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RHINO STAFF WISCONSIN

ANDY ZWIRCHITZ

General Manager, Director of Player Development
Andy started his baseball career while playing at Appleton East High School in Wisconsin.

At Appleton East Andy was named the 1994 Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year. Continuing his baseball career, Andy signed a full scholarship with Northwest Florida Community College.

After playing at Northwest Florida CC, he went on to sign a full scholarship letter of intent with the University of Miami Hurricanes.

Being a draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds out of high school and then being a draft pick of the New York Mets out of college, Andy ended up playing for both the Atlanta Braves and the Seattle Mariners organizations as well as numerous Atlantic League teams.

Andy has coached numerous Division I players that have played for him out of the Rhino Wisconsin program.

TROY SCHAEFER

Hitting, Pitching, Catching & Classroom Instructor
Troy was recently the Oshkosh North High School varsity head coach for 12 years.

During his tenure there he led the Spartans to six Regional Chmpionships and four Sectional Runner-up finishes.

He saw two of his players sign professional contracts as well as had a player sign a scholarship to UConn.

Before Oskosh North, Troy was the pitching coach at Ripon College for two seasons where his staff had one of the best ERA’s in the country. While there Ripon had one of the best season in school history accumalating 33 wins and making a trip to the Regional Championship game.

CODY HEIMAN

Hitting & Infield Instructor
Cody graduated from Appleton East HS and then played collegiately at the Division II program Upper Iowa.

While at UI, Cody played all 4 years and was a true utility player seeing time at multiple positons, including pitcher.

Over his career Cody finished with a .338 on base percentage and a .925 fielding percentage.

TYLER FRIIS

Director of Speed, Strength & Agility, Hitting & Outfield Instructor
Tyler began his collegiate career at McHenry County College in Illinois where he batted over 400 during his freshman campaign and followed that up with a .338 mark his sophomore year.

He also compliled 45 runs, 27 RBI and 11 solen bases that sophomore year.

Tyler than played at the Division I program University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

In his redshirt junior year Tyler started every game during the season and earned MEAC Player of the Week after he hit .500 over two series.

In his redshirt senior yeat Tyler ended his career with a 27 game on base streak and holds the UMES record for hit by pitch with 34. His last seaosn he led the team in runs scored, base hits, hit by pitch and stolen bases.

JUAN ALCALA

Catching & Hitting Instructor
Juan, who handles a large part of the catching instruction for the Rhino Wisconsin program, has over 6 years of professional playing experience.

Over those 6 years Juan has been as high AAA in Tacoma.

In his professional career Juan has played in 224 games, has a 28% caught stealing rate and a .983 fielding percentage.

ASHLEY PANICI

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