Academy Owner​

  • Head Coach Eau Claire Pizza Hut American Legion 
  •     Assistant Coach for the 1986 State Champs
  •     1989 State Runner up
  •     1994 State Runner up
  • Region 1 Northwest Region Director - American Legion
  • Graduate of Eau Claire North
  •     1974 1st Ever Big Rivers Champion
  •     1975 1st Ever State Appearance
  • Mark is an Eau Claire native and grew up playing Parks & Recreation, Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion Baseball in Eau Claire

Academy Pitching Coach

  • Head Coach - Altoona High School
  • Drafted by New York Mets, 7th round, 1981
  • Signed with Kansas City Royals, 1983
  • All-star in South Atlantic League, 1984
  • Played 14 seasons with Eau Claire Cavaliers, 155-31 record as pitcher
  • Head Coach at UW-Eau Claire, 1990-95, 120-110 overall record
    • Four WSUC Northern Division titles at Eau Claire
    • Louisville Slugger Conference Coach of the Year, 1993, 94, 96
    • Set UW-Eau Claire record for most wins in a season, 28 in 1994
    • NAIA District 14 coach of the year, 1992
  • Head Coach at UW-River Falls, 1996, 23-14 overall record
    • One WSUC Northern Division title at River Falls
    • Advanced River Falls to their only NCAA Division III baseball playoff
    • Set River Falls record for most wins in a season
  • Five consecutive WSUC Northern Division titles at two schools (The WSUC was the predecessor to the WIAC)
  • Coached two players drafted in Major League Draft (Len Manning, pitcher, UW-Eau Claire, 1994, Phillies; Randy Stearns, outfielder, UW-River Falls, 1996, Dodgers)
  • Head Coach at UW-Stout, 2002-2009

brad o'connell

vic cable

DALE VARSHO

drew steinmetz

Managing Director / Academy Coach

  • ​U.S. Baseball Academy Instructor
  • Signed as a Free-Agent with Los Angeles Dodgers
  • UW-Stout
  •     NCAA National Batting Champion 2001 with a .524 Avg
  •     1st Team All American
  •     1st Team WIAC
  •     WIAC Position Player of the Year 2001
  •     UW Stout Record holder with a .422 Career Avg.
  •     UW Stout Athletic Hall of Fame Member

Academy Coach

  • Head Coach - Chippewa Falls Post 77 Varsity Legion Team
  • ​Coached with the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League in the Summer of 2017
  • ​Assistant Coach - Chippewa Falls High School Varsity Baseball Team 
  • ​Played for Chippewa Falls High School 2010-2014
  • ​​Played for Madison College 2015-2017 under Mike Davenport

tom Katz

Cody Cline

craig walter

Academy Hitting and Catching Coach

  • Grand Slam USA Hitting/Catching Instructor 2016-18
  • Graduated from Fall Creek High School 2016
    • 1x 2nd Team All-Conference

    • 3x 1st Team All-Conference​
  • Played at Grand View University 2017, 2018
  • Eau Claire Cavaliers Player 2016, 2017, 2018
    • 2018 Dave Hepfler Memorial Key Player Award

    • Sam Kruger Memorial Service Award

  • Current UWEC Student

Mark faanes

troy oestreich

Academy Pitching Coach

  • Owner/operator of SPR (Simply Pitching and Rehab LLC)
  • Partnership with Momentum Baseball for pitching instruction and physical therapy
  • Physical Therapist for 20+ years working with pitchers and athletes
  • Former Northwoods League pitcher
    • ​Pitched for the Manitowoc Skunks in league's inaugural season
  • Marian University
    • Captain
    • ​All Conference
    • All Region
    • NAIA Honorable Mention All-American
    • Pitched in NAIA World Series
    • All-time career leader in wins
    • Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Roncalli High School
    • Captain
    • State Champion
    • Athletics Hall of Fame

Academy Pitching Coach​

  • Eau Claire Express Pitching Coach
  • UW Eau Claire 
  •      All Conference
  •      MVP
  •      Athletics Hall of Fame Member
  • Eau Claire Cavaliers
  •      Career Leader in Wins 168
  •      Career Leader in Innings Pitched
  •      Career Leader in Strikeouts
  • Assistant Coach for Chippewa Falls High School
  • Assistant Coach for Memorial High School
  • Teacher at Chippewa Fall High School

Academy Coach​

  • Head Coach Eau Claire Cavaliers
  • ​U.S. Baseball Academy Instructor
  • Eau Claire Cavaliers 2006-2012
  •      Team Captain Six Times
  •      MVP Twice
  • Graduated from Western Oklahoma State College
  •      Career .375 average
  • Played at UW Stout in 2001 and played for Minnesota Twins Coach Joe Vavra
  • 1998 Eau Claire Memorial 1st Team All Conference / 2nd Team All State
  • Umpiring Experience:
    • ​​Umpire since 2009
    • ​Head Umpire at Eau Claire Babe Ruth 2016
    • ​Umpire at Woodside Complex in Mauston, WI
    • Men's amateur games for EC Bears and EC Cavaliers 2019

Momentum Baseball Academy Staff

matt miller

Academy Coach

  • Eau Claire Pizza Hut American Legion Assistant Coach
  • Volunteered Coaching at Lowes Creek
  • 15 Years of Coaching all Levels
  • La Crosse Aquinas
  •      1986 State Champions
  •      1987 State Champions
  •      1988 State Runner Ups
  •   1983 Stars of Tomorrow Champion​​

Academy Director / Owner

  •     Field Manager/Director of Operations, Eau Claire Express Baseball.
    •     Northwoods League All Time Wins Leader
    •     2016 North Division Champions
    •     2013 to Present- Northwoods League Showcase Manager
    •     2010 Northwoods League Champions
    •     2010 Northwoods Manager of the Year
    •     2010 Eau Claire Express ranked #1Perfect Game
    •     2007 South Division Champions
    •     2007, 2009 & 2010 Northwoods League All Star Game Manager
  •     Altoona Youth Softball & Baseball Organization - President
  •     2001-2004 Head Coach Marshfield American Legion
  •     2000 & 2001 NAIA Baseball Midwest Classic Conference Chair
  •     Coached at UWEC (Assistant 1994 & 1995), UWRF (Head Coach 1996 & 1997), and Viterbo University ( Head Coach 1998-2001).