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Mick Scholl
Varsity Head Coach

Mick teaches Physical Education and Health at Metcalf Junior High School. Mick runs our off-season conditioning program during the winter months. He also is involved in winter and summer baseball clinics for elementary and junior high players. 2010 MSHSL AAA Coach of the year.

Eric Reuss
Varsity Assistant Coach

2016 Assistant Coach of the Year

Eric is a P.E. teacher at the Burnsville Area Learning Center. He brings his experiences as a player and coach to enhance our program.

Eric believes that you should... "Always give 100 percent, because true failure occurs when you do not!"

Remember: "The Journey is the Reward!"

Eric Graduated from Racine Case High school in Racine, Wisconsin in 1995, where he played High school and Legion Baseball.  He graduated from Winona State University in 1999 where he began my coaching and teaching career.

Winona (1995-99) is where I began teaching and coaching baseball.  I began at the youth level and also coached Junior High Baseball in Winona as I ended my baseball playing career.  To this day I continue to work youth clinics for young baseball players in the Burnsville community. I also help run clinics coaching youth coaches in the community.

In 2005 Eric  was the JV coach at Burnsville High School for three years before coming the varsity assistant in 2008 where he has been in that position for 9 years working as the infield coach along with hitting.

For the last 7 years Eric has organized the Feed My Starving Children volunteer opportunity for the Burnsville High school Baseball community.

 

Robert Weber
Varsity Pitching Coach

Robert is a 1983 high school graduate of Storden Jeffers HS and participated in football, basketball and baseball.

1987 graduate of St. Olaf with a B.A. in Economics and played 4 years of college baseball.

Currently employed by Burnsville School District working at Hidden Valley Elementary School in Special Education Department.

Volunteer assistant coach on the Burnsville staff since 2002 and involved with fundraising for the program.

Family includes wife Ann, son Mitchell and daughter Johanna.

Michael Holmquist
Varsity Assistant Coach/Statistician

I’m sure that most of the young men on our team think I've been around since dirt. To dispel this rumor I know for a fact that dirt arrived a good two or three years before I did. I started coaching baseball many years ago in Hopkins for their in-house program. After I graduated from high school, my family moved to Burnsville and I continued my coaching here. I've coached at every level from T-ball to town ball and enjoyed the surprises each level has brought. I predate both Tom Osiecki and Neal Jeppson in coaching their respective sports in Burnsville. I've also continued to play either baseball or softball since I've been 8 years old. I am a graduate, registered professional engineer and have received two United States patents. I sold the company that I founded and am now semi retired. As a sidewise factoid, I am also a writer and had several of my poems published.

Nate Dungey
Junior Varsity Head Coach

Nate grew up in Richfield, MN and played 3 varsity seasons of baseball with the Richfield Spartans.  He attended college at Minnesota State University in Mankato, and majored in K-12 Physical Education teaching.  He has been working and coaching in the district since the spring of 2006.  Currently he teaches P.E. at Edward Neill Elementary school.
 
He believes that in order to be successful you must find a way to have fun with whatever you are doing, and even when it may not be all that much fun, make it fun.

Josh Flug
Junior Varsity
Assistant Coach

Grew up in Babbitt, MN. Attended high school at Babbitt-Embarrass High School in Babbitt. Lettered in four sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Played baseball for Babbitt-Embarrass-Soudan-Tower (BEST). Was captain and All-Conference catcher for BEST. Attended North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead. Teach Social Studies at Metcalf Junior High and coach football, basketball, and baseball at Burnsville High School. 

Justin Banitt
Sophomore Head Coach

Justin is a mathematics teacher at Nicollet Junior High School.  He completed his undergraduate teaching degree at Winona State University as well as a coaching minor in 2004.  He played baseball for three seasons while at WSU.  He comes with six years of coaching experience at the junior varsity and varsity levels in the greater metro area and is excited to begin coaching in Burnsville.  J

Justin believes that every situation brings an opportunity to learn something new.  

Bill John
Sophomore Assistant Coach


An Ohio native, I moved to the district in 1982. With two sons, I spent many years on baseball diamonds to football fields to hockey rinks in the Metro..

I spent 35 years in the construction business, and retired in 2012. One of my last projects was a contract to install all the glass at the Twins Ballpark.

I have been a youth baseball coach in Burnsville since 1987, and involved in youth football as well as Freshman head coach at Burnsville.

I have been fortunate to be in a position to do some different things at this point, and give back to the kids and the community. I really enjoy working with the kids, and seeing them mature into young adults. Its rewarding to see the first crop of young kids that I coached now returning to the youth program as coaches themselves.

I truly believe that sport is a great vehicle for teaching life lessons of work ethic, team work, and persistent effort needed to attain success in life, and the ability to work through failure.

Brad Fendler
9A Head Coach
Brad was born and raised in Savage and came up through the Burnsville baseball and football programs and graduated in 2005. Since graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2008 he has been on staff with an organization called Young Life here in the Burnsville area. He has been coaching football for the past five years and has coached baseball 3 out of 5 years with the program. He loves the role that athletics play in a young man's life and looks forward to being a significant part of their development as an athlete and as a young man.

Nick Doble

9th Grade Assistant

Nick was born and raised in Savage and  is currently a senior at Mankato State partnership program at Normandale Community College.  His major is Communication Studies with a minor in Non-Profit Leadership.  This is Nick's second year as an assistant coach for 9A.  He has many different jobs through out the year and coaching baseball is by far the best out of all of them. He is a  volunteer leader for Young Life at  Burnsville High School.  He loves coaching because he can be a part of the players growth as players and as men. 

Jordan Lamotte
9B Head Coach

Coach LaMotte is a Burnsville native and graduated from BHS in 1996.  He received his BA in Physical Education, Health and Recreation and Coaching Endorsement from Augustana College in 2000.
 
Currently, Jordan works for Olympus Group as a Sales Manager in the Midwest Region.  In addition, he is a substitute teacher with Kelly Educational Staffing for ISD 191.  His long term goal is to transition out of his successful sales management career to become a full-time teacher and coach.
 
Coach LaMotte's family includes his best friend and wife, Kelly, his son Zachary and daughters Sidney, Miley and Carley.  From coaching to playing, the entire family is very active in the BAC, BHC and the Burnsville Traveling programs.
 
 
Mike Smalley
9B Assistant Coach
 

He is a former principal, counselor, teacher at St. John's-Savage, along with being a former head football coach at Holy Angels

Currently an  assistant football coach at Burnsville and self-employed as a handyman

Baseball experience

Coach Smalley played high school varsity and legion ball in Wisconsin.   A 3 year letter winner; all conference and all-state senior year.  Centerfielder, pitcher, and lead off batter.

Also assisted at Rosemount High School during student teaching (1993)

Education

BA from St. Thomas (1993)

MS from MSU-Mankato (2007)

Ed.S from MSU-Mankato (2011)

Coach Smalley is married and has 4 children