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 six 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, 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.
Chase is a Chapel Hill HS graduate where he was a 4-year Varsity Letterman and received All-State honors. Chase received a scholarship to play at Auburn University – Montgomery, prior to returning to Douglas County to play for former Major League veteran Todd Pratt at West Georgia Technical College. Chase coaches our 7U team, and is available for Hitting, Catching, and Pitching lessons.
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.
Bryce is a former Division 1 left handed pitcher who threw for the Back-To-Back Southern Conference Champion Western Carolina University Catamounts. Bryce is available for Pitching Lessons Tuesdays in Douglasville and Wednesdays in Carrollton.
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, and assists with our 13u team.
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
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!