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VFactor Fastpitch 
Pitching and Hitting 
Victor Collins -  765-491-6758 - victor@madmencreative.com 

Victor Coached Class A travel ball for 10 years. Started coaching travel ball in 1998 for the Indiana Magic. In those three years our team won two State Championships. I coached the Indiana Twisters for an additional three years at the A level. I then moved to the Indianapolis teams Indiana Shockwaves and Indy Crush through the 2008 season. "I was a member of the Champions Edge Instruction team based out of Indianapolis. I am most proud of the accomplishments that my daughter, Tori Collins, and I were able to achieve together. She was a competitor in 8 ASA National Championship and 3 NSA World Series tournaments. She helped lead her High School team to State runner up in 2005, final four in 2007, and finally a ‘first ever' State Championship 2008. She was Miss Softball, Indiana 2008. We enjoyed the journey and kept the love of the game through it all. 


Elevation Fastpitch         

Catching - Hitting - Group Defensive Sessions 

 Brian Knipp - 765-418-3740 - coachknipp@gmail.com    

Brian has coached Class A softball for the past 10 years and has been coaching youth softball for the last  18 years. He is currently the Head Coach of the 16u Indiana Magic and is the organizations Vice President. He also serves as the USSSA Northern Indiana Regional Director. 



On Deck Baseball

Pitching and Hitting

Jeff Isom: 765-491-5745 isompurdue@yahoo.com

Jeff Isom has been working in professional baseball for 22 years. He played seven years as a pitcher in the Pirates and Padres organizations as well as multiple Independent professional baseball teams. After his playing career was over, Jeff transitioned into managing at the professional level. Currently he manages the Joliet Slammers in the Frontier League. The 2015 season with the Slammers was his 15th successful season managing professionally. Prior to joining the Slammers he managed six seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Additionally, Jeff was named Manager of the Year with the Washington Wild Things in 2002. Jeff played high school baseball for Lafayette Jefferson in Indiana, then played collegiately at Purdue University before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1993 MLB draft. During his time at Purdue he wasselected All Big Ten in 1993 and set multiple team records. He set a team record with 10 wins in a season and holds a team record with nine complete games in a season. In the off seasons he enjoys working with youth players developing their baseball skills. 


 Catching and Hitting        

Jordan Comadena: 309-825-0497 jcomaden@purdue.edu

Three-year starting outfielder Jordan Comadena returned to campus as Purdue baseball's new volunteer assistant coach in August 2015.

Comadena played for Schreiber from 2005-08 and was a teammate of current Purdue pitching coach Tristan McIntyre. Comadena started 111 of the 140 games in which he saw action as a Boilermaker and went on to play three seasons in the Houston Astros farm system.

A 2008 Purdue graduate, Comadena has served as a private hitting and catching instructor at Lafayette's On Deck Baseball Academy. There he worked with a number of local all-area standouts. He initially returned to Greater Lafayette after serving as an assistant coach at Parkland College (Champaign, Illinois) during the 2012-13 school year.

After his playing career came to a close, Comadena served as the hitting coach of the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League in the summer of the 2012. He was also responsible for working with the catchers along with providing daily defensive instruction to all positions players. As a Boilermaker, Comadena played for Madison over three consecutive summers from 2005-07. The versatile utility man saw action at seven different positions (all but shortstop and pitcher) as a Mallard and was honored with his No. 14 being retired by the summer league team in 2008 after he had established a number of career records.

Comadena's finest season as a Boilermaker was as a senior in 2008 when he helped lead Purdue to runner-up finishes in the Big Ten's regular-season standings as well as the conference tournament. He started 53 of the 58 games that spring as the team's primary left fielder and cleanup hitter, sharing the team lead with 16 doubles to go along with 25 RBI, 39 runs scored and a .379 on-base percentage. A year earlier, he had gotten off to a great start as the primarily leadoff man, compiling a .442 batting average through the end of the spring break trip. But about 25 games into his strong campaign (.340/.455/.620) he suffered a broken left hamate bone and the injury sidelined him for more than a month.

Comadena batted .298 with a .391 on-base percentage, 34 extra-base hits, 45 RBI and 69 runs scored during his upperclassman seasons at Purdue, seeing action at catcher and designated hitter as well as in the outfield. The Boilermakers qualified for the six-team Big Ten Tournament in three of his four seasons overall, finishing second in the standings in 2005 and 2008.

Comadena was primarily a catcher in Minor League Baseball, advancing as high as the Double-A level. He batted .295 with an .821 OPS for High-A Lancaster of the California League in 2011.

The Normal, Illinois, native and his wife Alicyn are the parents of a daughter, Kynli.   


Blue Chip Soccer

Juan Avila - 765-421-8984 - shawnaavila@hotmail.com
Juan has participated in organized soccer for the past 25 years including a stint with the Semi Pro Soccer Club Delfines de Xalapa in Mexico. He has been coaching and training youth soccer for the last 15 years.