Coaching Staff


Our coaching staff is our strongest asset. Each coach at FirstSwing must meet one of at least two criterion. 1) Have played at the collegiate or professional level or 2) Coached at the high school level. 


By setting these strict standards, you are ensured of the correct fundamentals being taught at all times. Also, each camper is exposed to successful role models.  Our coaches have achieved at a high level within the camp format  and get to know each camper, providing a positive influence in their development  There is one staff member per team.   



Here is the staff we have assembled for the 2015 season:  

This list will be updated as staff members are confirmed



Coaching Staff


Jon Sand - Instructor, Klouter coach.


Bobby McKewen - Director of the Club Nine Baseball Organization/High School Coach


Jake Thielman


Brady Sommers


Brandon Cincovich


Shawn Oughton


Chris Tanner


Ian Hughes


Executive Director


Phil Rognier:  50+ years experience coaching and teaching baseball of all levels. Founder of Baseball Connect" an international baseball program Played college and professional baseball.  A Masters Degree in Education and has developed educational curriculum programs for youth and professional players.  Has directed and consulted youth camps for over 25 years.


Associate Coaches and Staff 


Jan Tanner, Andy Boes, Jon Sand, Ken Reidy, David Wallace, Marco Cooper, Robley Corsi, Marty Johnson, Ross Kruse, Jeff Pratt


Consulting Coaches


Don Long, MLB Hitting Coach

Lou Stevenson

Mike Nadeau


Lead Interns (NEW)


Connor Sand

Wyatt Alleman

Kenji Olund

Noah Wallace

Kosta Cooper

Laura Chopp