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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.
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.
Pitching, Hitting and Fielding Instructor
EJ is from Windsor, Virginia and played for Orion Hunter Teal. EJ played 4 years at George Mason University at 1st base and hitter. In prep, she earned four letters in softball and three letters in volleyball at Windsor…Four-time First Team All-Conference, District and Region selection…First Team All-State (2017, 2018)…Conference Pitcher of the Year (2017)…In volleyball, three-time First Team All-Conference selection…Second Team All-District and All-Region all three years.
After EJ finished playing, she earned her master’s in Special Education and now teaches Special Education at Woodson High School.
From Coach EJ: “I love working with kids in both school and softball and am excited to start getting to know players from the area!!!!”
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.
Hitting and fielding instructor
Heather is a northern Virginia native and played D1 softball at George Mason University. She started playing travel softball when she was 9 and played for various travel organizations throughout her career. She attended Herndon High School where she was a four-year varsity softball starter and letter winner, two-year varsity captain, three-time First Team All-District selection, and two-time varsity softball MVP. During her senior year in 2013, she was District Player of the Year, First Team All-Region, Honorable Mention All-State, and Honorable Mention All-Met with 0.576 AVG, 0.833 SLG and 0.623 OBP. Heather played at GMU in 2014-2016 as a first baseman, catcher, and designated hitter. She was also a member of the GMU softball Leadership Council and a team representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Heather was the Assistant Varsity Softball Coach at George Mason High School in Falls Church (now Meridian High School) in 2019. In her spare time, Heather enjoys playing slow pitch, holding a volunteer board position at her children’s preschool, and spending time with family. She is excited to work with young softball players and give back to the community that has given her so much over the years!
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.
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.