Our Students are exposed to some of the top pitching minds in Charlotte and collaborators from across the country. Students of DPI can rely on receiving instruction and working with a staff that has over 7 decades of combined experience that has coached and participated at the top levels of the game from MLB, NCAA Div I, II and JUCO, as well as high school.
John is the current Director of Pitching Development for the On Deck O’s, On Deck Swingmen and On Deck Academy, a top level showcase baseball organization based in Charlotte, NC that has had over 200 players from the On Deck organization go on to play at either the collegiate or professional levels. He is also the “preferred” instructor for many youth associations around the Charlotte area and top youth “travel” programs.
As an instructor for the Dynamic Pitching Institute, Dusty, a native of Charlotte, NC brings multiple years of coaching pitchers at the high school and collegiate level, as well as, coaching for USA Baseball as part of the Team Mid-Atlantic staff. After finishing his playing career at Wingate University, where completed his undergrad studies, Dusty coached at Charlotte Latin High School, and currently serves as the pitching coach at South Mecklenburg High School and an instructor/coach for the On Deck O’s/Swingman, a top level showcase baseball organization baseball in Charlotte, NC that has had over 200 players play at either the collegiate or professional levels.
As an instructor for the Dynamic Pitching Institute, Mike who is also the Head Baseball Coach and Program Head at Charlotte Country Day School brings over 24 years of coaching experience. He has helped many young athletes realize their dream of playing at the collegiate level and mentored pitchers that have gone on to play at UNC, USC, The College of Charleston, Western Carolina, Georgetown and many others. In 2006 and 2011 Mike was named the South Charlotte Weekly Coach of the Year, and in 2011 named Coach of the Year by both the South Charlotte News and Charlotte Hot Stove League.
Coach Hennessey completed his undergraduate studies in 1986. After a brief stint pitching in the Independent Housatonic Valley League, he began his coaching career in at the Canterbury School in New Milford, Ct. He moved to Charlotte in 1995 where he was an assistant at Providence Day School for 10 years. C oach Hennessey has been active in the Charlotte baseball community, coaching both summer and fall baseball with the Charlotte Bearcats, the Megastars, CBC Baseball, and On Deck Academy, where he is currently the coordinator and head coach for the 2015 On Deck O’s. Mike has also served as an evaluator and coach for the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series Mid Atlantic region.
Mike is married to his wife of 24 years, Mindy, and has a daughter, Caitlin, a senior at Charlotte Country Day.