Brian J., Southlake, TX Softball Coach

Brian J.



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I am a former professional player & MLB scout with 20+ years of coaching experience. I work with all ages and abilities. Real results, effective training & expert advice. View all coaching experience

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  • Grambling State University (LA)

  • 20 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield, Infield

  • Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning


  • Grambling State University (LA)

  • 20 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Outfield, Infield

  • Hitting, Fielding, Baserunning

More About Coach Brian

IIn my 20+ years of professional experience as a professional baseball player, scout, and coach, I have had the privilege of learning from some of the greatest minds that baseball has to offer.

I have worked with all ages and abilities, including serving as head baseball and softball coach at the high school level and providing private lessons to kids and young adults since 1995.

One of my greatest coaching achievements happened at Marana High School in Arizona, during my first year as head varsity baseball coach in 2012. That season, the team won twice as many games as they had ever won in the previous eight years.

I also owned and operated Tuscon Baseball & Softball Academy until 2013. Looking forward to starting up a new ball training program and working with players here in the DFW area!

My baseball career started at Martin High School in Arlington, TX. I went on to play college baseball at Grambling State University before signing a professional contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. In the following year, I was a member of the Helena Brewers, who won the Pioneer League championship. After my playing career, I spent 11 years as a Major League Baseball Scout for the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, and Houston Astros.

After my time as MLB scout, I won a Collegiate Sunbelt League championship as a head coach, and coached baseball and softball for six years at the high school level.

I successfully owned and operated Tuscon Baseball & Softball Academy until 2013.

I have three wonderful kids of my own, and look forward to bringing out the best in you, or your kid!

I focus on reps, drills, and giving effective advice so that the player can get focused, on-field training to improve their game. Players will get constructive, effective feedback and learn professional techniques tailored to their ability level.

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My son enjoyed his hitting lesson with Coach Brian and will be getting more. He is detail oriented and starts from the bottom up, which is exactly what I want for my son.

Update. Hire coach Brian!!!! Having gone 8 straight games without a hit…just one lesson with Coach Brian and our 9 year old is now a hitter in two straight games. When he executes what coach worked with him on, he gets solid hit.

Our 9 year old loved his first hitting session. We’ve tried group lessons and he’s on a select team with coaches who help with batting…,but the difference is night and day with the first 45 minutes with Coach Brian.

He recommended and then worked on core skills and then repeat execution. Literally from the feet up to head movement and how the ball hits the bat. Coach evaluated quickly and was able to help him make some changes that will def improve his game time performance. We look forward to scheduling more sessions. We’ve found THE coach that can help our son change his game! Thanks coach!!

Coach Brain is an amazing coach!! After only 5 minutes into my sons first session I knew he was going to be a great coach for him and at the end of his first session I was already seeing major improvements with my son. He will definitely continue to train with Coach Brian and I would highly recommend him!

Kind, patient, knowledgeable.

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Coach Brian , very impressed ,did our first one hour session with my 8 year old granddaughter for softball , and did a great job. My granddaughter is excited for her next lesson, he made some changes and she saw the immediate improvements which excited her , he is a excellent coach he is very positive and knows how to exactly deliver the message to her, we are going to use him for her coaching we are already signed up for further lesson's , extremely happy we chose coach Brian

Aubrey really enjoyed her first lesson with Coach Brian and she will continue training with him moving forward!

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Coach Brian was awesome, our 7 year old had a great 1 hour session. He gave him great left handed batting and throwing tips. We rebooked the same day for our next session. Can’t wait for the next practice!

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Coach Brian is fantastic. Not only was he flexible, but he worked so incredibly well with my five-year-old.

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really patient and explains everything in a simple but understandable way, i definitely recommend him

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Coach Brian was very patient but thorough with my son whose never played baseball. We’re off to a solid start with his direction.

Coach Brian was great! Kept it fun. Real clear and concise so we were able to learn a lot in a short time. And he was very responsive. We really enjoyed it.

Great Coach, Great instruction for the kiddo.. hitting lesson was great..

