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Tara Houser (Wisz) - Owner

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Softball Pitching, Hitting, Bunting, Slapping, Fielding & Baserunning

At Montclair State University, Tara was a 4-Time NCAA Softball All-American, All-Region & All-Conference player, the NJAC Female Athlete of the Year, captain of 2-time ECAC Championship Team, NCAA Runner-up & Hall of Fame Athlete.  MSU all-time leader in triples & most sacrifice hits, 2nd career BA .420 & total hits, and in the top 10 for doubles, runs scored & total bases.

In HS, the 4-year starting pitcher while earning, All-Conference, All-County & All-State accolades. 

HS varsity head coach for 4 years, prior to starting a family.  Teacher & softball instructor for over 20 years.  Currently coaching her 3 daughters travel teams & The Freedom 10u & 12u Teams.

Marc Houser - Owner

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Softball Hitting, Fielding & Catching

At Glen Ridge, Marc was an All-County & All-State multisport athlete, winning a state championship in baseball in 1993 and is an Athletic Hall of Fame Member.

At Montclair State University, Marc was an All-Conference player and a captain of the 2000 National NCAA Championship Baseball Team.

Marc has 20+ years coaching experience at the college & high school level.  While his time as the head coach of the Northern Valley Demarest Baseball team, Marc's teams had over 100 wins and he earned Coach of the Year in 2018.

Currently, Marc coaches The Freedom 10u & 12u Teams.

Tony Baldassari


Softball Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, & Base Running

Previous owner of the Pitching Factory. Led teams to multiple league and tournament championships.  Provided instruction for 100's players, teams, and coaches.

Kiki Baldassari


Softball Slapping, Hitting, Fielding, & Base Running

Four year starter and lead off hitter at Providence College. College Sports Madness Big East Rookie of the Year.  Two-time first team All Big East.  All time batting average leader with over 200 hits. Two year assistant coach at Providence College.

Rob Stern


Softball Hitting & Infield

31 years experience coaching softball. Produced over 200 college scholarship players as general manager and coach of NJ Pride.  Former head coach of Cedar Grove HS and current co-head coach of Mt St Dominic HS.  Amassed 474 wins and 22 championships.

Courtney Politz


Softball Pitching

Three year starter at Bloomfield High School.  Pitched and played second base for Top Gun Softball.  Pitched for Montclair State University where she was an NJAC Academic All Conference Honorable Mention selection and an NFCA Scholar Athlete.  Earned a BA in Education with four consecutive years on the Dean's List.

Maureen Kleczkowski


Softball Pitching

Tincher certified pitching instructor who played at Misericordia University and continues to play competitively today.   Maureen sought out and discovered the Tincher methodology after her daughter suffered an injury due to bad mechanics.  Using this method, her daughter has made a full recovery and continues to pitch today.

Brooke Wiarda

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Softball Pitching

Three year starter at Morris Knolls HS; conference, county, and state title winner.  Mugs Media Player of the Year, Most All-Around Senior Athlete" award, and 2x Morris County Coaches Association Award.  Starter for Susquehanna University.  Landmark Conference Pitcher of the Week.  Graduated with degree in Biomedical Sciences and minor in Business Administration.  Currently completing Tincher Pitching Instructor certification.

Maryann Goodwin


Softball Pitching

Former pitcher at Seton Hall University and former pitching coach at Ramapo College.  34 years HS coaching experience.  Current varsity coach of Pequannock HS with 475 wins & 22 championships.  

Gabby Goodwin

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Softball Pitching, Hitting & Fielding

Four year starter at Wayne Valley HS. Outfield starter at Franklin & Marshall College. Graduated with major in Biology and Business with minor in Spanish. Pursuing Doctor of Physical Therapy at New York University.  Assistant Coach at Rutgers University - Newark.

Brittany Marion


Softball Pitching

Brittany has been playing and coaching softball for over 25 years and still can't get enough. It is her passion to pass her love of the sport onto future generations. Brittany was an academic All-American at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has received NJ state Coach of the Year awards as well as from the NJAC and NJIC conferences.

Mickayla Romero


Softball Hitting, Pitching, & Infield

Four year starter at Manhattan College.  Earned All MAAC and academic honors as third baseman and pitcher.  Named team captain in senior year.  Assistant coach at James Caldwell HS.

Dominique Ocello


Softball Hitting, Bunting, Fielding, Baserunning & Catcher Position Play

Dominique was the Watchung Hills Softball coach from 2018-2022. In that time, she earned Skyland Coach of the year in 2021. In 2022  her team was co-division champs for the Skyland Delaware Division, Group 4 champions and lost in the final game of the tournament of champions. Dominiques has coached for Randolph Rage and Morris County Belles club teams, but currently coaches for Pride-Stern.   

Nick DeGennaro


Softball Hitting & Fielding

20 years of experience coaching softball at the high school, club, and college levels.  Won 5 league championships while earning 6 national top 10 team GPA awards.  2016 Mugs Media team of the year,  2005 NFCA National coaching staff of the year, and 2014 Mugs Media coach of the year.  Currently head coach of Morris Catholic HS and assistant coach of NJ Pride.  Member of NFCA and is 3 Dimensional Coach certified.

Carla Goodwin


Softball Pitching, Hitting, Slapping & Fielding

Carla was the starting varsity short stop all four years at Wayne Valley and earned All-League and All-County accolades. She played softball at Ramapo College and has coached for 3 years at the Freshman/JV coach at Pequannock High School.

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