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troy oestreich:

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

matt miller:

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

Mark faanes:

Momentum Baseball Academy Staff

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 Coach / Camp Coordinator

  • ​U.S. Baseball Academy Instructor
  • ​Iowa Lake Community College 1998-1999
    • All-Star Team
  • UW-Stout 2000-2001
    • ​1st Team All-WIAC 2001
    • 1st Team NCAA All-Region 2001
    • ​5th All-Time Leading Hitter - .395 Career Avg
    • ​4th All-Time Slugging % - .687 Career Avg
  • ​Duluth-Superior Dukes - Northern League 2002
  • ​Former JV Head Coach - Menomonie HS - 2008-2009
  • ​Former Varsity Assistant Head Coach - EC Memorial - 2010-2011

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).

Jeff Janot:

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

brad o'connell:

vic cable:

Rob Fadness:

Academy Pitching Coach

  • Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology, UW-Eau Claire

             -PhD in Exercise Physiology
             -Research expertise in strength and conditioning for baseball and hockey players

  • Baseball:

              -Pitching coach, Eau Claire Memorial HS, 2010-current
                  *Five, 1st team Big Rivers all-conference pitchers (4-Pitchers of the year)
                  *Four, 2nd team Big Rivers all-conference or honorable mention all-conference pitchers
                  *Six, Region 1 All-district pitchers (3 - 1st team; 2 – 2nd team; 1 - Pitcher of Year)
                  *Four, WBCA All-state pitchers (1 - 1st team; 1 - 3rd team; 2 – honorable mention)
               -Pitching coach, Eau Claire Pizza Hut American Legion, 2006-2008
               -Past-president, EC American Little League
               -College of St. Scholastica, 1989-1992
                  *National Small College Athletic Association National Tournament, 1990
                -Racine St. Catherine’s HS
                   *1989 State Champions
                   *All-Metro Conference, 1st team
                   *All-Racine County 1st team​​

DALE VARSHO:

​Academy Director / Owner

  • Founder of the Momentum Fall Teams
  • Momentum Camp Coordinator
  • Assistant Coach for Memorial High School
  • Former Assistant Coach Eau Claire Pizza Hut American Legion
  • Coached 22 years at all Levels
  • 2005 Eau Claire Express Volunteer
  • Assistant Coach at Hayward High School
  • Father of Four sons Ty(Duluth), Mickey (Oshkosh), Nolan (Oshkosh) and Will (Milwaukee) who have all played College Baseball
  • Richard O'Brien Youth Hockey Award 

Academy Coach

  • Head Coach Altoona High School ​
  • ​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

dave rueber: