Flanders, NJ (November 15, 2019) – In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy has announced the addition of two new instructors to their staff.

Kelly Buck was a multi-award winning 4-year Varsity player for Roxbury High School who continued her softball career with William Paterson College. After completing her degree, Kelly went on to coaching softball at the High School level starting at her Alma Mater and then moving on to Mt. Olive High School where she was the Head JV Softball Coach for 4 years and then assistant Varsity Coach for 3 years. Additionally, Kelly has been a Physical Education teacher at Mt Olive Middle School since 2012.

Kelly has been training and instructing softball athletes of all ages for many years and comes to In The Zone with a wealth of knowledge. She has expertise in a variety of areas including hitting, catching, defense and fastpitch. 

Kenny Costa, a 2-time All Conference selection while at Lenape Valley High School continued his baseball career first at Sussex Community College followed by two very successful years at Mercy College. After playing for Mercy, Kenny moved into the coaching role with them for 2 seasons before returning to NJ to take over the Varsity Baseball coaching job as of the 2020 season at his Alma Mater, Lenape Valley High School.

Kenny has been training baseball athletes of all ages for several years, most recently at an indoor facility close to Mercy College. He has expertise in a variety of areas including hitting, pitching, & defense.

“We’re really excited to have Kelly and Kenny join us here at In The Zone. Having staff that has college or high school coaching experience is important for us,” said In the Zone’s General Manager Taylor Bargiacchi. “They will fit right in here where nearly everyone on staff is either a current or former college coach. Baseball and softball players who come here for training know that they are working with some of the most experienced people around and Kelly and Kenny are perfect examples of that”

About In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy

In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy, with headquarters in Flanders, N.J., offers a comprehensive training and development environment for baseball and softball players of all ages. The main baseball and softball facility offers nearly 12,000 square feet of fully turfed field space, several hitting & pitching lanes, and more. The academy offers baseball lessons, softball lessons, video analysis, team training, lane & turf rentals, showcase events, recruiting services, camps & clinics, and much more. For information, visit www.inthezonenj.com, email contact@itz-academy.com or call 973-598-9887.