Coaches

Interested in Coaching?

The Rock Sports Complex is always looking for qualified coaches to help us in developing strong baseball players and building players into young men. If you are interested in applying to be a coach with us, please go to our careers page and submit your application.

Cody Smith
Coach/Founder: PT Baseball (U13-U18)
Instruction Specialty: Pitching, Outfield, Catching (U15-U18)
Cody Smith Pitching, Outfield, Catching (U15-U18)

Cody was captain of the Kettle Moraine Lasers High School baseball team, and helped lead them to their first State Championship game in 20 years. He also finished second in conference "Player of the Year" voting. Cody went on to play four additional years of baseball at Dominican College in New York. After enduring back surgery in 2013, Cody focused all his energy on youth development. He is one of the top up and coming coaches in the state. Cody’s talent is taking players and developing them to realize their baseball potential.

Cody founded PT Baseball in 2013 and quickly saw marked success in team and player development in just a short amount of time. All this success brought local, national, collegiate and professional attention, with the Rock Sports Complex taking notice as well. Cody now brings his expertise in coaching, team development, and player development to The Rock Sports Complex for 2016 and beyond.

Joe Ferro
Coach: College of Lake County
Instruction Specialty: Hitting, Infield, & Pitching (U8-U18+)
Joe Ferro

After choosing to decline several athletic scholarships from local colleges after graduating from Romeoville High School, Joe joined the military. There he played in the Navy Baseball League for two years while stationed at Great Lakes. He was captain of his team, led his league in RBI’s, and with a .482 batting average, placed third in the league. The Navy team played in the collegiate summer league which gave Joe the opportunity as shortstop to play against teams throughout the Midwest and East. When he began his college career at CLC, he quickly made his mark as a freshman. He was named 1st Team All-Conference and had a .452 batting average. He transferred to Carthage College where, as starting shortstop, he achieved a batting average of .365 as well as All-Conference honors. Most recently, Joe was the starting shortstop for Carthage which took third place for Div. III schools in the 2009 College World Series. There is not a better hitting and fielding coach in the area.

Recently, Joe has been working with MLB hitting Coach John Mallee. Joe travels the Midwest to help run John Mallee hitting camps. Joe has worked with many collegiate and professional hitters around the country. He is one of the most sought after hitting coaches in the northern Illinois/southeastern Wisconsin area. By way of the Rock Sports Complex, Joe’s knowledge in hitting, coaching, and player development & placement is available to you.