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Matt Juengel The Lab lead hitting instructor

Matt Juengel

Matt was born and raised in Houston, TX. He played baseball collegiately at Panola Jr. College, where he earned All-Conference and 3rd team All-American honors, and then at Texas A&M University, where he earned 2nd Team All-Big 12 honors. Matt was drafted in the 24th round by the Miami Marlins and played 6 years professionally, including All-Star team appearances at both the A and AA levels. Matt’s passion to pass along his years of experience is seen everyday at The Lab at HUSTLE3.

Panola Junior College, 2008-2009
Texas A&M University, 2010-2012
Miami Marlins, 2012-2018

Lead Hitting Instructor at The Lab at HUSTLE3, 2020-2022

Lance Dobbins

Coach Dobbins, a Bryan High School alumnus, has been a professional pitching coach since 2002. Following his collegiate and professional baseball playing career, Coach Dobbins served as a scout and draft consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays. His teaching methods are geared toward the mental components of pitching and developing the biomechanics of delivery that give you the best chance for long term success and injury prevention. He joined The Lab at HUSTLE3 in 2020.

Steve Price

Steve is a certified strength and conditioning specialist who has coaching experience at youth, high school, and collegiate levels. Originally from the St. Louis, Missouri area, he played college football at Missouri Valley College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He was a Sports Performance Coach for the Texas A&M University football team from 2013-2017. He then worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he trained multi-sport male and female athletes. More recently, he served as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the football program at Rutgers University prior to joining The Lab at HUSTLE3 in 2021. His certifications include National Strength and Conditioning Association, College Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, Certified Functional Strength Coach, Reflex Performance Reset, USA Weightlifting, and Precision Nutrition Level 1.

Cole Hayden

Cole joined the The Lab coaching staff in 2022 after finishing a 12-year player career. Originally from the San Antonio area, Cole played and graduated from Smithson Valley High School while also competing for The Stix summer baseball program, now known as the San Antonio Angels (coached by Kevin Keeton). After becoming injured, Cole enrolled at Texas A&M University studying Agriculture Economics (while minoring in General Economics). Cole provides lessons in both hitting and fielding at The Lab at HUSTLE3 and works well with younger players learning to build solid fundamentals.

Matt Langwell

Matt, a graduate of Rice University, was drafted in the 11th round of the 2008 Major League Amateur Draft. He helped the Rice Owls advance in back-to-back seasons to the College World Series. He played for the Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013. In seven years of professional baseball, Matt spent no time on the disabled list, a testament to the training he utilized to keep himself in the best position to remain healthy. Matt joined HUSTLE3® Pitching in 2017, and The Lab at HUSTLE3 in 2020.

Kevin Black

Kevin grew up in Bellville, Texas and attended Bellville High School. Starting all four years on varsity, he ended his high school career as the district MVP. Following high school, he attended Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) and played for 2 years. During his time there, he played all around the field including pitcher, outfield, and first base. This lead him to earn all conference honors and athlete/student of the year for WCJC. Currently, Kevin is an instructor at The Lab at HUSTLE3, as well as a 16U coach for the Brazos Valley Renegades. 

Luke Triola

Luke grew up locally in Bryan, Texas, where he attended James Earl Rudder High School and played on the Varsity baseball team all four years. During that time Luke trained at The Lab at HUSTLE3, being one of our original members after the facility opened in early 2020. For Rudder High School, Luke played several infield positions as well as the outfield. Post graduation Luke decided to hang up the cleats and attend Texas A&M University to study Sports Management. He continues to carry on his passion for baseball here at The Lab at HUSTLE3 by passing on his knowledge through hitting and fielding lessons. 

Josh Mancuso

Josh was born in College Station, Texas, and played high school baseball at Anderson-Shiro High School. He attended Paris Junior College for 2 years, and then transferred to Nicholls State University (LA), where he pitched 3 years for the Colonels. He posted a 4.73 ERA over 3 years with 64 innings pitched. Josh helped Nicholls State win their first regular season Southland Conference (SLC) Championship and secure an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament by virtue of winning the SLC Tournament. Josh’s career ended in 2023 following a trip to the NCAA Regional Tournament in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Josh enjoys spending time outdoors dove hunting and white tail deer hunting. His favorite MLB team is the Houston Astros.

John Elliott

John Elliott is originally from Magnolia, Texas. After having a standout high school baseball career, he played three years as a middle infielder at Alvin Community College before hanging up his cleats to further his education as a Turf Science major at Texas A&M University. John has coached 2 summer high school teams for the Brazos Valley Renegades. He began sharing his baseball knowledge and love for the game as a hitting and fielding instructor at The Lab at HUSTLE3 in 2023.

Jake Epstein

Jake Epstein and Epstein Hitting provide special training consultation services to the The Lab at HUSTLE3. Jake is one of the top hitting instructors in the country. He is a former University of Missouri Hitting Coach and currently serves as an MLB Hitting Consultant for the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He played collegiately at Cal State Fullerton and professionally in the Angels organization.

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