Instructors

Chris Dorsey – Instructor

INSTRUCTION

Baseball – Pitching, Hitting, & Fielding

 

COACHING

11U Lake County Stars – Head Coach (Present)

13U Illinois Gators – Assistant/Pitching Coach (2012)

Homerun Rampage – Assistant/Pitching Coach (2011)

Homerun Sports Sluggers – Assistant Coach (2010)

Wauconda American Legion Post #911 – Assistant Player Coach (1999 – 2003)

 

NON-SCHOLASTIC PLAYING CAREER

Mustangs – Midwest Suburban League (2009 – Present)

  • 3 Time All-Star (Pitcher, Catcher & 1st Base)
  • 2011 All-Star Game Starting Pitcher
  • 2011 League Leader in Wins

 

COLLEGE

Western Illinois University (2002 – 2007)

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Wauconda High School (1998 – 2002)

  • Pitcher, Catcher,  1ST Base & Outfield

 

CERTIFICATION

ASEP Certified

 

 

Wade Jackson – Instructor

INSTRUCTION

Homerun Sports and Fitness Manager

Baseball – Pitching & Hitting

Basketball – Shooting, Ball Handling, & Defense

Football – Quarterbacking

Speed & Agility – Football & General

 

COACHING

Homerun Sports Sluggers – Assistant Coach (2009 – 2010)

Wauconda High School – Freshman Head Coach (1999 – 2002)

 

COLLEGE

Northern Illinois University (1987 – 1988)

Kishwaukee Junior College (1984 – 1986)

  • Pitcher

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Wauconda High School (1980 – 1984)

  • Pitcher

 

CERTIFICATION/DEGREE

Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Northern Illinois University – Bachelor:  Science and Exercise Physiology

 

 

 

Jack Kopacz – Independent Instructor

INSTRUCTION

Baseball – Hitting

Baseball/Softball – Catching

Speed & Agility – Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Football & General

 

COACHING

13U Northwest Toros – Head Coach (Present)

Homerun Rampage – Head Coach (2011)

Homerun Sports Sluggers – Head Coach (2009 – 2010)

Fort Collins Foxes – Assistant Coach (2007)

  • League Champion

 

PROFESSIONAL PLAYING CAREER (CATCHER)

Dortmund Wanderers – German Premier Professional Baseball League (2008 – 2009)

 

NON – SCHOLASTIC PLAYING CAREER

Mustangs – Midwest Suburban Baseball League (2009 – Present)

  • 3 Time All-Star (Starting Catcher & Pitcher)

Fort Collins Foxes – Collegiate Summer League (2005 – 2006)

  • League Champion (2005 & 2006)
  • Hall of Fame Inductee (2009)

High School Scout Team – Athletes International USA (2003)

 

COLLEGE

University of St. Francis (2004 – 2005)

  • Catcher & Pitcher

Missouri Baptist University (2005 – 2007)

  • Catcher, Pitcher & Outfielder

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Wauconda High School (1999 – 2003)

  • Catcher & Pitcher

 

CERTIFICATION/DEGREE

ACE Certified

Missouri Baptist University – Bachelors:  Business Management

 

 

 

Steve Arnieri – Scout/Instructor

INSTRUCTION

Major League Scout – Washington Nationals

Baseball & Softball – Hitting

 

SCOUTING CAREER

Washington Nationals – Scout (2007 – Present)

San Francisco Giants – Scout (1999 – 2006)

Boston Red Sox – Associate Scout (1996 – 1998)

Chicago White Sox – Scout (1993 – 1995)

Chicago White Sox – Part Time Scout (1991 – 1992)

Chicago White Sox – Associate Scout (1988 – 1989)

 

COACHING

Chicago White Sox – Minor League Coach (1995)

Texas Rangers – Minor League Coach (1990)

University of Illinois – Assistant Coach (1983 – 1987)

Northern Illinois University – Assistant Coach (1980 – 1981)

 

COLLEGE

Northern Illinois University (1977 – 1978)

  • Outfielder

Harper Junior College (1975 – 1976)

  • Outfielder

 

HIGH SCHOOL

John Hersey High School (1969 – 1973)

  • Baseball & Football
  • Member of Hersey’s 1st League Championship Baseball Team

 

DEGREES

University of Illinois – Doctorate Student:  Exercise Physiology

Northern Illinois University – Masters:  Physical Education/Sports Biomechanics

Northern Illinois University – Bachelors: Physical Education

 

 

Mike Daughtry – Scout/Instructor

 

 

INSTRUCTION

Major League Scout – Washington Nationals

Baseball – Pitching

 

SCOUTING CAREER

Washington Nationals – Scout (2010 – present)

Arizona Diamondbacks – Scout (2001 – 2010)

Texas Rangers – Scout (1988 – 2000)

Major League Scouting Bureau – Scout (1986 – 1988)

Pittsburgh Pirates – Scout (1985)

Philadelphia Phillies – Part time Scout (1973 – 1984)

 

COACHING

Texas High Schools – Football & Baseball Coach (1970 – 1984)

Stephan F. Austin University – Football Coach (1971)

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER (PITCHER)

Montreal Expos – Minor League Baseball (1969 – 1970)

  • Called up for Military Duty

 

COLLEGE

Sul Ross State University of Alpine, Texas(2 years)

  • Pitcher

Blinn Jr. College of Brenham, Texas(2 years)

  • Pitcher

 

 

Larry Lewis – Instructor

 

INSTRUCTION

Baseball – Pitching & Fielding

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER (PITCHER)

Seattle Mariners – Minor Leagues (1984)

New York Yankees – Minor Leagues (1982 – 1983)

New York Yankees – MLB Amateur Draft Pick (1981)

 

