Shawn Jarmuz is available to give baseball and softball hitting and catching lessons. Coach Shawn is also available for baseball pitching lessons. Shawn has been giving private lessons for almost 20 years and likes to focus on the mental part of the game as well as the physical. His Motto is "HARD WORK GETS ME HITS!".
Shawn's newest task is to put his teaching to work as the founder of PRIDE Elite Fastpitch Softball. He puts his Hard Work Gets Me Hits! philosophy into the PRIDE Elite program.
Shawn spent five years as the top assistant coach at Carroll College, now University, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In his time at Carroll, Shawn served as the top assistant, hitting coach, catching coach, defensive coach, as well as recruiter. Shawn helped lead the Pioneers to national rankings in four offensive categories including 13th in the Nation in team batting average, 4th in the Nation in homeruns, 7th in the Nation is Slugging percentage and 21st in the Nation in runs scored. Shawn also led Carroll's hitters to score the 3rd most runs in a single game in NCAA Division III history (44). Shawn also coached the 1997 Wisconsin 18U AAU State Championship Team.
Prior to coaching at Carroll, Shawn played collegiately at Cardinal Stritch University, where he led the team in on-base percentage as a senior at .615. Shawn graduated from Cardinal Stritch with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and later earned a Master's Degree in Educational Counseling from Concordia University-Wisconsin.Shawn has spent the past eight years teaching graduate and undergraduate psychology at Lewis University.
What Parents and Players Have to say . . .
"Shawns dedication and knowledge to the game is why my Kailyi goes to him. Since taking catching and hitting lessons with Shawn it has helped her tremendously not only with the physical part of the game but also the mental part of it. Couldn't ask for a better coach. Thanks coach Shawn!"
- Chris Gronvold; Parent
"Coach Shawn doesn't just work with your child to become a better baseball player, he works with them to make them a better athlete both mentally and physically. He genuinely cares about who they are and wants to help them build confidence in their ability to play ball. Plus he's a BIG KID at heart, so he always makes it fun!"
- Jen Torza; Parent
“Coach Shawn always says we wear our names on the front of our jersey. I like that he makes us unite as a team, not just excel as a player!” - Selest; Pride Teammate
"Coach Shawn is a wonderful instructor. He relates to the boys on a personal level and motivates them to reach their fullest potential. He's all about hard work but he makes it fun. He's very positive and energetic and his criticism is always constructive. Most importantly we see the results in our son's confidence and in his swing. Hard work does, indeed, get you hits!"
- Jack A Nick; Parent