||David is a former Barrington High Graduate, North Carolina Tar Heel Baseball Player (and graduate) as well as a 1990 NEW YORK METS 40-Man Roster player. David has 6+ years of Professional Baseball experience (all with the NY METS) and is the director/owner of PBI-IL, an affiliate of Professional Baseball Instruction based in NJ. Dave & PBI President/Owner Doug Cinnella played together in the Mets organization in 1991. Baseball is in the Trautwein blood! David’s father Jack Trautwein was a pitcher and outfielder in the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox organizations. Jack was with the Phillies from ‘50-‘55 and was part of the "Whiz Kids" era in Philly. David’s older brother John Trautwein was a former Northwestern University pitcher (and graduate) and went on to play for the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox. John pitched in the Major Leagues for Boston in 1988 and ’89. David lives in Barrington with his wife Michelle, and their 3 children. Throws: Right, Bats: Left.
BOYS BASEBALL INSTRUCTORS:
NATE GRAY: Hitting and Pitching coach/instructor Nate Gray is a former 2nd team All-State high school player (Wisconsin), and has coached at the high school level. Nate has coached many youth travel teams locally and is a very motivating teacher. Nate specializes in hitting and fielding and has a number of pitching students as well. He assists and directs many of the large and small general baseball clinics. Nate is 24 years old and attended Beloit College and Concordia River Forest. He lives in Crystal Lake with his wife Shelly. Throws: Left, Hits: Left
DAVID ENGLE: Dave Engle is a former All-NCAA and All-Big Ten pitcher from the University of Illinois and hails originally from Freeport. From 1979 to 1998, he was the Barrington High School pitching coach and worked alongside long-time high school and American Legion coach, Kirby Smith. During this time, the Broncos won eight state championships (HS and Legion), including being the only team in Illinois history to be in the HS state championship game three consecutive years. Also during this time, over 120 Barrington young men went on to play college baseball with a significant number of them pitchers, including David Trautwein of the PBI staff. He and his wife Cher live in the village of Barrington. They have two children, Jeremy (former BHS and Northwestern Univ. pitcher) and Jennifer, both of whom live in Portland, Oregon. Throws: Right, Bats: doesn¹t (he hates hitters)
KIRBY SMITH: Kirby Smith is a Northern Illinois legend! Since arriving in the fall of 1966, Kirby was a 3-sport coach in baseball, football and basketball. In a 21-year high school varsity baseball coaching career, Kirby posted a record of 539-196-7 which places him among the winningest coaches in Illinois high school baseball history. His teams won their division or conference in 15 of those years and he is a member of the Illinois High School Coaches Hall Of Fame. Over 100 of his players have played at the collegiate level and 3 have gone on to the Major Leagues. Throws: Right, Bats: Right
BILL COBE: Pitching coach/instructor Bill Cobe is a former Buffalo Grove High School stand out who attended Florida Atlantic University. Bill was signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1983 and played in Single A that year. A right-handed pitcher, he deals primarily with pitching instruction, and also assists and directs camps and clinics. Bill is 44 years old and currently lives in Gurnee, with his wife Susan and 3 sons. Throws: Right, Bats: Right
DAN POHLMAN: Dan is currently pitching in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization after being drafted in the 15th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. A 2000 graduate of Barrington High School, he was a 4-year letter winner in both baseball and football. He was named All-Conference and All-Area three times and was a 2-time Chicago Sun-Times 1st Team All State player. Dan accepted a scholarship to Northwestern University and played both football and baseball through his sophomore season when he opted to concentrate on baseball. Throws: Right, Bats: Right
MATT BUTLER: Matt played his collegiate ball at the University of Michigan where he was a 2nd Team All-Big Ten selection in 2005 and a 3rd Team All-Big Ten selection in 2004. He was also an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American in 2005 and a 2-time Big Ten Player Of the Week that same year. As Wolverine team captain in 2005, he led the team in home runs and slugging percentage in 2005, and stolen bases and assists in 2004. While in high school, Matt was a 3-time IHSBCA All-State 1st Team player, as well as All-Region, All-Area, and All-State while playing for Driscoll Catholic High School in Addison, IL. Matt also played more games (154) than any other player in Illinois High School Association history. Throws: Left, Bats: Left
DAVE GRESKY: Dave is the newest addition to the PBI-IL family. He grew up in Ohio where he played varsity football and baseball at St. Ignatius High School. He captained the baseball team to the State Finals in his senior year and was named USA Today High School Player Of the Year for Ohio in 2000. Dave was drafted by the Florida Marlins, but opted to attend Northwestern University where he was a 3-year starter in the outfield. He was named to the 2003 snd Team All Big Ten. Dave was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2003 and played two years in the Cubs minor league system. He also played for the Sioux Falls Canaries in the Northern League and the Windy City Thunderbolts in the Frontier League. Throws: Right, Bats: Left
