At Rugged Softball, our coaches all train from the same set of principles. We believe in building quality movements and strength in the athlete as a whole before we being to specialize in skill development. We have created a systemized training program that brings our athletes the complete package, either remotely or locally.

Jenn Newman

Jenn lives in her hometown outside of Toledo, OH with her husband and daughters. After working in the mental health field for 4 years, Jenn has a passion to assist players to become not only physically strong through proper mechanics, but mentally strong as well. Rugged means “having or requiring toughness and determination,” which is essential to achieve any success as a pitcher, but more so essential in life.

Jenn believes in building character through sport and desires her players learn how to overcome obstacles on the field and off the field, which is why she has named her business Rugged Softball.

Experience

Born and raised in Whitehouse, OH, Jenn was a true utility player in every sense of the term, playing at least one game at every position on the field during her High School career at Anthony Wayne High School. She also earned accolades at multiple positions including a 1st Team All-State Pitcher while leading her team to a State Championship, pitching 7 shut-outs through tournament play, including 2 perfect games and boasting an ERA of 0.65 for the season. 

Earning a scholarship to Charleston-Southern University, Jenn took a medical red-shirt while battling an unknown neurological illness. After transferring to a smaller school to focus on recovery, Jenn was able to return to playing shape for a few short seasons and recorded a record setting 16 home-runs from the plate in her Freshman outing.

Upon completing her playing career, Jenn coached for 2 seasons at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA working as both the hitting and pitching instructor.

Jenn has Owned Rugged Softball for 7 years and has been a full time pitching instructor for 6 of those years but has been instructing pitchers and hitters for 15+ years.


Mady Zoltowski

Youngblood Program Leader. Mady Zoltowski is going into her sophomore year at the University of Toledo where she is majoring in exercise science pre-physical therapy. She graduated from Norte Dame Academy in Toledo where she was a 4 year varsity player for their softball team. At NDA Mady was a team captain, along with being awarded the coaches award and second team all league her junior year, and unfortunately was unable to compete her senior year due to COVID. Mady has played softball throughout her entire life, playing on competitive travel ball teams. Outside of softball, Mady is an assistant manager at SIP Coffee where she has worked for the past 3 years. She is extremely passionate about helping athletes improve in all aspects of their game. She believes in creating a comfortable, fun, family environment that puts emphasis on ownership, hard work and commitment. 

Brittany Jacobsen

Performance Coach for our in person Strength and Overhand throwing members.

Kelsey Gable MSM, AT, ATC

Performance and Recovery Coach in Swanton, Ohio. Kelsey holds a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Toledo and brings a very unique skill set to our training environment. She also has a Master of Science in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Kelsey carried our her AT clinics assisting athletes D1 athletes at the University of Toledo and High School athletes in Football, Track and Field, Swim and Dive at both Perrysburg and Woodword High Schools. She currently also works at Springmeadows Chiropractic during the day performing functional evaluations, creating home exercise programs, working with the general public and athletes of all ages.

She is a valuable asset to our team in assisting with strength training, return to play, and recovery services. She is exceptionally detailed and has a great eye for movement.

To Schedule recovery services such as: cupping, scraping, or stretching with Kelsey click here. (This service is open to any athletes regardless of sport or membership status.)

Sierra Bilinski 

Performance Coach overseeing remote training.

Sierra is currently pursuing her B.S. in Exercise Science with plans to attend Physical Therapy school upon graduation. She plays softball at the collegiate level and has experience training youth athletes. Sierra has a history of coaching softball, both as a head coach and an assistant. She has a passion for softball, learning, and working with athletes of all ages!