UBA Instructors

  • Dean of Instruction:
Bill Olson
John Manganaro
  • All-Skills/Hitting Instructors:
Dwayne Hosey
Tom Kupfer
Tony Pane
  • Catching Instructors:
John Manganaro
Tyler Goodro
  • Pitching Instructors:
Chris Shanahan
Nick Schumacher
Bill Steckis
Drew Schwab
Mike Sillman
Bill Olson (Dean of Instruction)                                                 Back to Top
• 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)
All-Skills Instructors:                                                                    Back to Top
Dwayne Hosey
• Over 20 Years of Professional Baseball Experience
• Played 2.5 seasons in the Majors with the Boston Red Sox
• 2 years experience in Japanese Major Leagues
• Japanese Baseball CO-MVP with Ichirio Suzuki in 1997
• Japanese Home Run Champion in 1997
• 5-time Minor League All-Star
• Coached multiple USSSA State Championship Teams at the youth level
• Former minor league hitting instructor for the Anaheim Angels
Tom Kupfer                                                                                     Back to Top
• Played baseball at Bellevue University
• Head coach of Roncalli Catholic since 2001
• Head coach of 2007 and 2008 Class B American Legion State Champions
• 2007 speaker at National BCA Coaches Convention
• Has coached over 20 players to the collegiate level
• Runs the "Essental Skills for High School Baseball" clinic at UBA
Tony Pane                                                                                       Back to Top
• Former head coach of Millard South High School
• Coached 1980 High School State Champions
• 1980 Nebraska High School Coach of the Year
• Former Associate Amateur Scout for Phiadelphia Phillies Organization
• Currently the Director of Camps at UBA
• Currently Millard Athletic Association Dean of Instruction
• Director of Fall Instructional Baseball League
Hitting Instructors
Pitching Instructors
Bill Steckis                                                                                      Back to Top
• Played college baseball at Arkansas State
• Played two pro seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization
• Author of the book "Baseball in the Prose"
• Television analyst for Omaha Royals TV
• Broadcast voice for College World Series 1998-2002
• Left-handed pitching specialist
• Radio host of the "Ultimate Baseball Show" on Big Sports 590!
Chris Shanahan                                                                            Back to Top
• 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
John Manganaro (Hitting, Pitching, Catching)                      Back to Top
• Spent 20 seasons with the Wayne State College (WSC) baseball program and served 17 years as head coach.
• Compiled an overall record of 506-309-1 (.620) and was 198-54 in Northern Sun Conference play (.785)
• Won six straight NSIC regular season titles (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
• In 2009, 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.
• NSIC Coach of the Year four times, earning the award in 2001, 2006, 2007 and 2009
• Selected as the Omaha World Herald Midlands College Coach of the Year in 2009.
• Helped produce at least one All-American in six of his last seven seasons at WSC.
Nick Schumacher (Pitching)                                                      Back to Top
• Member of the 2002 Class B State Champion Nebraska City legion team
• Wayne State College From 2003-2008 - All American
• 2008 Central Region Pitcher of the Year
• Drafted By the San Diego Padres 29th Round and Played 3 years
• 2 time minor league all star
• Pitched in the 2013 World Baseball Classic for team Spain
• Pitching coach for the UBA Black Elite team
  • Hitting Instructors:
Dwayne Hosey
Drew Schwab
Brian Sulzman
Tyler Goodro
  • Softball Specialist:
Melissa Negrete

Drew Schwab (Pitching & Hitting)                                            Back to Top
• Omaha Westside 2000-2004, 2 State Titles
• 2 time All-State
• All-Region Team 2004
• Holds record for career pitching wins at Westside
• Nebraska-Lincoln 2004-2007, CWS Participant 2005
• 1st team MIAA All-Conference 2009 @ UNO
• 1st team All-Region 2009
• 2nd in Career Batting Average at UNO
Brian Sulzman (Infield & Hitting)                                               Back to Top
• 2004 All-State (Colby, KS)
• Member of Colby Community College Regional Runner-Up Team 2006
• Member of two NSIC Conference Championship Teaat Wayne State, 2007- 2008
• 2009 infield coach at WSC under Coach John Manganaro earning an NSIC conference championship
• Currently coaches the Millard South High School reserve team who won the 2009           NRBL state title
• UBA Fall Elite Team Coach & UBA camp coordinator
Mike Sillman                                                                                   Back to Top
• Played 4 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
• Played on 2 College World Series Teams
• 3 Time Big 12 Champion
• 2000 Greater Omaha Sports Top Scholar Athlete of the Year
• 2004 University of Nebraska Lincoln Student Athlete of the Year Finalist
• 3 Time First Team Academic All Big 12
• Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals
• 5 Years of Professional Pitching Experience in the Cardinals Organization
• 3 Time Minor League All-Star
• Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Runner Up 2006
• Millard South Pitching Coach (Since 2008)
• UBA White Elite Pitching Coach
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Softball Specialists
Melissa Negrete                                                                             Back to Top
• Two-time all-Class A pitcher at Millard South High School
• 28-4 record as a senior at Millard South with an 0.54 earned run average
• Led the UNO Maverick's as a freshman with 24 starts, 17 complete games, five shutouts, and three saves
• Named to the NCAA II North Central Region all-tournament team as a freshman
• Member of the all-MIAA second team as a Junior
• Was a member of the MIAA all-academic team.
• Named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine all-District 7 academic second team
Adult Softball
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Tyler Goodro (Catching & Hitting)  Tyler's Web Site                 Back to Top
• 4-year letter winner at Omaha Creighton Prep
• 2-time Nebraska 1st Team All-State
• Played Collegiately at U of Arkansas, Butler CC, U of Cincinnati, Bellevue U
• 1st All-Conference/Region JUCO, All-Tournament Team JUCO World Series
• 1st Team All Conference(Bellevue), Honorable Mention Big East(Cincinnati)
• Spent 2010 Spring Training In Los Angeles Dodgers Organization
• Currently Playing Independent Professional Baseball(3 years)
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