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Director Player Development--Mitch Wood

Mitch Wood--Director Player Personnel- 8th season with the Bulls
 
Coach Wood help start the Bulls in 2009.  He has served as the head coach for the Elite 17u teams from 2009-2012.  In 2013 he was named Director of Player Development.  He also sits on the board and you'll see him still roaming the sidelines at games.
 
Coach Wood graduated from Holcomb High School where he lettered (4) years in Baseball and Basketball. He went on to play baseball at Mineral Area College where he earned his Associates Degree. He received his B.S.E. Degree from Arkansas State University and later his Masters and Specialist in Education from Southeast Missouri State University.
 
He has 20 plus years of experience coaching high school baseball and basketball. He was head baseball / asst. basketball coach at Hayti High School for 3 years (1989-1992). He has been at Oran High School for the past 17 years where he has served as head baseball and basketball coach(1992-99), high school principal, head baseball and basketball coach(2000-03), Superintendent, head baseball coach (2003-2014). 
 
Mitch took the Superintendent job at Dexter High School in 2015.
 
He also coached Scott County Legion from 1999-2003, Rawlings Legends in 2008 and Missouri Bulls 17u from 2009-2012.
 
While at Oran, he has obtained 8 conference titles, 13 district titles, 8 final four appearances and Scott Miss. Conference Coach of the year five times.  He won his first State Championship in 2014.
 
He was inducted into the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010.  He has a career record of 380 wins with only 117 losses.
 
Coach Wood  lives in Oran, Mo. with his wife Shawn. They have two children, Ryne (27) will graduate from UMSL School of Optometry in May 2011 and Mandi (23) who will graduate from SEMO in May 2011 and pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. Coach Wood enjoys golf, spending time with friends and family and repairing/restoring vehicles

18U Head Coach--2017--Todd Pennington

18U Head Coach - Todd Pennington - 6th season with the Bulls
 
Todd played for the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks from 1999 to 2001 where he became the staff ace.  In 2001 he was named a Louisville Slugger/TPX All-American and also a Baseball Weekly All-American.  He was named 1st Team All OVC and was named National Pitcher of the week.  His junior year Todd went 12-2 and led all NCAA Division 1 pitchers in ERA with a 1.33.  He was ranked nationally in wins with 12, in strikeouts with 121 and ranked 12th all time in NCAA history with 4.81 hits per nine innings.
 
Todd was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 2001 where he made it to AA.  He was named to the Rawlings All South Region pitcher of the year that same year.
 
Todd played in 7 professional seasons, winning four championship rings, and named to two all-star teams.  In 2003 he was named to the Baseball Weekly minor league all star team, lead Cleveland Indians minor league system in saves, named Rolaids relief man of the month, and  named to the prestigious Arizona Fall League.
 
Todd is starting his 6th year as a Head Coach for the Bulls where he will coach our 18u team this summer.

18U Asst. Coach--2017--Danny Lockhert

18U Assistant Coach--Danny Lockhert--1st year with the Bulls
 
 
 

 

17U Head Coach--2017--Joe Bickings

17U Coach – Joe Bickings--7th year with the Bulls
 
Coach Bickings is a 2003 graduate of Oran High School where he played baseball for four years (2002 3rd place Class 1 & 2003 Class 1). He is also a 2009 graduate from Missouri State University where he received his B.S. in Physical Education. While attending
 
Missouri State, he played for the Missouri State Club baseball team where he received 2nd team All-American Honors for the NCBA in 2008.
 
He was an assistant coach at Strafford High School for two years(2007 Sectional Champs & 2009 Class 2 State runner-Up) and is currently an assistant coach for Chaffee High School(2010 Class 1 District #2 Champs). Coach Bickings taught Physical Education and was the Jr. High/High School strength and conditioning coach at Chaffee from 2010-2013.   Coach Bickings is currently teaching History at Oran High School.  He is also the assistant Boys Basketball coach and the Head Boys Baseball Coach at Oran.
 