RICK CARONE: Rick is a former Triple A player with the Nashville Sounds who played at Cary Grove HS and Don Sutherland/Barrington American Legion under Kirby Smith. He played college ball at Triton Junior College under Bob Symonds and earned a scholarship to the University of Mississippi where he played for former Cubs standout Don Kessinger. Rick was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year as a catcher. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 19th round of the '94 draft and played from 1994 to 1998 under the likes of Buddy Bell and Terry Francona. Throws: Right, Bats: Right
PATRICK ARLIS: Patrick played his high school baseball at Driscoll Catholic where he earned two varsity letters and earned All Conference honors in his senior year. He attended the University of Illinois and played under Richard "Itch" Jones. Patrick earned First Team All-Big Ten honors as a catcher in his junior year in 2002 and was drafted by the Florida Marlins that same year. He is currently playing at the AA level in the Marlins minor league system. Throws: Right, Bats: Right
JASON ASPITO: Jason is another PBI-IL instructor from Driscoll Catholic where he was a four-year starter at shortstop, with two State Championships. Jason was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 45th round of the 1997 draft, but opted to attend the University Of Texas where he was named MVP of the 1998 NBC World Series. After a transfer to Loyola Marymount University, he was named to the WCC All-Conference team. Drafted once again by the White Sox (this time in the 9th round), he was traded to the Angels in 2003. Jason was named to the Texas League All Star team in 2006 and is playing for Anaheim at their Triple A level in Salt Lake City. Throws: Right, Bats: Left
DARIN SCHMALZ: Darin is a former Barrington High School three-year letterman, and he attended Notre Dame on a baseball scholarship where he won the "Pitcher Of the Year" award during three of his four collegiate seasons. Twice selected to the All-Big East Team, Darin's shutout victory over Boston College in 1996 was the first Big East win for the Fighting Irish! To this day, Schmalz holds a number of Notre Dame pitching records including top five rankings in: games started, innings pitched, games won and strike-out to walk ratio. After graduating from Notre Dame in May 1997 with a degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing, Schmalz was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the June 1997 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. He played for the Yakima Bears in Yakima, Washington and for the Vero Beach Dodgers in Vero Beach, Florida. In 1998, Schmalz suffered a career-ending shoulder injury. Schmalz stays active with Notre Dame baseball, regularly attending games throughout the season. He is also the head of the Notre Dame Baseball Alumni Reunion Committee. Darin is married to his best friend of 19 years (also an alumnus of Barrington High School and the University of Notre Dame). He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife and Old English Sheepdog, Bailey. Throws: Right, Bats: Right
NICK EWEN: Nick was born and raised in the Northwest Illinois suburbs and played high school baseball at Lake Park High School, where he was an All-Conference, All-Area, and All-Academic All State player in baseball. Nick also earned All-State football honors and was a two-time All-Academic All State team player. Nick furthered his career at Triton Junior College where he was a two-time All-Region player, and during his sophomore season earned honors as the All-Region team captain. Nick Ewen was a 46th round selection by the Florida Marlins in 2003, but did not begin his pro career until 2004 when he signed as a "draft and follow." Nick played three professional seasons, two with the Marlins and one with the Windy City Thunderbolts. Now that Nick has finished playing baseball, he has returned to school at Northwestern University, and will finish in the spring of 2008. Throws: Right, Bats: Right
PAUL MAZZUCA: A former All-Conference and All-Area Pitcher in 1985 for Rolling Meadows High School, Paul is entering his 10th year coaching at Stevenson High School where he has been named the new Varsity coach for the Patriots. Prior to coaching at Stevenson, he was the pitching coach at Driscoll Catholic, which won two state championships. Paul currently lives in Lake Zurich with his wife Audrey and son Dominic. Throws: Right, Bats: Gets DH'ed for
BOB MACKEY: Bob Mackey has just completed a 30-year tenure as the head baseball coach at Stevenson High School. His career record of 681-312 places Bob as 6th in Illinois high school baseball history for career victories (5th for career wins at one school). His teams have won 5 division titles, 9 conference championships, 8 regional championships and reached the “sweet 16” three times since joining the North Suburban Conference in 1983. The Patriots posted their 22nd consecutive 20+ win season last year. His summer league teams reached the state finals 6 times and were state champions in 1996. Bob was elected to the Illinois High School Coaches Hall Of Fame in 1997 and the Lake County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004. Over 90 of his players have playedat the collegiate level and over the years Bob has also served as the camp coordinator for Stevenson High School, Pete Dunn Baseball Camp and Baseball Schools U.S.A. Throws: Right, Bats: Right
BRIAN McCABE: Brian is an 02' graduate of Cary-Grove High School where he accumulated many awards including All-Area and All-Conference honors in both baseball and football.
