Illinois Baseball Academy

Professional Staff

IBA Staff

Instructors are developed and directed by Trey Frahler, president of IBA. Trey has a baseball pedigree and reputation unmatched in the area. The quality of Trey’s leadership permeates the organization from top to bottom. A bit of background on Trey:
Former Wheaton College, Wilmette Waves & New Trier High School Pitching Coach
Led Wheaton College to the 12th lowest team ERA in the country (lowest Wheaton team ERA in over 50 years)
Multiple all-conference, all-region, all-American & professional pitchers under his tutelage
Former four-year pitcher at Bucknell University and New Trier High School
Holds numerous top-5 all-time pitching records at Bucknell
Director of Player Development at New Trier Feeder
Meet the instructors:
Bobby garrick
IBA Director of Operations
Former New Trier High School and recruited catcher at Elmhurst College
Current New Trier Feeder Coach
Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership
Instructional focus on hitting, defense & catching
Drew Thomas
Former Heartland Community College & Coppin State Baseball Player
Played Professionally in the United Shores League
Played overseas in Germany Bundesliga
DePaul Prep/Gordan Tech where was All-State and 4 year All-Conference and current Home-Run record holder
Instructional focus on hitting & defense
Alex Vannucci
Former Pitcher at Lyons Township High School & North Park University
Finished college career with 122 innings pitched
Earned D3 Baseball Team of the Week honors in 2015
Instructional focus is on pitching, hitting & defense
andrew earvolino
Four year pitcher at New Trier High School & Washington and Lee University
Compiled a 0.00 ERA as a junior at NTHS & team-leading 3.32 ERA as a senior at Washington and Lee
Former assistant coach for New Trier Feeder and head coach for New Trier Youth & WBA travel
Instructional focus is on pitching & defense
Liam McKeough
Four year pitcher & outfielder at Loyola Academy & Denison University
First team all-conference Chicago Catholic League & team captain
Current New Trier Feeder head coach and Director of Player Development for New Trier Youth
Instructional focus is on pitching, hitting & defense
Michael Jahns
Former Northwestern University Pitcher
Played professionally in the Frontier League for 2+ years
Two-Time All-State Pitcher in High School in Hawaii
Instructional focus is on pitching, hitting & defense
Tyler Kopp
Current 13U head coach with New Trier Feeder
Former outfielder at North Park University
Three-year varsity outfielder at Lincoln-Way West High School
First team all-area and all-conference at Lincoln-Way West
Instructional focus is on hitting & defense
Matt McTague
Current 12U coach with WBA
Former pitcher at Concordia University Chicago
2017 College World Series participant
Three year varsity baseball player at Niles North, Two time all-conference
Instructional focus is on pitching, hitting & defense
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John Rosinski
Current New Trier Feeder Baseball Coach
Four year outfielder for the University of Illinois-Chicago
Former three-year varsity outfielder at New Trier
Instructional focus is on hitting and defense
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