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The Team

  Gordy Brown  Chairman, CEO 
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  Lou Birdt  President, Founder 
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  Neil D. Paolella  Interim CFO 
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  Chris Brown  Executive Vice President 
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  T.Randolph Catanese, ESQ.  Director of Legal Affairs 
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  Eric Galtress  Vice President, Business Development 

  Steve Henson  Executive Editor 
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  Jeff Berman  National Sales Manager 
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  Frank Miraglia, CPA  Controller 
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  Lisa Kranz  Assistant Editor 
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  Megan Ponder  Support Services Manager 
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Sports GM's

  Tony Gwynn  General Manager, Baseball Operations 
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  Steve Sampson  General Manager, Soccer Operations 
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  John Mackey  General Manager, Football Operations 
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  John David  General Manager, Golf Operations 
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  Kiki Vandeweghe  General Manager, Basketball Operations 


Baseball Coaches

  Geoff Zahn
Head Coach, University of Michigan
Twelve-year Major League veteran Geoff Zahn has been head coach of the University of Michigan baseball team for six seasons. He is the seventh former Wolverine player to serve as head coach.  more...

  Jerry Stitt
Head Coach, University of Arizona
Jerry Stitt completes six seasons as head coach of the Wildcats, having put the program on track for a return to the national elite. more...

  Marty Slimak
Head Coach, Cal Lutheran University
In nine seasons as head coach at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California, Marty Slimak has enjoyed tremendous success, posting a record of 244-104-2 and leading the Kingsmen to the NCAA Division III World Series five times. more...

  Jim Schlossnagle
Head Coach, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jim Schlossnagle, one of college baseball's top assistants, has been selected to take over the baseball program at Nevada Las Vegas. The fifth head coach in Hustlin' Rebel history, Schlossnagle comes to UNLV following an eight-year stint at Tulane as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Green Wave.  more...

  Tim Montez
Pitching Coach, University of Arkansas
Tim Montez has completed five seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the University of Arkansas, organizing the athlete talent pool and turning the Razorback throwing corps into one of the nation's best. He has also served as pitching coach at Cal State Northridge, UC Santa Barbara and Pepperdine.  more...

  Larry Lee
Head Coach, Cuesta (Calif.) College
In the time that Larry Lee has been with Cuesta (Calif.) College, he has raised the baseball program to be among the most respected community college baseball programs in the state. He joined Cuesta's staff in 1987 and has led the baseball team to a 417-232-3 record. more...

  Gil Kubski
Area Scouting Supervisor, Baltimore Orioles
Kubski has been a major league scout for 12 years and a full-time scout for the Baltimore Orioles for the past four years, covering all of Southern California. more...

  George Horton
Head Coach, Cal State Fullerton
Collegiate Baseball ranked Fullerton's 2001 baseball recruiting class best in the nation. The team didn't disappoint, finishing 48-18 overall with their best national showing since winning it all in 1995. Horton's squad was one of the final four teams in the College World Series before falling to Stanford. more...

  Rich Hill
Head Coach, University of San Diego
Rich completed his third season as head baseball coach at the University of San Diego, posting another winning record. In addition to reaching 35 wins on the season, the Toreros also set a new USD single-season record for Division I victories with 32, bettering a mark of 31 achieved the year before.  more...

  Danny Hall
Head Coach, Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech baseball began construction of a new $7 million facility in the summer of 2001, and Danny Hall got a new contract running through the 2006 season. The team finished 41-20 and made the NCAA Regionals. Nine players as well as nine recruits were selected during the yearís Major League Draft.  more...

  John Baptista
Head Coach,  St. Mary's College
John is head coach at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California, an NCAA Division I team competing in the West Coast Conference.  more...

  Jim Skaalen
Minor League Hitting Coordinator, Milwaukee Brewers
A veteran of 22 seasons in player development as a coach, manager, instructor and administrator, Jim Skaalen will begin his fourth season as Minor League Hitting Coordinator with the Milwaukee Brewers. Skaalen comes over from the San Diego Padres, where he was their Director of Player Development for three seasons. Prior to joining the Padres, he spent six seasons as Coordinator of Minor League Instruction for the Seattle Mariners following four seasons in the Texas Rangers' organization.  more...

