It is our Mission to provide the best in value and service, staff, and equipment, to fully meet the various levels and needs of our clients. Diamond Baseball will provide a comfortable, high-caliber and professionally run training facility that teaches young men and women the fundamental skills of baseball and softball. We strive to enhance the enjoyment of sports training for the whole family. We will be active in and supportive of community events whenever possible.
Diamond Baseball will provide a fun environment so that parents & siblings may feel at home while away from home.
Jeff Senzel has lived in Knoxville for over 15 years. His children Nick and Madison were active in baseball and softball & basketball. Jeff played college basketball at Knox College in Illinois. His son Nick signed with The University of Tennessee in 2013 to play Voulunteer baseball and continue his education. Nick was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds with the second overall pick of the 2016 MLB Draft.
Jeff recognized a big need for a local facility for athletes of all levels to improve their baseball skills. He also desired to create a family-friendly environment that could host many kinds of events such as birthday parties, lock-ins and other special occasions. Jeff's leadership and insight was key to Diamond Baseball Academy's growth and success.
During Coach Larry Simcox's coaching career, over 100 players signed pro contracts while nine were first round picks. Simcox has coached 15 players that have played major league baseball during his time at Ole Miss and the University of Tennessee.
Larry has produced a DVD entitled, “Infield Play: Fundamentals & Drills,” an instructional video for all ages. Larry currently lives in Farragut with his wife Linda. They have two children, a daughter Erin and son, A.J. Read more about Coach Simcox's playing and coaching accomplishments.
Diamond Baseball-Simcox Academy is a division of H3 Sports.