Master Instructor, Owner
Christy Connor has a lifetime of experience playing and coaching softball at the highest levels. As the first baseman for LSU, she played on the 2001 NCAA Women’s College World Series Championship team, and was one of the top 12 hitters in the tournament. Christy led LSU in doubles in 2002 and homeruns in 2003. She was a 3 time All-Conference and All-Tournament selection, 2001 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year, and completed her college career at LSU ranked 4th in all-time career home runs.
Connor stayed on at LSU as student-coach, and was part of the 2004 NCAA Women’s College World Series staff. Upon graduation, she accepted a position as hitting and infield coach at Div I, Louisiana Tech. In her first year, the team batting average increased from .233 to .298.
Christy grew up playing softball in the Katy Girls Softball Association from the age of 5. As catcher for Taylor High School, the Mustangs competed for the first time in the UIL 5A Women’s softball state tournament. Connor’s team, The Katy Cruisers, made history in 2000 when they became the first team outside of California to win the ASA Girl’s 18-Under Gold National Championship, the most highly anticipated event in the country for Junior Olympic softball. She was selected All-American along with teammates Cat Osterman and Lindsay Gardner.
Since 2004, Christy has given private instruction to players of all ages. “It was a fun sport to play, but my passion is teaching the game. As an instructor, I want to help athletes be successful on the field and in life by inspiring dedication, accountability and a good work ethic. I teach with enthusiasm and respect”.
As Owner and Director of Instruction at Frozen Ropes, Christy is excited to bring the highest level of expertise and training to the baseball and softball players of Katy, and is proud to offer a training facility that is unmatched in the Houston area.
Michelle is a native Houstonian who has a passion and experience for the game of softball. Michelle grew up in the Spring Branch area playing softball at SBMSA from the age of 5. Softball became a sport her sophomore year in High school at Spring Woods becoming a 3 year 1st team all-district player at 2nd base. She helped carry her team to 3 district titles and post season runs just 1 game shy of the state tournament. She continued her softball career at Alvin Community College becoming All Region Player in 1998.
She started her softball coaching career in 2004 with the Houston Power. Since starting coaching she has taken numerous teams to ASA, AFA and PGF nationals, competing against some of the top teams in the country. Since then she has seen many of her players go off to play collegiate ball at many levels.
Coaching was a part time job but in 2011 she decided to make softball her full time job and dedicate herself to training kids. Michelle has been a member of NFCA for 4 years and still continues to educate herself about the game to further educate kids on how to make it the next level. “My love for the game grows every year and it makes me so proud to see my kids reach goals, big or small, they never thought they could achieve.”
Jed McBride is from Beaumont, Texas where he graduated from West Brook High School. Jed Earned 3 varsity baseball letters in his time at West Brook before signing his Scholarship to Alvin Community College. After 2 years at Alvin Jed returned to Beaumont to continue his playing career at Lamar University. After his 2 years at Lamar he realized that coaching was his calling.
After leaving Lamar he went to work at The Southeast Texas Baseball Academy from 2002-2013. ” I preach work ethic, and enjoy watching the progress that these players make through hard work and dedication.” In his time at the Southeast Texas Baseball Academy, he coached 4 national championship teams and 2 runner ups with Gladiator Baseball. Many of his players have moved on to play college baseball at many different schools ranging from Junior College to Div I.
Jed is happily married and now lives in Katy.
“There is no shortcut to success.”-Frank Thomas HOF 2014