WPPA Travel Baseball

Professional Coaches (CBC)

coach-tug

Tug Gillingham

Playing Experience: 

  • Amateur: Walther Lutheran HS / Purdue University / Northern Illinois University
  • Professional: Windy City Thunderbolts, South Georgia Peanuts, Sioux City Explorers, Joliet Jackhammers

Coaching Experience: 

  • Lincoln Park HS (4 yrs), Rockford Guilford HS (2 yrs), Morton East HS (6 yrs)
  • Triton Community College (3 yrs)
  • Welles Park (8 yrs)

Certified: 

  • Driveline Youth Baseball Development / USA Baseball level A,B,C

Private Lessons:

  • Catching (Click here to contact regarding private lessons)
coach-jacob

Jacob Rivera

Playing Experience: 

  • Lincoln Park HS, Aurora University

Coaching Experience: 

  • Lincoln Park HS (3 yrs)
  • Welles Park (7 yrs)

Certified: 

  • Driveline Youth Baseball Development

Private Lessons:

  • Hitting, Pitching, Fielding (Click here to contact regarding private lessons)

 

coach-rocky

Rocky Bruno

Playing Experience: 

  • Lincoln Park High School, Dominican University

Coaching Experience: 

  • Welles Park (5 yrs)

Certified: 

  • Driveline Youth Baseball Development

Private Lessons:

  • Hitting, Fielding (Click here to contact regarding private lessons)
coach-sam

Sam Schmidt

Playing Experience: 

  • Whitney Young High School 

Coaching Experience: 

  • Welles Park (4 yrs)

Certified: 

  • Driveline Youth Baseball Development

Private Lessons:

  • Hitting, Pitching (Click here to contact regarding private lessons)
coach-james

James Williams

Playing Experience: 

  • Lane Tech

Coaching Experience: 

  • Loyola Park (10 yrs)
  • Welles Park (4 yrs)

Certified: 

  • Driveline Youth Baseball Development

coach-klatt

Josh Klatt

Playing Experience:

  • Bolingbrook High School, Roosevelt University

Coaching Experience:

  • Bolingbrook Rampage Baseball (2 yrs)
  • Welles Park (2 yr)

Private Lessons:

  • Hitting, Pitching (Click here to contact regarding private lessons)
coach-isa

Isa Bruno

Playing Experience: 

  • Lincoln Park High School, Triton College

Coaching Experience: 

  • Welles Park (1 yr)

Certified: 

  • Driveline Youth Baseball Development

coach-kenny

Kenny Lavaeu

Playing Experience: 

  • Saint Patrick High School, North Park University

Coaching Experience: 

  • Norwood Park (2years)
  • Welles Park (1 year)

Certified: 

  • Driveline Youth Baseball Development

coach-kevin

Kevin Evans

Playing Experience: 

  • Gordon Tech (DePaul Prep), Dominican University

Coaching Experience: 

  • Welles Park (1 yr)

Certified: 

  • Driveline Youth Baseball Development

coach-ranko1

Ranko Stevanoic

Playing Experience: 

  • Notre College Prep, SIU Carbondale, Triton College, North Park University, Serbian National Team 

Coaching Experience: 

  • North Park University (1 year)
  • Welles Park (1 year)

Certified: 

  • Driveline Youth Baseball Development
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Anthony Pulido

Playing Experience: 

  • Whitney Young, University of Illinois (club)

Coaching Experience: 

  • U of I youth baseball/softball camps (4 years)
  • Welles Park (1 year)

Jalan Williams

Playing Experience: 

  • Lincoln Park High School, Roosevelt University

Coaching Experience: 

  • Loyola Park (2 yrs)
  • Welles Park (5 yrs)

Certified: 

  • Driveline Youth Baseball Development

Private Lessons:

  • Hitting, Pitching (Click here to contact regarding private lessons)

Ryan Smith

Playing Experience: 

  • Byron High School, Quincy University

Coaching Experience: 

  • Morton HS (3 yrs), Welles Park (4 yrs)

Certified: 

  • Driveline Youth Baseball Development

Luis Gonzalez

Playing Experience: 

  • Lake View High School

Coaching Experience: 

  • Loyola Park (4 yrs)
  • Welles Park (4 yrs)

Jake Upwood

Playing Experience:

  • Amateur: Moore High School, Ithaca College
  • Professional: Lincoln Saltdogs, Gary Railcats, Ft. Wayne Wizards, Eugene Emeralds, Arizona Padres, New Jersey Jackals, Can Am Grays, Sussex Skyhawks, South Georgia Peanuts, Edmonton Cracker Cats

Coaching Experience:

  • Onondaga Community College (5 yrs), Gary Southshore Railcats (1 yr), North Park University (8 yrs)

Private Lessons:

  • Advanced Pitching (Click here to contact regarding private lessons)