Instructors

Our Baseball and Softball Instructors

Bill Peterson - Owner

 

 

20+ years of coaching and training experience
8 years experience as an MLB Associate Scout, Colorado Rockies Scout
Spent 8 years as an Assistant Coach at GRCC
Won Back to Back NSCAA National Championships at Bristol University (93’, 94’)
MVP of NSCAA College World Series in 1993

 

 Alex Hoover - Baseball Director

  • Former Concordia University Player/Coach
  • MVP of Conference Senior Year

Steve Merriman - Pitching

  • Current Minor League Pitching Coach for Colorado Rockies
  • Former Pitching Coach at University of Michigan
  • Former Scout for the MLB
  • Former Minor League Pitching Coach for AZ Diamondbacks & the New York Mets

Ben Rodewald

  • 3 years Professional Baseball Experience
  • Former Assistant Coach for Davenport University
  • Drafted by the Detroit Tigers
  • Former Central Michigan University Pitcher

Jesse Hernandez

  • Currently in the Toronto Blue Jays Organization
  • Former Central Michigan University player & MAC Pitcher of the Year
  • 5+ years coaching & training experience

Bryce Morrow

  • Currently a Professional Pitcher in the San Diego Padres Organization
  • Former Central Michigan University Pitcher

Joe Dunigan

  • 5+ years of coaching and training experience
  • 5th Round Draft Pick of the Seattle Mariners
  • Played 3 years at the University of Oaklahoma

Jeff Siler

  • 20 years of professional baseball experience - Detroit Tigers
  • Former pitcher for Detroit Tigers Organization
  • 1994 MAC Pitcher of the Year at Central Michigan University

Rick Sellers

  • Currently an area scout for the Atlanta Braves
  • Former Cincinnati Reds Midwest Scouting Supervisor
  • 9 years Professional Baseball, 2 1/2 years at AAA level

Larry Ike

  • Former player at Michigan State University
  • Former Aquinas College Pitching Coach
  • Former Pitcher Detroit Tigers Organization

Cody Grice

  • Former Outfielder for the New York Yankees Organization
  • 12th Round Draft Pick - 2011
  • Former GVSU All American

Giancarlo Brugnoni

  • Current Infielder Detroit Tigers Organization
  • Played 4 years at GVSU
  • First Team All American at GVSU

Ryan LaMarre

  • Currently an Outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds
  • 2nd Round Draft Pick - 2010
  • Former University of Michigan player

Torston Boss - Pitcher

  • Current Infielder Cleveland Indians Organization
  • Played 3 Years at Michigan State University
  • 8th Round Draft Pick of the Baltimore Orioles

 Bernie Butgereit - Softball Director

  • 10 Years of Travel Coaching Experience

 Doug Gillis

  • Currently a Head Pitching Consultant for the University of Missouri
  • 2010 International Softball Congress All-World Pitcher Selection
  • 6 time member of Team USA

 Ronda Varnesdeel

  • Former Head Coach at Aquinas College and Davenport University
  • Currently the Athletic Director at Davenport University

Connie Brooks

  • Former Cornerstone University Assistant Coach
  • Former Calvin College Assistant Coach
  • Former GVSU player
  • 10+ years of coaching and training experience