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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
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.Hometown
1Darwing EreuJR3B/RHP5-7170Mishawaka, Ind.
2Tyler GrulerFR2B5-7155Mishawaka, Ind.
3Max LinnvilleSOUTL5-10185Boone, N.C.
4Tom McCartneyJRUTL5-7165Saginaw, Mich.
5Mike TaralaJR1B6-3175Schererville, Ind.
6Pat SweeneySROF5-7150Sarasota, Fla.
7Michael DruryFRLHP5-10155St. Louis, Mo.
8Jacob LanningJRINF/RHP6-0200Roscoe, Ill.
9Andrew SalazarJRLHP5-11165Tucson, Ariz.
10Jordan HintonSOC6-1205Granger, Ind.
11Michael RostineSOC6-0165Hanover Park, Ill.
12Blake ComellaJRRHP6-3190Glendale, Ariz.
13Trey BickelFRRHP5-8160Mishawaka, Ind.
14CJ SuperczynskiSOLHP6-3160South Bend, Ind.
15Matt RudorferSROF5-10170Farmington, Minn.
16Jackson HallahanSR3B/SS/RHP5-9165Lester Prairie, Minn.
17Austin Kiser-PetrieSRRHP5-11210Lucerne, Ind.
18Rodney BettcherJRRHP6-3235Lakeville, Ind.
19Alec RodriguezJRC6-0170Chicago, Ill.
20Stephen ClancyJROF6-0180Yorkville, Ill.
21Bryan ReedFR1B/3B6-5210Charlotte, Mich.
22Adam JanowiakFRRHP6-2160Granger, Ind.
23Jake WoodSRRHP6-0175South Haven, Mich.
24Paul KappazJRSS6-2155Grosse Pointe, Mich.
25Jordan GardSOLHP6-4190Mishawaka, Ind.
26Chris WoodruffJROF6-0190Mishawaka, Ind.
29Blake CorrellSOATH5-11205Oak Creek, Wis.
30Tommy GoodaleFR3B6-1220Indianola, Iowa
31Nick MungerFRRHP6-1195Perrysburg, Ohio
32Jared PopplewellFR1B6-5215Clive, Iowa
34Mike PizzutoJR1B6-3225Sarasota, Fla.
35Paul GehaFRRHP6-2190Fort Wayne, Ind.
36Trey SolomonFROF6-1170Elkhart, Ind.
44Ben BournaySROF5-10190Dowagiac, Mich.
45Matt SchwitzJRRHP6-3190Granger, Ind.
Brian Blondell - Head Coach - 2nd season
Todd Marazita - Head Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Fred Bournay - Assistant Coach - 3rd season