2019/2020 Indiana Twins Coaches

17U Head Coach Jeff Stout

Jeff is the Vice President and Recruiting Coordinator for the Indiana Twins, and is in his 6th year of coaching for the Indiana Twins.  Originally from Yorktown, Indiana, Jeff now resides in Greenwood with his wife Anne. They have a daughter Riley (26), and sons Tanner (24) and Connor (20). A 1984 graduate of Yorktown High School, he is a member of the Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame. Jeff graduated from Indiana University with a Business Management Degree and was a 4 year member of the Hoosier Baseball Team. Signed as a Free Agent in 1989, he spent 2 years in the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization.

Jeff was a middle infielder during his high school, college and professional baseball career and has been coaching baseball for over 20 years. He brings a passion and excitement for the game and is committed to player development both on and off the field.  Jeff is the lead infield and baserunning instructor for the Twins.

17U Assistant Coach Brandon Smalling

Brandon graduated from Mooresville High School in 2012. He went on to play at Indiana University Southeast (IUS) during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He transferred to Earlham College for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. During his two seasons with Earlham College, he received National recognition. He was HCAC Hitter of the Week and recognized as National Hitter of the Week in 2015. He was a First-Team HCAC All-Conference member in 2016. He graduated in December of 2016 with a BS in Psychology. The following season he served as a volunteer assistant coach and was able to learn from the most winning-est coach in Earlham history. In 2017, as a volunteer coach, the team won its first conference championship in school history and went into the regional for the first time as well. He then played a year of Professional Independent Baseball and is now serving as the Indiana Twins 16U Assistant Coach. Brandon is also a hitting and infield instructor for the Twins.

17U Assistant Coach Dorian Holmes

Dalton just recently finished a successful career at Earlham College. A Brownsburg High School Graduate (2013), Dalton has helped turn the Earlham Program around. Coming out of the bullpen for four years Dalton has been able to help the Quakers conquer many obstacles. During his Earlham career, he helped the Quakers to four consecutive winning seasons and helped win the Quakers first ever conference championship (2017) in program history. While at Brownsburg Dalton helped the bulldogs to three Consecutive sectional championships (2011-2013) coming out of the bullpen and as a starting pitcher, along with playing first and third base.
Dalton was a pitcher during his high school and college career and he brings work ethic, passion for the game, and a desire to teach players the game he has played for 20 years. Dalton is in his 3rd year with the Twins and in addition to his head coaching responsibility, also serves as a Pitching instructor for the Twins.

16U Assistant Coach Brennan Laird

Brennan graduated from Olmsted Falls High School (OH) in 2012. He went on to play at University of Cincinnati during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He transferred to Earlham College. During his three seasons with Earlham College, he received HCAC Hitter of the Week multiple times. He was also a multiple First-Team HCAC All-Conference member. He helped lead the Quakers to their first ever conference championship. Was voted to the starting lineup in the All-Star game of the Great Lakes league in the summer of 2016. Decided to forgo opportunities to play professionally to start coaching and giving hitting lessons to athletes after graduation. He graduated in Spring of 2017 with a Business Degree. In addition to his coaching role, Brennan is a hitting, infield and baserunning instructor for the Twins.

15U Head Coach Ryan Parrott

Ryan was a graduate of the class of 2011 from Roncalli. He then went on to play at the collegiate level of at University of Indianapolis for two years and Olney Central College for one year. Ryan was a primary 3rd baseman as well as a catcher and 1st basemen. He is currently in school to get his Special Education Degree and hopes to pursue a teaching career as well as coaching. Ryan has been instructing children and high school players ever since graduating high school. During his college career, he helped out travel organizations throughout the summer as an assistant coach. Ryan is going on his 5th year coaching at Roncalli, helping the program win the state championship in 2016.  2019-2020 will be his third year coaching and instructing in the Twins organization.

15U Assistant Coach Alec Bryan

Nick is a former Twins player, and was in the program for most of his high school career. After his senior year of travel ball, he was asked to come tryout for a walk-on pitching spot at the University of Southern Indiana. A couple weeks before the tryout he suffered a torn rotator cuff and his career was cut short. After a few years at USI, Nick decided to transfer back home to IUPUI and finish his academics in Exercise Science with a concentration in strength & conditioning while possibly pursuing a Master’s degree in athletic training.
Nick is also an avid follower and teacher of the Driveline baseball program, in addition to other readings and programs. He loves to be back involved with the Twins,and is wanting to pursue a career in baseball after college.

