Dave Galehouse attended Lexington High school where he excelled as an athlete playing both varsity golf and baseball, gaining such titles as league MVP in golf and was a 2-year member of the American Junior Golf Association where he rubbed elbows with several current PGA Tour pro’s. After spending a year at Rollins College, Dave transferred to Fairfield University where he walked on and became a starter and 2-year player for their Division 1 baseball team in Fairfield Connecticut before graduating with a degree in Business Administration. During college, David also worked as an assistant manager and part-time instructor of Grand Slam USA, an indoor baseball and softball training facility. After graduating from Fairfield, David worked as an advertising representative at Schoolsports Magazine, a local high school athletic magazine in the Boston area.
In 2001, Dave launched www.varsityedge.com a national website that provides information to parents, students, and coaches on the college selection and athletic recruiting process, as well as additional topics related to youth, high school, and college athletics.
In 2003 Dave co-authored and published The Making of a Student-Athlete: Succeeding in the College Selection and Recruiting Process for High School Athletes, Parents and Coaches, a 241 page guide now in it’s 14th edition.
David has been an active speaker, writer, and consultant in the college athletic recruiting industry for the last 17 years.
Ray Lauenstein was a respected writer and speaker on the topics of mental skills training and college recruiting. He holds a master of science degree in Sport Psychology from Florida State University and has worked with the FSU athletic department, the Houston Astros and many High School teams. He received an undergraduate degree from Hamilton College where he was captain of the baseball team. As a coach his experience includes two seasons with the highly regarded Florida High Seminoles (Tallahassee), Little League, Babe Ruth, and several other youth and high school programs. In 1997, Ray wrote and published Baseball, Playing Outside the Lines – A Guide for College Bound Baseball Players, their Parents and Coaches. In 2000 the book was revised and updated
Past publications and organizations where his work have appeared include Golf Illustrated, The Boston Sports Journal, PONY Baseball, National High School Baseball Coaches Association, All-Stater Magazine and High Wired Sports Magazine. His past works include The Athlete’s Advisor Newsletter, a subscription based publication for high school athletic and guidance departments and several contributed articles. In 2001 he was the web producer for HighWiredSports.com, a national high school sports web site covering 60 markets via a network of 300 local sports writers. Ray ran athletesadvisor.com which provided educational information for parents & students regarding training, nutrition, college recruiting and has also authored over 100 articles on college recruiting, student athletics, and mental skills, and done extensive interviews with personal trainers at the professional & college level.