Aaron had his first session today with Brian. Brian help Aaron understand exactly what he needed to improve his batting skills. Brian provided detailed instructions and broke down the task into small teachable steps for Aaron to reach his goals. Brian made sure to motivate Aaron by reinforcing him with positive words when he got close to the ultimate goal and praised him with excitement when he got close to perfect.

Thank you! After just one session my son improved his batting, and confidence- trying to book again. :) Appreciate how you tailored the session specific to him and it was filled with encouragement. Blessings! Hope to see you again soon.

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Coach Brian was very detailed, not a minute was wasted during the session. My son instantly noticed a difference in his swing after just 1 session!

Coach Brian is an excellent coach. On my son's first session, he was very patient with him and had him do various things to figure out where the focus needed to be. He was able to capture my son's attention and keep him focused. Definitely taking him back to Coach Brian for more sessions and would absolutely recommend him.

Coach Brian is really great with my seven year old. He clearly explains areas for improvement and does a great job keeping my boy focussed. We left the session with really helpful and actionable homework. Most importantly, my son loves coach Brian and wants to go back.

Coach Brian helped out son stand out in just one session. Awesome time!

This was the first time meeting with Brian. He pointed out 2 flaws of my son that no one else did. My son really likes him and thinks he can learn a lot from Brian.

Coach Brian was very helpful and kind! We appreciate his advice and encouraging feedback for both of our boys. We'd love to use him again and would recommend him to others!

We are very pleased with Coach Brian’s training session. Our son enjoyed working with Brian and said that he’s learning a lot.

Coach Brian assessed my son’s hitting skills and made some amazing recommendations to improve his power. Great stuff from a real pro!

Coach Brian was awesome. My son had never played baseball before and he took the time to evaluate how he threw, caught and hit and then began training him. He was patient and very encouraging. Highly recommend Coach Brian for beginning to advanced players.

Coach Brian handled my son well in his first session. He was quick to get started and offered immediate feedback on his swing. Made great progress during the 30 minutes, and are looking for another opening to get back in the cage with him.

Brought my 6yr old son to Brian for a hitting lesson. In just one 30min lesson, he was already showing significant progress performing the proper mechanics. On the way home, he kept on saying "feet, load, fire, finish" - Thanks Brian. We will be scheduling our next lesson asap.

Coach Brian is patient, thorough and has done great with my son!

Coach Brian was great with our daughter. He has a welcoming demeanor and made her feel comfortable from the start. We saw improvement in her hitting on her first session. She left the session saying how much fun she had and how excited she was for her next session. Would definitely recommend Coach Brian!

Great experience, highly recommend!

Great coach! Helped me get back into things the correct way.

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Coach Brian is, in a word, outstanding. I set up a session for my 9-year-old - he had a good spring at the plate overall, but over the final two weeks of the regular season had lost his confidence. I played DIII college ball and have long been one of my son's coaches, but thought that he might benefit from hearing from a different voice. Coach Brian served that purpose and so much more. Extremely knowledgeable, patient, motivating. He worked step-by-step to improve my son's stance and balance. My son feels better already, and is excited to do another session as he heads into his all-star season. I recommend Coach Brian without reservation.

Coach Brian instantly picked up on a flaw in my 14yr olds swing. His training techniques to get rid of this flaw are definitely helping. Coach Brian is constantly coaching during the sessions as he wants the athlete to recognize what feels wrong vs. what feels right. Coach Brian is definitely top notch and highly recommended.

Coach Brian was excellent. My son enjoyed training with him and Coach did a good job with him.

We didn’t know what to expect going into the lesson. With an 8 yr old son transitioning from tee ball to coach pitch, we were hoping for a coach who understood young kids.

Coach Brian kept it very simple and light hearted. He was consistent and positive the entire time. We will be back for sure and would recommend him to anyone.

Coach Brian is very good with explanation of what’s right and what’s wrong with hitting techniques. He has helped my son understand the wrong and he has put things in motion for him to fix it. Thank You Coach Brian.

Brian is an amazing coach! My son wanted to concentrate on hitting and Brian took him through every movement and diagnosed it to see exactly what adjustments he needed to make. I would highly recommend him for your son or daughter.

After just one session with Coach Brian we are certain that we will be booking with him from here on out. Just in one session my niece learned things and improved on things that takes time. He is very patient and he knows what he is doing. I would recommend anyone to Coach Brian for training.