  Rick Peterson
Pitching Coach, Oakland A's
Rick will begin his fourth season as pitching coach of the American League West Division champion Oakland Athletics. Peterson has developed perhaps the best young pitching staff in the major leagues. more...

  Rick Dempsey
Former Major Leaguer, 
Remembered most for being a take-charge catcher, Dempsey has 33 seasons in professional baseball as a player, scout, manager and most recently the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen coach. Rick played 24 seasons in the major leagues and caught more games than anyone for the Baltimore Orioles. more...

  Mike Scioscia
Manager, Anaheim Angels
In his first season as manager of the Anaheim Angels, Mike quickly gained the respect of his players and the team improved its record by 12 victories over 1999. more...


Soccer Coaches

  Jerry Smith
Head Women's Soccer Coach, Santa Clara University
Jerry Smith enters his 15th year at the helm, having built Santa Clara soccer into a national power since taking over head coaching duties in the fall of 1987. He is the winningest women's soccer coach in the school's history, with a record of 219-58-15 (.776) in 14 years. The Broncos boast 12 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances with seven national semifinals, and have been ranked among the top 10 teams in the country. Additional duties for Smith include serving as coach for the U.S. National Under-21 team beginning in spring 2001. more...

  Bob Gansler
MLS Head Coach, Kansas City Wizards
Gansler has extensive coaching experience at all levels of soccer in the United States. In January 2000, Bob received the prestigious Walt Chyzowych award, recognizing his achievements and dedication to the growth of soccer in America. In his first full season with the Kansas City Wizards, Gansler led the pro team to the Western Division's top spot and the 2000 MLS Cup championship title. more...

  Bobby Howe
Head Coach, Portland Timbers
A highly respected coach with the winning mentality of the player he used to be, Bobby Howe has been given the task of coaching the reborn Portland Timbers in the United Soccer Leagues' A-League. more...

  Bobby Clark
Head Men's Soccer Coach, Unversity of Notre Dame
Bobby Clark is in his first season as Notre Dame men's soccer head coach. He boasts an impressive resume, arriving to lead the Fighting Irish after guiding Stanford through 2000, when the collegiate team ranked number one in the country for the first time and broke nine school records.  more...

  John Ellinger
U.S. U-17 Men's National Team Coach, 
Since becoming a U.S. Soccer National Staff Coach in 1992, Ellinger has been busy with various assignments. The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team calls John head coach for a third season, and he was assistant for the U.S. Men's Olympic team which finished fourth at the Games in Australia. Ellinger was the most successful coach in the history of U.S. Soccer men's national teams programs in the 90's with a .723 winning percentage and a 30-8-9 record.  more...

  Tom Fitzgerald
Head Coach, MLS Columbus Crew
Adding to 22 years of soccer experience spanning high school, college, professional and national levels, Tom Fitzgerald is in his fifth season as the Crew's head coach. Since 1996, he has guided "America's Hardest Working Team" to four Major League Soccer playoff appearances in five opportunities, three straight appearances in MLS' Eastern Conference finals (1997-99), and a berth in the U.S. Open Cup Final (1998).  more...

  Dan Gaspar
Head Coach, Pro A League, Connecticut Wolves
Dan Gaspar is founder and director of Star Goalkeeper Academy and former co-director of Soccer Plus Goalkeeper School, renown multi-site summer camp programs featuring specific and extensive training. He also serves as head coach for the Connecticut Wolves of the USL Pro League. Nineteen years of soccer experience spans high school, collegiate, pro, national and international levels. more...

  Schellas Hyndman
Head Coach, Southern Methodist University
Hyndman enters his 17th season as head men's soccer coach at Southern Methodist University having produced a winning season every year. His Mustangs have never won fewer than 10 games each time, reaching eight NCAA quarterfinals. The program's overall record to date with Schellas at the helm is 237-66-22.  more...

  Peter Mellor
Goalkeeper Coach & Coordinator, US National Teams
Committed to developing soccer at all levels in the American game for more than 20 years, Mellor is currently U.S. National Teams Goalkeeper Coach & Coordinator. Responsiblities include developing a staff, implementing a coaching education curriculum for licensing courses, training a coaching network down to the grass roots level, developing goalkeeper licenses/supplements, and identifying and coaching all male and female goalkeepers in our national programs. more...

