Bo Jackson's Elite Sports | Lockport, Illinois

Derek Kopacz named 2019, 9u Sparks White Coach

We are excited to announce that Derek Kopacz will be running our 9u Sparks White team for the 2019 season. Derek won a National Championship at Joliet Junior College in 1994 and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 33rd round out of Triton College in 1995. He has 9 years under his belt playing professionally. Derek has even more experience in travel baseball having coached it for 10+ years. In 2013, he led one of the best teams to ever come out of Illinois to a 99-13-2 record including championships at the Canton Super NIT, Dallas Fall National NIT, and the Cincinatti Flames Summer Championship. He coached this group through high school and it produced 8 D1, 4 D2, 3 D3 and 3 JUCO players. We are excited to welcome Derek to the Sparks family and can’t wait for him to share his experience and expertise with our organization. Tryouts for the 9u Sparks division will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and 12 at the dome. Click here to register!