COACHES & STAFF
DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU SURPASS YOUR TRAINING GOALS, IMPROVE YOUR SKIILS AND GAIN CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF.
Our passionate experts and sports educators will provide a safe and fun environment where everyone can get active, learn and achieve their potential and simply be better than they were the day before.
Coach Stephen Flake | Baseball
Coach Stephen Flake grew up in Marietta, GA and played high school baseball at McEachern High School, where he graduated in 2002. In 2001, Flake was Marietta Daily Journal Pitcher of the Year. In College, Flake attend North Georgia College and State University and SPSU where he complied a 37-15 record. He holds 12 career and single season records in college ,for wins, strikeouts, ERA, starts and innings pitched. In 2007 Flake was Drafted by the Florida Marlins where he played one season with the Marlins compiling a 2-1 record with a 1.71 ERA. Stephen played an additional 5 years in the Frontier League. He has a desire and passion like no other to work with young athletes and take their game to the next level. Stephen is available for private and group lessons.
Coach Austin Smith | Baseball
Austin Smith specializes in baseball performance and private instruction. With his countless hours of experience at every level, Coach Austin is able to strategically articulate every phase of the game to any athlete no matter age. From Pitching, Hitting, Catching, Fielding, and Base running, Coach Austin has an immense amount of knowledge that he is eager to share with his clients. In high school, Coach Austin was named First Team All-Region and All-County, as well as, being named MVP his senior year at Creekview High School. He later went on to play collegiate baseball at Georgia Highlands and West Georgia Tech. Coach Austin has 4 years of coaching experience with teams as well as individual players. Coach Austin is eager and excited to work with any athlete at any level to help them gain skill and confidence and improve all aspects of their game.
Coach Todd Kirby | Baseball
Coach Todd Kirby has been a baseball instructor since 2012. He has coached travel baseball and youth football for many years. Coach Todd teaches baseball hitting, and specializes in pitching for athletes in middle school through college ages. He has two talented sons that play baseball and football at Etowah High School. Coach Todd's baseball career:
2013 inducted into KSU Hall of Fame
2009 inducted into Effingham County High School Hall of Fame (3 year letterman and MVP all three years)
1995-1997 Played professional baseball with the Spartanburg Alley Cats (Independent League)
1993-1995 Kennesaw State University NAIA World Series Championship; College World Series MVP
1991-1993 Middle Georgia College JUCO World Series runner up
Coach Adam Easterbrook | Lacrosse
Adam has been in the lacrosse world for over 20 years. Adam played at Michigan State University and continued his career on the USA West Team. After his commitment to the USA West team, he coached at NCAA Division 2 Merrimack College in North Andover, MA and then University of Detroit Jesuit in Michigan. Now that he is living in Georgia, he has been heavily involved in growing the game locally. Adam coached with the Parks and Rec Department for the past 8 seasons, started the Cherokee Jr Warriors Lacrosse Program last year and also coached them to an undefeated season (9-0). Adam is the Director of Cherokee Xtreme Summer Travel Lacrosse, Head Coach with 3d Lacrosse (Nationally run organization) and also the Founder/Director of Boys at Summit Lacrosse Academy Adam also works with the two local professional sports teams (Atlanta Blaze and Georgia Swarm) on camps, clinics, ticket packages, etc.
Coach Nip Patrick | Baseball | Speed/Agility | Football
Coach Nip is well versed in multiple sports areas and can help athletes be their very best. He can help younger players develop key baseball and football skills as well as improve speed, strength and agility and speed. Coach Nip led a successful Speed and Agility program at Kell High School which produced 6 NFL players, as well as numerous collegiate players. He is also involved in the AAU Basketball Program with over 200 kids, and Coached Team Georgia in the U.S. National Basketball Tournament.
When not at Relentless, coach Nip can be found on a ballfield somewhere across Georgia, coaching one of his own small players, and sharing his baseball knowledge with other players as well.
Coach Grace Botti | Softball
Grace is a native of Woodstock where she attended Woodstock High School from 2011-2015. She went on to play collegiate softball at Young Harris College from 2015-2019. She majored in Communication Studies with a minor in Sports Studies and Popular Culture. In her four years at YHC, she had 4 Regional Tournament appearances, 2 Superregional Tournament appearances, and 1 trip to the Division II National Championships where the team placed 4th. She was named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team from 2017-2019. She was a recipient of the 2019 DII ADA Academic Achievement Award. For the 2018 season, she was named to the Peach Belt All-Conference First Team. Grace is ranked 1st in the YHC record books in walks, 2nd in RBI’s, 3rd in games played and sac flies, 4th in games started, 5th in home runs, 8th in at-bats, and 9th in runs, doubles, and hits. Grace specializes in catching, hitting, fielding, and pitching instruction and is eager to teach young athletes how to excel at all levels of the game!
Coach Maddie Reid | Softball
We are excited to welcome Coach Maddie to the Relentless Family. She has grown up as a Georgia girl, attending Woodstock High School from 2013-2017. She played softball at Woodstock and was honorable mention for All Region for 2015 and 2016. She excelled as a travel ball as part of the Georgia Academy Power program as well. Maddie played at the collegiate level at West Georgia Tech for two years, but was eventually sidelined by a shoulder injury. She has over 15 years of softball experience and is excited to help young players develop and improve their softball skills. Coach Maddie works with players at all levels from the beginner rec ball player to the more advanced travel ball athlete. She relates well to the girls and helps them work to find thier best potential.
Coach Patrick McPhee | Baseball
Coach Patrick is our newest coach to join the Relentless Team and we are so happy to have him! Coach Patrick has many years of experience in the baseball world and a vast amount of knowledge to share with his clients.
A Georgia Boy, he attended Marietta High School from 93-96; All County Baseball 94, 95, 96, All-State 96. He broke Cobb County stolen base county records in 96, hitting .460. He also played out of East Cobb Baseball 94-96, earning the title of Defensive Player of the Year for '96. Coach P was blessed to earn the opportunity to play at Kennesaw State University from '96-98. As a two year starter, he hit .360 and was All-Region in '98 for a National Runner up, 61-5 record team.
Coach Patrick has been a coach and instructor for players ages 4-22 for 15+ years. He has past clients now playing on Scholarships at the collegiate level. He puts 101% in to his clients with the hopes of having them leave a lesson better than they were when the arrived. Coach Patrick likes to not only work on player's mechanics and physical skills, but he has a heavy focus on often undervalued the mental aspects of the game as well. Patrick can work with players of all levels from the beginner to the advanced player.
When he is not coaching , Coach P is busy being a Dad. He has three children Skylar(22), Caden(19), and Brooklyn(9). Skyler is currently playing Baseball as Kennesaw State University, and Coach P is hands down his biggest fan.