A native of Traverse City, Wila returns north for his 3rd season, his second with the Pit Spitters, after serving as the hitting coach for the Great Lakes Resorters in 2020. Last summer under Wila’s guidance, the Pit Spitters offense set franchise records in stolen bases (203), RBI (391), BB (421), HBP (96), and runs (448) en route to a 45-win season and post-season berth. In addition, 2020 Resorter and 2022 Pit Spitter Jakob Marsee was selected in the 6th round of the 2022 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres.
Wila spent 6 years as as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at his alma mater, Aquinas College, before joining the coaching staff at Eastern Michigan in August of 2022. At Eastern, Wila works with the outfielders and offense, as well as coordinating their camps.
When he’s not at the ballpark this summer, you’ll find Casey trout fishing on the Boardman, paddle boarding in the bay, and enjoying a beer at Oaky’s Tavern.