Slammers Coaches and Instructors
Our team of professional Coaches and instructors take pride in helping players of all ages and skill levels enhance their playing experience. Our goal is to provide every player a solid foundation to work from, as well as an understanding of the mechanics involved at each position. In addition, we want every player to have the opportunity to reach their maximum potential.
Billy Martin - President/COO
Billy Martin played 4 years at the University of Texas at Arlington. He was drafted in the 34th round by the New York Mets. Taken in the rule 5 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1999 and then sold to the Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central league in 2003. He was later signed by the Washington Nationals for the 2005 season.
Billy was a 3 time minor league all-star with a career .285 avg. and 94 home runs. Billy played 8 years professionally at 4 positions(1B,3B,lNF,RF). Billy is now a owner, COO, and full time instructor/coach at Slammers. He specializes in hitting and fielding at all levels and works with youth pitchers as well. Billy has a bachelors degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas at Arlington and a MBA from CU Denver. Billy is also a certified National Strength and Conditioning(NSCA)personal trainer.
Billy is the president of Slammers North Baseball and currently an Associate Scout for the Kansas City Royals.
Bryant Asnicar - General Manager
Bryant is a Colorado Native who attended J.K. Mullen High School as well as being one of the original Slammers High School players. He played for Slammers in the Summer and Fall and earned a scholarship to Regis University as a pitcher. He finished his career at Regis with the most games closed in school history and second in appearances.
Bryant played independent baseball in New York, Chicago, Texas and New Mexico and was an
Byron Embry - High School Director
Slammers North Pitching/High School Director pitched 12 seasons in professional baseball for teams such as the Braves, Royals, and Mariners. Born and raised in Richmond, KY, Embry was drafted by the Oakland Athletics after his senior year at Madison Central High School. Declining to sign with Oakland, Byron attended powerhouse Indian Hills Community College in Iowa where he pitched in the National Junior College World Series for the Falcons in both 1996 and 1997. At the end of his sophomore campaign, Byron signed with the Atlanta Braves in May of 1997 and continued to play across the next 11 years before retiring from baseball in 2008.
Since 2001 Byron has worked with over 6,000 pitchers world-wide through a very detailed and comprehensive approach. Developing programs designed to train, educate, and develop pitchers of all ages and skill sets.
Byron is also an award-winning international keynote speaker who has been featured in a plethora of media and internet outlets all over the world. His appearance on TBN was captured by over 300 million viewers.
Byron currently resided in Colorado Springs, CO with his lovely wife Kelly and their 4 children.
Kevin Russo - Hitting/Fielding Director
Originally from Montrose Colorado, moved to Denver to play Baseball at Metropolitan State College of Denver on a full ride scholarship as a catcher. Was a
Jake lead the nation in RBIs his senior year with 89. Finished his career with an overall BA. of .373 drove in 207 RBIs and hit 30