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2018 Indiana Bulls Coaching Staff

18u Coach Matt Campbell

Matt Campbell is entering his 13th year with the Indiana Bulls, 7th as Head Coach of the 18s.  In his time with the Bulls, he has won 4 National Championships.  Matt is also in his 5th year as a member of the Indiana Bulls Board of Directors and in his 2nd year as the Board's Secretary.  

Matt has spent 13 years as a high school baseball coach and is currently starting his 3rd year as Head Coach at Lapel High School.   he is a Middle School Social Studies teacher at Lapel.

Matt is a 2001 graduate of Hamilton Southeastern and a 2006 Graduate of Indiana University.  He lives in Lapel with his wife Christene, son Easton, and daughter Teaghan.  

 

matt.campbell06@gmail.com


17U Black Coach- Sean Laird

Coach Laird is a graduate of Kokomo High School in 2005 where he lettered in baseball 4 years and was an All-Conference, All State, and North/South All-Star selection during his career. Coach Laird played on the Indiana Bulls 17s from 2003-2004 and received a World Series Runner-Up in 2003.  He received a scholarship to play college baseball at the University of South Alabama for 4 seasons from 2006-2010. His career numbers were the following: .319 Batting Average, 23 Home Runs, 41 Doubles, and a 110 RBI’s.  

While at South Alabama, Coach Laird received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and a Master’s Degree in Health & Exercise Science while serving as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Graduate Teaching Assistant.  Coach Laird currently owns and operates his own strength training and baseball training business, Laird’s Training LLC. He is an author of the Amazon Kindle eBook “How to Build a Ballplayer”. He resides in Kokomo, Indiana with his wife Lauren and their daughter Scarlett. Coach Laird was the Head Coach for the 17 Black in 2018.

seanclaird@gmail.com


17U White Coach- Troy Drosche

Troy Drosche is entering his sixth year as head baseball coach at Avon. He previously has been an assistant for 6 years at Avon and had two other coaching stints at Ben Davis High School and Marian University.   Also, he was an assistant basketball coach in the Avon basketball program for 6 years.  Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Coach Drosche moved to Indianapolis in 1992 to attend Marian on a baseball scholarship. He was a four year starter at shortstop and played on two NAIA conference championship teams. In his time at Marian, he accumulated many awards, including being the conference player of the year in 1996 and being inducted into the Marian University Wall of Fame for his baseball success in 2008.  He currently still plays baseball in the IABL with the very successful Indianapolis Stallions.   Coach Drosche received his degree from Marian in 1996 and started a career as strength and conditioning coach at a private gym in Indianapolis. In 2002, he received his Masters of Arts in Teaching at the University of Indianapolis and then began his career in teaching at Avon High School. Coach Drosche teaches business at Avon, primarily teaching Sports Marketing, Internships, and Careers.  He is also one of the DECA advisors and helps run the O-Zone (school store) at AHS. Coach Drosche is married to wife Jenn, and they have three children:  Olivia, Trevor, Kendra.  

dtdrosche@avon-schools.org


17u Grey Coach- Ryan Bunnell

In addition to coaching with the Bulls, Ryan is the head baseball coach at Westfield High School.  He is entering his 14th season at the helm of the Shamrocks baseball team and second year with the Indiana Bulls.  At Westfield, Coach Bunnell has led the Shamrocks to three Sectional Championships, two Conference Championships, a Sweet Sixteen finish in 2008, an Elite Eight finish in 2011 and a State Runner Up finish in 2009.  Coach Bunnell has been named the Indy Star North Coach of the Year twice, Indy Star Super Team Co-Coach of the Year, HCC Coach of the year twice and District K Coach of the Year. Ryan has 3 children,  Kaylie, AJ and Beau. 

bunnell.ryan@yahoo.com


16U Black Coach- Ryan Berryman

Coach Berryman played at Western HS and earned all-conference honors at Northern Kentucky University. He pitched professionally with the Lafayette Leopards of the Independent Heartland League before starting his coaching career. Coach Berryman currently serves as the varsity head coach at Western High School. In his 12 seasons as Head Coach, Berryman has totaled a 244-89 record (.733), and led his teams to 5 sectional, 2 regional, and a semi-state championship. Perennially, Berryman’s teams are highly ranked and respected and his 2007 Northwestern squad hold the state record for hits in a season (408) and doubles (102) while his 2008 Northwestern team holds the state record for batting average (.431) in a season. Coach Berryman has earned IHSBCA District Coach of the Year honors 4 times, was named to the North Indiana All Star coaching staff twice, coached the Indiana Jr. All Stars 8 times, and served as the IHSBCA President in 2009. Berryman has coached with various 15-17 year old Bulls fall and summer teams. He currently resides in Kokomo with his wife, Amanda, and four children. Coach Berryman teaches 8th grade Social Studies at Western MS, and is in his 17th year as an Associate Scout.