14U Assistant Coach Brady Rife

Brady is in his fourth season with the Indiana Twins, coaching the 13u and 14u teams and also assisting with hitting instruction for multiple age groups.  He has coached travel baseball for the past 9 years.  Brady graduated from Waldron High School where he played baseball and basketball earning all-conference distinction.  Brady went on to graduate from Wabash College and Indiana University Law School.  He currently lives just outside of Shelbyville, Indiana with his wife and 4 children (three of whom are Twins).

14U Assistant Coach Brooks Lear

This is Brooks 3rd year as Assistant Coach with the Indiana Twins. He was previously a head coach with the Indiana Havoc Organization out of Terre Haute for 7 years. He graduated in 2000 from Northview High school in Brazil where he currently lives with his wife Ashley and son Peyton. He played Baseball and Basketball in high school. He had an opportunity to play at the college level as a pitcher/1st baseman but chose to stay home and help run the family farm.
Thomas Taylor is in his 7th season coaching little league and Travel Ball. This is Thomas second year with the Twins Organization. Originally from Lakeland, Florida, Thomas now resides in Martinsville with his wife Anna. They have a son Landon (13), and a daughter Madison (9). A 2002 graduate of George Jenkins High School, Thomas was an all-around athlete playing football, basketball, and his love Baseball. Thomas played 1st and catcher and batted 4th in the lineup. His baseball career was ended due to an injury suffered in football. Thomas joined the Twins after watching the professional style tryouts held by the Twins Organization.Thomas has said that he’s never seen an Organization put some much time and effort into the player’s development as well into developing and investing into the Organization with the new team facility.

13U Head Coach John Roseli

13U Assistant Coach Ron King

Ron is in 5th year of coaching with the Indiana Twins.  He was previously a coach with the Indiana Astros.  Prior to travel ball, Ron was a Coach/Board Member at Greenwood Little League for four years.  Ron grew up in Charlotte, NC and played baseball at Charlotte Catholic HS, where he pitched and played OF. Ron currently resides in Greenwood with his wife, Courtney, and two sons, Ethan and Owen.

13U Assistant Coach Chris Kerr

Chris is in his 4rd year with the Twins organization. Prior to moving to the Indiana Twins in 2016,  he was the Head Coach of the Indiana Jester’s for one season. He started coaching in the Brownsburg Little League organization and was Head Coach for one of the BBC teams for 2 years. He graduated from Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis, where he played both basketball and baseball.  After high school he attended Indiana University earning degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. He currently lives in Brownsburg, Indiana with his wife (Anne) and their 2 children (Jackson & Avery). He works for Elements Financial as a sales manager in the mortgage department.
Mike brings a background as collegiate player and coach. He played 2 years at Olney Central Junior college, then transferred to IUPUI where he finished his collegiate career. After his senior year, he returned to Olney as an assistant coach (hitting/middle infield) for several years until he began my career as a firefighter. In November of 2017 he was injured on a fire, and in October of 2018, due to that injury, retired after 21 years of service. He now is the 12U Head Coach and acts as an infield instructor for the organization.

12U Head Coach Wes Mantooth

Wes graduated from Cascade High School and completed his undergrad degree at Indiana State University.  Both of his sons have played for the Twins organization and he is bullish about promoting the inherent value of growth and development that the Twins provide to their players of all ages.  In addition to a career in insurance, Wes is also passionate about serving on the board of an Indiana-based child advocacy center, Susie’s Place.

11U Head Coach Jason Clymore

Jason is the founder, lead hitting instructor and 10u head coach for the Indiana Twins.  Jason instructs all Twins players in hitting during Twins Camp.  Jason is also a former travel baseball director in the Edgewood Bulldogs program and was the co-founder of the Indiana Irish Baseball and Softball Club where he was Vice President from 2007-2010.

Jason graduated from Perry Meridian High School in 1993. He played on the 1991 Semi-State team at Perry Meridian and the Sectional Championship team in 1992. Jason was also selected to the All-Conference (CSAC) and All-County (Marion) teams in 1993. He played one year of college baseball at the University of Indianapolis in 1994.

Jason’s coaching resume includes:

Edgewood Bulldogs – 2003 – 2006
Perry Meridian Middle School 8th Grade – 2005
Indiana Irish – 2007 – 2010
Indiana Twins – 2012 – Present

Jason has coached over 700 travel baseball games since starting in 2003.  He began giving hitting lessons back in 2007 and has since worked with over 500 players to help them become better hitters.  Jason’s success as a coach and instructor comes from an unrivaled passion for the game, an unlimited desire to learn more about it everyday and the great fortune to have worked with a lot of kids with good character and good work ethics.

