Roderick (Ian) joined Rod in 2012 as a pitcher only. Ian had worked with him on a personal basis while Rod was at Swing Builders. It has been an enjoyable 2 years. Rod strives to bring out the best in all of his players, both on and off the field. This is evident by Ian receiving an academic and sports scholarship to Friends University in Wichita, KS. The last 2 years went by fast. Yes, we traveled all over the mid-west. Was it worth it? You bet!! Rod, through his teams, maximizes the visibility of his players and does all the behind the scenes work necessary to get his players to the next level. He has assembled a great staff that really brings out the best in all of his players. We will continue to keep tabs on Rod and his teams as Ian’s career progresses. In the beginning, the relationship was instructor/coach, but ended up as a close knit family that will stay in contact for a long time to come.


Bear & Georgann Connors

Connors Family