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.
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.
With even more accolades to his name, Farley will be hosting pitching clinics and offering individual instruction.
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.
Andrew Quinn was a four-year letter-winner at DePaul 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.
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.
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.
Professional Baseball Player (San Francisco Giants)
Kelsi is a RoundTripper alumnus who graduated from Carmel High School in 2011, where she won Gatorade Player of the Year and lead her team to a state championship. She continued her collegiate career at the University of Missouri before transferring and finishing at the University of Louisville. While at Louisville, Kelsi was named ACC Player of the Week multiple times, was an All-ACC outfielder, and made the All-ACC Academic Team. She then went on to play a year of professional softball for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch League.
Kelsi currently works with softball players in RoundTripper’s 5 Tool program as well as offering private instruction.
Ashlea was a four-year varsity softball pitcher at Mississinewa High School, where she garnered both All State and Pitcher of the Year accolades in the State of Indiana. Nash continued her career at the collegiate level at Manchester University. While there, she was named HCAC Pitcher of the Week and 2nd-team HCAC All-Conference. Ashlea graduated from Manchester with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and Communication Studies. She also interned with the National Professional Fastpitch Softball team the Chicago Bandits, while working numerous softball clinics, including the Jennie Finch softball clinic. Nash also served as an Assistant Coach for Avon HS during their state championship season in 2016.
Nash is currently the Assistant Central Region Director for Little League Baseball and Softball in Indianapolis. She works with softball pitchers in RoundTripper’s 5 Tool program and offers private instruction.