Our Experienced Coaches

Bill Sampen

Bill was drafted in the 12th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1985 MLB draft. Bill pitched 10 years professionally including 5 seasons at the Major League level with the Montreal Expos, Kansas City Royals, and California Angels. In 1990 Bill was voted to the Baseball Digest All-Rookie Team. He has 10 years of experience as varsity head coach at the high school level.
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Kevin Barnhart

Kevin is a graduate of Ben Davis High School and has much experience as a coach at various levels. He is the father of Tucker Barnhart, the Cincinnati Reds gold glove winning catcher. Kevin is an Educator by trade and combines his knowledge of the game with his love for teaching kids.
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Derek Hankins

Derek was the 10th round selection of the Pittsburg Pirates in 2004 out of the University of Memphis, where he still holds the single season strikeout record. His professional playing career included a rise to the AAA level as well as stints in the Arizona Fall League, Venezuealan and Dominican Winter Leagues as well as Korea.
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Isaac Sampen

After being named as an Indiana All-Star, Isaac originally committed to play baseball at West Virginia of the Big 12 Conference. Personal matters led Isaac to Parkland Community College where he became a Junior College All-American after leading the nation in slugging percentage. Isaac then continued to Eastern Illinois University as a two-way player, but played only a few games before injuries ended his playing career.

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Mike Medici – Hitting and Catching Coach

As a player, Mike spent 4 years at division 1 Niagara University where he earned first team All-MAAC, team captain, and was a Baseball America Johnny Bench nominee in 2006. He spent time as hitting coach at Canisius College where he saw his offense rank nationally in multiple statistical categories. He also has spent 4 years as an amateur scout with the Toronto Blue jays and is currently in his fifth year as an amateur area scout with the Texas Rangers.
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Jeremy Kehrt – Pitching Coach

Jeremy was a 2004 graduate of Plainfield High School. In 2008, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox. He then went on to play professionally for 9 years with the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations where he totaled over 1,000 innings pitched and was a 2015 Texas league All star. Jeremy is now a scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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 Leo Tobasco – Fielding Coach

Leo graduated from Brownsburg High School in 2012 after only 3 errors in his high school career. He took an academic scholarship to IU and played two years of club ball under the legendary IU coach, Bob Morgan. Leo served as an assistant for the 13u Indiana Expos in 2017.
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Rachel Fiscus

Rachel played 9 years of travel softball and was a 3 year varsity softball pitcher as Brownsburg High School. Following her high school playing career, Rachel went on to play collegiately at Anderson University where she tied the school record for saves in a season in 2016. Rachel also helped lead to her team to three HCAC conference championships, two NCAA regional tournament appearances, and was selected as HCAC first team All-Conference pitcher in 2017.
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Ryan McCaslin

Coach Ryan McCaslin was born and raised in Avon, IN. He was a 4-year player for Avon High School (3-year Varsity) playing both Catcher and Pitcher. After finishing his High School career, Ryan went on to play baseball at Otterbein University as a two-way player. Following his time at Otterbein University, Ryan has spent time coaching for Avon Baseball Club serving as both the Catching instructor and assistant coach for 14u Gold for the past 2 ½ years.      This year he will be assisting Coach Isaac Sampen with the 16u Indiana Expos National team.

Ryan East

As a player, Ryan was an All-Marion County and all MIC team selection in his senior season at Warren Central High School. After high school, Coach East went on to play collegiately at Franklin College and was a 4 year letter winner. As a senior he earned all HCAC conference honors and was named co-MVP of the Grizzlies. Upon graduation, Coach East was named head freshman coach at Avon High School, he spent 1 year as the freshman head coach 2 years as the JV coach. He has been an assistant at the varsity level for Coach Drosche for the past 10 years. Ryan is a 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Avon Middle School South. He resides in Avon with his Megan and has one son, Vincent.

Greg Burton

Greg was a 4 year varsity starter in high school as an infielder and pitcher where he received All Johnson County and All Conference honors. He pitched at Franklin College for 2 seasons before finishing his playing career with 2 seasons at IUPUI. He has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Indiana University. He is a Certified High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a Certified Speed and Agility Specialist.