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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 at Joliet Junior College and Robert Morris University
    • 2011 CCAC All-Conference player
    • NJCAA National Champion as a player (2008) and a coach (2012)
  • John Flanagan ( Chief Operation Officer )

    • 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
  • Tim Byrdak ( Pitching )

    • Played at Rice University
    • Drafted in 1994 by the Kansas City Royals
    • Played 12 years Major League Baseball with 5 different teams
  • 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 2014-16 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
  • 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
  • Lucas Fritsch ( Pitching Coach )

    • Played at St. Xavier University
    • Coaches at Marist High School
  • JT Scara ( Hitting & Infield Coach )

    • Played at Robert Morris University
    • Coaches professionally with Gary Railcats
  • Brett Velon, CSCS ( Strength & Conditioning Coach )

    • Played at Joliet Junior College Robert Morris University
    • 2011 CCAC Player of the Year
  • Brett Maus ( Pitching Coach )

    • Played at St. Joe’s College
    • 2014 1st team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference
    • Played professionally for Windy City Thunderbolts
  • Mike Blevins ( Hitting Coach )

    • Played at Parkland College
    • Played 3 years professionally in the Independent League