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FRANK RUSSO

Director, Fielding/Hitting Instructor

Instructor Bio

  • Ross High School Baseball, class of 2001
  • Marietta College Baseball, class of 2005
  • St. Ignatius High School Assistant Coach 2007-2010
  • Midwest Pelicans Coach/Assistant Director 2011-2014
  • Midwest Prospects Coach 2014
  • Cincy Flames Coach 2015/16
  • 35+ professional players coached
  • 75+ D1 athletes coached

COLTON CATTANI

Hitting/Fielding Instructor

Instructor Bio

  • 2006 All Conference GMC, All State Honorable Mention
  • 2007 Team Junior Ohio
  • 2008 1st Team All Conference, GMC Player of the Year, 1st Team All State, Cincinnati Player of the Year, Team Senior Ohio
  • Lakota East High School record holder for career batting average, RBI’s, home runs, doubles, stolen bases and total bases
  • 2009-10 Lincoln Trail University
  • 2019 Inducted into Lakota East Baseball and Football Halls of Fame
  • Cincy Flames player 1999-2008
  • 1999 CABA World Series Champion/MVP
  • 2005 NABF World Series Champion/MVP

PAUL COLLINS

Hitting Instructor

Instructor Bio

  • Trinidad State Junior College
  • Walsh University
  • Played for Ohio Elite, Midland and Midwest Prospects
  • All American Senior year/ranked top 100 nationally
  • Coached with Cincinnati Trailblazers 2 seasons

ADAM CORNWELL

Pitching Instructor

Instructor Bio

Adam Cornwell joined the University of Dayton baseball staff in August 2019 following a one-year stint as an assistant coach at Iona, where he served as the pitching coach for the Gaels. Iona’s pitching staff set a program record for strikeouts in a season and Cornwell also helped mentor pitchers Stephen Hansen and Hunter Sibley to All-MAAC accolades during his lone season in New Rochelle.

As a player, Cornwell played three seasons at the University of Indianapolis, where he helped lead the Greyhounds to a pair of NCAA DII Tournament appearances, before moving on to the University of Pittsburgh as a graduate transfer. He also played professionally for the Traverse City Beach Bums in the Frontier League during the 2018 season.

Cornwell graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a degree in sport management in 2016 and also earned a master’s degree in athletic coaching from Ball State in 2019.

ALEX MARCONI

PAUER Instructor

Instructor Bio

  • Kent State University player
  • Kent State University Assistant Coach
  • Ball State University Head Coach
  • Tampa Bay Rays Player

FRANK DeSICO

Hitting/Fielding/Base-running Instructor

Instructor Bio

  • St. Ignatius High School Baseball Class of 2009
  • University of Notre Dame Class of 2013
  • Midwest Pelicans Assistant Director
  • Ohio Sports and Fitness Owner

BRIAN HAMA

Hitting/Fielding Instructor

Instructor Bio

  • Midwest Pelicans player
  • Brunswick High School Baseball, class of 2018
  • Sinclair Community College, class of 2018

ZACH FERONE

Pitching Instructor

Instructor Bio

2004 graduate of Anderson High School.  Went on to play for Muskingum University.  After a few years of professional and independent league baseball, got into coaching.  Began coaching career at Madeira High School where team was state runner ups in 2011 and regional finalists in 2012.  Has spent the last 8 years coaching summer baseball with the Midwest Prospects, Midland and most recently, Ohio Elite.  Over 70 athletes have moved on to collegiately and 7 have signed professional contracts. Most notably Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox.  Specialty is in arm care and velocity programs.

MATT WENZLER

Pitching Instructor

Instructor Bio

  • Sinclair Community College
  • Pitching, Fielding, Strength & Conditioning

RYAN HENNING

Hitting/Infield Instructor

Instructor Bio

  • High school: Milford high school
  • College Ball: Wilmington College
  • College Graduate: University of Cincinnati Class 17
  • Bachelors: Sports Administration and Business
  • High school Varsity coach experience: 4 assistant, 1 head v coach, Head Middle school coach (present)
  • Coached college summer team: Impact baseball
  • Occupation: Cincinnati Reds camps, Milwaukee brewers camps for 7 years as an instructor, coach, mentor.
  • Occupation #2 : paraprofessional for Gamble Montessori high school special needs.
  • Positions played in high school and college: 3B, SS, 2B, OF. (Utility)
  • position specific training experience: ages 8-21 years of age  (3B, SS, OF)

