At RoundTripper Sports Academy, we are proud to have highly accomplished and respected instructors on our staff. Students benefit from our in-depth knowledge, effective approach to training, and personalized attention to detail. For 25 years, we have been in the business of helping young athletes excel. Put our experience and dedication to work for your athlete; give us a call today. As our student, your athlete will work with the following athletic instructors.
Functional Fitness Certified
Chris founded Roundtripper Sports Academy in 1993 after finishing his 7.5-year professional baseball career. Prior to playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and Montreal Expos, Chris was named an All-American at the University of Kentucky. Chris has coached and instructed men and women of all ages for over 20 years. Chris’s clients include players of all levels, including collegiate and the professional ranks. Chris is currently the head baseball coach at University High School. His superb expertise in hitting has made him one of the most respected instructors in the country.
Chris is currently the Head of Player Training and Development for the Indiana Mustangs baseball organization, while also serving as a coach.
Kansas City Royals Scout/Area Supervisor
An Indiana native, Mike played collegiately at Indiana State University. There, he was a College All-American as a utility player, playing 1B & CF, as well as being a left-handed pitcher. Mike then went on to play professionally for 8 years with the Milwaukee Brewers and was named Brewers Pitcher of the Year in 1993. He has also experienced international baseball playing in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Taiwan. Mike has been a pitching instructor for over 20 years and a travel baseball coach in the Indianapolis area for over 15 years. His clientele consists of players at all levels of the game, including the professional ranks.
Mike currently serves as the Pitching Coordinator and a coach for the Indiana Mustangs.
Scott has been with RoundTripper for over 20 years and has coached with the Indiana Mustangs program for over 10 of those years. Scott graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Elementary and Secondary Education. He also has a degree in Physical Education and taught at Sheridan High School. Scott coached for five years at the high-school varsity baseball and softball levels, and he was also part of the football coaching staff at Sheridan High School and Noblesville High School. His patience and positive, upbeat personality have made him a favorite instructor with elementary and middle-school aged students.
Scott is the lead instructor and program director for RoundTripper’s Instructional Classes and Tiny Tots program.
Currently an Assistant Coach at Wabash College, Cesar has been involved in the game of baseball in the state of Indiana for the past 15 years. As founder of the Indiana Baseball Academy and IBA Storm travel organization, he has worked with clients ranging from youths to professional ball players. He has placed countless baseball and softball players in the collegiate ranks during his coaching career. Cesar has also been involved with independent baseball leagues, and he has assisted with multiple professional tryouts with the Evansville Otters and Traverse City Beach Bums. Coach Barrientos has a strong ability to advance players' fundamentals, explain the physics of baseball in order to improve performance, and develop well-rounded, intelligent players.
Carlos Paredes is a former RoundTripper student who graduated from Carmel HS in 2003. Carlos played collegiately in Caracas, Venezuela, at the University of Santa Maria. Carlos also spent 7 years playing in Venezuela where he was a starting infielder on a team that included current and former MLB players. He was also drafted to play in the fall classic tournament at the Miami Marlins complex as part of team Venezuela. Carlos is quickly becoming one of the top infield instructors around.
Carlos currently serves as the Infield Coordinator as well as a head coach for the Indiana Mustangs program.
A former RoundTripper student, Logan played 4 years at Pike High School as well as with the Pony Express travel program. Hug played his first two years of collegiate baseball at Ancilla College as a second baseman and pitcher. He finished his collegiate career at Manchester University, where he earned a degree in Exercise Science. Logan earned All-Conference honors his junior year at Manchester while leading the team to a conference championship. He then earned All-Conference honorable mention honors as a senior. Logan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.
Logan currently serves as a head coach for the Indiana Mustangs organization.
Cushenberry played several years of travel for the Irvington Rattlers (9u- 16u) and at Warren Central High School before Transferring to Avon High School.
Cushenberry is currently going in his fourth year as a coach in youth travel baseball. Getting his start as a 12u Assistant Coach and quickly climbing the ladder, promoted to 12u Head Coach halfway through the season, and also having experience coaching 14u and 15u as well. He is currently the hitting and out fielding Coach for Plainfield High School.
