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# Brian Blondell
Head Coach
2nd Season
 
Blondell has strong roots in the baseball community, coming to Holy Cross from Elkhart Memorial High School, where he was lead assistant coach, charged with the development of the team's pitching staff.  Brian is also director of the north-central area's College Prospects of America, where he works to prepare high school student-athletes for collegiate level academics and athletics. Brian currently serves as Director of Player Operations for the Michiana Scrappers Travel Baseball Program.  

Blondell began his coaching career at South Bend Washington High School where he was lead assistant for four years.  He was then named pitching coach at Bethel College where he groomed two All-American pitchers, one of whom currently plays in the major leagues.  In 2005, Brian took the head coaching position at South Bend Riley High School where he led the Wildcats until 2007.  From 2007 to 2011, Coach Blondell served as lead assistant of St. Joseph's High School's baseball program.  

 

Blondell graduated from Bethel College in 1998 with a degree in business administration and marketing.  As a pitcher for the Bethel Pilots, Blondell was a three-year letter-winner and an NCCAA All-American.  

His extensive experience in baseball also includes working at the University of Notre Dame's baseball camps, serving as the site director for the Midwest Baseball Winter Camps, coaching the Crossroads Classic for top juniors in the State of Indiana, serving as committee director for the selection of the IHSBCA 2007 North All-Stars, and directing the 2008 North South All-Star Series held at the University of Notre Dame.  Brian is also an active member of the IHSBCA and ABCA.

Brian is married to the former Christi Whitfield, a standout volleyball player at Mishawaka High School and Bethel College, where she was competed on the 1998 NCCAA National Championship team.  Brian and Christi have three children: Alexis (10), Bryce (9), and Brenden (5).
 
 
 
2014 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2014 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Darwing EreuJR3B/RHP 5-7170Mishawaka, Ind.
2Tyler GrulerFR2B 5-7155Mishawaka, Ind.
3Max LinnvilleSOUTL 5-10185Boone, N.C.
4Tom McCartneyJRUTL 5-7165Saginaw, Mich.
5Mike TaralaJR1B 6-3175Schererville, Ind.
6Pat SweeneySROF 5-7150Sarasota, Fla.
7Michael DruryFRLHP 5-10155St. Louis, Mo.
8Jacob LanningJRINF/RHP 6-0200Roscoe, Ill.
9Andrew SalazarJRLHP 5-11165Tucson, Ariz.
10Jordan HintonSOC 6-1205Granger, Ind.
11Michael RostineSOC 6-0165Hanover Park, Ill.
12Blake ComellaJRRHP 6-3190Glendale, Ariz.
13Trey BickelFRRHP 5-8160Mishawaka, Ind.
14CJ SuperczynskiSOLHP 6-3160South Bend, Ind.
15Matt RudorferSROF 5-10170Farmington, Minn.
16Jackson HallahanSR3B/SS/RHP 5-9165Lester Prairie, Minn.
17Austin Kiser-PetrieSRRHP 5-11210Lucerne, Ind.
18Rodney BettcherJRRHP 6-3235Lakeville, Ind.
19Alec RodriguezJRC 6-0170Chicago, Ill.
20Stephen ClancyJROF 6-0180Yorkville, Ill.
21Bryan ReedFR1B/3B 6-5210Charlotte, Mich.
22Adam JanowiakFRRHP 6-2160Granger, Ind.
23Jake WoodSRRHP 6-0175South Haven, Mich.
24Paul KappazJRSS 6-2155Grosse Pointe, Mich.
25Jordan GardSOLHP 6-4190Mishawaka, Ind.
26Chris WoodruffJROF 6-0190Mishawaka, Ind.
29Blake CorrellSOATH 5-11205Oak Creek, Wis.
30Tommy GoodaleFR3B 6-1220Indianola, Iowa
31Nick MungerFRRHP 6-1195Perrysburg, Ohio
32Jared PopplewellFR1B 6-5215Clive, Iowa
34Mike PizzutoJR1B 6-3225Sarasota, Fla.
35Paul GehaFRRHP 6-2190Fort Wayne, Ind.
36Trey SolomonFROF 6-1170Elkhart, Ind.
44Ben BournaySROF 5-10190Dowagiac, Mich.
45Matt SchwitzJRRHP 6-3190Granger, Ind.
Brian Blondell - Head Coach - 2nd season
Todd Marazita - Head Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Fred Bournay - Assistant Coach - 3rd season