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OPRF Pack Coaching and Administrator Profiles

Andrew Brauer
AI9/OPRF PACK President & Director
Coaching experience: 15+ years of coaching and instruction. 10+ years of competitive travel baseball coaching and program management.
Playing experience: Montini Catholic High School (team captain, team MVP, all-conference all-area, 2008 Player of the Year), College of DuPage (team captain, team MVP, all-conference, all-american), Lewis University (team captain, team MVP, all-conference, all-american), and 3 seasons in the Frontier League (Independent Minor Leagues) with the Joliet Slammers and Windy City Thunderbolts.
Specialty: Hitting, Infield, Outfield, Recruiting.

Coach Zack White
Pack 17U – Head Coach
Coaching experience: Freshman baseball coach at Fenwick High School, 4th year coaching OPRF Pack Baseball.
Playing experience:
 Played travel baseball, baseball and softball umpire for the past 9 years including 3 Illinois Little League Championship games, and in Cooperstown New York.
Team defense and base running.

Coach Matthew Ozanic
Pack 17U – Assistant Coach 
Coaching experience: Coaching lessons to younger kids and helping out Leyden baseball during the summer. Second year coaching Pack baseball.
Playing experience: I have been playing baseball my whole life. Started with the Vipers house league, then Westdale travel baseball and then Lombard travel baseball. After that, 4 years at Leyden High School, and now currently play at Augustana College.
Specialty: Hitting, Catching, and Pitching.

Coach Connor Nelson
Pack 16U Orange – Head Coach & Pack Travel Director
Coaching experience: Currently the Graduate Assistant Baseball Coach at Concordia University Chicago. Entering my 4th year in College Baseball and was the head coach for the Joliet Dirtbags in 2021, a collegiate summer team.
Playing experience: Played at University of Iowa, Freshman and Sophomore years. Part of the team’s first ever Big Ten Championship. Attended Oak Park River Forest High School and earned the honor of West Suburban Player of the Year, All-State, All-Conference and All-Area honoree during his senior year.
Specialty: Hitting and Infield.

Coach Chandler Kerr
Pack 16U Orange – Assistant Coach
Coaching experience: Second season coaching Pack baseball. 
Playing experience: 3 years High School Varsity. Currently college pitcher at Concordia Chicago.
Specialties: Pitching and defense.

Coach Garry Maynard
Pack 16U Blue – Head Coach
Coaching experience: 
2nd year coaching Pack, previously worked with and trained high school players.
Playing experience:
 Played travel baseball until age 18, Currently plays for Concordia University – Chicago.
Hitting and Fielding.

Coach Brennan Fisher 
Pack 16U Blue – Assistant Coach
Coaching experience:
First year coaching PACK Baseball
Playing experience: 
4 years Varsity in high school, Quincy University, Benedictine University - all conference honorable mention.

Coach Nick Rensberger
Pack 15U Orange – Head Coach
Coaching experience: First year Coaching PACK baseball
Playing experience:  Huntington University, Concordia University

Coach Dalton Crowder
Pack 15U Orange – Assistant Coach
Coaching experience: First year coaching PACK, previously coached Illinois Hawks
Playing experience: Lewis University
Specialty: Pitching, Outfield

Coach Brent Kittel
Pack 15U Blue – Head Coach
Coaching experience: Coach Kittel has coached collegiately at Division 1 and 3 levels and at an NAIA affiliated Division 1 school. He has also coached internationally in Italy, Australia and Germany. Coach Kittel has been involved in the travel baseball business for 15 years. He has been a head coach with prep level teams at Illinois Ice, Demarini and Hinsdale Red Dogs and Devils. Coach Kittel was the founder of Illinois Ice and was a founding member of Team Demarini Illinois. He has over 20 years of high school baseball coaching experience and he is currently at Lisle High school as their pitching coach.
Playing experience: As a player Kittel prepped at Downers Grove North, played collegiately at the University of Alabama and Illinois State and played internationally in Europe, Australia and Asia. Kittel was a middle infielder and pitcher throughout his career. 
Specialty: Pitching 

Coach Patrick Keaty
Pack 15U Blue – Assistant Coach
Coaching experience: First year coaching PACK Baseball 
Playing experience: 5th year playing at Lewis University
Specialty: Infield, outfield, and hitting

Coach Tim Fauth
Pack 14U Orange – Head Coach
Coaching experience: 
Previously coached high school level travel teams, camps, and hitting instruction across all levels.
Playing experience: Played 4 Years at Conant High School, winning a regional in 2017. Played two Years at Harper Community College, and 3 Years at North Park University. 
Specialty: Infield and Hitting

Coach Dametrick Evans
Pack 14U Orange – Assistant Coach
Coaching experience: Has coached several in-house league teams, second year Pack travel coach. 
Playing experience: Played travel, high school, and club baseball in college. 
Specialties: Outfield and baserunning. 

Coach Kelton Zimmerman
Pack 14U Blue - Head Coach 
Coaching experience: 4+ years of instruction, camps, and travel team 
Playing experience: Wheaton, St. Francis High School Baseball Captain and Sectional Champions. College of DuPage Captain and All-Region selection. Then transferred to Lewis University to finish playing career.
Specialty: Catching and Hitting

Coach Alex Williams
Pack 14U Blue - Assistant Coach
Coaching experience: Two years of softball coaching experience and six years coaching football with a state championship included.
Playing experience:I played baseball from the age of 5 all the way through high school, then pursued a football career in college.

Coach Christian Howell
Pack 13U Orange - Head Coach
Coaching experience: Previously coached 12u Prestige, and private lessons
Playing experience: Played 3 years at Minnesota state university as starting and relief pitcher, won a Conference Championship and two Regional NCAA appearances.  Also played three years at Trinity Christian College with one CCAC Championship appearance and one NAIA Championship appearance. 
Specialty: pitching, infield, and hitting.

Coach Joseph McKune
Pack 13U Orange - Assistant Coach
Coaching experience: Assisted Dupage Travelers, 13U PACK, and AI9 Baseball.
Playing experience: Oak Park House League/Oak Park Eagles Travel Team, High School at OPRF. Coppertown at 10 and 12 Y/O as well as competing in Monterey California and all over the Midwest. #1 pitcher my Freshman year at OPRF, brought up as a Pitcher Only Sophomore year to Varsity. Played third base but mostly honed in on pitching full time. Pitched semi-final shut out to get to state championship game. Beat Lions Township to win state championship of 2012. 
Specialty: Pitching and infield.

Coach Bradley Coen
Pack 13U Blue - Assistant Coach 
Coaching experience: Jr High Basketball, first year coaching PACK Baseball 
Playing experience: Sports management degree from Loras College in Dubuque, IA, graduated in 2022. I currently work for the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks in Event Operations. I was also an intern for the Field of Dreams in 2021, helping create and setup the first ever MLB game in the state of Iowa. 



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