AUSTIN ELMORE

Hitting/Fielding Instructor

Instructor Bio

  • 2015 Graduate of Tri-County North
    ⁃       4 year varsity baseball starter
    ⁃       2x 1st Team All-Area
    ⁃       Selected to play in the Bob Ross Classic
  • Summer Ball Programs
    ⁃       Miami Valley Elite(2 years)
    ⁃       Western Ohio Coyotes(1 year)
    ⁃       Tipp City Lumber CO. (1 year)
    ⁃       Dayton Classics (3 years)
  • 2017 Graduate at Sinclair Community College
    ⁃       Played for the Tartan pride who is ranked Top 5 Junior College Programs in the nation.
    ⁃       was apart of the first regional champions in program history.
    ⁃       was apart of the first World Series in program history. (Placed 3rd)
    ⁃       Graduated Sinclair with honors with a 3.6 GPA
  • Austin played the game of baseball for a little over 18 years, and has been around the game of baseball his whole life. He is currently playing competitive softball at the C level but is eager to share his knowledge he has obtained over his time playing, he wants to help build Pauer Sports baseball to the best in the area.

TAYLORE CHERRY

Pitching Instructor

Instructor Bio

  • 2011 Gatorade Ohio player of the year.
  • 2011 Aflac All American.
  • Pitched 2 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2015

MATT RICHTER

Catching/Hitting Instructor

Instructor Bio

Matt Richter has coached three years with the Tartan Pride. Originally from Southern California, Matt played his college baseball as a catcher at the University of Arizona and Westmont College. He went on to coach for two years at the high school level, and then for seven years at the college level (Division 2 and NAIA) in California. Upon moving to Dayton, OH, he oversaw the design and construction of Sinclair College Baseball’s home field–Grady’s Field–in Xenia, OH. Matt has also served as an Associate Scout for the Atlanta Braves in the Midwest and as a General Manager and coach in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.
Matt will work with the catchers and assist with various Pauer Baseball events. Matt serves on the Advisory Board and is the Director of Recruiting Services.

TJ DONOVAN

PAUER Instructor

Instructor Bio

The Bedford, Ohio native’s athletic career began a long time ago. He was a three-year varsity baseball player at St. Ignatius H.S., where he was also a standout wide receiver on the 1993 State and National Championship football team. He furthered his baseball career at UNC Greensboro, but spent the final two years of his eligibility at Elon University where he was an All-Conference and All Region pitcher for the Phoenix. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Sports Management.

In 1998, T.J. was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major League Baseball Draft. From there, he spent the next 5 seasons pitching in various leagues all over the country until he retired in the spring of 2003.

Coach Donovan’s coaching career began in 2001 as an assistant with Walsh Jesuit High School. In 2006 and 2007 he helped coached the prestigious Midwest Redbirds, a scout team with the St. Louis Cardinals Organization. From 2008 to 2014, he was the Varsity Pitching Coach for perennial state power, St. Ignatius High School. In 2010, Coach Donovan was named pitching coach for the 15U Team USA / Ohio Valley Region team. Coach Donovan is also going into his 9th year as an Associate Scout with the San Diego Padres organization where he assesses and evaluates amateur talent in Northeast Ohio.

Since 2014, T.J. has had an exclusive partnership with Lake Health and their Sports Medicine Department overseeing the “Return to the Diamond” Program. The program is designed to help athletes get back on the field of play. T.J. oversees all throwing regimens relating to baseball or softball with injured athletes in Lake County and the surrounding areas. T.J. enforces proper mechanics to deter any injuries from reoccurring. In just two years, Coach Donovan has helped over 40 athletes of all ages get back on the field of play!
Donovan is also proud to have helped over 50 Student Athletes follow their dreams and play College Baseball, many professionally including MLB players Derek Dietrich (Reds), Luke Farrell (Rangers) and Nick Margevicius (Padres)!