COACHING

Lake Zurich High School – Varsity Pitching Coach (2008 to present)

Prospect High School – Pitching Coach

Oakton Community College – Head Coach

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Prospect High School (1977 – 1981)

  • All-state –  Pitcher (1981)
  • All-state 2nd Team – 1st base (1981)

 

CERTIFICATION

ASEP Certified

 

 

Ryan Johnson – Instructor

INSTRUCTION

Baseball – Pitching & Hitting

Softball – Hitting

 

COACHING

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School – Physical Education Instructor (Present)

 

COLLEGE

Western Illinois University (1998 – 2000)

  • Division 1 Scholarship Pitcher

College of Lake County (1995 – 1997)

  • #3 National Ranked Junior College Team (1996 – 1997 season)

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Grayslake High School (1991 – 1995)

  • Team Captain and MVP (1994 – 1995)
  • Member of the All-Lake County Team (1995)

 

CERTIFICATIONS/DEGREES

YMCA Certified Strength and Conditioning

YMCA Wellness personnel CPR/First-Aid Certification

St. Xavier University – Masters Degree:  Education and Leadership

Western Illinois University – Bachelors of Science:  Kinesiology

 

 

RC Lichtenstein – MiLB Coach

Independent Instructor

 

INSTRUCTION

AA Pitching Coach – Tampa Bay Rays

Baseball – Pitching, Hitting & Catching

 

COACHING

Tampa Bay Rays – Minor League Pitching Coach (2005 – Present)

Arizona Fall League – Pitching Coach (2009)

Venezuela Winter League – Pitching Coordinator (2008)

Independent Pro Ball – Pitching Coach (2004)

Independent Pro Ball – Manager (2003)

Milwaukee Brewers – Minor League Pitching Coach (1998 – 2002)

Independent Pro Ball – Manager (1995 – 1997)

University of Illinois – Assistant Coach

Northern Illinois University – Assistant Coach

 

COLLEGE

University of Illinois at Chicago (1987 – 1991)

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Lane Tech High School (1982 – 1986)

 

DEGREE

University of Illinois at Chicago – Bachelors:  Kinesiology and Exercise Science

 

NOTABLE PLAYERS COACHED

David Price – Tampa Bay Rays (2012 American League Cy Young Award Winner)

Stephen Strasburg – Washington Nationals (2009 MLB Amateur Draft #1 Overall Pick)

Jeremy Hellickson – Tampa Bay Rays (2011 AL Rookie of the Year)

Matt Moore – Tampa Bay Rays (Youngest Player Ever to Start Game #1 of a Playoff Series)

Drew Storen – Washington Nationals (Closing Pitcher)

Wade Davis – Tampa Bay Rays (Reliever)

Jake McGee – Tampa Bay Rays (Reliever)

 

SCHEDULE INFORMATION

Email RC at papalich@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Elissa Wisniewski – Instructor

INSTRUCTION

Softball – Pitching, Hitting, Slapping & Fielding

 

COACHING

Libertyville High School – Varsity Head Coach (2011 – Present)

Northern Illinois Lightning 16U Black Team – Head Coach (2012)

Stevenson High School – Varsity Assistant/Pitching Coach (2008 – 2011)

Northern Illinois Lightning 18U Black Team – Head Coach (2008 – 2011)

 

NON-SCHOLASTIC PLAYING CAREER

Two – 3rd place finishes at Women’s World Series

Named to USSSA Women’s All World Team in 2006 and 2007

 

COLLEGE

Winona State University (2002 – 2006)

  • Finished Top 3 in All Major Career and Single Season Pitching Records
  • Led the conference in wins (2003), strikeouts (2003), and ERA (2006)

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Stevenson High School (1998 – 2002)

  • Holds IHSA AA Career wins record (99)
    • 3rd Shutouts                               4th ERA                  5th Strikeouts
    • First Class AA pitcher to have four 20-win seasons
    • Holds all major single season and career pitching records at Stevenson High School
      • Four Time – 1st Team All Conference,  1st Team All Area and  Lake County Dream Team
      • Two time Tribune All State Team
      • Player of the Year 2000
      • Honorary Captain of All Area Team 2002
      • NFCA All American Scholar Athlete
      • Named to Illinois Super 60 Team
      • Stevenson High School Ambassador Award Recipient (highest achievement awarded)
      • 2010 Pioneer Press All Decade Team

 

 

Alex Vikartofsky – Instructor

INSTRUCTIONAlex V

Softball – Pitching, Hitting, Slapping & Fielding

 

COACHING

Stevenson High School – Head Varsity Softball Coach (Current)

Stevenson High School – JV Softball Coach (2013 – 2014)

Lake County Fast Pitch – Softball Coach (2007 – Present)

Colerain High School (Ohio) – Varsity Assistant Softball and Pitching Coach (2011 – 2013)

Miami University College Club Softball Coach (2011 – 2012)

Middletown High School (Ohio) – Varsity Assistant Softball and Pitching Coach (2010 – 2011)

 

PROFESSIONAL PLAYING CAREER

Therwil Flyers, Basel Switzerland Pro Ball League (2012)

 

 

COLLEGE

Miami University (Ohio) (2006 – 2012)

  • Varsity and Club Softball

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Stevenson High School (2002 – 2006)

  • Stevenson Big Gun 2006
  • NSC Softball All Conference 2005 & 2006
  • Daily Herald All Area 2005 & 2006
  • Daily Herald Honorary Captain 2006
  • Pioneer Press All Area 2005 & 2006
  • Pioneer Press Player of the Year 2006
  • Academic All-American 2007
  • Pioneer Press All-Decade Team 2001 – 2010
  • Miami Female Club Athlete of the Year 2010

 

CERTIFICATIONS

ASEP Certified

Level 2 ASA ACE Certification