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.
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!
Showcase Teams Coordinator/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. David is the Head Coach of our 15u Team.
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. Marsalis is the Head Coach of our 12u Team.
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.
Coach Brown graduated from Carbondale High School(Illinois) in 2007 where he earned All-Conference/All-Region, then was a baseball player at Shawnee Community College. After playing at Shawnee he moved on to the four year institution Mid Continent University where he was a scholar athlete and earned his bachelor degree. Coach Brown was the assistant/hitting coach at Shawnee CC for the past two seasons and is now the Head baseball coach at Therrell High School in Atlanta. William coaches our 15u team.
Walker comes to 5-Tool after finishing his career at the University of West Georgia. Walker previously played at Shorter University, and Harris County HS. Walker is available for Hitting, Fielding, Pitching, and Catching lessons. Walker is the Head Coach of our 13u Team.
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!