Coaching Staff

Steve Borg

Steve has been playing competitive baseball for over 35 years. After a successful high school career at Maine North High School, Steve pitched for the University of New Mexico Lobos. After college, Steve played semi-pro baseball in San Diego, New Orleans and Chicago. Steve taught pitching and hitting at Northshore Baseball Academy and has coached numerous baseball and softball teams over the past 15 years. Steve continues to play in semi-pro leagues throughout the metropolitan Chicagoland area and is currently the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at Lincoln Park High School.


Fabio Milano

Fabio-PitcherFabio Milano played his collegiate baseball at Eastern Connecticut State University (D3) and Radford University ( D1) in Virginia as he studied physical education.  After 2 successful years at Radford, he signed with Fortitudo, Bologna Italy, in 2001 and played professionally there until 2013. In his time there, he won league championships in 2003, 2005, and 2009 and several European tournaments.  In 2013, his Fortitudo team was the first European team ever invited to participate in the Asia Series in Taiwan. Fabio immediately made Team Italy his first year and stayed until 2007 with the birth of his second daughter. While with Team Italy, Fabio participated in the 2001 World Cup in Japan, 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006.  He has been voted to 4 All-star teams and 3 times voted as best reliever of the league (closer). Fabio currently is Fortitudo’s all time save leader and fell 3 saves short to be Italy’s All time saves leader.

Fabio has been coaching and giving private instruction to kids ages 6-18 the last 4 years since retiring from competitive baseball.  He specializes in pitching mechanics and the mental aspect of pitching and also fundamentals of hitting.


Andrew Godbold

Andrew-Godbold

Recruited only by D3 schools out of OPRF in 2010. 24th ranked hitter nationally with .424 avg and 28 2b, First team all conference in 2013 at Triton college. Full scholarship to Southeastern Louisiana University. Hit .350, 9 hrs, led the league with 58 rbi’s in 63 games. Southland conference newcomer of the year, 3rd team all conference, 1st team all lousiana team, 1st team all region, all american honorable mention. 23rd round draft pick to LA Dodgers in 2014. 6 years professional playing experience. Career .280 professional hitter. 3 time frontier league all star. 2016 frontier league home run derby champion. 2 time frontier league player of the week. 3 years of college coaching experience at Triton College. 2 years of high school coaching experience at Oak Forest Academy in Amite, Louisiana. Graduated from Southeastern Lousiana in 2018 while still playing.


Sam Bumpers

Sam-BumpersSam is a Chicago Native who grew up in Hyde Park. He was a 4 year varsity starter, 2 years at Kenwood Academy and 2 years at Bradley-Bourbonnais High School. After High school he went to play at Iowa Western Community College where he won a National Championship, Finished top 10 in Batting Average and won an Rawling Gold Glove. After his time in Iowa he moved on to Lamar University where he become a Div.1 All-American and holds numerous school records. Once college was over the Colorado Rockies drafted him in the 22nd round. Sam played professional for 3 years and now continues to play Semi-Pro across the Chicagoland Area and Coaches for Downers Grove Longshots where he helps younger ball players achieve there dreams to play at the highest level.


Jason Williams

Jason Williams Bio PhotoJason Williams is a veteran instructor and personal trainer. He has spent most of the last decade teaching baseball and softball hitting, defense and baserunning, as well as coaching teams and teaching other coaches.

Coach Williams was an All-State football player, as well as an All-Metro outfielder at Carmel High School in Indiana. He received college scholarship offers to play both sports, but chose baseball at Indiana University. As a Hoosier, he was Defensive Player of the Year 3 years in a row, committing just one error in center field during that time.  In addition, he won the Bill Gross Award, given to Big Ten players with highest batting average on their team. He was a co-captain and was selected team MVP his senior season.

A complete coach, Jason is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), as well as a NSCA certified personal trainer.


April Markowski

April

April Markowski a graduate from Eastern Illinois University has been playing travel softball ball with the White Sox Training Academy for almost 16 years. April signed with Eastern Illinois University where she played there all four years as an outfielder and power hitter in the 1st or 5th spot. April received All Ohio Valley Conference first team honors her junior year along with All OVC tournament team, her senior year she received All OVC second team.


Brad Schnitzer

Brad attended Vernon Hills High School where he was named North Suburban All-Conference three times and was a two time Daily Herald All-Area team member.
He then attended Butler University from 2011-2012. Brad was named Butler University Most Valuable Pitcher in 2012, earning wins against Fresno State and Belmont University.
Following his collegiate career Brad signed a professional contract with the Rockford Aviators of the Frontier League.


Jacob Rivera

fullsizerender-1Jacob was an all-conference pitcher/infielder at Lincoln Park High School, and continued his playing career as an infielder at Aurora University.  He has coached and instructed at Lincoln Park Baseball Academy for the past 4 years and the Chicago Park District for the past 5 years.

 



 
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