Coach Brian was so great with my 7 yr old who had been struggling a bit after getting hit by a foul ball in the face. Brian chatted with us at the start to figure out how to best coach and our son had a fantastic session and really enjoyed it. Well now be using coach Brian every wk!

Coach Brian exceeded my expectations!! My daughter was intimated when she transitioned from tee-ball to coach pitch. With just one lesson, she has gained so much confidence and has found a new love for the game, all thanks to coach. He is patient, encouraging, and my daughter left feeling confident and excited. We can’t thank you enough coach Brain!

Coach Brian was excellent with my 7 year old son. I can see the improvement after one session. We will definitely book another session!

Coach Brian was phenomenal with my daughter! After just one session she definitely learned new techniques for hitting. We’re looking forward to continuing her growth with Coach Brian for hitting and fielding. We definitely recommend him!

Coach Brian is a good watch. He is very professional, meticulous and personable. My 12 year old son and I felt very comfortable with his instruction. He reviewed my son's mechanics and gave constructive and thoughtful critic. He then help my son make adjustments in which he saw immediate improvement. Coach was very encouraging. My son looks forward to continue with the changes and how it will translate on the field. We would without hesitancy recommend Coach Brian. Thank you for the feedback..very helpful.

Very professional! My daughter learned a lot in one session and can’t wait to go back. He’s very thorough with his coaching! Definitely will be back.

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Coach Brian was great. We went to him after we had a long weekend at the plate. He was able to offer my 14U clear concise things to incorporate into his existing swing that resulted in immediate improvement. We are going to continue to see him on a regular basis. Thank you Coach Brian!!!!!!!!!

Coach Brian really made us feel comfortable with such a professional softball training style as my daughter and I just moved to the DFW area recently. His experience and eye for detail makes my daughter want to learn more and continue to ask questions as we proceed training with Coach Brian. Very happy with Coach Brian....Bravo!

Coach Brian was amazing with my son. He was patient and gave him some great pointers to improve his hitting. The session was intense and my son worked every minute of it. We’ll definitely be seeing Coach Brian again.

He was very polite. We have tried many private coaches but coach Johnson knows what he is talking about and what he is teaching. He was very patient with every question I asked and answered each one to the best of his ability. We will definitely be continuing with him.

Coach Brian did a great job with my son Brayden. With just one session my sons hitting and throwing have greatly improved! My son also really loves working with him and he’s only 5. We look forward to working with coach Brian in the future!

Coach Brian took the time to do an assessment of my freshman son. During the intro lesson he went through hitting, throwing, and helped make some quick improvements in his pitching delivery. All of this in an introductory lesson. He was thorough and afterward gave an honest assessment and answered questions for my son. This was excellent for my son to hear from someone that actually was a scout at the professional level. We look forward to more coaching from Coach Brian.

Coach Brian is definition of a great coach giving his time, knowledge, patience, trust, and understanding during my daughters batting struggles. She has learn so much from him and always getting the best out of her, thank you so much!

Brian was good working and teaching the mechanics with my boys. He was very detailed and communicated effectively with them. I will definitely continue the sessions.

Coach Brian gave both of my boys small tips for big improvements. They left feeling good about these adjustments. Highly recommend.

Coach Brian is a life saver! We just moved to the area and my son is without a coach or team. He’s going to college this fall to play baseball and with all the Covid it’s been very difficult to find someone to assist him and keep his skills up.
I contacted Coach Brian and received a very quick reply. He was ready to step in and help. My son is a catcher. Coach Brian is not a catcher, which he was honest about up front, but was willing to make sure that my son got the reps he needed to keep his catching skills up. He listened to what the need was and filled it.

Coach Brian worked with my son on his hitting, made some corrections and my son got about 150 swings in. My son said he felt much more confident swinging the bat. It was a good, efficient workout.

I was very concerned about working with anyone in terms of keeping safe from any transmission possibly of the virus. Coach Brian wore a mask and gloves in the July heat. He picked the balls up with a tool and so the only person that touched a baseball was my son. The extra effort really impressed me. we will happily work with him as long as possible.

