[migpe1_section usebackground=” background=” color=” backgroundimage=” backgroundattachment=” backgroundrepeat=” backgroundposition=” classes=”][fancy_profile size=’migpe1_column_1_1 migpe1_module_main ui-draggable migpe1_first_mod’ style=’two’ background=’#fafafa’ textcolor=’#666666′ name=’Austin Avant-Johnson’ namesize=’220%’ position=’Baseball Operations’ positionsize=’150%’ image=’https://www.koasports.org/wp-content/uploads/Profile-Avant-Johnson.jpg’ imagesize=’350×350′ profiletitle=’More About Me’ ]Austin Avant-Johnson, Coach AJ, graduated from Thomas S Wootton High School where he starred for three years as an outfielder, pitcher and catcher. AJ went on to pitch at Montgomery College before becoming Assistant Coach at his alma mater, Wootton High School. With Coach AJ there, the team made it to the Maryland 4A regional finals and he continued to coach during the fall as the head coach of the 18u AAA Rockville Patriots. This spring Coach AJ coached every day for Koa – he was the head coach for one of our 12U travel teams and also our 13U travel team. AJ is a baseball fanatic – most nights after his practices were over (and some days before he left for practice) AJ worked out of our facility as a lessons instructor. His specialty is hitting and he loves working with our young hitters. AJ also runs defensive and pitching lessons. He has incorporated speed and agility training into his lessons to groom his players to play baseball aggressively. We are happy to have Coach AJ on our staff![/fancy_profile][/migpe1_section]