillip became the youngest player in Oklahoma history to win the prestigious Defensive Player of the Year award as a Junior. With over 100+ Division I scholarship offers, Phillip chose to play college football at the University of Nebraska. After college, Phillip was drafted in the 4th Round of the NFL Draft by the New York Giants (115th overall). Phillip spent seasons with the NY Giants, Carolina Panthers, and San Diego Chargers. Phillip is available for Football training, as well as All-Sport Speed & Agility training at our Carrollton location.
Softball Pitching Instructor
We are excited to announce that UWG’s Softball pitching and infield coach, Tonya Medders, will be available for softball pitching instruction here at 5-Tool-Carrollton! The link below gives access to Tonya’s current bio. She has extensive coaching experience, which followed her impressive softball playing career. Call 678-664-1700 to book with Tonya or get more information! http://www.uwgsports.com/coaches.aspx?rc=512&path=softball
Softball Hitting/Fielding Instructor
Hayley is a current member of the Jacksonville State softball team coached by Jana McGinnis in Jacksonville, Alabama. She graduated from Central High School in Carrollton, where she was the varsity first baseman for four consecutive years. She was named All Area and All Region MVP in 2013. During her freshman season at Jacksonville State, Hayley played first base the majority of the season. The Gamecocks won the Ohio Valley Conference Championship and made an appearance at the NCAA Auburn Regional. Hayley looks forward to spreading her love for the game by teaching the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and speed and agility to up and coming athletes.
AnnLeah is a current member of the UWG Soccer Team and is available for private soccer lessons. Annaleah has started every UWG soccer match in her freshman, sophomore, and junior years. She is a current senior and wants to spread her love and knowledge of the game onto up and coming players!