Illinois Baseball Academy

Professional Staff

IBA Staff

Instructors are developed and directed by Chris Beacom, founder of IBA. Chris has a baseball pedigree and reputation unmatched in the area. The quality of Chris’ leadership permeates the organization from top to bottom. A bit of background on Chris:
High School All American at New Trier
All Big-10 and team captain at Northwestern University
Drafted by Toronto Blue Jays – Player of the Month in Rookie Season
Former Head Varsity Baseball Coach at New Trier High School
Meet the instructors:
Trey Frahler
Former Wheaton College & New Trier High School Pitching Coach, current Director of Player Development at New Trier Feeder
Led Wheaton to have four All-Conference pitchers, two All-Region pitchers, a Pitcher of the Year, and a team ERA of 3.25 (15th best in the country in 2017) during his 3 seasons
Former four-year pitcher at Bucknell University and New Trier
Holds numerous top-5 all-time pitching records at Bucknell including starts, strikeouts, and wins
Instructional focus is on pitching, hitting, and defense
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Bobby garrick
Recruited catcher at Elmhurst College & New Trier High School
Current New Trier Feeder Coach
Graduated with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology
Instructional focus is on hitting & catching
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
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, and 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, and defense
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Jason Meger
Current New Trier Feeder Coach
Former pitcher at North Park University
Current Physical Therapy Aid Illinois Bone and Joint
Instructional focus is on pitching, hitting, and 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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Questions about lessons, call 847-386-6308.
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