John Kolasinski enters his 10th season on the bench for the Saints and his 25th season as a collegiate head coach.
Kolasinski is a two-time NAIA Northeast Regional Coach of the Year, a five-time New England Coach of the Year and a five-time Maine Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. He is currently on the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) Executive Committee.
Currently, Kolasinski has racked up a career record of 411-572-2. In 2012, he claimed his first Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament championship, guiding the Saints to a 4-0 record in the conference tournament, and then coached the Saints to a 2-2 record at the Daytona Beach Bracket. He has three NAIA Northeast Regional appearances and six Maine Athletic Conference Championships under his belt.
Kolasinski has coached eight Conference Players of the Year, 16 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, and 16 All-American Honorable Mentions. He has also coached in the International Tournament in Japan during the summer of 1998.
Kolasinski currently stands as the coach with the second-most wins in Siena Heights baseball history. His best season was his 33-25 record in 2012 -- a 25-win improvement over the previous season.
During his time at Siena Heights, Kolasinski has brought about constant improvement, both on the field and off the field within the program. Kolasinski has coached the only three NAIA Gold Glove honorees in school history, saw 22 players earn all-conference accolades for their play on the field and had 17 players honored for their work in the classroom by the conference as well as seven NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Throughout his career, Kolasinski has brought about positive changes to the environment of the baseball programs he has worked with and has created stronger teams in both their athletic skill as well as their academic prowess. He has served as a mentor to many players who have gone on to become a baseball coach. Currently, two of his former players are collegiate head coaches, another four of his former players are collegiate assistant coaches and countless others have and continue to coach at the high school and legion ball levels.
Ryan Mouch enters his second year on the Saints' coaching staff after a four-year playing career at Oberlin (Ohio). Having played multiple positions at Oberlin, including spending his last two seasons on the Yeomen pitching staff, Mouch brings valuable experience to the coaching staff. He was part of the most successful class in Oberlin baseball history, as his class currently holds the school record for wins in a single season, as well as wins in a four-year span (2008 – 2011).
Mouch graduated in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He is from Toledo, Ohio and is the son of two former Saints – his mother, Beth, who played volleyball for four years, and his father, Ed, played baseball for four years and basketball for two years under current athletic director Fred Smith. His father’s 11 pitching victories in 1983 still stands as a single-season record in SHU history. During his time helping the Saints, Mouch will be working towards his master's degree in Higher Education Leadership.
Bryce Worrell joins the Siena Heights coaching staff after a four-year playing career at Anderson (Ind.). After he was redshirted his freshman year, Worrell was an infielder in 2008-11 under longtime Anderson coach Don Brandon -- a recent inductee to the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Worrell graduated in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education. Originally from North Vernon, Ind., he is the son of Braden and Becky Worrell. During his time helping the Saints, Worrell will be working toward his Master's degree in Organizational Leadership.
Val Helldobler joins the staff this season after a five-year playing career at Tiffin (Ohio). He brings a valuable aspect to the Saints coaching staff working primarily with the infielders and hitters.
Helldobler was a three time All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honoree, which included a First Team selection and an All-Midwest Gold Glove award in 2012. He currently holds several records at Tiffin, including the most career assists and most career at-bats. In his senior season, Tiffin made the GLIAC Tournament for the first time in school history.
Helldobler graduated in May 2012 with a degree in Business Administration. He is from Toledo, Ohio and is the son of Val and Nancy Helldobler. While on the coaching staff, Helldobler will be working toward his Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership.