Flanders, N.J. (April 12, 2017) --- In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy has announced that Jeff Watson has joined the staff as Senior Hitting Instructor and Director of Club Baseball for the New Jersey based academy.

“Coach Watson is a great addition to our academy, and it comes at the right time,” says In The Zone Managing Partner Marcus Ippolito.

“Undoubtedly, the past year has seen the most growth at In The Zone in our 15 years of operation. From club team programs to private lessons, camps to team training, we have a real need for someone with his background and experience. For student athletes looking to play at the next level, having such a highly respected college coach on our staff will bring even more advice, guidance, networking and opportunity to them. It’s about the players and it’s our responsibility to invest in whatever is needed to help them achieve their goals. We couldn’t be more excited."

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The 2017 season will mark Coach Watson’s ninth as Head Baseball Coach at Bloomfield College, a Division II school. He started with Bloomfield College in 2008 as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator and hitting instructor.

Coach Watson graduated from West Milford High School and continued his athletic career as a two-sport athlete at American International College, starring in both football and baseball.  He was a three-time All-Northeast 10 Conference selection and holds the school’s career records for hits, doubles and RBI's.

Coach Watson is available for private one-on-one hitting lessons in addition to his role as the Director, Club Baseball Program for In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy. As the program director he will serve as a strong and consistent positive role model for players and coaches, bringing his knowledge of the recruiting process, network of college level contacts, and high level coaching background to the baseball academy.

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 more than 8,000 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 rentals, club baseball teams, club softball teams, camps & clinics, and much more. For information, visit www.inthezonenj.com, email contact@inthezonenj.com or call 973-598-9887.