On Valentine’s Day of 2009, Jason and Jennifer, his wife and high school sweetheart, had DJ (boy) and Karsyn (girl).  Obviously a set of twins, they were the inspiration for the Indiana Twins’ name.

11U Assistant Coach Mike Ardizzone

Mike Graduated from Roncalli High School in 1998.  He played second and third base for the Rebels and earned all city honors twice.  He was also a 4 year varsity wrestler earning all-metro honors and wrestling for University of Indianapolis after high school.  Mike has coached wrestling from youth through high school for several years.  He is in his second year as an assistant for the Twins and specializes with infield and hitting for the 10U.  He has been a firefighter for Wayne Township for the past 16 years.  Mike and his wife, Megan, have an 8 year old daughter, Alina and 10 year old son, Giovani.

11U Assistant Coach Eric Schoch

Eric Schoch is in his first year coaching with the Twins.  Eric is a 1996 graduate of South Adams High School, in Berne, Indiana.  During his prep career, Eric played football, basketball, and ran track.  Eric continued his football career at the collegiate level at Saint Joseph’s College.  While with the Pumas, he played wide-receiver and special teams.  In 2000, Eric began his teaching career.  Over the past 19 years, Eric has been a teacher and coach in Decatur Township Schools.  From 2000 to 2013, Eric spent 12 years coaching at Decatur Middle School and Decatur Central High School for football and track and field.  Eric resides on the Southside of Indianapolis and has been married for 17 years to wife Erin.  The couple has a daughter, Lilly, and son, Jackson.  The past few years, Eric has been coaching youth sports teams on which his son Jackson has played.  He looks forward to getting the opportunity to continue to share his passion for athletics and the growth of young athletes.

11U Assistant Coach Hank Twilt

Hank is in his first-year coaching with the Twins. Hank is a 2005 graduate of Smoky Hill High School, in Aurora, Colorado. Hank was a middle infielder at the start of his baseball career eventually settling in at third base. Hank has been coaching for 5 years (Center Grove Club Teams and Indy Rawlings Tigers) highlighting the importance of controlling the controllables. Hank is looking to settle in with the Twins and looks to instill passion for the game in the next generation of ballplayers. Hank currently resides in the Center Grove area with his wife (Becca) and two children (Jaiden and Mckenna).

10U Head Coach Jason McGee

My name is Jason McGee and I am the 10u Indiana Twins Head coach.  A brief background on me, I am 39 years old, I have a wife of 11 years named Jennifer and 2 children Gavin and Madelynn.  We have 3 pets Lucy our dog, Pooper and Murray our cats.  When I am not near a ballfield I am working as a Network Engineer, running my side business in photography or chasing IT certifications.  I do enjoy fishing and hanging with the family.

This is my 2nd year with the Twins.  What brings me back year after year?  The player development and the commitment to be a first rate organization top to bottom.  No one else does it like the Indiana Twins and I am proud to be apart of such an amazing group. Not only do they truly develop the  players skills, but the whole athlete that can think and react, and play at a high level for years to come in multiple sports.   I have coached baseball for 5 years and football for 5 years.

10U Assistant Coach Blake Long

8U Assistant Coach Tyler Brown

8U Assistant Coach Sonny Moore

Sonny Moore is a 1994 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School.  In high school, Sonny was a three year letter winner and went on to catch at the collegiate level for the University of Indianapolis his freshman year.  Moore transferred to Franklin College, where he was the starting catcher from his sophomore through his senior year.  Moore started his coaching career at the collegiate level, under Lance Marshall with the Franklin College Grizzlies as the catching instructor.  Moore later coached under Jeff Mercer at Franklin Community High School.  Moore has also served as a catching instructor for The University of Kentucky, Kansas State University, and Oklahoma State Baseball summer showcase camps. Most recently, Moore has coached youth baseball in the Greenwood, Indiana area for the last 5 years.  He is a 4th grade teacher at Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic School.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Jolinda, and has three children, Mallory, Joey, and Nora Rose.

8U Assistant Coach Ryan Wampler

Ryan is a 2000 graduate of Center Grove High School.  During his prep career, he played middle infield, center and right field.  Graduating from Indiana State University earning a degree in Construction Management, he now owns and operates RKW Homes, Inc and RKW Realty, Inc.  Ryan and his wife Kristen, their two children Mark (7) and Audrey (11) reside in Greenwood.

8U Assistant Coach Chandler Shambarger