TODD BARHORST

Hitting Instructor

Instructor Bio

I am a 2010 graduate of Chaminade Julienne High School where I set multiple school records. I went on to continue my baseball career at Sinclair Community College. I ended my college career at Sinclair but transferred to and graduated from Wright State University. I served as an assistant coach at my alma mater, Chaminade Julienne from 2012-2019. During this time we gradually improved and won our first four Greater Catholic League titles in school history. In 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019, we won district championships. Our last previous district championship was in 1986. In 2014 we finished as D3 regional runner ups, and in 2017 we finished as the D2 state runner ups. Finally in 2018 and 2019 we won back to back D2 state championships, becoming only the 9th team in OHSAA history to do so at any level. During this time, I led our program’s off season speed, strength and Driveline programs. I have been responsible for coaching advanced hitting, fielding, baserunning, and mental techniques to the program. In 2020, I took over as head coach of the program, but my first season was unfortunately cut short due to COVID-19. Baseball player development is my passion, and I look forward to many years ahead as a head coach and an instructor for all aspiring athletes.

BRANDON GILTROW

Catching/Hitting Instructor

Instructor Bio

Played collegiately at Wright State University where he was a 3 year starter, playing in 162 games, finishing with a career fielding percentage of .994, collected 828 put outs and 114 throw outs. He also had a career batting average of .220.

DJ WILSON

Hitting Instructor

Instructor Bio

DJ’s Bio Coming Soon

JEFF STANEK

PAUER Instructor

Instructor Bio

Shortly after stepping away from the college game, FIOB founder, Jeff Stanek, began to see a glaring need for more reliable and higher quality information for the global baseball community. He began to conceptualize: What if there was a website for baseball players and coaches that offered short, applicable and expert video content, covering areas such as hitting, pitching, baserunning and defense? What if this video library went one step further and provided the same high quality information on college recruiting, strength training, mental strength, compliance…? And so FIOB was born.
Relying on his experience as a Division-1 and JUCO recruiting coordinator, plus his current position as an Associate Scout with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Coach Stanek and the FIOB team proudly present a resource like none other in the baseball community. To young baseball players who dream of playing beyond high school, FIOB is your step-by-step “How To” manual. To the parents of these young players, FIOB is your “Baseball for Dummies” guide. To the coaches of these young and ambitious players, FIOB is your new assistant coach.

MATT MORROW

Infield/Hitting Instructor

Instructor Bio

Wright State University

Pittsburgh Pirates

KRISTY WELLS-SCHLACHTER

Fast Pitch Instructor

Instructor Bio

Kristy has a passion for softball. In fact, she still plays competitively now at the age of 37. She pitched at Newton High School in Pleasant Hill, Ohio from 1997-2001, breaking old records and holding new ones, under the instruction of Chuck Hoying and Kirk Kadel. She was voted Player of the Year in the state of Ohio in 2000 and 2001. She went on to pitch for Miami University in Oxford Ohio. Over the years Kristy has taught personal pitching lessons in the Dayton Ohio area and has coached 16u travel teams in her past. She is no stranger to the game. “Softball runs in my blood and I love that I can still be part of the game in some respect. To my pitchers, I teach Ready, FIRE, Aim, so bring the speed!”

ZACH DUMLER

Pitching / Hitting

Instructor Bio

Zach played college baseball at Ohio Dominican University and the University of Rio Grande.  After his playing days, Dumler went on to coach at The University of Rio Grande and Ohio University.  At OU, he was a member of the Bobcats’ 2014-2015 MAC Championship season and coached in an NCAA Regional in Illinois.  He is a former summer league coach for the Champion City Kings in the prospect league and currently is the JV baseball coach for Vandalia Butler High School.

EVAN LEE

Hitting/Fielding

Instructor Bio

Evan played summer ball in the Ohio Elite organization and fall with the Midwest Redbirds.  He was a 4 year starter at Lexington High School.  In high school, Lee was a 2 time 1st team all Ohio selection, a 2 time 1st team District 9 selection, a 2 time 1st team Ohio Cardinal Conference selection and was named to the 1st team USA Today Cleveland.  Evan was also the Ohio Cardinal Conference player of the year, 2 time Mansfield News Journal player of the year, 2 time Richland Source Player of the year and PBR All-Decade Team (2nd).  Evan played collegiately at Kent State University and Ashland University.

Coach Lee will be providing hitting and fielding instruction, as well as coaching our 15u team.

NEW INSTRUCTOR

Speed/Strength

Instructor Bio

Bio Coming Soon

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