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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. Ryan is the general manager of Rock Gold Virginia. 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.
Softball Pitching Instructor
2014: Daktronics honorable mention All-America selection … First-team all-conference selection … Named PBC Pitcher of the Week Feb. 25 … Named NFCA National Pitcher of the Week … Posted a 24-5 record on the season … Set every career record for pitchers at USC Aiken … Threw 12 shutouts and struck out 315 batters while limiting opponents to a .154 batting average … Recorded a no-hitter, striking out nine in the win over Coker … Struck out 17 while tossing a complete game in the win over Ohio Valley … Tossed a complete game, giving up just three hits while striking out 12 in the win over Newberry … Registered her 800th career strikeout in the complete-game win over Lenoir-Rhyne, striking out 15 … Tossed a perfect game, striking out all 18 batters in the 10-0 six-inning win over Paine … Went 5.2 innings, striking out seven in the victory over Barton … Through a complete game, striking out 18 to tie the school record in the win over Mount Olive … Posted a complete-game shutout in the 4-0 win over King, striking out 13 while giving up just three hits … Earned a two-hit shutout while striking out 15 in the win over Erskine … Tossed a one-hit gem, striking out eight, in the shutout victory over Brevard … Broke the school record with 19 strikeouts in the win over West Georgia … Struck out seven while pitching a one-hit shutout in the win at Flagler … Threw a complete-game, striking out 11, in the win over Young Harris … Registered a no-hitter, striking out eight, in the win over No. 9 North Georgia … Struck out 13 in the win over Columbus State … Had 10 strikeouts against Georgia Southwestern … Threw a complete-game three-hit shutout against UNC Pembroke … Struck out eight, including the 1,000th for her career, in the complete-game victory over GRU Augusta … Struck out 15 while tossing a three-hit shutout against Lander … Threw a complete game with 10 strikeouts, earning the win over Georgia College … Struck out 10 against Columbus State in the PBC Tournament … Registered a one-hitter in the NCAA Tournament victory over Georgia College, striking out seven … Tossed a one-hit shutout in the NCAA Tournament victory over Anderson, striking out 11.
2013: Selected to the NFCA and Daktronics All-Southeast Region Teams … Honored to the Peach Belt Conference All-Conference Second-Team … Honored as Team MVP … Named Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 26 … Peach Belt Conference Preseason All-Conference selection … Made 30 appearances with 24 starts … Fourth in PBC with a 1.27 ERA … Led the Conference with 273 (second in nation) strikeouts and 10.54 (ninth in nation) strikeouts per game … Broke her own single-season strikeout record and now has 752 career strikeouts, which is sixth best all-time in the PBC … Fourth in PBC in innings pitched with 181 … Pitched a no-hitter against North Greenville on Feb. 27, striking out 10 … Set new program record for strikeouts in a single game with 18 against Catawba on Feb. 9 (fifth highest single-game total in PBC history) … Surpassed 700 strikeouts against then 19th-ranked Columbus State on April 7 in a game that she struck out 15 batters … Struck out 10 or more batters 13 times on the season, striking out 15 or more three times … Struck out 17 in a 1-0 victory over Wingate on March 6 … Tied for fifth in the PBC in wins with 14, going 14-12 on the year … Pitched 19 (fourth in PBC) complete games and six shutouts (tied-20th in nation) … Gave up 33 earned runs and a .153 batting average against.
2012: Preseason All-Peach Belt Conference selection … Named to Peach Belt Conference All-Conference Second-Team … Chosen to Peach Belt Conference All-Tournament Team … Two-time South Carolina Education Lottery USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Week … Finished sophomore campaign with a 20-12 record … She owned a 1.78 earned run average … Kornegay put together a season in the circle in 2012 that had never been seen before with the Pacer ace fanning a school single-season record 260 in a school-record tying 38 appearances … Kornegay’s 20 wins in 2012 were also a school record … Her nine shutouts during the season also set a new school standard … Kornegay in just two years set the new school standard for strikeouts, ending her sophomore year with a school career record 479 strikeouts, which is already good enough to place her in the top 12 in the PBC all-time in the category … Kornegay also set the school career shutouts (16) and saves (4) record during the 2012 season … Named PBC Pitcher of the Week (April 9).
