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Jake Epstein

The Lab is led by Jake Epstein, one of the top hitting instructors in the country. Jake is currently an MLB Hitting Consultant and former University of Missouri Hitting Coach. Jake 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.

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

Lead Hitting Instructor at The Lab, 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 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 H3 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 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 in 2020.

Torey Dumont

Torey is currently the Head Softball Coach at Rudder High School in Bryan. Torey played collegiate softball at the University of Houston – Victoria from 2015 to 2019, where she led her team to four conference tournaments, one conference tournament championship, one regular season conference championship, and three National Tournaments. In her four years at UHV she played first base and pitched. She was selected as Red River Conference Defensive MVP in 2019 and earned Conference First Team honors as a first baseman. She was also named The 2018/19 University of Houston Victoria Softball Player of the Year and 2018/19 Female Athlete of The Year. Torey has provided pitching and hitting lessons to girls of all ages and levels of experience since 2013. She began coaching high school softball in 2019. Torey joined The Lab in 2022.

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 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.

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