My son had a great first lesson. Coach Brian is patient and thorough. Looking forward to what the future brings.

Great attitude and provides good, positive feedback. My son really enjoys the time he spends with coach and looks forward to the time we get with him.

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Coach Brian was great! He was very patient with my 6 year old son and knew how to communicate with him in a way he could easily understand. I saw improvements in one lesson and a boost in confidence in my son!

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My Son and I was very pleased with Coach Brian. He did an excellent job explaining and demonstrating all of the training drills. Learned and improved on the first lesson.

Brian Johnson is an excellent hands on coach. He worked with my son Ryan and helped him with some of his pitching mechanics, he works extremely well with kids Ryan being only 8 years old felt completely comfortable working with him and learned a lot. Ryan wants to continue seeing him, I highly recommend Brian.

Coach Brian definately has a love for the game, while focusing on player development. He is patient, kind, and workes my son out with a smile on his face the entire time. My son's mechanics needed help...both batting and throwing. After 2 sessions with Coach Brian, I have noticed vast improvements in his swing and throwing accuracy. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to step up thier game offensively or defensively.

Coach Brian is friendly and knowledgeable, and he was well-prepared for my son's hour-long training session. He worked on speed and agility and tailored it to my son's sport -- baseball. Coach Brian takes the time to explain things well, and we look forward to working with him more. I highly recommend him as a coach.

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Brian is amazing! He taught my daughter so much in the short 30 min session they had together.

Great coach, my son said he’s great teacher. Good with detail

Coach Brian is a very skilled baseball coach. He speaks to the kids with calmness and ensures they understand the technique. Highly recommend.

Brian was very good with our 7 year old son who tends yo bounce off the wall. We look forward to having more sessions with him in the future!

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Im was very impressed with Brian’s professionalism and patience with my daughters.. He’s very calm and willing to demonstrate new skills and allows questions. My two girls were discussing what they had learned and were eager for their next session with him.

Coach Brian was great with Logan! After Logan left from his training, he said that was exactly what he needed and he couldn't wait until his next session with Coach Brian.

Brian is extremely knowledgeable. For an hours worth of work you will get your moneys worth. Make sure your child is ready to go to work. Great intensity and Brian works hard from beginning to end. We are planning to see him again soon.

Great session. Coach Brian knows his stuff.
Would highly recommend

Coach Brian was amazing with my son! He is very patient and encouraging. Great job at teaching technique and providing a confidence boost. Highly recommend him!

Coach Brian did a great job with our daughter. He taught some basic mechanics of hitting and throwing, had a positive attitude, and clearly enjoyed working with her. We look forward to working with Coach Brian more as he continues to improve her softball skills.

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Absolutely one of the most patient and dedicated coaches in his profession! His body movement mechanics exercises were amazing and can only come from years of experience. The facility we train in also has other professional coaches and even they commended his techniques as being very experienced. We will be rebooking Brian very soon. Thank you for your great love of the game and lifting our son up to make him a more well rounded athlete.

Very professional! My son enjoyed working with Coach Brian.

Coach Brian is helping my daughter's with agility and fitness. I already see some improvement in their speed. My daughter's love these sessions, Brian is flexible with scheduling and that to me is a great help.

My son had a great time and learned some techniques to improve his hitting and pitching. He still has to put in the work at home. Coach Brian was flexible on time and location and that made it very easy to schedule.

Coach Johnson was excellent. After 1 workout with my son, we put into practice his suggestions with his hitting and have already seen positive results. Very good work as well on tweaking his fielding and throwing and Outfield workout drills. Very positive experience as we prep for tryouts for college.
Highly Recommend Coach Johnson!

Coach Brian was great with my 9 year old . He was patient and provided a lot of feedback . My son is excited for his next session with Coach Brian .

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We really enjoyed our first meeting with Coach Brian. He was very encouraging and engaging to my 8 year old son. He made it fun too with different drills and positive motivation. We already booked our next session with him!

Coach Brian has done three Pitching sessions with our son and we already see a lot mechanic improvement. Our son loves to go, because Coach Brian is patient and positive. He gives J one thing to focus on at a time and make sure he is in proper form every time. I would recommend him for private lessons.

