COACHES

NICOLE DENES

Owner | Lead Pitching Instructor

A former pitcher for the University of Oklahoma, Nic is also a performance coach and licensed professional therapist in the state of Oklahoma where she works with professional, collegiate and amateur athletes to help reach their highest potential. Coach Nic develops the pitching programming for all group training courses and individual lessons. Nicole typically works with BCA's more advanced high school and collegiate pitchers, but you will see her working with pitchers of all ages when possible.

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CHANA’E JONES 

Lead Hitting Instructor

Chana’e Jones is is a former member of the University of Oklahoma softball team (2007-2011), and understands what it takes to compete at elite levels of the game.  As BCA’s lead hitting instructor, Chana’e consults with, mentors, and guides the instructional hitting team at BCA to ensure that all athletes receive quality instruction in a way they understand best. Coach Jones has a passion for working with youth athletes and understands that no two athletes are the same.  In addition to hitting instruction, Chana’e works with catchers, provides defensive training, and specializes in strength and conditioning.  Chana’e joined BCA in 2019.

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LEXI DUFF

Pitching Instructor

Coach Lexi has been part of the BCA pitching instructional team since we opened our doors in June of 2019. Lexi was a student of Coach Nic’s for several years before beginning her collegiate softball career. She is currently a member of the Oklahoma City University softball team where her athleticism has earned her a spot both in the line up and in the circle. You will see Lexi coaching BCA's Velocity programs, Beginner Pitcher programs, and more. Lexi works with pitchers of all ages.

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ASHLYNN CUMMINS

Pitching Instructor

Ashlynn is a well rounded coach that pours into her athletes.  Ash was a part of Nic’s 2015 softball team that competed internationally in Italy in Greece. A multi sport athlete in high school with a decorated pitching career, Coach Ash chose to compete collegiately at Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma City University as a track athlete rather than softball.  You will see Ash leading our Beginner Pitcher classes and several other specialized pitching classes at BCA.  Coach Ash works with pitchers of all ages.

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APRIL McCONKEY

Strength and Conditioning Coach

April is a life-long sports and fitness enthusiast.  Not only did she earn her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science as a dual-sport collegiate athlete (softball and basketball), she has extensive endurance training experience as a marathon athlete, competing in 10 marathons and 1 ultra marathon (52 miles!).  In addition to her experience as an athlete, April has trained new cadets at the Tulsa Fire Department Academy, and helps coach a local middle school softball team, as well as her daughter’s softball team. You will see April coaching athletes of all ages at BCA in Softball Specific Speed and Agility, Strength and Conditioning, and small group fitness training.

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AMANDA PRINCE

BCA Certified Youth Coach

Like many parents, Amanda is a first timer when it comes to coaching softball. Amanda is our first coach to complete BCA's Youth Coach Development program.  Her passion for developing confident, capable, athletes in whatever they choose to do makes her an ideal youth coach and an embodiment of what BCA is all about. You will see her in the field, coaching one of BCA's inaugural teams, the 10u BCA COMPETITORS.

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