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"Our daughter has been working out with Coach John since November of 2019. Brooklyn has come so far since she first started working with Coach John. John has taken our daughter from a timid player and had turned her into a confident, well rounded athlete. We can’t speak highly enough of John. Every week he gives Brooklyn his all and it shows when she’s on the field. We look forward to what the future holds for Brooklyn because of Innovative."

- Alicia Pirozzi

"Sarah likes that Coach John tells her exactly what she needs to correct and she says it really helps her."

- Fran and Marcus Gaysek

"We've been coming to Coach John since Lilly was about 8 or 9. He's taken her from average to amazing and can fix ANY hitch that she may develop. He knows exactly what's wrong, how to fix it, explains what's amiss, and shows her how to correct it so that she can "see" the issue herself and self-correct. He's an invaluable part of Lilly's career and we hope to see her continue to succeed with Coach John's help!"

- Kate Kolbeck

Coach John Creaney (Coach Lindsay’s father), originally from Audubon, NJ, has 40+ years coaching experience. Coach John has coached various levels including ASA fastpitch, NSA fastpitch, varsity softball, Legion baseball, camps, clinics, women’s fastpitch and private instructions.

Throughout the years Coach John has coached his fastpitch team a winning ticket to the Nationals over ten times and helped dozens of players make Division 1 and 2 teams.

Creaney’s family history extends a long line of softball and baseball victories. Beginning with Coach John’s Grandfather, Lee Jones, who started girls softball in Audubon and has a field named after him there, to his father, Lefty Jack Creaney who pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Coach John successfully coached all three of his children, each of which played 3-4 years varsity, won collective awards of all conference players, Carpenter’s Cup MVP, freshman pitcher of the year and all with over 500 batting averages. All 3 of Creaney’s children played college ball, 2 of which played Division 1 and received awards such as MVP of Rutgers softball, pitched 3 perfect games for Rutgers, freshman pitcher of the week ( 3 times), 2 National World Series in baseball, and a full scholarship for baseball to Hofstra University.

Creaney continues to successfully coach softball and baseball to help mold young athletes into well advanced players.

Creaney currently coaches private instruction, camps, clinics and team instruction.

Focus areas: Hitting, beginner/intermediate pitching, fielding, bunting, slapping, catching, specialized positions.

What sets Coach John apart is his ability to come up with creative drills in a pinch to ensure each player fully understands and fully achieves success.  He is dedicated to his players and supportive.  It is not uncommon find Coach John among the crowd at your games!

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