Coach Bickings is very passionate about the game of baseball and enjoys teaching others the game.  He is starting his 7th summer with the Bulls.

17U Assistant Coach--2017--Adam Pennington

17U Assistant Coach -  Adam Pennington - 1st season with the Bulls
 
Adam lettered and started all 4 years in baseball at Shawnee, HS in Illinois.  He pitched, played 1B and OF.  Had a 29-5 career high school record and a 1.03 ERA with 491 strike outs in 268 Innings pitched.  He was named First Team All Conference and All State his junior year.  Shawnee won four regional titles, two sectional titles and a 3rd place in State Class 1A in 2013.
 
He parlayed his high school achievements into a scholarship to Three Rivers CC.  Had some injuries the two year there and pitched sparingly.  He still had 3 years of eligibility left when Southeast Missouri reached out and offered him a spot in 2016.
 
he had a good sophomore season for the Redhawks with a 4-1 record and a 4.07 ERA in 19 appearances (tied for most on team).  Adam had 37 k's is 48 innings and recorded 2 saves.
One of his most memorable moments thus far was when he got his first career division 1 collegiate start vs Ole Miss down in Oxford, MS.  He struck out 6 in 7 innings of work.  He is now finishing up his junior season with the Redhawks.
 
 
 
 
 

 

15U Head Coach--2017--Matt Tellor

15U Head Coach-- --1st year with the Bulls
 

Matt graduated from Venice, HS in Sarasota Florida in 2010.     He was a two sport athlete, basketball and baseball for Venice being named all district in both and all region in baseball.

Matt made his way to Missouri after high school as he attended Lindenwood College in St. Louis 2011-2012.  Matt finished his college baseball career playing for Southeast Missouri State his junior and senior seasons from 2012-2014.  SEMO won their first OVC title since 2002 his senior season, 2014,  when he had his best year.  He was named OVC Player of the Year.  His stats read:  .386 batting average, 15 homeruns, 71 runs batted in (still a school record).  He was in the top 10 for the Nation in 5 offensive categories and was 1st team all OVC and was a National Collegiate Baseball All American.

It was no surprise he drew interest in the 2014 draft.  The Braves selected him in the 10th round (pick #313).  He played for the Danville Braves and the Rome Braves from 2014-2016.  He was voted fan favorite in 2014 and was named the best defensive 1B in the Braves organization in 2015.

His career unfortunately was cut short with injuries and his misfortune was our good fortune.  Matt moved back to Cape and is finishing up his Masters at Southeast. 

 

 

15U Assistant Coach--2017--Alex Heuring

15U Assistant Coach -  Alex Heuring - 1st season with the Bulls
 
Alex is a former Missouri Bulls who just completed his college career and is coming back to coach some young Bulls.  he played 3 summers for the Bulls and had success.
 
He played his high school baseball at Oran under Coach Mitch Wood.  He was a 4 year starter and his senior year Oran won the 1A State Championship. 
 
He then went on to play college baseball at Three Rivers CC where he was a two year starter at Catcher, 1B and pitcher. 
 
 
 
 
 

 

15U Asst Coach--2017--Josh Eftink

15U Asst Coach -  Josh Eftink - 4th  season with the Bulls
 

Josh was a 2000 graduate from Notre Dame High School where he played four years of varsity baseball.  He still holds many records at Notre Dame.

He was signed by Southeast Missouri State and played there his freshman year.

He transferred to Jeff Co as a sophomore where he was named an All-Region Player at JEFFCO, where he led the team in hitting with a .410 batting avg.

His junior year he was signed by Central Missouri State and graduated from there in 2004.  At UCMO he was an ALL-MIAA conference player his senior year and was also selected to the Division II World Series All-Tournament Team. In both years he attended UCMO the teams record was 58-9.