In his last semesters of college, Cushenberry has his sights on becoming a Physical Education teacher.
Performance Training – Speed & Agility
Eric Wott grew up playing the game of baseball and is among the many RoundTripper Alumni. Having played travel ball for Cesar Barrientos, he too has a similar skill set of having the ability to advance players' fundamentals, explain the physics of baseball in order improve performance, and develop well-rounded, intelligent players. A graduate of University High School, Wott started for Chris Estep on the Varsity Baseball team all four years. He continued his playing career at Bellarmine University, located in Louisville Kentucky, playing 3rd base and relief pitcher. Currently finishing his degree in Fitness Management and Personal Training, minoring in Wellness Coaching at IUPUI, he is coaching and instructing here at RoundTripper. Coach Wott specializes in pitching, hitting, and performance training for speed and agility.
Wott is currently a Head Coach for the Indiana Mustangs 14u- Wott.
Andrew Quinn was a four-year letter-winner at DePauw University. He was a two-time All-Conference starting pitcher for the Tigers, and helped lead them to two NCAA regional appearances--including his senior year as team captain, when the team set a school record with 33 wins and a top-20 ranking nationally. Quinn was also an All-State pitcher in high school.
Quinn has played alongside many current professional baseball players, and has worked alongside former pros such as Matt Whiteside, Scott Cooper, and Scott Terry. He spent a summer in the collegiate Prospect League, where he earned pitcher-of-the-week honors and multiple NCAA Division III spotlight honors. Quinn is currently an Assistant coach at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN.
Quinn is currently the Head Coach for the 15u Colts Baseball Club organization.
Stephanie has coached at the PGF and Showcase level throughout her career. She takes the time to attend various coaching clinics in the Midwest. After teaching in the elementary classroom, Stephanie chose to continue her "teaching" on the field instead of in the classroom. Stephanie specializes in fielding and pitching, and gives private lessons as well as classes. Coaching is a full time career for Stephanie now with Indiana Magic Gold and University High School.
Steve Farley brings a wealth of knowledge to the RoundTripper line-up. Farley was the winningest coach for Butler University for 25 seasons with over 600 wins, and he was named Conference Coach of the Year four times. He’s had articles published in multiple publications, and he has also been a featured speaker at coaching conventions. He’s made coaching stops at the University of Arizona, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Davis & Elkins College, and he has international experience as well. Farley has also recruited and coached MLB players Pat Neshek (RHP, Phillies), Eric Stout (LHP, Royals), and Dan Johnson (1B/DH, Dodgers) at Butler. Numerous other Butler former players have signed professional contracts. Neshek is a two-time National League All-Star.
*Coach Farley is not currently scheduling individual lessons*
Professional Baseball Player (San Francisco Giants)
This is Combs second off-season spent with RoundTripper. Graduated from Adams Central High School and played collegiate baseball at Huntington University, where he was named Crossroads All-League twice. Combs graduated from Huntington University with a Sports Management degree and a minor in Business. Combs was drafted in the 35th round in 2017 for the San Francisco Giants Organization, where he is still currently playing. Combs has experience working with kids ages 6 – 14 in the areas of hitting and fielding. He currently assists Chris Estep with the 5-Tool Program and serves as the outfield instructor for the Indiana Mustangs.
Currently in season and not giving lessons
Professional Baseball Player (San Francisco Giants)
A Noblesville, Indiana, native and Noblesville High School alumnus, Garrett is currently a professional baseball pitcher in the San Francisco Giants Organization. Before signing his pro contract, Garrett attended Butler University, where he was a four-year starter as a shortstop/third basemen as well as a starting pitcher. He graduated Butler in May 2018 with a degree in Human Movement Health Science Education. Growing up in Noblesville, Garrett has been a student at RoundTripper, learning the game of baseball from Chris Estep and the RoundTripper staff while playing for the Indiana Mustangs during his middle-school and high-school years.
Garrett currently brings his knowledge of the game to RoundTripper by working as an instructor during the off-season.
Currently in season and not giving lessons.