rberryman@western.k12.in.us


16 White Coach - Tony Cookerly

Tony Played baseball at Brownsburg High School. He went on to play at both Franklin and Marian College where he was a 4 year starter. Tony began his coaching career with the Indiana Bulls in 1998. From 2001-2007 he was our 17 Black pitching coach and from 2008-2013 was the Head Coach of our 16 Black team. During that time Tony also has served as a pitching coach for Cardinal Ritter (2 years) and Brownsburg High School (2 years). Tony coached our 13U White team last season. He resides in Brownsburg with his wife and 3 children.


15 Black Coach- Jeremy Honaker

Jeremy graduated from Connersville High School in 1996 where he played baseball, basketball, and football.  At Connersville, Jeremy was a 1st team all state, and 1st team all conference for the spartans as a junior and senior.  He then went on to play at the University of Southern Indiana as a Utility infielder and outfielder.  Since college, Coach Honaker coached under Tom Gable for one season at Connersville High School as hitting instructor and infield mentor and now with the Zionsville HS team.  Jeremy currently resides in Noblesville with his wife Misha.

jhonaker22@yahoo.com


15U White Coach - Zach Foley

Coach Zach Foley graduated from Fishers High School in 2009 where he was all-conference and all-county with the Varsity Tigers for three consecutive years. He then went on to play for Anderson University where he was a starting pitcher. Since his college years, Coach Foley has been heavily involved in coaching baseball. He was a part of the Fishers High School baseball staff as the JV and Varsity pitching coach for 4 years. In 2016 he was hired at Brownsburg High School to teach Health/PE and is the head JV baseball coach. In addition to baseball, he has also been coaching middle school basketball for the last 5 years. Coach Foley is entering his 5th year in the Indiana Bulls organization. He resides in Carmel with his wife, Katie.

zfoley@brownsburg.k12.in.us


14U Black Coach- Quinn Moore

Quinn grew up playing baseball in Brownsburg, IN where he played for the Bulldogs 93-96’.  Quinn played collegiately at South Alabama from 97-99 and then finished his collegiate days at IU in 2000-01’.  Quinn has been a part of the Bulls organization for over 20 years, 5 years as a player and 15 years as a coach.  He has been an assistant coach with the 17 year old Indiana Bulls since 2002. He has had the great fortune of coaching 45 draft picks, over 150 college players and 6 current big leaguers.  Quinn resides in Zionsville, with his family Lisa, Easton and Camden. 

 

qmoore@bsnsports.com


14U White Coach- Brad Douglass

Badouglas_876@comcast.net

Coach Douglas is the Varsity Baseball Head Coach at Frankton High School a position he has held since 2014.  In his first five years the Eagles have won (2) Sectional Championships, (5) straight C.I.C. titles with a combined record of 95-38 / 32-3 in the C.I.C and he has had (9) players continue their careers at the collegiate level.  While at Frankton Brad has been very instrumental in youth baseball and started the Frankton Baseball Club for Jr High baseball.   In addition, Brad coaches travel ball with the Indiana Bulls organization and has been a coach the past 7 years with them.   Brad is a ‘94 graduate of Frankton HS where he was a 3yr letter winner and an all-conference player in both Baseball and Football.  He continued his baseball career as an Outfielder playing for Hall of Fame coach Jerry Blemker at Vincennes University from 1994-1996.  Brad is married to Tricia; they have two children, Sydney and Bradyn.  Brad currently is employed by Rolls-Royce where he is a skilled-trades union rep for the UAW.


14U Grey Coach- John Curl

John was a 1991 Graduate of Logansport High School where he was a selected as 1989-1991 Indiana All State and 1991 LV Phillips Award Winner. He attended Texas A&M University 1992-1995. He participated in 1993 College World Series and was named an All American in1995.  John was drafted in the 12th round of 1995 MLB Baseball Draft. He played professionally from 1995-2001 for 3 organizations- Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners.  He played in the Arizona Fall League in 1999 & 2000.  Married to Gina Curl.  3 children- Hunter, Kennedy, and John and lives in Logansport, Indiana

