Holiday Clinic Series Coming Up!

Training Staff

Eric Coleman - Facility Manager & Pitching Instructor


 Eric is a veteran baseball coach and pitching instructor, with over twenty years of on-field experience. He has coached extensively throughout the Jr. College and Collegiate levels, as well as Collegiate-level summer leagues. Currently, Eric is the manager in the Prospect League with the Danville Dans.  Throughout his career, he has coached 175 players that went on to sign professional baseball contracts, including Hunter Pence among many other Major Leaguers. Virtual Baseball is pleased to have Eric join its training staff. Eric has connections with over 200 college baseball programs, including LSU, Michigan, and Vanderbilt, among others.  

Riechl Mayne - Hitting Instructor


 Riechl brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and history of success to Virtual Baseball. He has been involved in baseball for over forty years as a player, coach, general manager and trainer. He played both amateur and semi-pro ball including semi-pro ball in Detroit’s Federal League. Additionally, Mayne served as Athletic Director and Head Coach at St. Mary’s College and Madonna University for several seasons where they consistently ranked in the top 20 nationally in the NAIA. For three seasons he was also Head Coach for the 18u Michigan Red Sox Travel Baseball Program. Mayne, now in high demand as a personal baseball instructor, works with players of all ages and consults to the baseball program at the University of Michigan. His greatest impact on the game has been the specialized training he provides aspiring ball players and his ability to help them realize their potential. 

Mike Tomlinson - Softball Instructor


 Mike joins Virtual Baseball bringing over fifteen years of softball coaching and instruction at high school and collegiate levels. His accomplishments include numerous top ten divisional and national finishes, undefeated seasons, school records and the title of Mid Continent Conference Coach of the Year during his time as head softball coach for Oakland University. His work outside of school affiliations is comprised of professional training and management for softball and baseball including clinics for pitching, hitting, catching and fielding. 

Jesse Schmidt - Softball Instructor


 Jesse joins Virtual Baseball bringing over 10 years of softball coaching and instruction at the high school (Clarkston/Waterford Kettering) and travel levels (Michigan Outlaws, ICE). He is currently the head coach at Waterford Kettering High School.  He continues to hone his craft through workshops, clinics and his coaching mentor, our very own Mike Tomlinson.  He has led his teams to the ASAUSA National Tournament, state quarterfinals and has won a handful of tournaments in the Midwest region. We are excited to have his intense energy level and deep rooted passion for the mental aspect of the game.  

Tyler Palm - Pitching Instructor


 Tyler joins Virtual Baseball bringing a wealth of playing experience.  Tyler is a native of West Branch, Michigan and played his college ball at Oakland University (2013-2017).  Tyler began his professional career in the USPBL (United Shore Professional Baseball League) in Utica (2017-2018) before being picked up by the Minnesota Twins in June of 2018.  He then led the Elizabethton Twins in strikeouts and helped lead the Twins to the Appalachian Leagues Championship.   Tyler is excited to train young pitchers with the knowledge he has gained from his collegiate and professional experiences! 

Jake Arendsen - Pitching Instructor


Jake joins Virtual Baseball bringing a wealth of playing and coaching experience.  Jake was a Division 1 Lefty Pitcher at Oakland University.  He currently holds the OU record for most career appearances out of the bullpen with 76. After college he began his coaching career as a pitching coach for Troy High as well as coaching multiple JTB travel teams.  For the past 5 seasons he has coached at Clarkston High School and is currently the Head Coach!

Mike Wiseman - Hitting Instructor


  Michael Wiseman was a four-year baseball letterwinner (2008-11) at Wayne State University and a two-year team captain who ended his career as the WSU all-time leader in RBI (183), games (211), at bats (697) and fielding chances (1,334).  Mike was a 2011 All-American and National Defensive Player of the Year after recording a 1.000 fielding percentage in 427 chances, while starting 47 games behind the plate. Wiseman is currently a minor league umpire in the International League (AAA).