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Bo Jackson's Elite Sports | Lockport, Illinois

Staff

  • John Cangelosi ( Hitting Coach & founder of Cangelosi Baseball )

    Drafted 4th round by the Chicago White Sox
    Won the World Series in 1997 with the Florida Marlins
    Played 13 seasons in the big leagues
    In 1986, he broke the American League rookie stolen base record

  • Tyler Thompson ( Hitting & Infield Coach & Director of Baseball Operations )

    Played 2 years at Joliet Junior College
    Played 2 years at Robert Morris University
    2011 CCAC All-Conference player
    NJCAA National Champion as a player (2008) and a coach (2012)

  • John Flanagan ( Hitting Coach )

    Played and coached at University of Notre Dame
    Owned & operated CF Swingtown for 15 years
    Member of Arizona State University baseball staff from 2007-09

  • Garrick Pranchke ( Hitting Coach )

    Played and coached at Grand Valley State University
    16 years of coaching elite travel ball & private hitting instruction
    In 2013, led the 18u Illinois Sparks to the Connie Mack World Series

    Hitting coach of Providence Catholic 2014 State Champs

  • Bob Lisanti ( Hitting & Catching Coach )

    Played at the University of Notre Dame
    In 1996, signed as a free agent with the Chicago Cubs

  • Dominic Altobelli ( Hitting Coach )

    Played at University of Illinois
    2009 1st team All-Big 10 player
    In 2009, drafted in 16th round by the Colorado Rockies

  • Adam Altobelli ( Pitching Coach )

    Played at University of St. Francis
    Coaches the 17u U-Dawgs team

     

  • Bob Gillund ( Pitching Coach )

    Played professionally in Atlanta Braves organization
    17 years as High School Varsity pitching coach

  • Dan Hennigan ( Pitching Coach )

    Played at St. Ambrose University
    Current assistant coach at Shepard High School
    Coaches the 18u U-Dawgs team

  • Lucas Fritsch ( Pitching Coach )

    Played at St. Xavier University
    Coaches the 15u U-Dawgs team

  • Kellen Kmiecik ( Hitting Coach )

    Played at Southern Wesleyan University (South Carolina)
    2008 SSAC All-Conference player
    Played professionally in the US as well as in Australia, Czech Republic, Germany and Sweden

  • Brett Velon ( Hitting & Outfield Coach )

    Played 2 years at Joliet Junior College
    Played 2 years at Robert Morris University

    2011 CCAC Player of the Year

  • Dean Anna ( Hitting Coach )

    Played 2 years at John A Logan College
    Played 1 year at Ball State University
    In 2008, drafted in the 26th round by the San Diego Padres
    2013 Pacific Coast League (AAA) batting champion

  • Alex Zarate ( Hitting-Softball )

    Played college baseball at Triton College
    Coached girls softball for 6 years
    Current Head Coach of Mizuno Hawks 18u team