MEET THE TEAM
All of the coaches here truly care about your well-being!
All Pure Performance coaches have “been there – done that” and can relate to your experiences as an athlete. We are looking forward to helping you reach your maximum potential and thank you for trusting us enough to lead you through the process.
Lead Pitching Instructor
Rosie grew up playing in NOVA and was selected to first team all-district every year as a pitcher for Yorktown HS in Arlington. She was an All-Met selection her senior year as well as the team’s MVP, and was offered a scholarship at East Carolina University. However she remained local and began providing softball instruction in 1997. She has coached varsity softball at National Cathedral School, Bishop Ireton, JEB Stuart, and TC Williams. Rosie also plays Women’s Baseball and in 2008 she was inducted into the Women’s National Baseball Hall of Fame. To continue to improve her skills as a pitching instructor, Rosie began studying under Denny Tincher in 2010. She is also a graduate of National Massage Therapy Institute as a Certified Massage Therapist.
Ryan Buchanan was a pitcher for Fairfax High School before transferring to DeMatha in his junior year. Shoulder surgery kept him from realizing his dream of pitching in college, but when his alma mater Catawba College offered him a position on the women’s volleyball coaching staff, he took the opportunity. Over twenty years later, and he is still coaching, only now it is softball, baseball, and basketball. Ryan is the general manager of the Virginia Lady Lightning, a regional team of the Lady Lightning program as well as the general manager of the Fairfax Naturals Baseball organization. He has been certified as a functional strength coach by the National Pitching Association. Due to his own history with injury, he studies extensively to make sure he teaches young athletes the best ways to maximize power while minimizing wear and tear on their bodies. In his spare time, he runs an accounting practice, indulges his wife’s passion for college sports, and finds new ways to embarrass his children.
Lead Catching and Hitting Instructor
Morgan was a catcher for Virginia Tech Softball from 2005 to 2008 where she trained with Angela Tincher. During her years there Virginia Tech went on to win ACC Championships in 2007 and 2008, had a monumental underdog win against the U.S. Women’s Olympic Softball Team, and went on to win Regionals and Super Regionals on their way to the Women’s College World Series in in 2008. Graduating in 2009 with a Computer Science degree, she now works for the Department of Defense, specializing in software development and cyber security. From Nelson County, VA, she played for Nelson County High School and travel softball teams such as Richmond Sports Plus and Richmond Diamonds Gold.
Ashley was a pitcher for Albemarle High School and played club softball at James Madison University. Before attending JMU in the fall of 2008, Ashley pitched in Italy for USA Athletes International where her team placed 3rd against teams from around the world. While pitching for the club team at JMU, Ashley also umpired and gave lessons at Cove Creek Park where she grew up playing ball. After graduating from JMU in 2012, Ashley moved to Washington DC where she is a financial recruiter serving clients in the government contracting and commercial real estate sectors. She is also a medic in the US Air Force and recently returned to the northern Virginia area after completing training all over the United States. From Nelson County, VA- Ashley has played, umpired and taught softball lessons for almost 20 years of her life and enjoys every aspect of the sport.
Kyle is a Fairfax city native, having played Little League for Fairfax American before turning his attention to travel baseball. He is currently a Senior at Fairfax High School where he is the starting catcher, and plays in the stars baseball organization. Kyle has committed to play baseball at Frederick CC for the 2017 school year, where he will enjoy the benefit of a scholarship. In Kyle’s years playing baseball he has learned the art of catching from several pro and college catchers and has become quite knowledgeable in receiving, throwing, and blocking mechanics. He has also learned how to work with both umpires and pitchers throughout his career, and can provide sound techniques on how to handle both.
Slapping Instructor & Camp Director
Kiana graduated from Fairfax High School in 2015 as the class’s blue-chip female athlete, garnering the 2015 US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award after captaining her senior varsity season while recovering from shoulder labrum surgery. During her junior year at Fairfax, she was named 2014 USA Today First-Team All-America Softball, 2014 Washington Post First-Team All-Metropolitan Area Softball, 2014 first-team all-state softball, and 2014 softball team MVP. She was ranked no. 24 on the list of Flo-Softball “Hot 100 2015s” when she batted .630 with five home runs, 26 stolen bases, and 39 runs scored as a junior at Fairfax High School. Kiana played travel softball for the Lady Lightning Gold. She led the team to a 61-15- 5 record and a top 10 finish at Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals in 2014 where in that season she hit .454 with a .502 OBP and a .556 slugging percentage along with 39 stolen bases. During her time at Fairfax High School she also ran indoor track where she set the Fairfax High School 4×200 meter relay record and was a Virginia 6A state and regional medalist. As a high school sophomore, Kiana was recruited by several Division I colleges and was offered several softball scholarships. She played her college freshman year at the University of North Carolina, making 49 game appearances. Kiana will transferring to the University of Illinois in 2016 and will play for the Fighting Illini softball team. Kiana started volunteering at Pure Performance in 2010. She has experience in training righty and lefty hitters, lefty slappers, and throwing mechanics.
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