After Cary-Grove, Brian attended Illinois Wesleyan University where he started at First Base for the four years he was there. At Illinois Wesleyan , Brian compiled an impressive list of offensive accomplishments. He owns career spots in IWU’s all time record book for hits (185, 7th), RBI (143, 2nd), at bats (617, 2nd) homeruns (26, 5th) doubles (40, 6th) walks (71, 5th), and games played (171, 3rd). Defensively, Brian anchored the Titan infield at first base to the tune of a .990 career fielding percentage. He was a second team All-CCIW pick in 2004.
After graduation from Illinois Wesleyan, Brian became the infielders and hitting coach at North Park Univeristy.
Brian earned a B.A.in Business Administration from IWU in 2006 and is attending North Park University in pursuit of his teaching certification and masters degree.
SCOTT SOBKOWIAK: Scott is a ’95 graduate of Montini Catholic High School where he started for 3 years on the varsity baseball team and 2 years for the varsity basketball team. Scott earned numerous All-State, All-Area, and All-Conference awards and is now a member of the Montini Hall of Fame. The 1994 team he played on also set a state record by winning 33 straight games en route to a 36-3 record.
After Montini, Scott accepted a full scholarship to the University of Northern Iowa where he pitched for three years. There, Scott was asked to play for Team USA where he traveled the globe with the Olympic Team, before leaving to spend the rest of the summer playing in the prestigious Cape Cod League for the Falmouth Commodores. After his junior season Scott was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 7 th round of the 1998 amateur draft.
With the Braves Scott enjoyed a meteoric rise to success and after the 1999 season was named Atlanta’s top pitching prospect. In 2000 after competing for a starting spot in the Major League rotation in Spring Training, he ultimately broke camp in Double-A and experienced a major set back shortly thereafter and required Tommy John Surgery. Over the course of his nearly 10 year, professional career and three collegiate seasons, Scott has played baseball in over 40 U.S. states and 6 different countries.
During his professional career Scott has worked with some of the most notable pitchers and pitching coaches in the game compiling the pitching knowledge he has now. Here are some of the most known; Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Kevin Millwood, Leo Mazzone, Kevin Hansen, Bruce DelCanton, John “The Count” Montefusco, Rick Wise, and Sparky Lyle.
Scott currently resides in Aurora with his wife Angie and their dog Kramer. He is also in the process of earning his BA in Communications at Northern Illinois University, and will be a graduate of the 2008 fall class.
TREY JOHNSTON: Graduated from Schaumburg High School in 2003. Drafted in the 2003 MLB draft in the 18th round with the Chicago Cubs. Played a year and a half with the Cubs organization and then signed with the San Diego Padres in June of 2004. In the off season of 2005 Trey was named to the top 35 prospects in the Padres organization. Played two and half years with the Padres organization and then was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies where he spent a year with them reaching a short stint in AA before an injury ended his career. Trey now resides in Illinois where he is actively seeking a degree in business. Trey works out and gives lessons at Professional Baseball Instruction of Illinois located in Barrington, IL.
