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Baseball Roster 2015

    FR Fahd Shakeel OF R/R 5'10 160 Edwardsville, IL
    SO Jeff Wetzler INF L/R 5'10 160 Newburgh, IN
    FR Cole Hamilton INF R/R 5'8 150 Pleasant Plains, IL
    SO Austin Tabeling P R/R 5'11 180 Champaign, IL
    SO Ross Learnard P R/L 6'2 160 Catlin, IL
    SO Cole Taylor INF R/R 6'1 180 Fairmont, IL
    SO Tanner Russell OF R/R 6'1 180 Urbana, IL
       SO Donovan Chandler OF L/R 5'10 160 Shereville, IN
    SO Joe Boyle INF R/R 5'10 180 Naperville, IL
    FR Jonathan Brandt INF R/R 6'2 170 Homewood, IL
    SO Cully Day OF L/R 6'2 185 Mahomet, IL
    R-SO Chris Whelan OF R/R 6'1 170 Wheaton, IL
    R-FR Tom Weber R/R    6'5   210     Mt. Vernon, IL  
  SO Sam Geraci P R/R 6'0 190 Stegar, IL
  FR Dylan Bee INF R/R 6'2 180 Pleasant Plains, IL
  SO Matt Jenkins P L/L 6'3 190 Kewanee, IL
  R-FR Conner Gremer P R/R 6'3 190 Urbana, IL
  FR Brady Schanuel P R/R 6'3 180 Belleville, IL
  SO Bobby Wenthe P L/L 6'1 225 Teutopolis, IL
  R-SO Curtiss Johnson INF R/R 6'1 200 Ottawa, IL
  FR Luke Beesley C/1B R/R 6'5 220 Champaign, IL
  SO Ryan Fox P R/R 6'4 190 Centerville, OH
  SO Mike Enriquez P R/R 6'2 240 Chicago, IL
   SO Richard Yelnick P L/L 6'2 170 Joliet, IL
  SO Noah Lamboley P R/R 5'11 190 Peru, IL
  FR Jordyn Muffley C R/R 6'1 180 Portage, MI
  SO Kody Silverthorn P R/R 5'9 145 Eureka, IL
  FR Grant Farmer P R/R 6'2 170 Crete, IL
  FR Michael Failoni P R/R 5'10 170 St. Louis, MO
  FR Will Corn C L/R 6'2 220 Hiawatha, IL
  FR  Braydon Bone P  R/R 6'3"  175 Effingham, Il.
  FR Matt Zielonoko OF R/R 6'3 195 Edwardsville, IL
   SO Nick Stokowski INF L/R 6'2 200 Monticello, IL
  FR Daniel Lloyd P R/R 5'11 165 Edwardsville, IL

 
Dave Garcia
Head Coach
  • Office: P118 
  • Telephone: 217/351-2297
  • Email: dgarsh22@aol.com
 
In his second year as a head coach at the college level, Garcia
brings 5 years of professional baseball experience to the Parkland
Baseball staff.  He spent four seasons with the River City Rascals and
was the bench coach for the 2010 team that won the Frontier
League championship. In 2011 the Rascals tied the Frontier League record for wins (68) during the
regular season before falling to the Slammers in the Frontier
League Championship Series. Eight of the players Garcia has coached have been signed to
affiliated baseball. Coach Garcia spent 2013 as the hitting coach of
the Joliet Slammers before leaving professional baseball in August to coach at his
alma mater Parkland College.
 
Coach Garcia has spent the last 9 years as the head baseball coach/AD at
Putnam County High School.  Garcia led the Panthers to the Sweet 16 in
2011 and to a State Runner Up finish in 2013.  Garcia has helped over
25 area baseball players move on to play collegiate baseball. In his 5 years
as the head varsity coach Garcia collected a career record of 124-51 for the Panthers.
 
As a player, Coach Garcia played at Parkland College from 1998-2000.  In the
fall of 1999, Garcia signed to play at Northern Illinois University.  Following his
senior season he signed a professional contract to play in the Frontier League for
the Rockford Riverhawks. 
 
Coach Garcia has been happily married to his wife Jen since 2004.  They have two
daughters McKenna (7) and Macie (2). 
 

Jon Drahos

Assistant Baseball Coach
  • Office:  P118
  • 217.351.2297
  • Email:  jdrahos@parkland.edu
 
Jon Drahos begins his first year on the Parkland College staff, and will be responsible for the development of the Cobra hitters.  Drahos is an eighteen year veteran of collegiate baseball in the State of Illinois and in particular at the community college level.  He has coached as an assistant at the College of DuPage, Illinois Valley Community College, and Morton College, and as the Head Coach at Moraine Valley Community College.  Coach Drahos has also spent time at the NCAA Division level with stints at Chicago State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and most recently served as an assistant coach and hitting coordinator at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.  During his time with the Flyers the team was regularly near the top of many offensive categories in the Great lakes Valley Conference.  As a player, Drahos began his collegiate career at Western Illinois University before transferring to the University of Illinois at Chicago where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.  During the summer, for the last twenty-two years, Coach Drahos has managed the Westmont Red Sox, a semi-professional team, in the Chicago Suburban Baseball League which is widely considered to be the top amateur league in the country.  During his career in coaching Drahos has helped to guide his teams to nineteen regional appearances at various levels. 
 
Andrew Cotner

Assistant Coach
  • Office: P118 
  • Telephone: 217/351-2297
 
Coach Cotner is in his first year on the Parkland staff.  A product of Champaign Centennial High School., Cotner was a LHP and outfielder for the Cobras in 1988.  He continued his playing career at Brevard College in Melbourne, FL. and at Illinois State University.  He was drafted and signed by the New York Mets after his Junior year and spent 3+ years in the Mets organization until suffering a career ending injury.
 
Following his playing career, Cotner returned to C-U and served as a volunteer assistant at the University of Illinois while pursuing his Master's.  While at Illinois, he worked with 8 future professional players including 3 Major Leaguers. Upon graduation, he worked as an assistant to Hall of Famer Frank Robinson in the MLB Arizona Fall League and then in Baseball Operations for the Houston Astros. During his time with the Astros he served as an assistant video coordinator for the Major League team and as an Area Scout.  As a scout in Southern Califronia and Arizona, Cotner signed future big leaguer Brooks Conrad out of ASU. 
 
Cotner received his BS degree from Illinois State and his Master's in Sports Management from the University of Illinois. He has spent the last three years as a private instructor as well as Head Coach of Mizuno Illinois and the Illinois Baseball Club Dirtbags 16-18U teams.  He is single and lives in Champaign.
 
Jon Goebel
Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 
• Office: P118 
• Telephone: 217/351-2297
• Email: jgoebel@parkland.edu
 
Coach Goebel returns to the Parkland coaching staff after serving as an assistant in 2010.  He has spent the last 4 years serving as the Champaign Centennial High School pitching coach, as well as, coaching and directing a local high school travel baseball program in Champaign, called Team Mizuno IL.  Coach Goebel is from Edwardsville, IL where he attended Edwardsville High School.  He played 2 years of junior college baseball before attending Bradley University for his junior and senior seasons.  Coach Goebel participated in the junior college world series as both a player and a coach. He will work with Parkland pitchers and outfielders. Jon and his wife live in Champaign and have two daughters.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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