Jeff Lounsbury enters his 18th year as the head coach of the Brock Badgers baseball team, his 19th overall.
At the reign Lounsbury has recorded an impressive 405-207-5 overall record (.657 winning percentage) which also includes two CIBA National Championships (1998, 1999), three OUA Championships (2002, 2004, 2010), three Ontario West crowns, seven CIBA Championship appearances, three OUA regular season titles and nine consecutive 20 plus win seasons.
In 2010, Lounsbury led the Badgers to their third OUA title in school history and a silver medal at the CIBA Championships.
In 2004 he led the Badgers to a 25-13-2 overall record and their second OUA Championship title in four years defeating in conference rival University of Toronto Varsity Blues in three games.
In 2003 he recorded collegiate career victory number 200 with a 2-0 shut-out victory over York University (9/13). He has more Canadian collegiate victories than any other coach at the university level in Canada.
In 1998 and 1999 Lounsbury powered Brock to back-to-back National Championships. The two consecutive titles make Brock and Laval the only schools in CIBA history to claim consectuive championships. In five years competition at the National Championships, Coach Lounsbury has guided Brock to an 11-5 record. In 2002 Brock won their first-ever OUA Championship, in their second season as a varsity sport.
Coach Lounsbury began as the third base / infield coach in the program’s first season, 1995, prior to being named head coach the following year. He began coaching as an assistant with the Niagara District Youth team and NIagara Falls Midget A All-Stars.
In 1997 he was the Head Coach of the Ontario Connie Mack’s Welland Renegades, posting a 38-22 record. In 1999 through 2000 he served as Head Coach of the Hamilton Cardinals of the Senior Intercounty Baseball League, guiding them to a 31-39 overall record making the playoffs both seasons. For the past two summers he has been the head coach of the Burlington Twins of the IBL.
Lounsbury has also been an instructor at the Canadian Baseball Academy, Can-Am Instructional Clinic and Brock University’s Developmental Clinics. Coach Lounsbury has also participated in the Toronto Blue Jays Coaching Development Program.
In 2003, Lounsbury was named Assistant Coach to the Canadian Student National Baseball team, which participated in a six-game Friendship Series with the United States National Team and the FISU II World University Baseball Championships held in Taiwan. Coach Lounsbury was selected after a national search.
He resides in Niagara Falls with his two children Rachel and Tyler and his wife Mary.
|Title:||Third Base Coach|
LePage enters his 16th season as an assistant coach with the Badgers.
He began as an assistant coach with the Brock program from 1995-99, before leaving to take over head coaching duties at the University of Guelph.
LePage coached the Gryphons for the 2000-01 season leading them to the CIBA finals for the first time in the program’s history.
He returned back to the Badgers in 2002, and has been part of the coaching staff since.
Cholewka enters his second season on the Badgers coaching staff.
He attended Blackhawk College (NJCAA) in Moline, IL earning All-Conference, All-Region, and Academic All-American honors while receiving his Associate of Arts in Psychology. As shortstop and captain he led the Braves to two conference titles and a regional final, setting a school record playing in every inning during his two-year tenor.
Cholewka continued his playing career at Canisius College (NCAA DI) in Buffalo, NY where he helped the Golden Griffs to a MAAC tournament appearence while earning a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Following Canisius he attended Brock University playing shortstop for the Badgers while at Teachers College.
Cholewka currently teaches English and coaches basketball at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Burlington.
He continues to maintain a strong relationship with his collegues in the Illinois and often returns as a guest coach and instructor. Throughout the year Cholewka runs private clinics and baseball camps. In the summer of 2010 Adam played his first season in the Intercounty Baseball League with the Hamilton Thunderbirds.
Coach Cholewka currently resides in Waterdown, Ontario.
|Title:||First Base Coach|
Zimmerman enters his 7th season as a coach with the Badgers.
Matt started in the St.Catharines Minor baseball program where he played up until Junior. He also played middle infield at the Doyle Baseball Academy in Orlando, Florida.
A knee injury ended his playing career and so began the transition from player to coach. Matt started at the High school level as an assistant coach with the Governor Simcoe Redcoats and held that role for six years. During the last two years Matt has served as the head coach compiling a 15-2 record with two zone championship appearances and one SOSSA tournament appearance.
Matt and his wife Amanda reside in Niagara Falls.