TOM LAHRMAN: Tom comes to PBI with an impeccable baseball background. A 1982 graduate of Buffalo Grove High School, he was All Conference and All Area as a pitcher in his senior year with a record of 8-2. He attended Harper College and Kishwaukee College where he posted a 7-1 record and was ultimately the first player ever to be drafted from Kishwaukee when the White Sox made him their 3rd round pick in the 1984 draft. Tom pitched five seasons in the White Sox organization.
KRIS MUSSELMAN: Kris grew up in Ohio where he was a 3 year starter at Fairfield High School near Cincinnati, 1992 High School National Champions, as well as playing for 5 consecutive national championships during the summer. He then went on to be a 4 year starter at Northwestern University in the outfield committing only 2 errors in his career there. After his career at Northwestern Kris went on to instruct with 4 different major league teams including the Brewers, Diamondbacks, Cubs, and Reds. Since 2001 he has spent his time as an instructor for kids of all ages. For the last five years working classes, clinics, and one-on-one instruction he has worked with over 1000 kids a year with almost 400 being one-on-one . Kris instructs on all parts of the game from hitting, pitching, infield, and outfield, to even catching. Throws: Left, Hits: Left
GIRLS SOFTBALL INSTRUCTORS:
ELLEN STODDARD: Ellen attended Fremd High School and graduated in 2002. During her time at Fremd she started all 4 years on Fremd’s varsity softball team. During that time she compiled a .385 career batting average while hitting .444 for the 2002 season, which earned her a spot on the Chicago Tribune Super 60 team and notice as a Special Mention selection to the paper’s All-State Team. Ellen was Fremd’s pitching ace with a career 0.85 ERA, 501 strikeouts, 34 shutouts and one perfect game during her career. She was elected team captain for the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons, participated in the Senior All-Star Game, was a four-time recipient of All-Area honors. She had three trips to the state championship including a fourth-place finish in the 1999-2000 season, and was Fremd’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2002. Ellen attended Northern Illinois University and continued to play a key role for the huskies. In 2005, she was elected MAC Player Of the Week going 4-for-7 in a two-game sweep of Akron, including a 3-for-4, five-RBI effort in the 7-1 Huskie victory. In 2006, she started 45 games for the Huskies. She was second on the team in batting average, hitting .280, fourth for the Huskies in hits, adding 35, including eight doubles, was a leader in total bases, with 46. She also led the team in sacrifice flies and was fourth in sacrifice bunts. She stole four bases in ’06 and led the team in double plays, with eight. Ellen is currently student teaching at Palatine High School in physical education and is a volunteer coach of their junior varsity softball team. She will graduate from Northern Illinois University May 17th, 2008. Ellen is the daughter of Tim and Diane Stoddard. Her father was a member of the North Carolina State basketball team that won the NCAA Championship in 1974 and he also pitched for the 1983 World Champion Baltimore Orioles. Throws: Right Bats:Right
TRACEY A. GLYNN WOLFF: Tracey is a softball instructor with over 30 years of experience playing, coaching and umpiring. She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School where she was the Decatur Herald and Review Player of the Year the first two years the award was given. At Greenville (IL) College, she played under NAIA Hall of Fame coach Lynn Simpson Adams, winning the lowest ERA award three of her four varsity years and the MVP award her senior year. Tracey never lost a conference game in her college career. She was also an accomplished base runner, setting a school record for stolen bases and batting .329 her senior year.
After graduating, Tracey went on to teach physical education and health while coaching volleyball and softball in the Wauconda School system for over 20 years. She is married to Mike and they live in Wauconda with their 3 children and rescue dogs Shadow and Sonya.
ASHLEY KENADY: In High School Ashley was a 4 year Varsity starter in Centerfield. She
received multiple team and conference honors as well as holds the stolen
base record for single season and career. She went on to play basketball and
softball at John Wood Community College where she also set the record for
career and single season stolen base. She earned Conference and Region
honors as well. From JWCC Ashley transferred to Iowa Wesleyan College, a Division I, NAIA
school. Here, Ashley set the single season as well as the 4-year career
stolen base record in her two years at IWC. She earned conference and region honors as well.
Ashley has played overseas in Italy and the Dominican Republic. This summer
she has an opportunity to take her to the next level and try out for both
the Chicago Bandits and the Rockford Thunder. She also has plans to return
to Italy to play as well as discuss professional endeavors in the Italian League in 2010.