johcur@smallpartsinc.com


14U Red - A.J. Zapp

A.J. was a 1996 graduate of Center Grove High School, where he played both tennis and baseball. He was an Indiana All-State Tennis Player in 1994 & 1995 and the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award winner at the Tennis State Finals in 1995. 
In 1992 & 1993, A.J.'s Center Grove Senior League baseball team went to back-to-back Senior World Series in Kissimmee, Florida. A.J. played for the Indiana Bulls in 1994 & 1995. In his senior year at Center Grove (1996), he was named All-State 1st team in baseball, 1st team All-American High School Baseball, Indiana's Mr. Baseball and awarded a baseball scholarship to Notre Dame before being selected as the 1st Round Draft pick of the MLB Atlanta Braves.  
A.J. played 11 years professional baseball for the Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers, including winter ball in Australia (voted most valuable player), Puerto Rico and Venezuela. A.J. is retired from baseball and currently a sales rep for BSN Sports. 
A.J. has coached youth baseball the last 8 years, including the last 6 years coaching a youth travel team. 
A.J. has been married to his wife, Nikki, for 17 years and has three children, Evan, Ellen and Emilie. 

 

azapp@bsnsports.com


13u Black Coach- Rick Stiner

Rick is a graduate of Kokomo HS.  He attended Western KY University and later transferred to Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ where his team was the NAIA WS runner-ups. He then played pro ball with the Milwaukee Brewers where he sustained a career ending elbow injury. Rick provides hitting instruction now and resides in Noblesville.  This will be Rick’s 24th season coaching youth baseball in which 9 were with the Bulls.  Rick is married to Lori and they have 3 children, Tate, Saige and Jaxson.

rastiner@comcast.net


13u White Coach- Rance Pearson

Rance was a 4 year letter winner in baseball, 4 year letter winner in football, and 2 year letter winner in basketball at Delphi High School.  He won 2 Legion Sectional Championships with Remington Legion while in high school.  Rance went on to Wabash College to play football, and decided to pitch for the baseball team as well.  He played 3 years of both sports while at Wabash and spent the spring of his senior season as an asst coach at his high school.  His wife and he moved to Indianapolis after college and he immediately started coaching travel baseball in the area before his kids were born.  Rance ran the rec program for a few years until his son was 5, at that point he decided to found Black Sox Baseball and start doing travel full time.  He have been coaching travel baseball ever since.

rancepearson@me.com


13U Grey Coach- Tobie Pittman

Tobie grew up in the Central Illinois area and where he attended Olympia High School and was a 3 sport athlete (Football, Baseball and Basketball). He  was all conference in Football and Baseball.  Tobie was involved with the WYSI Baseball and started coaching when his son Brody when he was 5 years old. Ever since then he has coached in youth baseball. He was an assistant  coach for the Westfield Indians for 2 years and then helped coach the 10U White Bulls. This season he has been our 12U Grey coach.  Tobie is married with  4 kids (3 boys and little girl) and lives in Westfield.

tobie.pittman@vermeermidwest.com


12U Black Coach- Mike Stein

Mike was a 3-year letterman in baseball and 2 year letterman in both basketball and football at Carmel High School. Mike received 1st Team All State honors his senior year. He received a full baseball scholarship to Northwestern University where he earned 1st Team All Big Ten and 1st Team All Midwest Regional Honors as a four-year starter in the outfield. Coach Stein received his MBA in Finance at Indiana University. He currently owns his own real estate and investment company, SIG. Mike resides in Carmel with his wife Lisa, children JD, Sofia and Isabelle. Mike has coached youth baseball for the last 6 years.

stein655@aol.com

12U White Coach- Brett Wright

Brett is a 1994 graduate of Jay County High School where he lettered three years in baseball and two years in football.  Brett went on to play baseball at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana where he started left field for the Pilots for two years. Brett currently works as a Detective for the Madison County Sheriff's Department and coaches Jr. High Football and Baseball at Frankton Jr./Sr. High School.  Brett lives in Anderson, Indiana with his wife Kathie and three sons; Nick, Jacob and Joey.  

bwright@madisoncounty.in.gov


12u Grey Coach- Greg Mahrer

Greg grew up in Mayfield Heights, Ohio and went to the University of Dayton. Instead of playing baseball in college, he studied it and received his degree in Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics in 2017. Greg has been coaching travel baseball since he was 18. He works as a Project Engineer at Arcamed, and does off season training for middle school age athletes at Pro X. Greg lives in Whitestown with his fiancee Abby.

