Meet The Fielder's Choice Team
Tommy Bryant is the owner of Fielder's Choice. He played his college career with University of Central Missouri, where he won the Division II Championship in 2003. He finished his college career at University of Arkansas Little Rock. Tommy played in the American Association of Independent Baseball for 5 seasons with the Shreveport/ Bossier Captains (Sports) before opening Fielder's Choice in 2013. He gives hitting, fielding, and catching instruction to players of all ages.
Melaina Saalfeld has been giving instruction at Fielder's Choice for 3 years. She spent her college career as a 4 year starter at Ohio State University. Mel teaches all aspects of softball from hitting to pitching to fielding. She specializes in teaching older players.
Jenn has been playing ball since she learned to tie her shoes. Jenn was the head coach of Russell High School for 3 years before transitioning into her position with Fielder's Choice. She specializes in pitching and fielding, as well as coaching the Bombers.
Jeff Oldenburg has been working with Fielder's Choice since 2014. He played for Newman University and Rincon Turistas in Puerto Rico following his college career. He is a certified trainer and runs the Fielder's Choice high school speed & agility programs and coaches the 18u Aeros. He specializes in hitting and fielding instruction for players of all ages.
Matt Jordan is the team director for the Aeros and Bombers as well as the coach of the 16u Aeros. He's been with Fielder's Choice since 2016. Matt played as a pitcher at Newman University. He's been coaching since 2006.
Tyson Corley has been instructing young pitchers at Fielder's Choice since 2015. He spent his college career at KU as a pitcher. He went on to play professionally for 5 years after being drafted in 2006 by the Chicago White Sox organization. Tyson works with pitchers of all ages and skill levels.
Nick Robertson is a pitching instructor, who joined Fielder's Choice before the doors ever opened. He played for Dodge City Community College before transferring to Newman University to finish his college career. Nick has been giving instruction and coaching youth teams for 5 years. He currently coaches a nationally ranked team out of Wichita.
Darrin was a three sport athlete graduating from Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg, KS in 2006. He played two years of baseball in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) before finishing up his playing career in his hometown at Bethany College (NAIA). His freshman year was highlighted when Cowley College played in the 2007 NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, CO. He has previously coached baseball and softball at the collegiate level. Darrin has been an umpire for 10 years and works a NJCAA and NAIA schedule during the spring season. Darrin enjoys working with athletes that enjoy putting in the work when no one is watching.
Kris Quillin is Fielder's Choice's newest instructor. Kris instructs youth pitchers and hitters and coaches the 16u Aeros.
Marvin, Luke, Brett, and Hunter can be found at the front desk to help and answer any questions you have!