Dan Jones comes to Frozen Ropes as a former 4 sport Varsity Athlete at Mechanicville High School participating in Football, Wrestling, indoor track, and Baseball. Dan was a Varsity starter on the baseball team from his Sophomore year until he graduated earning himself conference honors and leading the Red Raiders to their first Sectional win since 2005 with a 12 strikeout performance. After High school Dan went on to Springfield College where he majored in Sports Biology. He would also pitch for Springfield. At Springfield College Dan served as both a starter and reliever. As a senior, Dan was part of a Springfield team that finished second in the league to the eventual D3 runners-up, Wheaton. Upon completion of his B.S. Dan remained at Springfield where he completed his M.S. in Exercise Science and Sport Studies with a concentration in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He completed a thesis looking at the effects of anxiety on pitchers. While completing his Masters, Dan served as an Assistant Coach at Springfield College and Head coach of the school's JV team. Dan conducted lessons for the Dream Bat Company while he resided in Massachusetts. In addition to Frozen Ropes, Dan serves as a Personal Trainer at Vent Fitness in Clifton Park. Dan is still active in local baseball and is currently a member of the Albany Thunder of the Albany Twilight League. Dan will use his vast experience as a player and coach mostly to help teach the many different facets of pitching. He is available for private and semi-private lessons.