2021 11U Rebels Baseball

Coaches

Manager - Andy Lothschutz

Coach - Liji Hanny

* Resident of South Haven.

* South Haven Youth Development for over 20 years.

* Liji has been an Inclusion Specialist, volunteer and coach for South Haven AYSO and JYL baseball, a Special Olympic Coach and a board member for Curious Kids Museum. 

* In addition, he has been employed as an Management Professional for Boys & Girls Clubs of America at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor for 13 years, where he is currently the Director of Operations. 

* Liji passion for baseball and helping young people develop into productive and responsible citizens is why coaching baseball is a natural fit for Liji and he is truly excited about the opportunity to coach and lead this group of young men, GO REBELS!!!

Coach - Kyle Paffhausen

Coach - Tom Marchese

Coach - Kevin Noe

Pitching and Hitting Instructor - Smiley Verduzco

Coach Smiley has been coaching baseball and softball for over 40 years. Smiley has coached each sport from youth leagues through high school. Smiley has also worked with college and minor league players. Growing up in California, Coach Smiley received his hitting instructions from Vince and Dominic DiMaggio, brothers of the great Joe DiMaggio. Coach Steve is his youngest son. His middle son, David, was an outstanding Division I pitcher at Yale, who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers and played in their Organization. Smiley's oldest son, Bob, played baseball, basketball and football in high school and was the starting quarterback at Yale in the late 80's.

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