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Staff

Owner/Coach

Shannon is the owner of Five Star West. Before, he worked as an area scout for the Atlanta Braves. With over 25 years of coaching under his belt, Shannon can offer his endless supply of college contacts and professional advice to every player.

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Shannon Synder

Chad Grant 

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Coach

Chad started his college baseball career at Southern Union, then continued at Valdosta State. During his time at Southern Union, he committed only 4 errors with 440 chances. He is a very talented hitting and fielding instructor and coach.

Dustin Langley 

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Coach

Dustin lived his college baseball career at Georiga Southern. Hitting over .300 for the team with double-digit home runs, he has proved his abilities on the field. He carried this knowledge with him to his coaching career at Five Star.

Kyle Campbell

Coach

Youth Baseball Coach

Lee Wood

Coach

Lee Wood has been around the game his entire life. Playing high school ball at Lagrange high, then at Central Alabama, and finally the University of West Georiga, he has experience at all levels. He has been with 5 star for 10 years now.

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As a former player for Shannon Synder, Kyle knows exactly what is demanded from the players. Kyle is a former player at Albany State College where he played 3 years as a utility player. As a coach, he is well rounded in every aspect of the game.

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Nathan Killcrease

Coach

Nathan Kilcrease is a former player of the University of Alabama. He still stands as the pitcher with the 7th most strikeouts for Alabama. He was then drafted by the Oakland A's. If anyone knows pitching inside and out, Nathan would be the coach for it.

Zach Lawrence

Zach Lawerence is a former player at Suny Canton and Nyack College. He has seen baseball played all over the United States and knows what it takes to be successful. Overall, a very talented coach.

Jason Eller

Director of Recruiting/Coach

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Jason Eller is a veteran College Baseball Coach of two plus decades with In-State stops at UGA, GSU, AU and most recently the Head Coach at Georgia College where the Bobcats were 44-5 at home and climbed to the second ever #1 Ranking in school History. Having spent 11 seasons in the SEC, Eller is one of the only College Coaches to have worked at the NAIA, D1 and D2 levels. During his time in Athens the Diamond Dawgs Won 2 SEC Titles (2004 & 2008) and went to 3 College World Series in 2004/2006/2008. A native of Kennesaw, GA, Eller has boy/girl twins Kennedy and Kole. He will serve as our Director of Recruiting and roving Hitting Instructor as well as coaching various teams.

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Brad Rulon

Coach

Brad Rulon has proven to know how to win on the field. Winning a state championship in high school, national championship with Savannah chain, and 2006 World Series Championship with Georiga Tech. He was then drafted by the New York Yankees and now coaches with us. We are lucky to have him.

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Dustin Harsey

Coach

Dustin Harsey played his college career at USC Salkehatchie. He continued his baseball career in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Now coaches for Five Star West. 

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Adam Kitchen

Coach

Adam Kitchen showed his talents throughout his baseball career. He was named Savannah Morning New player of the year, then signed with Arizona State. He then won the 2004 Juco World Series with Middle Georiga before being offed by the Toronto Blue Jays.

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