Who is Coach Randy?

Coach Randy Schneider is a former D1 coach who left his very successful coaching career to spend more time with what really matters in life... His family. Now he's running Gritty Hitter.

Randy has a proven track record in and outside of softball. Gritty Hitter was a small idea thought of to help student athletes become better hitters, but it has grown into so much more. Now, hitting is only a small piece of what we have to offer. Coach Randy is well known for his achievements at four different colleges and two high schools. He has been a recognized speaker for coaches clinics and associations. Many of his creative training programs are currently being used across universities in the United States. Randy has an ultimate goal to help you become GRITTY!


What has Coach Randy accomplished?

  • Waverly Shell Rock High School, head softball coach
  • Wartburg College, head softball coach
  • Valparaiso University, head softball coach
  • University of Wisconsin, associate head coach
  • Iowa State University, assistant softball coach
  • Centennial High School, head softball coach
  • Featured speaker for National Fastpitch Coaches Association
  • Featured speaker for National Sports Clinics
  • Featured speaker for several state clinics throughout the Midwest
  • Spoke at over 100 hitting camps
  • Set school record for wins
  • Multiple championships

Brady Trent

Brady is a senior at Iowa State University with one thing on his mind - building Gritty Hitter to it's full potential. A web designer for startup companies, he had a meeting with Randy in December of 2018 to discuss building a softball website. Both immediately saw the potential to help softball athletes, parents, and coaches through a unique membership site that has never been created in any sport.

Brady is responsible for all of the IT, online advertising, and business work. If you have a suggestion for the site it will be sent to him!

Gritty Nutrition Team

Jen DeWall

Jen is a sports dietitian nutritionist and the owner of Nutrition in Motion, LLC, a private practice located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Her practice focuses on helping competitive athletes of all ages gain a competitive edge. Her expertise involves education, safety and guidance around supplements. She loves watching and playing sports and enjoys cheering on her 8 year-old daughter as part of the Van Meter Heaters club softball team. “Everyone practices to win, everyone plays to win, everyone trains to win but NOT everyone eats to win. Make nutrition your secret weapon!”

Taylor LaRosee

Taylor is a senior dietetics student at Iowa State University and she is currently working towards her dietetic internship. She has been working for Jen as an intern for a little over a year now! She has a passion for sports nutrition and plans to pursue her CSSD (Board Certified Sports Dietitian) following school. Her favorite ways to sweat are running, circuit training, and hot yoga! She enjoys cooking and coffee dates in her free time!

Lindsey Klunder

Lindsey is a registered nurse of 14 years and in the last year of her masters program for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  She is a wife, mom of 2 competitive athletes, and a Juice Plus+ product expert and Sales Coordinator. She has developed a passion for nutrition, wellness, and prevention of illness and disease.  She enjoys cheering on her daughter’s Ankeny Centennial Jaguar softball and volleyball team, as well as her son’s basketball and baseball teams!