Explosive Fastpitch was founded by Jeanette (Brezina) Howard in January 2009.  She has a passion for fastpitch softball and enjoys giving back to the young female athletes.  Jeanette played four years of softball as the starting pitcher for Baldwin Wallace College.  She graduated in 2005, earning her bachelors degree.  While at Baldwin Wallace she earned a spot as the first-team all OAC player and was a two time captain for her team.  Jeanette has been teaching private pitching lessons and clinics for 12+ years and has coached over 400 students in Northeast, Ohio.  She was the head softball coach for Strongsville High School for 6 years.  In 2007, she led the Mustangs to the Regional Final game and was named Cuyahoga County coach of the year.  She is currently the assistant coach at Baldwin Wallace College.

Club Director

Jeanette Howard

  • Holy Name High School Varsity 2007-2011

  • St. Bonaventure University Catcher 2011-2015

  • Madness Fastpitch Coach 3 Years

  • Holy Name Varsity Assistant Coach 1 Yeae

  • Holy Name High School Varsity 2007-2011

  • St. Bonaventure University Catcher 2011-2015

  • Madness Fastpitch Coach 3 Years

  • Holy Name Varsity Assistant Coach 1 Year

Catching & Hitting Instructor

   - Eastside & Westside

Lauren Waite

  • Currently playing at Baldwin Wallace University

Hitting & Pitching Instructor

   - Westside

Sam Mott

  • Currently in her Senior year playing at Notre Dame College

Hitting, Slapping, Fielding Instructor

   - Eastside

Myranda Rowland

  • Has coached at the tournament ball level for 19 years, including teams from 12U to 18U  with the Ohio Hurricanes, Chain Reaction, and Explosive Fastpitch. 

  • Pitching instructor since 2009 for High School programs, beginning pitchers, & players seeking to play at the collegiate level

5 Tool Player Clinic Instructor

Todd Peter

  • Currently Catcher at Baldwin Wallace. 

  • First year with Explosive Fastpitch. 

Catching Instructor

Raegan Thompson

  • Westside Hitting & Catching Instructor

  • Played catcher and 3rd baseman at Lourdes University. 

  • Finished collegiate career at Baldwin Wallace University. 

Hitting Instructor

Lexi Ripperger

  • Former Professional Fastpitch Player

  • Head Coach at Holy Name High School

Hitting & Pitching Instructor

   - Eastside & Westside

Kasey Reis

  • Currently playing at Baldwin Wallace University

  • Head Coach of the 10u Explosive Team

Pitching, Catching & Hitting  Instructor

   - Westside & Akron

Sami Minor

  • Graduated from Archbishop Hoban & John Carroll University

  • Outstanding D1 recruited Pitcher

  • Coached 100+ athletes in Northeast Ohio

Pitching Instructor

Brittany Mullen

  • Wellington High School Alumni

  • Former Cleveland State Player

  • Black River High School Asst Coach - 2 yrs

  • Pinnacle Sports Instructor - 3 yrs

  • Oberlin College Pitching Coach - 3 yrs

  • Cleveland RBI Asst Coach - 2 yrs

Lead Hitting Instructor

Olivia Wulfhoop

  • Currently a Sophomore at Baldwin Wallace.

  • Broke win record (20) as a Freshman.

  • OAC Pitcher of the year & first team selection.

  • Four -Year Varsity Starter at Holy Name.

  • Four-time All-Northeast Ohio Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association second-team selection.

  • Three-time OHSAA Division II Champion.

  • Two-time All-Great Lakes Conference first-team.

  • Great Lakes Conference Player of the Year.

Pitching Instructor

Nikki Camarati

Jeanette Howard

Phone: 440-915-2069