Instructors

The AFA’s instructional staff provides year-round professional instruction. Each instructor was specifically chosen because of their specialized background. Our instructors include previous and current professional college and high school softball managers and coaches.

Senior Instructors

Frank Muscara

Frank has 17 years coaching experience in girls fastpitch softball and boys baseball. Included in that time is 11 years of travel softball coaching experience and achieving national success with two top 10 finishes in USSSA National Tournaments. 

Donna Manlove

Donna has over 25 years coaching experience in girls fastpitch softball including time at Bishop Moore and Masters Academy. She is also a longtime AFA volunteer developing young players and coaching Babe Ruth teams as well as all star teams. A majority of her teams qualify for state and regionals. Donna also has eight years experience coaching travel softball, including college showcases and reaching the World Series multiple times.

Renee Dean

Renee has over 26 years coaching girls fastpitch softball. Her experience includes coaching at the high school level as well as travel softball. She also has two years experience in running girls fastpitch softball camps and clinics. 

Logan Jackson

Logan was a four-year varsity softball player for Lake Brantley High School and is currently a Division I player. She also has four years of experience providing private instruction specializing in fielding and hitting. 

Kendall Chase

Kendall was a four-year varsity softball player at Lake Brantley High School. She is a current Division I player in her third year. Kendall has several seasons running youth softball camps, clinics and private instruction, specializing in fielding and hitting.

Junior Instructors

Lianys Mastrapa

Lianys was a four-year varsity softball player at Lake Brantley High School and then coached for Lake Brantley High School on the varsity level. Ly (pronounced Lee) played at the college level for St. Petersburg College. She also has three years experience with private instruction, specializing in fielding and hitting.

Erin Schmutz

Erin was a four-year varsity player at Lake Brantley High School. She has two seasons coaching travel softball and one year experience with camps and clinics. Erin also has two years of experience with private instruction, specializing in fielding and hitting.

Carmen Pino

Carmen was a 3-year varsity player at Wekiva High School. She has three seasons of coaching travel softball and one-year experience with camps and clinics. Carmen also has experience with private instruction, specializing in fielding and pitching.

Kayla Hickey

Kayla was a four-year varsity player at Lake Brantley High School. She is a current Division II player in her first year. Kayla has three seasons of experience with private instruction, specializing in pitching.