John Manganaro: Hitting, Pitching, Catching

Coach Manganaro spent 20 seasons with the Wayne State College baseball program and served 17 years as head coach.  John compiled an overall record of 506-309-1 (.620) and was 198-54 in Northern Sun Conference play (.785)  He won six straight NSIC regular season titles (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009).  In 2009, Coach Manganaro tied the WSC school record for wins in a season, going 45-15 overall and 27-4 in the NSIC to capture a sixth straight regular season title.  He has won numerous awards, including four times NSIC Coach of the Year and OWH Midlands Coach of the Year.  Additionally, he helped build at least one All-American in six of his last seven seasons as head coach of WSC.

Email: jmanganaro@ubanebraska.com


Bill Olson: Pitching

  • Owns over 1,500 career coaching victories, winning games at over 750 winning percentage.
  • Coached teams to 6 high school state championships
  • Coached 8 American Legion state championship teams
  • Coached 1 national championship high school team
  • Pitching coach for 1999 and 2000 NCAA Tournament participant, Creighton Bluejays
  • Coached for Team USA 1996-2000
  • Named Olympic Development Coach of the Year
  • Inducted into Omaha Sports Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame
  • 3-time national high schoool baseball coach of the year (1984, 1990, 1995)

Curt Shockey: Hitting

Coach Shockey is well known as one of the very elite baseball instructors. His knowledge of hitting and pitching is well respected at every level of the game. However, what really sets Curt apart from other instructors is his ability to "teach".


Josh Soderberg: Hitting, Catching, Fielding

  • Played college baseball at Wayne State University
  • Head coach of Pacesetters 2011 - 2015
  • Head coach of Omaha Aces 2015 - 2017
    • Ranked 8th in the nation according to USSSA
    • 2-season record of 91-27
  • 3-time high school class C state champion
  • Has great history of putting on camps for youth baseball players  as well as helping players get from select baseball onto high school teams and beyond

Betsy Wilcox: Softball Specialist (All-Skills)

  • Current Athletic Specialist at Iowa Western Community College
  • Assistant Softball Coach - Iowa Western Community College 2011 – 2016
  • Assistant Softball Coach – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) 2008-2009
  • Played for Grace College and Theological Seminary
  • Transferred to Purdue and from 2002 – 2004, worked for then Purdue head coach, Carol Bruggeman (Currently NFCA Director)
  • Began coaching career in 2006, as Director of Softball and Hitting Instruction at RoundTripper Baseball Academy in Westfield, IN.
  • 2006-2009 18U Tanel 360/Prospects travel coach

Tony Pane: Hitting, Pitching

  • High school baseball coach from 1966 to 2002
  • Three year baseball starter & letterman for Creighton
  • Seven year player in the Omaha adult baseball league

Chris Shanahan: Pitching

  • Former pitcher at Iowa Western CC and the University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • 6 Years of professional pitching experience with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies
  • Pitching coach of 2007 Class B American League State Champions
  • Pitching instructor since 1998

Mike Reggio: Catching

  • Over 25 years coaching experience at all levels
  • Presenter at numerous baseball camps
  • Several of his players have gone on to play college baseball
  • Current Catching Director for Omaha Tigers
  • Current Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at Bellevue West High School