Chuck Thielmann – Field Manager
Chuck Thielmann is in his first season as the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders field manager and was the Dock Spiders pitching coach during the inaugural season in 2017. Thielmann is currently the assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Stevens Institute of Technology. Before the 2017 season in the Northwoods League, Thielmann spent one season as the pitching coach for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect Collegiate League. Under Thielmann’s direction, the Sliders posted the second-best record in league history (39-20) and Thielmann served as the pitching coach for the league’s All-Star Game.
Zac Charbonneau – Director of Player Personnel
Zac Charbonneau is entering his first season as Director of Player Personnel for the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders.
For the past four seasons, he was field manager of the Dock Spiders and compiled a regular season record of 144-117. He led the Dock Spiders to their first Northwoods League Championship in 2018 and also won the Northwoods League Wisconsin-Illinois Pod Championship in 2020.
Charbonneau, is currently the head baseball coach at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Prior to becoming the head coach at MATC, he was an assistant coach at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. Charbonneau was the manager of the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League in 2016 and led the team to the best record in the league. The season was capped off with him being named 2016 Prospect League Manager of the Year. His other experience in collegiate wood-bat leagues includes managing the Des Plaines Patriots of the Metro Collegiate League for three seasons and coaching the Slippery Rock Sliders of the Prospect League.