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.  Bill has coached with the Indiana Expos since 2017.

 


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 Detroit Tigers gold glove winning catcher. Kevin is an Educator by trade and combines his knowledge of the game with his love for teaching kids.

 

 

 


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.  Isaac has coached with the Indiana Expos 2017.

 

 


Jeremy Kehrt

After graduating Plainfield High School in 2004, Jeremy went on to play at University of Southern Indiana.  In 2008, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and went on to play professionally for 9-years in both the Red Sox and Dodger organizations, totaling over 1,000 innings pitched.  He was a 2015 Texas League All-Star and now serves as a scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

 


 Leo Tobasco

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 has been a coach with the Indiana Expos since 2017.

 

 


Rachel Shelley

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.


Ryan McCaslin

Ryan played 3-years of Varsity baseball at Avon High School, 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.  Ryan has coached with the Indiana Expos since 2020.

 


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.  Coach East has served as both Freshman and JV Coach, and is now Varsity Assistant Coach at Avon High School.

 


Taylor Astell

Taylor played high school softball at Brownsburg High School as a leadoff hitter and outfielder.  Following her High School career, she committed to play at IU South Bend.  Taylor is a softball hitting instructor with experience in slap hitting and defense.

 

 


Alex Vela

Alex was a 3-year varsity player at Cardinal Ritter High School where he was a 2x All-Conference player, 1x All-City, and IHSAA 2A State Champion in 2017. Alex then moved on to Ivy Tech CC where he was elected captain of the baseball team in 2018 and 2019. Following his time at Ivy Tech CC, Alex was a 3-year starter at the University of Indianapolis where he was selected Second Team All-Conference GLVC in 2022.

 


Tavian Cosby

Tavian was a 4-year varsity letter winner at Edinburgh High School as a first baseman and pitcher.  After High School, Tavian graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Sports Administration and Coaching. Tavian was the pitching coach at Muncie Burris High School. Tavian has been a Head Coach for the Indiana Expos since 2019.

 


Cameron Ginter

Cam was a 4-year starter at Cascade High School where he was named All-Conference three times and All-County twice before earning an athletic scholarship to the University Indianapolis. He has been both a starting pitcher and relief pitcher in his time at UIndy.