Come meet our Staff!

Our goal as a staff at Acceleration Sport Center is to help every boy and girl have a wonderful experience. Your lesson is your lesson, we are excited to teach catching, pitching, hitting, speed and agility, arm care, and fielding.

Full-Time Trainers

Augie Rodriguez

Co-Owner/Trainer

Augie Rodriguez (Co-Owner/Trainer)
Darton College / Augusta State University
6 years of Minor League Baseball
5 years of Pitch Coach at the NCAA Level
1 year of coaching Minor League Baseball
7 years of Field Manager of Summer Collegiate Baseball (1 Championship)
Trainer of Pitching, Hitting, Infield, Outfield, Catching
Scout of the Cincinnati Reds (Associate)
Head Coach of the Acceleration 18U Fall Baseball Team

Mitch Delfino

Trainer

University of California (Berkeley)
6 years of Minor League Baseball
MLB Spring Training Camp with San Francisco Giants
Trainer of Infield, Outfield, Hitting, and Speed and Agility

Rod Houge

Head Softball Trainer

2 years of College Baseball (State Championship)
10 years of Amateur Baseball
12 years of Coaching VFW/Legion/Local Baseball/Softball
Trainer of Hitting, Pitching, Outfield, and Arm Care
Head Coach of the Acceleration Baseball/Softball Fall/Summer Programs

Jordan Smith

Trainer

Jordan Smith grew up in Willmar, MN and graduated from Willmar High School. After high school he attended and played for St. Cloud State University where he earned Freshman of the Year, 2 x All-American, 2 x All-Region, Preseason National Player of the Year and NSIC Player of the Year.

Jordan was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 9th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft

Jordan’s baseball career continued with the St. Paul Saints, Peoria Javelinas, Willmar Stingers, New York-Penn League, and the Sioux Falls Canaries.

He began his professional career with a .300 batting average and .403 on-base percentage his first professional season and followed that with a .316 batting average in 2012. In 2013, he stole 18 bases and in 2014, he was selected to play in the Arizona Fall League with the Peoria Javelinas. He stole 18 bases in 2015 and 17 bases in 2016. He reached Triple-A for the first time in 2016. Going into that year, he was ranked one of the Indians’ top prospects. He was ranked even better going into 2012.

Jordan is a great mentor for children and truly puts his heart on his sleeve to improve each player's skills and grow their passion for the game.