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# Brian Blondell
Head Coach
3rd 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 (13), Bryce (12), and Brenden (8).
 
 
 
2015 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2015 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Darwing EreuSR3B/RHP 5-7170Mishawaka, Ind.
3Zachary FozoSO2B 5-10170South Bend, Ind.
4Tom McCartneySRUTL 5-7165Saginaw, Mich.
5Mike TaralaSR1B 6-3175Schererville, Ind.
9Andrew SalazarSRLHP 5-11165Tucson, Ariz.
10Jordan HintonSRC 6-1205Granger, Ind.
11Corleone DesimoneJRMIF 5-11180Elkhart, Ind.
12Blake ComellaSRRHP 6-3190Glendale, Ariz.
13Trey BickelSORHP 5-8160Mishawaka, Ind.
14CJ SuperczynskiSRLHP 6-3160South Bend, Ind.
17Max FautFR2B 5-8170Roselle, Ill.
18Rodney BettcherSRRHP 6-3235Lakeville, Ind.
19Alec RodriguezSRC 6-0170Chicago, Ill.
20Stephen ClancySRCF 6-0180Yorkville, Ill.
21Bryan ReedSO1B/RHP 6-5210Charlotte, Mich.
22Adam JanowiakSORHP 6-2160Granger, Ind.
24Paul KappazSRINF/OF 6-2155Grosse Pointe, Mich.
25Joe StukenborgSO3B 6-1180South Bend, Ind.
26Chris WoodruffSROF 6-0190Mishawaka, Ind.
27Jacob LanningSR3B/RHP 6-0200Roscoe, Ill.
29Blake CorrellJRC/RHP 5-11205Oak Creek, Wis.
31Nick MungerSORHP 6-1195Perrysburg, Ohio
32Jared PopplewellSO1B 6-5215Clive, Iowa
33Tommy GoodaleSO3B 6-1220Indianola, Iowa
34Mike PizzutoSR1B 6-3225Sarasota, Fla.
35Paul Geha*SORHP 6-2190Fort Wayne, Ind.
36Trey SolomonSOOF 6-1170Elkhart, Ind.
44Colin McNamaraFR1B/OF 6-1185Granger, Ind.
45Matt SchwitzSRRHP 6-3190Granger, Ind.
* Redshirt
Brian Blondell - Head Coach - 3rd season
Mike Huling - Hitting Coach - 1st season
Pat Sweeney - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Pat Borlik - Pitching Coach - 1st season