Here at Pro Player Consultants, our experienced coaching staff is here to help all players improve their game and get them to the next level.

Each of our coaches has extensive Professional, College, and High School coaching/playing experience. Their specific skill sets make them invaluable to any player that sets foot into our academy.

Whether it is one on one instruction, team training, or clinics/camps, they are here to to help every student become a better ball player.

Ken Raines
  • Former Pro Player – Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers
  • Atlanta Braves 1994 Minor League Player of the Year
  • Texas Rangers 1996 July Player of the Month
  • 1994 All-American
  • Organized and Instructed Durham Bulls Baseball camps

Rachaad Stewart
  • Former Pro Player – Atlanta Braves and Baltimore Orioles
  • Minor League Player of the Year, Baltimore Orioles 1995
  • Pro Instructor at several big name camps including
    Reggie Jefferson and Dean Palmer baseball camps in Florida

Mick Matsie
  • Currently Assistant Varsity Coach at St. Charles East High School
  • Former Varsity Assistant Coach Prairie Ridge HS
  • Former Huntley High School Assistant Coach
  • Former Huntley Middle School Coach
  • NIIC All-Conference – Rockford College
  • All-Area – Huntley High School

Chris Gambs
  • Former Pro Player – San Francisco Giants,
    Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs
  • 4th round draft pick of the June 1991 draft
  • Over 10 years teaching/coaching experience
  • Specializes in college recruiting

Nikole Schulty
  • NW Herald Softball Player of the year–2006, All State–2006, 1st team Fox Valley Conference 04/06, IHSA All Time Top 40 Strike Out Record Holder
  • Played collegiate softball at Oakland University and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Currently coaching at Woodstock High School
  • Specializes in Pitching and Hitting

Mark Badgley
  • Current Pro Player – Florida Marlins
  • All-Time Mid American Conference appearance leader
  • Single season saves leader at Northern Illinois University
  • NIU team Captain
  • 2003 First team Freshman All-American
  • Specializes in Pitching, Hitting and Fielding

Kyle Cherney
  • Played Professional baseball in Europe
  • Played collegiate baseball for Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University and Triton College (1st Team All-Conference)
  • Played for Team USA – 2004
  • 1st Team All-State at Prairie Ridge High School
  • Specializes in hitting, catching and fielding

Scott Simon
  • Current Pro Player – Frontier League – Southern Illinois Miners
  • Mid-American Conference All-Time hits leader
  • All-Time Career and Single season leader in Hits, Doubles
    and RBI at Northern Illinois University
  • 2003 Freshman All-American at NIU
  • Specializes in Hitting and Fielding

Ken Krause
  • NFCA Two-Star Master Coach
  • Head Coach, Lake County Glory
  • 8 years private teaching experience, 15 years coaching girls fastpitch softball
  • Columnist for Softball Magazine, Nationally recogized expert
  • Specializes in fastpitch pitching, hitting, catching

Nikole Schulty
  • NW Herald Softball Player of the year–2006, All State–2006, 1st team Fox Valley Conference 04/06, IHSA All Time Top 40 Strike Out Record Holder
  • Played collegiate softball at Oakland University and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Currently coaching at Woodstock High School
  • Specializes in Pitching and Hitting

Ken Drause
  • NFCA Two-Star Master Coach
  • Head Coach, Lake County Glory
  • 8 years private teaching experience, 15 years coaching girls fastpitch softball
  • Columnist for Softball Magazine, Nationally recogized expert
  • Specializes in fastpitch pitching, hitting, catching
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