Chinooks Coaching Staff

 

 
 Travis Akre – Field Manager
Akre begins his first season as the Field Manager after completing his sixth season as the head coach for Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, IA after two years as an assistat with nationally-ranked Scottsdale Community College in 2012-13.  Akre also has gained valuable experience as a coach and executive for the Arizona Collegiate Wood Bat League.  In his career, Akre has coached 11 players who have been selected in the Major League Baseball Draft and a total of 22 players who have played professionally.  Additionally, Akre has coached 15 All-Region players while being at Ellsworth. In 2017 ECC’s Travis Miller was selected as All-District performer and 3rd Team NJCAA All-American.

Akre has earned his way up the coaching ladder with hard work after a playing career that included stops at Anoka Ramsey Community College in 1999 and Ellsworth Community College in 2000, before finishing his playing career at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.  Born in Decorah, IA, and a graduate of Winona Senior High School in Winona, MN, Akre holds a bachelor’s degree in Education/Exercise Science from Buena Vista University, and currently resides in Iowa Falls.

 

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.