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AI9 Pack Coaching and Administrator Profiles

Andrew Brauer
AI9 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.
 Hitting, Infield, Outfield, Recruiting.

Coach Zack White
Pack 18U – Coach
Coaching experience: 5th year coaching Pack baseball. 3rd year - Head Freshman Coach at Fenwick High School. 3 years with River Forest Little League - Head Coach of 14u Tournament Team. In 2023, advanced all the way to the Junior League World Series in Taylor, MI.
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.
Outfield and base running.

Coach Matthew Ozanic
Pack 18U – Coach
Coaching experience: Current Coach for North Park University, lessons, Leyden High School Baseball. Third year coaching with AI9 Pack.
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 5 seasons at Augustana College.
Specialty: Hitting, Catching, and Pitching.

Coach Cameron Chi
Pack 18U –  Junior Assistant Coach
Coaching experience: Third season coaching Pack baseball. Assistant coach for Central Region Junior League World Series Team 2023.
Playing experience: 1 year freshman A. Currently head manager for OPRF varsity baseball.
Specialty: Hitting and outfield.

Coach Connor Nelson
Pack 17U Orange – Coach & AI9 Pack Travel Director
Coaching experience: Current Assistant Baseball Coach at Concordia University Chicago. Entering my 5th year in College Baseball and was the head coach for the Joliet Dirtbags in 2021, a collegiate summer team. 3rd season with Pack.
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 17U Orange – Coach
Coaching experience: Assistant Pitching Coach at St. Xavier University. 3rd season with Pack. 
Playing experience: 
3 years High School Varsity. 4 year pitcher at Concordia University Chicago.
Specialty: Pitching.

Coach Jake Mahler
Pack 17U Blue – Head Coach
Coaching experience: 
First year coaching Pack.
Playing experience: Played travel baseball from ages 8-18. Currently playing baseball at Concordia University-Chicago.
Specialty:  Hitting and Fielding.

Coach Anthony Pullano
Pack 17U Blue – Assistant Coach
Coaching experience: 
Second season coaching high school summer baseball, first season with the Pack.
Playing experience: Currently a Junior in college. Pitcher at Concordia University Chicago.
Specialty: Pitching and defense.

Coach Brent Kittel
Pack 16U – Head Coach and Pack Youth Player Development Director
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 Clay Cash
Pack 16U – Assistant Coach
Coaching experience:  Second season coaching Pack baseball, 3 years coaching with Hinsdale Devils Org, train High School players.
Playing experience: Played travel baseball until age 18, 2 years High School varsity.Played travel baseball until age 18, 2 years High School Varsity.
Specialty: Pitching and Defense.

Coach Jimmy Kalousek
Pack 15U Orange – Head Coach
Coaching experience: First season coaching Pack baseball, previously was Head Coach for 6 seasons with another travel program working with ages 15u-18u.
Playing experience: 2 years High School Varsity at Crystal Lake South HS. 2 year starter at Mchenry County College.
Specialty: Hitting and Fielding.

Coach Kevin Johlie
Pack 15U Orange – Assistant Coach

Coach Martin Barrientos
Pack 15U Blue – Head Coach

Coach Nicholas Altobelli
Pack 15U Blue - Assistant Coach 

Coach Matthew Dall
Pack 14U Orange - Head Coach
Coaching experience: First season coaching Pack baseball.
Playing experience: 3 years High School Varsity. 2 years Dominican University baseball.
Specialty: Infield.

Coach Tregg Lofgren
Pack 14U Orange - Assistant Coach

Coach  Shawn Walker
Pack 14U Blue - Head Coach
Coaching experience: 2nd year with Pack. Physical Performance Training.
Playing experience: Played collegiately in Oklahoma and at Trinity International.
Specialty: Athletic Performance Training, Catching, Base running, Hitting

Coach Johnathan Butts
Pack 13U Orange - Head Coach 
Coaching experience: 
1 Year at University of Arkansas Pine Bluff.
Playing experience: 3 year HS Varsity, 1 Year at Ripon College, 2 years at Morton College.
Specialty: Fielding.

Coach Christian Howell
Pack 13U Blue -  Head Coach
Coaching experience:
Playing experience: .

Coach Kevin Olson
Pack 13U Blue -  Assistant Coach
Coaching experience: 
First season coaching Pack.
Playing experience: 
Played travel baseball and two years of high school varsity.
Specialty: Hitting and fielding.

Coach Nathaniel Devitt
Pack 13U White - Head Coach

Coach Travis Morales
Pack 13U White - Assistant Coach
Coaching experience: 
Youth Baseball Instructor with the Chicago White Sox for past two years, Mental Performance Intern for University of Illinois Chicago Baseball for the 2022-2023 season, youth baseball umpire with Zoo City Umpire Association for past 6 years, team manager at Lyons Township High School during senior year, first year coaching PACK baseball.
Playing experience: WSBL travel baseball from 9-13 years old, Outfielder at Lyons Township High School.
Specialty: Outfield, Baserunning, Mental Performance/Sport Psychology.



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