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Coaching Staff


Jeanette Howard

Club Director

Explosive Fastpitch was founded by Jeanette (Brezina) Howard in 2006.  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 Univeristy.  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.  Jeanette also worked as the assistant coach at Baldwin Wallace University.


Lauren Waite

Catching & Hitting Instructor

   - Eastside & Westside

  • 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


Sami Minor

Pitching, Catching & Hitting  Instructor

   - Westside & Akron

  • Played at Baldwin Wallace University

  • Current Assistant Coach At Baldwin Wallace

  • Head Coach of the 10u Explosive Team

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Todd Peter

5 Tool Player Clinic Instructor

  • 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


Raegan Thompson

Catching Instructor

  • Currently Catcher at Baldwin Wallace. 

  • First year with Explosive Fastpitch. 


Lexi Ripperger

Hitting Instructor

  • Westside Hitting & Catching Instructor

  • Played catcher and 3rd baseman at Lourdes University. 

  • Finished collegiate career at Baldwin Wallace University. 


Kasey Reis

Hitting & Pitching Instructor

   - Eastside & Westside

  • Former Professional Fastpitch Player

  • Head Coach at Holy Name High School

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Myranda Rowland

Hitting, Slapping, Fielding Instructor

   - Eastside

  • Currently in her Senior year playing at Notre Dame College


Olivia Wulfhoop

Lead Hitting Instructor

  • Current Strongsville HS Head Coach

  • 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

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Nikki Camarati

Pitching Instructor

  • 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.

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