Josh currently is a teacher and coach at Notre Dame Regional High School.

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13U Coach--Assistant Coach--2017--

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13U Head Coach--2017--Tim Garner--Team Garner

13U  Head Coach -  Tim Garner - 5th season with the Bulls
 
Tim attended Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau, MO and graduated in 1993.
 
He was the winning pitcher of the Championship Game and All-State outfielder on the 1993 State Championship team.
 
He was inducted into the Notre Dame High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
 
Tim went on to attend college at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO where he played baseball for two seasons as a pitcher and 1st baseman.  He graduated in 1997 with a B.S. in Biology.

From there he went to Notre Dame HS where he has taught and coached.  He was an assistant coach with the baseball team at Notre Dame High School from 2001-2011 including the 2009 State Championship team and the 2002, 2008 Final Four teams.
 
 
 
 

13U Assistant Coach--2017--Chris Marchi

13U  Assistant Coach -  Chris Marchi - 5th season with the Bulls
 

13U Assistant Coach--2017---Brent Anderson

13U  Assistant Coach -  Brent Anderson - 5th season with the Bulls
 

13U Assistant Coach--2017--Marvin Adams

13U Assistant Coach - Marvin Adams - 5th season with the Bulls
 

12U Coach/Manager--2017--Jeff Graviett

12U  Head Coach - Jeff Graviett - 7th season with the Bulls
 
Coach Graviett graduated from Chaffe High School in 1994 where he lettered in both baseball and basketball. 
 
He received his B.S.E degree from SEMO and later his masters in administration from William Woods University.  He coached legion baseball in both Chaffee and Cape for 10+ years winning a Mid-West Regional Title in 1997 (Jr. Legion) and the Missouri State Championship in 2001 (Sr. Legion).
 
He began coaching baseball at Notre Dame as an assistant in 1997 and became the head coach in 1999.  Since that time Notre Dame has won 6 SEMO Conference Titles, 10 District Championships and made 7 Final Fours appearances winning the State Title in 2009 and 2015. 
 
He was named Missouri High School Baseball Coach of the Year for the 2009-2010 school year.  His career high school baseball record is 327-92.
  
Coach Graviett has also been the girls head softball coach for the past 11 seasons with a record of 295-48.  They have won 8 district titles and been to 6 final fours, winning the State Title in 2009.
 
Just recently Coach Graviett was also named the Athletic Director for Notre Dame High School.
 
He lives in Cape with his wife (Angie) and their four kids Garrett, Kirstan, Miranda, and Blake.

11U Head Coach--2016--Greg Klund

11U Head Coach - Greg Klund - 2nd season with the Bulls
 

11U Assistant Coach--2017--Justin Harris

11U  Assistant Coach - Justin Harris - 2nd season with the Bulls
 

11U Assistant Coach--2017--Nathan McGuire

11U  Assistant Coach - Nathan McGuire - 4th season with the Bulls
 

10U Coach--2017--Danny Dohogne

10U Coach - Danny Dohogne - 2nd season with the Bulls
 
Danny is a 1987 graduate of Cape Notre Dame High School.   He was part of back to back State Championship teams.  As a baseball player he played in 3 straight State tournaments.
 
He went on to play basketball at a Juco his freshman year and was a 2nd team All-American.  He then transferred to Southeast Missouri State in 1989-1991 where he played 3 years and finished his career.
 

10U Coach--2017--Cory Johnson

10U Coach - Cory Johnson- 2nd season with the Bulls
 
Cory is from Piedmont, Mo. where he graduated from Clearwater High School in 1995.  He went to college at Three Rivers and played basketball two years and baseball one.
 
In 1997 he transferred to Southeast Missouri State and played 2 more years of basketball.
 
He coached high school basketball for 8 years and high school baseball for 4.  he coached at Kelly, Notre Dame and Jackson high schools.
 
Currently lives in Gordonville, Mo. with his wife and 2 children.