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Director Player Development--Mitch Wood

Mitch Wood--Director Player Personnel- 9th 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

16U Head Coach--2018--Todd Pennington

16U Head Coach - Todd Pennington - 7th 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 7th year as a Head Coach for the Bulls where he will coach our 16u team this summer.

11U Coach--2018--Cory Johnson

11U Coach - Cory Johnson- 3rd 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.

11U Coach--2018--Danny Dohogne

11U Coach - Danny Dohogne - 3rd 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.