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Sean Osborne

Osborne grew up in Lemont and attended Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois, about 40 miles outside of Chicago.  In 2005, Osborne's collegiate baseball career began as a member of the Mesa Community College Thunderbirds. At Mesa, Osborne participated in the 2005 and 2006 Junior College World Series and performed at a high level with a .347 batting average in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference, which is a wood bat league. His Alma Mater MCC and former coach Tony Cirelli won the 2014 World Series.

In 2007, Osborne transferred to Indiana State University to finish his collegiate career. As a scholar athlete, his grit was on full display, as he set and still holds the school record for being hit by a pitch 40 times as a batter. The Sycamores recognized his leadership skills and went on to appoint Osborne as the team captain and recipient of the team leadership award his senior year. His former head coach Lindsay Meggs is now the head coach for the University of Washington in the PAC-12.

After graduating from Indiana State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management, Osborne returned to Illinois to join the coaching staff as a varsity assistant at Lemont High School. In 2010, Osborne was hired as the hitting and catching coach of the Benedictine University Eagles where he started his collegiate coaching career. The following year Osborne was the graduate assistant and head junior varsity coach for the Robert Morris University Eagles. After two successful baseball seasons at RMU, Osborne received his Master of Business Administration with concentrations in management and second concentration in human resources.

On September 1, 2011, Osborne was named the first head coach of the DuPage County Hounds, one of the members of the Midwest Collegiate League, a summer baseball league in Chicagoland. He is entering his seventh season with the team where he now takes on the role as the team's owner, after four years of being the club's head coach and two years as a General Manager.

While studying and coaching at Robert Morris, he also managed a youth travel team for three years. He quickly realized his passion was geared more toward youth sports which is why he started the DuPage Hounds youth travel organization as an umbrella and feeder program to the summer collegiate team. What started as the DuPage Hounds is now The 643 Baseball Club.

Ben Caple

Ben Caple grew up in San Diego where he was a 3-year letter winner at one of the nations most dominant programs, Rancho Bernardo High School. He was 1st team C.I.F. in Southern California his senior year as the Broncos finished with a top-five national ranking by Baseball America. Caple went on to play one year at Palomar CC in San Marcos, CA where was named 

1st-team All Pacific Coast Conference his freshman year. The following fall, he was selected to play in the California Junior College All-Star game. Caple used a medical redshirt his sophomore year after tearing his hamstring early on in the spring, but still went on to play three seasons at Indiana State University under Head Coach, Lindsay Meggs.

Ben Caple has been an independent baseball instructor, coach, and consultant for individuals & organizations across Chicagoland since 2010. He received his Master's degree in Leadership Studies from North Central College in Naperville, IL in spring 2014. Since 2011, Caple has been spending his summers coaching the Dupage County Hounds (a collegiate summer team) & has developed a diverse college network over the years. He has been general manager and head coach since 2015. Caple also previously served as the infield/hitting & 1st base coach at Benedictine University from 2013-2015.

Whether it be high school, college or professional ball...Caple has helped many players move up the ranks to the next level. Using his leadership skills mixed with his positive approach to the game, Caple maximizes his players' development both mentally and physically. His passion for coaching has stemmed from his former legendary coaches & mentors growing up. He currently resides in Tinley Park, IL 

Mark Chagnon

Mark Chagnon played for Orland Park Sparks Travelers from the ages of 10U to 16U.  Chagnon attended Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox all four years and was named All-Conference his Senior year of high school.  After high school, Chagnon attended Eastern Illinois University in Charlston and played under Coach Jimmy Schmitz all four years in the Ohio Valley Conference.  Chagnon was named First Team All Conference in 2005, 2006, 2007 and First Team All Region in 2006.  Chagnon was the top ten in career average on base percent and at bats for Eastern Illinois Panthers.

Out of college, Chagnon took a position as a hitting instructor at Swing Town Baseball Academy from 2000 through 2003.  He then worked as a hitting instructor at On-Deck Baseball Academy from 2008-2013.  Chagnon started his coaching career for Top Tier in 2015 and has coached 11U and 14U players.  Chagnon joined the DuPage County Hounds in 2017 as the 16U coach and continues to coach for Sean Osbourne and his youth organization which has been rebranded to The 643 Baseball Club.

Jordan Rogers

Jordan Rogers, a Colorado native, was a 4-year varsity starter in Baseball while becoming a 3-year varsity starter in Football and Basketball. At Erie High School, Rogers was the starting shortstop all 4 years leading the team in hitting, doubles, runs and RBI'S receiving multiple All State Honors. In High School, Rogers lost the state championship his Sophomore year, and came in third his Junior year.

Rogers accepted a full scholarship to Lamar Community College in Colorado before transferring to a 4-year private institution in Austin Texas. Being named the team captain he started his first two years at 3rd base, Rogers received All Conference Honors. Rogers transferred his junior year to Robert Morris University receiving All Conference. Rogers went to play Independent Professional Baseball in the Freedom Pro League in 2013. Starting every game as a middle infielder for former MLB catcher Kelly Stinnett, Rogers was eager to continue his professional career. With the next season approaching, Rogers signed a professional contract overseas. Playing overseas, Rogers played all over Europe in the Netherlands, Spain and Australia and was named a team captain.  He learned and saw the game in all different styles of play. After playing one season overseas, Rogers turned the gears to become a full-time coach.

During the 4 years of college, Rogers was a seasonal trainer at Diamond Club Academy in Colorado, and a Head Coach for Kelly Stinnett Baseball in Arizona. While managing 16U and 18U for Kelly Stinnett, Rogers took the Championship four times while getting over 25 players signed to a college scholarship. After 3 years of coaching in Arizona, Rogers moved to Illinois to take over the 16U DuPage County Hounds Team for Sean Osborne. Rogers has continued to coach at the high school level seeing several of his players go on to play at the collegiate level. Rogers is a private trainer for Diamond Edge Academy where he focuses on the development of the player mechanically, mentally and physically.

Sam Zagorac

Sam Zagorac is the lead baseball instructor at Diamond Edge Academy. Sam is a former collegiate player who began his coaching career in 1996, spending the first 8 years working alongside and under the tutelage of John Mallee. John, who is currently the hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs, is widely viewed as one of the top hitting instructors in the country. Along with spending years working under John, Sam has also had the opportunity to work minor league Spring Training camp with the Florida Marlins and has spent the 2011-2013 springs in Glendale instructing at White Sox Spring Training. In addition, to his time with the Chicago White Sox and John Mallee, Sam was an assistant coach at Mount Carmel High School for 10 years. Sam, an expert in the field of high-speed video analysis, along with his strong reputation as a great communicator and having an incredible understanding of the swing, has led many professional players to him in the past several years as well. Sam's teaching style has resulted in many of his players moving on to the collegiate level and several reaching their dreams of signing a professional contract. Sam has given more than 25,000 private lessons and employs video analysis with each hitter he works with. He is also a frequent speaker on the national coaching clinic tour.

 

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