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TROY BLACK

Hitting/Pitching/Fielding Instructor

Instructor Bio

Hometown: Waynesville, Ohio

High School: Waynesville

Colleges: Ohio University, Murray State College, Kentucky

Parents: Mike and Shelly Black; one brother, Todd Black, played four seasons at second for Ohio University.

Troy was a three-sport letterman at Waynesville, playing quarterback in football, guard in basketball and third base and pitcher in baseball, where he was a two-time all-state selection. Troy batted over .500 his junior season, with a .412 batting average and 8-0 pitching record his senior year. He joined his brother at Ohio University his freshman year, but transferred to Murray State College, where he played in 63 games, scored 70 runs and batted .450 in leading team to World Series. He then signed with Kentucky.

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.

MATT WENZLER

Pitching Instructor

Instructor Bio

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

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.

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.

TODD BARHORST

Off-Season Hitting Instruction/In-Season Hitting Instruction

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.

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.

TRAVIS KIMBRELL

Speed/Strength

Instructor Bio

Bio Coming Soon

MARISSA BARDONARO

Fast-Pitch hitting/pitching

Instructor Bio

  • Graduated from Northmont High School in 2018
  • All GWOC pitcher/infielder junior and senior year
  • Infielder at Cincinnati Christian University
  • Currently playing at Ohio Christian University
  • Ranked 7th in the conference for batting average
  • Ranked nationally for doubles per game and doubles overall

ANDREW MCDONALD

Pitching Instruction

Instructor Bio

2013 Ohio D1 player of the year.

4 year varsity player at Virginia Tech.

2018 9th round draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds.

Mechanical engineering degree.

Played with Dayton Dragons in 2019.

Played with Florence Y’alls in 2020.

Has been with Pauer Sports Performance since the opening of the facility and does individual instruction, group classes as well as Pitching Coordinator for the Pauer Baseball program.

JOHN RADICH

Slow-Pitch Softball Instruction

Instructor Bio

Major rated player

2019 2nd Team all USSSA Conference

2019 USSSA Conference AA World Champion

2019 USSSA Conference All World Tournament Team

2019 USSSA Conference AA World Champion

2019 carried a .782 average

2018 All USSSA Conference

Career .725 hitter

2018 All USSSA Conference

2016 All USSA Conference

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