2011: The ace of the staff, appeared in 28 games … Started 26 games on the mound … Recorded a 13-10 record on the mound … Led the team in nearly ever pitching statistic … Tallied 20 complete games to go along with 219 strikeouts on the 2011 season … Two-time recipient of the Days Inn Downtown Aiken USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Month … Two-time recipient of the South Carolina Education Lottery USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Week … Three-time PBC Freshman of the Week … Named PBC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 15) … Honored with PBC Freshman of the Year accolade.
Hitting, Fielding, and SAPT Instructor
Dejon Morris played outfield and second base for Pebblebrook High School in Atlanta, Georgia. During the summers, he also played travel baseball for East Cobb Astros for three years. When he graduated high school, he was offered to come play at Gordon College to play center field. He was known for his speed and hitting. Unfortunately, during his time at Gordon he tore his rotator cuff. After rehab, he began offering baseball lessons to ages 8-12, focusing on hitting and speed. During that time, Dejon transferred to Georgia Southern University to earn his bachelor’s in business administration. Now living in Arlington, Dejon works at a law firm in DC. In his free time, he continues to provide hitting and SAPT lessons and still has a great passion for the sport.
Hitting and Fielding Instructor
Skylar Jones joins us from Pamlico County, NC. She is a retired collegiate student-athlete that played softball at Division II level at Barton College and also and the Junior College level, Palm Beach State where she was team captain.
She is a new resident in the Fairfax area and looking to give back to the community in any impactful way possible! Her love for the game runs deep and she is super excited to spread her experiences with the sport that has given her countless opportunities!
Hitting and Fielding Instructor
Amber graduated from George Mason University in 2022 after playing on the Division I team for 4 years. During her junior year, she led the team with a batting average of .306 and served as a leader on the team. During her time at George Mason, Amber played outfield and catcher. On the offensive side, she hit lefty utilizing a combination of slapping and hit away. Before her time at George Mason, Amber was a four-year letter winner in softball at Tabb High School in Yorktown, VA. She earned first-team all-state honors in her senior year while helping lead her team to an undefeated season. Amber played 4 years with the 18u Sarasota Heat.
B.S., Food & Nutrition, minor in Wellness
M.Ed., School Counseling
A lifelong athlete, fitness enthusiast and instructor, Julie discovered yoga to recover from long distance running. After graduating from college, Julie moved from Ohio to become a fitness instructor at the White House Athletic Center in Washington DC. She spent several years working with Inova as the Manager of the Prevention Program for Partnership for Healthier Kids educating school aged children and their parents on healthy habits through nutrition and fitness activities. Today Julie is a school counselor in FCPS and teaches yoga at a variety of locations throughout Fairfax. Her true passion is bringing yoga to young athletes to enhance their performance through a mind and body connection. Her classes incorporate a vinyasa style yoga practice with alignment, balance, breath, core engagement, flexibility and strength as the areas of focus.
Erica graduated from Lake Braddock Secondary School in 2019 after playing on the varsity softball team for 4 years. During her junior season, she helped Lake Braddock win the 6a Regional Championship. Her senior year, after batting .383 with an OBP of .451, Erica was named Lake Braddock softball’s offensive player of the year. That year she was also named to first team All Conference, first team All Region, as well as honorable mention All Met. Erica played 3 years with the 18u Lady Lightning Gold NOVA. During her final season of travel ball she batted .460 with an OBP of .486 and a slugging percentage of .630. Erica is a lefty slapper with power who plays all outfield positions. She is currently playing Division 1 softball.