Jim Hallman, Owner
Mick Delaney, Manager
Mick has been at Grand Slam since 2014. He is in charge of the day to day office operations as well as doing both group and individual lessons. Mick averages over 20 hours of lessons per week doing both hitting and catching lessons, as well as working with High School Softball teams for their offseason hitting programs. Throughout the year Mick has over 70 clients he works with for both Baseball and Softball. He is entering his 10th year as a High School Baseball coach. For the past 5 years Mick has been the Varsity Hitting and Catchers Coach at Urbandale High School helping lead the J-Hawks to back to back State Championships in 2018 and 2019. He is beginning his first year as the Varsity Hitting and Catchers Coach at Northwest High School in Waukee in 2023.
John Bisignano, Strength and Conditioning Director
John is entering his 6th year with Grand Slam U.S.A. serving as one of our managers, lead pitching instructor, and recently our strength and conditioning director with the addition of our new strength and conditioning program, Grand Slam Strength. John is a Des Moines native, playing his high school ball at Dowling Catholic, and going on to play at Southwestern Community College, University of Nebraska-Kearney, and Grand View University, where he graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. John has combined his background in exercise science and baseball to develop numerous new programs to help further drive our player development here at Grand Slam, and open the doors to athletes of all sports with the addition of Grand Slam Strength. Outside of Grand Slam, John enjoys spending time with his wife Maddie and their 3 pets and is a competitive powerlifter.
Mike Joseph, Instructor, Youth Camp Director
Mike is beginning his 3rd year instructing with Grand Slam serving as our lead catching instructor and recently taking the role as Youth Camp Director. Mike graduated from Dowling Catholic High School and went on to play college baseball at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He has an extensive coaching background at the high school and club levels, having coached at Roosevelt, Dowling Catholic, and currently serving as a coach and board member with the Van Meter Heaters softball club. Outside of Grand Slam, Mike is married with 2 children and works full time home remodeling and carpentry.
John Taylor, Instructor, Iowa Slammers Director
John is entering his 3rd year as an instructor here at Grand Slam. John is our lead instructor for our youth fundamental clinics as well as the lead instructor for our youth softball camps, while also servicing youth baseball and softball hitting clinics along with his individual lessons. John has a knack for working with youth and beginner athletes, and is one of the best when it comes to teaching and reinforcing the fundamentals of the game. Along with his work in the facility, John is the Director of Operations for the Iowa Slammers, a high school club softball program partnered with Grand Slam. John is a Des Moines native, graduating from West Des Moines Valley and going on to play college baseball at Ellsworth CC. John is married with 3 children who he coaches in baseball, softball, and basketball, and he works in the Waukee School District.
Luc Farren, Instructor
Luc joined the Grand Slam staff last August, serving as a hitting instructor, running many of our youth hitting clinics as well as individual lessons. He also assists in the Grand Slam Baseball Club, running practices for several of our teams. Luc is originally from Illinois, coming to Iowa to play baseball at Central College. At Central, he was a team captain for 3 years, and assisted in leading individual and group hitting and fielding development sessions.
Tyler Steward, Instructor
Tyler has been with Grand Slam since last winter, serving as a pitching instructor for both youth pitching clinics as well as individual lessons. Tyler also assists with pitching instruction within the Grand Slam Baseball Club, working with several of our club teams in their pitchers development. A Norwalk graduate, he went on to pitch collegiately at Central College where he graduated with a degree in computer science. Tyler is the newest member of the Grand Slam staff but has quickly immersed himself and in our program.