greg.mahrer@gmail.com


11u Black Coach- Zach Rodman

Zach was a 2001 graduate of Kokomo High School as a North/South All-Star.  He went on to play my freshman year at Vincennes University where he earned JUCO All-region honors as a catcher. Zach transferred his sophomore year to Bethel College where he played his remaining eligibility. While at Bethel he suffered a back injury his sophomore year but was able to rehab and finish his junior and senior years as a NCCAA All-American (’04, ’05). Zach currently lives in Kokomo where he works with the Kokomo Police Department

zrodman@cityofkokomo.org


11U White- Eric Riggs

Eric was a 1995 Graduate of Brownsburg HS, where he was a First Team All-State in both basketball and baseball, as well as a standout tennis player.   Went on to play both basketball and baseball at UCF, where he was an honorable mention Freshman All American on the basketball court during a memorable 1996 season in which UCF played UMASS in the NCAA tourney.   Eric walked on in baseball, and was the starting 2nd baseman a week after basketball ended. After his freshman year he accepted a baseball scholarship to just play baseball and was a 1st Team All Conference his Junior Year.  After his Junior year, Eric was drafted in the 4th round by the LA Dodgers and spent 9 years playing professionally with the Dodgers, Astros and Marlins.   A AA All-Star in 2002, Eric participated in the Arizona Fall League in both 2000 and 2002, and played in Australia in 2000.   After retiring in 2007, Eric volunteered at Butler University in 2009 for Coach Farley, and coached the 16U Indiana Bulls that same year. Eric has been coaching his boys on their Noblesville travel baseball teams for the last 6 years, and will help out again at the  Bulls 14U age group again in 2019.  Currently a sales rep with BSN Sports, Eric lives in Noblesville with his wife Trisha and their four boys – Bryce, Blake, Brooks and Beckett.

eriggs@bsnsports.com


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10u Black Coach- Paul Gonzalez

Paul has played on all star teams that have went to Cooperstown in New York, to playing in the Colt World Series in Lafayette Indiana. He continued his baseball career into high school at McCutcheon. Paul played multiple positions on high school-anywhere from pitching, middle infield, 3rd base and even outfield. He was a part of the McCutcheon baseball team that was back to back sectional championships in the ihsaa in 2008-2009 and also the regional championship team in 2008. After high school was over he went on to coach the Rec program for McCutcheon for the kids that were going into high school for 3 years. He also was an assistant coach for the all star team in those years.  He has been with the Bulls the past 2 seasons.

pgonzalez1@me.com


10 White Coach- Craig Dragash

Craig Dragash grew up in Crown Point, Indiana, where he attended Boone Grove High School and lettered three years playing first base and pitcher for the Wolves.  He then went to Purdue University to pursue his degree in education, and now has taught middle school Wellness for 21 years in the Carmel Clay School system.  Craig coached at Carmel High School from 1997-2006, and was on the staff for the two teams that reached the state finals at Victory Field in 1997 and 2000.. He then coached at Clay Middle School from 2009-2015, and has most recently been a coach with the Carmel Pups organization.  He and his wife Denise have one son, Vaughn, who will be in third grade.  He and his family live in Carmel.  Craig also has a Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from Ball State University, and he is the PA announcer for Carmel Greyhound football. 

cdragash@ccs.k12.in.us


9u Black Coach- Josh Loggins

Josh Loggins is a Financial Advisor at Banker Investment Group, as well as owner of Integrity Wealth Planning, LLC and On Deck, INC. Josh is a life long resident of Lafayette, IN. He is a graduate of Harrison High School and a former Indiana Bulls player.   Josh attended the University of Kentucky where he played baseball. After leaving Kentucky he played professional baseball for 8 years in the San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians organization. Following his career in professional baseball, Josh returned to Purdue University where he completed his college degree. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife Gina, as well as their two boys, Hayes and Taggart. 

logginsfs@gmail.com

 


9u White Coach- Matt Simerly

Matt grew up in Anderson, Indiana and played High School Baseball at Anderson High School.  As a senior at Anderson High School he earned All-Conference, All-County and All-Sectional honors.  Matt continued his playing career by staying home and going to Anderson University, where he pitched from 1993-1996. As a freshman in '93, he was lucky enough to be a part of a team that made it to the Division III World Series in Battle Creek, MI where they finished 5th in the nation.  As a junior, Matt was fortunate to play in another Regional, but fell short of returning to the World Series as we were Mideast Regional Runners-up and finished the year ranked 12th in the nation.  He also received All-Region honors that year.He returned to Anderson University in 1999 as an Assistant Coach for 4 years serving as Pitching Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator during that time and got to be a part of two more Regional appearances. Matt then coached JV Baseball at Bishop Chatard High School from 2007-2011.  He and his wife Kelly live in Indianapolis and have two boys, Jackson (8) and Andrew (5).

msimerly@barrettsupplies.com


8u Coach- Adam Meyer

Adam was a 3 year letter winner at Terre Haute South where he was named Team MVP and All M.I.C. Conference and All Wabash Valley Team.  He played college ball at Lincoln Trail CC and Indiana St.  Adam has coached youth baseball since 2009 including being a Bulls assistant for 3 years (2011-2013).  He resides in Terre Haute.

adammeyer02@gmail.com