Chinooks Coaching Staff

 

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Eddy Morgan – Field Manager
 

Morgan returns for his sixth season with the club, his fifth as manager over which time he has compiled a NWL record of 170-123. In 2014, the Chinooks captured their first Northwoods League Championship and posted a 50-21 record during the regular season, while Morgan was named the League’s Manager of the Year. Morgan doubles up his time at Kapco Park as the Head Coach for Concordia University Wisconsin for the past four seasons after seven seasons as the Head Coach for UW-Superior where he won 105 games, the most in program history. Morgan and the Falcons once again posted a strong season, having some of the highest win totals in program history during his tenure. He led CUW to a program-best 27 wins in 2017, which included another appearance in the NACC Tournament Championship game. In 2016, the Falcons won 23 games and posted a 13-7 record in the NACC, tying for second place, the highest finish since joining the league in 2007. The St. Scholastica grad has taken Lakeshore by storm with his positive attitude and approach to developing players.  He and his wife, Jessica, reside in Saukville with their two children, Isaac and Piper.    

Mike Frank – Pitching Coach

Frank will serve as Lakeshore’s pitching coach after his second season as the volunteer assistant coach for EMU where he works alongside Head Coach Mark Van Ameyde with the EMU pitchers. As the assistant pitching coach, EMU's pitchers improved their team ERA from 5.98 to 4.80 in 2016, the best ERA since 2011. They also struck out 381 batters, tied for the third most in program history. Frank joined the program after spending the previous season as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Rochester College in Rochester Hills, Michigan. While there, he helped guide the team to the 2015 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series.  Prior to coaching, Frank was a student-athlete at Bowling Green State University where he graduated in 2014. While a member of the Falcons, the Maumee, Ohio native finished his career with over 300 innings pitched, the only pitcher in BGSU history to do so. He also recorded 221 strikeouts, which is second in program history and only 11 shy of the all-time record.

 

John Hasser – Bench Coach

Hasser will serve as the team’s bench coach at the conclusion of his sixth year as a part-time Carthage assistant coach in 2017 after playing his senior season with the Red Men in 2011. Hasser has Northwoods League experience as a member of the 2010 Green Bay Bullfrogs. John also has also managed youth teams for the Hitters Academy out of Racine. He has worked with many players at Hitters that have gone on to play Division 1 college baseball. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Hasser attended Wisconsin-Parkside for three years before transferring to Carthage, where he graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s in public relations.

 

Jake Ratz – Hitting Coach

Jake Ratz has been tabbed as the Chinooks’ hitting coach Jake after a second season on the Ellsworth staff, having played for the Panthers in 2011 and 2012. Ratz went on to play at South Dakota State University where he was part of a team that won the Summit League Conference tournament and went on to play in the Eugene, OR, regionals in the NCAA Tournament. Also, during his junior year he was listed as the pre-season Newcomer of the Year in the Summit League by Baseball America. A graduate of South Dakota State in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Sport and Recreation Management, Ratz served as manager of the Joplin Outlaws in the MINK Collegiate League. In Joplin, he led the Outlaws to a 26-20 record, second best in their division and best in organizational history. Ratz coached 10 players that compete at the Division 1 level in Joplin.