College coaches and former MLB pitcher round out CCL Staffs
O’FALLON, Mo. – The CarShield Collegiate League, entering their second season, announced the managers and assistant coaches for their four teams in 2021.
“We have assembled a high caliber of coaches for our second season of baseball,” General Manager David Schmoll said. “Each is going to help mentor and teach our players this summer as they progress in their baseball careers. We cannot wait to get on the field later this month and see our teams in action.”
CJ Bilbrey joins the CCL as Head Coach of the T-Ravs in 2021 and will be joined by assistant coach David Estes. The former Harris Stowe State University manager spent six seasons with the Hornets, winning 30 games in 2017 and 2018, only the second and third times in school history the school had won that many games. Estes coached Harris Stowe prior to Bilbrey from 2010 through the 2015 season.
The Rubber Chickens coaching staff is led by Head Coach Tyler Huffstickler with assistant coaches Weston Baker and Adam Jahnsen. Huffstickler is currently on the coaching staff of the Missouri Baptist Spartans and was an assistant coach for the Gems of the 2020 CarShield Collegiate League. Baker joins the Chickens coaching staff after a pitching career at Lindenwood University. Jahnsen played his college baseball at Xavier University and pitched one season for the Gateway Grizzlies in the Frontier League.
The Shredded Cheese will be coached by Head Coach Jim Foster with Fernando Villegas as Assistant Coach. Foster pitched at St. Louis University for four years before turning to coaching. He served as an assistant coach at Washington University for four years and also for the Gamers team in the Lewis and Clark Collegiate League. The former MiLB coach and scout for the Cardinals is currently the pitching coordinator for Mach 1 Baseball. Villegas joins the CCL after playing collegiately for Iowa Central Community College and Central Methodist University. Villegas played professionally for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League and also in the Pirates Organization before finishing his pro career in 2019.
The Adidas Athletics will be led by Head Coach PJ Roberts and assistant coach Luke Miller. Roberts currently serves as the Interim Head Coach for Harris Stowe State University after graduation as a Hornet and starting his coaching career there in 2019. Prior to joining the Hornets, Roberts played collegiately for Long Beach Community College where he won a junior college championship. Luke Miller serves as Recruiting Coordinator for the Adidas Athletics and is also an assistant coach at St. Charles Community College.
The CarShield Collegiate League rosters will be announced tomorrow on the Hoots and CarShield Collegiate League social media channels.
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