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Head Coach Rob Howell


howell_coachCoach Howell enters his third year as Head Coach at Wright State-Lake Campus. Coach Howell was instrumental in creating the Lakers Baseball program two years ago, has compiled an overall record of 35-20, and captured the school’s first ORCC Conference Tournament Championship in 2013.

Prior to becoming the first Head Baseball Coach in school istory, Howell spent 5 years at the head of the Celina ACME Summer High School Baseball Program. Prior to that, he coached at Coldwater High School as a Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity Assistant. Upon graduating from Coldwater High School, he played 4 years for the University of Dayton Flyers Baseball Team. Coach Howell went on to play semi-professional baseball for the Grand Forks Varmits in Grand Forks, ND, which was part of the Independent Praire League Association. On the field, Coach Howell instructs pitchers, catchers, and baserunning. Off the field, he assists Coach Ross with recruiting and performs related administrative duties.

Coach Howell has an Elementary Education Degree from the University of Dayton and works as an underwriter at Celina Insurance Group. He and his wife, Lisa reside in Celina with their 3 children.


Assistant Coach Chad Geier

Coach Geier enters his second year as Assistant Coach at Wright State-Lake Campus. He is a recent graduate of Indiana Tech Unversity, where he played 2 years at shortstop and earned First Team All-Conference honors while making two trips to the National NAIA Tournament. Coach Geier began his college career two years prior at Sinclair Community College where he was awarded Player of the Year honors and First Team All-Conference. He also earned First Team All-Conference awards and MAC Player of the Year during his career at Coldwater High School. Coach Geier assists with hitting and team defense with an emphasis on the infield.

Coach Geier currently works at Crown Equipment in New Bremen and resides in Coldwater with his wife Erika and their newborn son.


Assistant Coach Greg Cox

Coach Cox enters his second year as Assistant Coach at Wright State-Lake Campus. Prior to coming to the Lakers, he spent 5 years as the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at New Bremen High School. Prior to his success in the Spring at New Bremen, he coached the New Bremen Summer ACME Baseball Program for two years, one of which included an ACME Congress Baseball State Tournament appearance. Coach Cox assists with hitting, team defense, and team management. Off the field, he will focus his efforts on recruiting, administrative duties, and stats.

Coach Cox has competed nationally and internationally in men’s fast-pitch softball over the past 10 years and continues to play today. He is Senior Manager of Engineering and The Technical Center at Celina Aluminum Precision Technology (CAPT) in Celina. He resides in New Bremen with his wife Donnie, and has 3 children.

Assistant Head Coach Shane Gass

coach_GassCoach Gass enters his third year as Assistant Head Coach at Wright State-Lake Campus. On the field, Coach Gass is the hitting coach and works with the outfielders on a daily basis. Off the field, he serves as the off-season strength and conditioning coordinator. His coaching experience includes 2 years as Varsity Assistant at Marion Local High School and 1 year as Assistant Coach for the Grand Lake Mariners collegiate summer baseball team. Before joining the WSU-LC Staff he spent 5 years as assistant to Coach Howell with the Celina ACME Summer High School Baseball Team.

Coach Gass has a degree in Mechanical Engineering  and works as an Estimator in the Engineering Department at Pax Machine Works, Inc.
He and his wife, Shelia reside in Celina with their 3 children.   


Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Lou Ross

Coach Ross enters his first year as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Wright State-Lake Campus. Prior to coming to the Lakers, he spent 4 years as an Assistant Coach at the University of Northwestern Ohio. Coach Ross was responsible for player development and served as Head Coach of the Racers JV program. He also took part in the recruiting efforts. He is also the Head Coach for the Central Ohio Clippers Summer Collegiate Baseball Team in Columbus, OH. Coach Ross will utilize his recruiting experience by heading the recruiting program for the Lakers Baseball Program.

Any player or coach interested in learning more about the Lakers Baseball Program can contact Coach Ross directly at the email address above.  

Coach Ross currently resides in Indian Lake with his wife Misty.





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