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Jake Epstein

The Lab at HUSTLE3 is powered by Jake Epstein and Epstein Hitting. Jake is one of the top hitting instructors in the country. He is a former University of Missouri Hitting Coach and currently serves as an MLB Hitting Consultant for the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He played collegiately at Cal State Fullerton and professionally in the Angels organization.

Matt Juengel The Lab lead hitting instructor

Matt Juengel

Matt was born and raised in Houston, TX. He played baseball collegiately at Panola Jr. College, where he earned All-Conference and 3rd team All-American honors, and then at Texas A&M University, where he earned 2nd Team All-Big 12 honors. Matt was drafted in the 24th round by the Miami Marlins and played 6 years professionally, including All-Star team appearances at both the A and AA levels. Matt’s passion to pass along his years of experience is seen everyday at The Lab at HUSTLE3.

Panola Junior College, 2008-2009
Texas A&M University, 2010-2012
Miami Marlins, 2012-2018

Lead Hitting Instructor at The Lab at HUSTLE3, 2020-2022

Kenny Jackson

Kenny was a first-team all-conference shortstop at Alvin Community College, where he led his team to a conference title and fifth-place finish at the JUCO World Series in 2008. He went on to play baseball for Texas A&M University and was the starting shortstop on the Aggie’s 2011 College World Series team. He was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 31st round during the 2011 MLB Draft and spent one season playing in the Gulf Coast League for the Marlins before focusing on his coaching career. He served as the head coach for Western Texas College for four years prior to joining The Lab at HUSTLE3 in 2021.

Alvin Community College, 2008-2009
Texas A&M University, 2010-2011
Florida Marlins, 2011 

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2013-2015
Western Texas College, 2016-2021

Lance Dobbins

Coach Dobbins, a Bryan High School alumnus, has been a professional pitching coach since 2002. Following his collegiate and professional baseball playing career, Coach Dobbins served as a scout and draft consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays. His teaching methods are geared toward the mental components of pitching and developing the biomechanics of delivery that give you the best chance for long term success and injury prevention. He joined The Lab at HUSTLE3 in 2020.

Cole Hayden

Cole joined the The Lab coaching staff in 2022 after finishing a 12-year player career. Originally from the San Antonio area, Cole played and graduated from Smithson Valley High School while also competing for The Stix summer baseball program, now known as the San Antonio Angels (coached by Kevin Keeton). After becoming injured, Cole enrolled at Texas A&M University studying Agriculture Economics (while minoring in General Economics). Cole provides lessons in both hitting and fielding at The Lab at HUSTLE3 and works well with younger players learning to build solid fundamentals.

Matt Langwell

Matt, a graduate of Rice University, was drafted in the 11th round of the 2008 Major League Amateur Draft. He helped the Rice Owls advance in back-to-back seasons to the College World Series. He played for the Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013. In seven years of professional baseball, Matt spent no time on the disabled list, a testament to the training he utilized to keep himself in the best position to remain healthy. Matt joined HUSTLE3® Pitching in 2017, and The Lab at HUSTLE3 in 2020.

Luke Triola

Luke grew up locally in Bryan, Texas, where he attended James Earl Rudder High School and played on the Varsity baseball team all four years. During that time Luke trained at The Lab at HUSTLE3, being one of our original members after the facility opened in early 2020. For Rudder High School, Luke played several infield positions as well as the outfield. Post graduation Luke decided to hang up the cleats and attend Texas A&M University to study Sports Management. He continues to carry on his passion for baseball here at The Lab at HUSTLE3 by passing on his knowledge through hitting and fielding lessons. 

Steve Price

Steve is a certified strength and conditioning specialist who has coaching experience at youth, high school, and collegiate levels. Originally from the St. Louis, Missouri area, he played college football at Missouri Valley College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He was a Sports Performance Coach for the Texas A&M University football team from 2013-2017. He then worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he trained multi-sport male and female athletes. More recently, he served as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the football program at Rutgers University prior to joining The Lab at HUSTLE3 in 2021. His certifications include National Strength and Conditioning Association, College Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, Certified Functional Strength Coach, Reflex Performance Reset, USA Weightlifting, and Precision Nutrition Level 1.

Calvin Whitaker

Calvin grew up in Houston, Texas. He played multiple sports at Friendswood High School and was Galveston County Athlete of the Year. During his high school years, he played on the Marucci summer baseball program. After graduating from high school, Calvin went on to play college baseball at Western Texas College, where he was coached by The Lab at HUSTLE3’s very own Kenny Jackson. During his time at Western Texas College, Calvin played several positions, including 3rd base, catcher, and outfield. Calvin is currently completing his senior year at Texas A&M, where he is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Industrial Distribution. At The Lab at HUSTLE3, Calvin shares his expertise in catching and hitting by providing lessons to aspiring athletes.

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