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After the first practice, we immediately saw improvement with our daughter. Brian is an amazing coach and we are going to continue to see him weekly.

Great coach, his approach toward coaching shows his experience. Look forward to our next practices. With just one lesson my son’s confidence showed during his first no hitter.

Coach Johnson was amazing! He was very energetic, knowledgeable and positive! We were very impressed with his techniques. He worked with our son at Pitching and Hitting and gave him some fresh new drills that we could practice with him on our own.
He encouraged our son by pointing out his strengths and giving him tools on how to improve his weaknesses. Our son was excited to get to his next practice and use some of the new techniques that he had learned. We will use Coach Johnson every chance we get!

Coach Brian has been great. My 14 year old son had a long time hitting instructor, but after a recent move we needed to find a local pro. Brian has been great about making adjustments that are starting to pay off on the field and giving my son more confidence.

Brian is awesome! My son learned so much from him! He’s great with kids.

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My 6 year old son had a great first session with Brian. He was able to work on many fundamentals that he had not had the chance to work in at his team practices. The one on one attention is great! My son got his first coach pitched hit at the game the day after his session! Brian is very motivating and patient with this age kiddo. We have booked 3 more sessions and my son is really looking forward to them.

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Very specific in the direction my g daughter was needing. She really enjoyed the session and attentive during the whole thing. Would recommend to everyone.

Coach Brian is a great coach! We have had a few sessions so far and my son has enjoyed working with him. Coach Brian definitely knows the game and is a great teacher. He is very patient, positive and encouraging. He listened to my son's concerns about his game and gave my son great advice. Highly recommend.

Coach Brian was awesome! MY husband was impressed with how much our son learned in just one session! My son cannot wait for the week to be over so he can see him again.

Coach Johnson was excellent with my 6 year old. He was patient and took his time working on the fundamentals of the game. You could see an instant improvement

Brian has been great to work with. There has been a big difference in my sons performance on the field after only a few sessions with Brian. Brian has done a good job identifying some fundamental work that can be applied very quickly, and has made the sessions very enjoyable for my son.

Coach Brian was a perfect match up for my daughter, very patient and gave her so much advice that come Monday at her 1st Softball Game she did great. She had a chance to bat 3 times and hit the ball all 3 times with 1st ball thrown we couldn’t be more happy when she went to him she couldn’t hit a ball at all 1 training with him and she got it figured out right in time for her game. He built her confidence in herself so much, he is a great guy, great a communication with parent and kid he trains. We will definitely be having more trainings with Coach Brian my daughters soft ball coach even asked my daughter what she did that she was a whole new girl and ready to give her all at softball. thanks Coach Brian u are the bomb.
Can’t wait til next session,
Sarah & Amanda Cox

Wow!!! Coach Johnson has been such a blessing to my son. He has had a few private coaches in the past, Coach Johnson has far surpassed our expectations. He has really made a difference in my sons abilities. Literally 30 minutes into our first session & the change was 100% noticeable. Coach Johnson has such a wonderful disposition, we drive an hour just to take lessons from him. We are so happy we found such an awesome coach who absolutely knows how to teach the game of baseball!!!

Coach Brian is awesome! Even after just one session, I see more confidence and joy in my son. I’m looking forward to seeing his development this season.

Coach Brian does a great job with my son. My son has been having issues with dropping his arm and his swing. Coach Brian works to develop positive muscle memory to help with his pitching. My son really responds well to his direction and gets excited to go to these lessons. He's great with the kids.

Coach Brian was great. My boys really enjoyed working with him and are ready for many more lessons. Thank you.

Coach Brian is wonderful with my daughter. He is a great coach. After one lesson, I can see the progress in my daughter. His great knowledge of the sport and years of experience shine through. He is kind and flexible when scheduling as well. Coach Brian gave great feedback and homework for my daughter to work on in between lessons. She is very excited for her next lesson. I would highly recommend Coach Brian!

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Coach Brian is awesome! My son loved working with him and we look forward to many more lessons in the near future.

Great job coach Brian my son said he really learned a lot in just one session. He said he can't wait to next session

Coach Brian did a great jon with my 5 yr old son. Did not water down the baseball drills because of his age.

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