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About Coach D

Owner & CEO of DR3 Fastpitch

My name is Danielle Rubin, but my clients call me Coach D

 

I was born & raised in Canton, Georgia. My parents are Karl & Susan Rubin and I have one younger sister, Nicole. I started my softball career at 8 years old playing for the local rec ball association. I didn’t start taking pitching lessons until I was 9 then eventually moved to travel ball my 2nd year of 12u. My softball career #LEVELEDUP in 8th grade, when I became a part of a nationally ranked travel ball organization, Ga Impact (Bass); coming in 3rd place at PGF Nationals. On March 6th of my sophomore year, I verbally committed to play D1 Softball at Kennesaw State University #HootyHoo. I finished my high school softball career playing for the Atlanta Vipers Organization. I attended Kennesaw State University my freshman season then finished my playing career at Georgia College and State University. I have given lessons & worked at clinics/camps throughout my college career then later I started my own brand, formerly known as DR3 Pitching, in May 2019. Teaching is in my blood. In May 2020, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Special Education degree, certified in PreK-12th grade.  I then obtained my Master's in Special Education in July of 2021. 

Even though my softball journey did not turn out as I originally planned, I am so grateful for where it has led me! Coaching is my passion. I feel it’s my life calling and it’s pure joy for me to be making a difference in these young players' journey both on and off the field.

I am currently a pitching instructor, mental training coach, and mentor to incredibly talented girls, ranging in ages from 5-51 in all 50 states and 4 countries! I’ve worked with over 500 pitchers virtually since May 2020. I give in person lessons at Prime Athletic Center in Canton, Georgia. I also coach part-time for the 18u Georgia Thunderbolts – Carver.

I have had so many good times playing the sport I love. I have also faced a lot of adversity, and pain, and have shed a few tears but at the end of the day, it was the “failures” that I have come to appreciate more and more since I’ve taken on a different role as a coach. I never thought I’d admit it, but I know I would not be the instructor I am, have the drive that I have, and the passion I have, without going through some hardships and challenges. What I thought was a mess is actually my message to each player I have the privilege to teach: Ladies, never give up on your passion! Just know that God closes one door but always opens another door if we stay in His will.

Pitching Background

Lesson Experience 

6+ Years
Middle Georgia 2017-2020
In Person Lessons at The Prime Athletic Center in Canton, Georgia 2020-Current
Online Lessons 2020-Current
DR3 Pitching LLC CEO 2021
DR3 Fastpitch CEO 2022

Travel Ball Organizations

Georgia Prime '08 - Gray 2019
Georgia Prime '08 - Green 2020-2021
Georgia Thunderbolts - Carver 2021

Current Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Special Education
Master's of Special Education
Fastpitch Pitching Biomechanics
Fastpitch Pitching Rotational Transition
Foot Doctor Esia Coach (FDE Coach)

College Pitching Experience

2016-2017 Kennesaw State University (Coached by Pete D’Amour & Doug Gillis)
2017-2019 Georgia College & State University

DR3 Fastpitch University

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