Our Team

Meet The Fielder's Choice Team

Featured Instructor

Melaina Saalfeld

Mel 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 loves to work with players of all ages and skill levels. 

 

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Tommy Bryant

Tommy 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. 

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Melaina Saalfeld

Mel 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 loves working with players of all ages and skill levels. 

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 Jennifer Toth

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.

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Jeff Oldenburg

Jeff has been with Fielder's Choice since 2014. He played for Newman University, Whitesands Pupfish and the Rincon Turistas in Puerto Rico following his college career. Jeff is a Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and runs the Fielder's Choice high school strength and speed programs. He also coaches one of the 17u Aeros teams. Jeff works at our Clubhouse location (2531 S Kessler). He specializes in hitting and fielding instruction for players of all ages.  

Matt Jordan

Matt 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.

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Tyson Corley

Tyson 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.  Tyson is currently taking a hiatus until May.

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Nick Robertson

Nick 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.  

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Kris Quillin

Kris 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!