  Mitch Murray
Men's Soccer Head Coach, Santa Clara University
One of the country's best Division I coaches, Murray has a career coaching mark of 121-43-17 (.715) in nine years at Santa Clara. The Broncos have achieved two national finals appearances, four West Coast Conference championships and nine consecutive seasons in the national rankings with Mitch, the school's winningest coach. more...

  Dean Wurzberger
Men's Soccer Head Coach, University of Washington
Washington men's soccer has become a powerhouse program with Wurzberger, the school's winningest coach ever who is entering his 10th year at the helm. The Huskies boast six straight NCAA tournament appearances and an overall record of 121-41-18 (.707) in nine seasons.  more...

  Jerry Yeagley
Head Coach, Indiana
Jerry Yeagley enters the 2001 season as the winningest active coach in men's collegiate soccer. In his 28 years with Indiana, 494 victories rank second on the all-time list. An .825 winning percentage led the country in that time span and stands as the third best mark in NCAA history. Jerry has led the Hoosiers to five NCAA titles and 14 College Cup appearances, including 10 championship game appearances.  more...


Softball Coaches

  Judy Martino
Head Coach, WPSL Gold
Judy Martino is in her fourth season as a head coach in the Women's Professional Softball League. Martino is coach of the new Gold squad, actually the 2000 Olympic team, after one season with the Ohio Pride and Durham Dragons, and two earlier seasons with the Carolina Diamonds. Martino's debut in the league came with a victory in the inaugural WPSL All-Star game with eight of her Diamond players. In 1998 she coached the Diamonds to the WPSL Championship.  more...

  Cindy Bristow
Director of Development, International Softball Federation
Cindy Bristow is currently Director of Development for the International Softball Federation. The job takes her to southeast Europe, where her main project is creating the Greek Olympic team.  more...

  Mike Candrea
Head Coach, University of Arizona
Mike Candrea is the most successful college softball coach in the nation, with an impressive record of 877 wins over 18 years. His teams advanced to the College World Series the past 14 seasons, appeared in the final in nine consecutive seasons and won the championship six times--in 1991, '93, '94, '96, '97 and 2001. In 1998 Arizona won an NCAA record 67 games.  more...

  Amy Chellevold
2001 U.S. National Team Member, 
Amy Chellevold served four years on the University of Arizona coaching staff. One of the greatest players in NCAA softball history, she joined the staff in December 1995.  more...

  Linda Derk
Head Coach, Tampa Bay Firestix, WPSL
Linda became head coach of the Tampa Bay Firestix of the Women's Professional Softball League in 1999, when she was WPSL Coach of the Year after guiding the team to a record 37 victories. The Firestix were regular season and post-season champions. In the off season, Derk is a motivational speaker for various organizations, clinics and schools. more...

  Sue Enquist
Head Coach, University of California Los Angeles
Sue Enquist has been head coach of the UCLA softball team for five seasons after serving as co-coach for eight years. She quickly put the Bruins on top, leading 1999's team to the College World Series championship with an astounding record of 63-6, then guiding both the 2000 and 2001 squads to second place national Series finishes. more...

  Ken Eriksen
Head Coach, University of South Florida
As coach of South Florida the past five years, Eriksen's record of 235-120 has elevated the program to a top 10 status. With Ken at the helm, the Bulls have recorded 40 or more victories in each season, with two conference championships in the Southern Atlantic Alliance and two automatic berths into the NCAA Regionals. The 2001 squad defeated No. 1 seed Alabama in NCAA Regionals but fell just short of reaching the World Series. more...

  Amanda Freed
Alternate U.S. Olympic Softball Team, 
Amanda Freed, an outfielder and pitcher, is an alternate on the United States Olympic softball team. more...

  Carol Hutchins
Head Coach, University of Michigan
Carol Hutchins was inducted into the Greater Lansing (Michigan) Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. She continues to build the University of Michigan softball program into one of the best in the country, consistently leading the Big Ten Conference and playing in the NCAA National Tournament. more...

  Barbara Jordan
Interim Head Coach, Cal State Northridge
Barbara Jordan was named Interim Head Coach after completing her fourth season as the top assistant coach for the Cal State Northridge softball team. The 2001 squad made it to NCAA regional play before falling to second-ranked UCLA. more...

  Gerry Mauro
National Clinician, Orange County Calif.
Gerry Mauro has coached and taught softball since the mid-1980s. He recently was a coach at Loyola Marymount University, an NCAA Division I Program in Los Angeles. Gerry has also coached and trained several elite ASA travel teams such as the Southern California Athletics and Case Batbusters in addition to Mission Viejo High School and nationally ranked Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California.  more...

  Susie Parra
Assistant Coach, Cal-State Fullerton
Susie Parra is an assistant coach on the Cal State Fullerton softball team, a post she has held since 1995. more...

  Jennifer Poulsen
Head Coach, Akron Racers, WPSL
Jen Poulsen will begin her first season as head coach after helping the Racers finish second in the WPSL as an assistant coach in 1999. Poulsen coached seven WPSL all-stars, including Crystl Bustos, a member of Team USA 2000. more...

  Patty Gasso
Head Coach, University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma softball continues its run as a national powerhouse with Gasso in her eighth season as head coach. Patty has led the Sooners to NCAA Regionals the past seven years, compiling 353 wins. Those victories are the most in school history, while her .760 winning percentage is best among OU softball coaches with more than one year in the position. more...

  Rhonda Revelle
Head Coach, University of Nebraska
After leading Nebraska to several of its most successful seasons ever, 1998 Big 12 Coach of the Year Rhonda Revelle completed her ninth season in winning style. Ranked No. 11 in the country, the 2001 squad finished 51-15 with a Big 12 conference title and seventh straight NCAA bid. A school record for consecutive wins was broken with 18 straight wins in March. Forty-seven regular-season victories also set a school record.
The 2000 Huskers made the "Sweet Sixteen," were postseason Big 12 tournament champs and posted a 52-21 record. In 1999 the squad finished 35-21 and advanced to a regional final.  more...

  Mona Stevens
Head Coach, University of Utah
Mona Stevens, one of the top clinicians and coaches in the country, is in her sixth season as head coach at Utah. She owns the best winning percentage in school history with a 186-113 (.622) career overall record.  more...

  Teresa Wilson
Head Coach, University of Washington
Teresa Wilson wasted no time in building a perennial contender for the NCAA Championship at the University of Washington. In nine years, she has led the Huskies to six straight trips to the College World Series, including appearances in the championship game in 1996 and 1999, and to the semifinals in 1997 and 1998.  more...

  Judi Garman
Head Coach, Italian Softball Team
Judi has run summer softball camps in Italy, and in 2001 she took on some new responsibilities for that peninsula of southern Europe. She is currently head coach for the Italian softball team. Additional duties include serving as supervisor for all national softball teams.  more...


Mind & Body

  Karlene Sugarman M.A.
Sport Psychology Consultant and Author, San Mateo, Calif.
Karlene Sugarman, M.A. is a Sport Psychology Consultant in California. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Saint Mary's College in 1991 and her Master's Degree in sport psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 1993. She was a competitive athlete for 10 years. more...

  Fernando Montes
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Cleveland Indians
Montes has been the Cleveland Indians Strength and Conditioning Coach for eight seasons after being named to the position on October 21, 1992, the same year Baseball America honored the Tribe as the sportís Organization of the Year. more...

  Jeff Janssen
Peak Performance Consultant, University of Arizona
Jeff Janssen teaches University of Arizona athletes and coaches a variety of mental skills designed to enhance athletic and academic performance as well as personal development. His position at Arizona is one of the first of its kind in the innovative field of mental training and sports psychology. more...

  Dr. Luga Podesta
Orthopedic Surgeon, Los Angeles, CA
Luga Podesta, M.D., is a native of Seaford, New York and has practiced non-surgical orthopaedics and sports medicine since 1990. Dr. Podesta is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. more...

  Dr. Alan Goldberg
Sport Psychologist, Amherst, Mass.
Dr. Alan Goldberg is a nationally known expert in the field of applied sport and performance psychology. Dr. Goldberg works with athletes and teams across all sports at every level, from professional and Olympic caliber, right down to junior competitors. He specializes in helping performers overcome fears and blocks, snap out of slumps and perform to their potential. more...

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