​Jason Stidham, Director of Instruction

NCAA baseball umpire in the Big Ten, MVC, MAC and A10.  4 NCAA Regionals (’11, ’12, '13, '14), 2 A10 Tournaments (’05, ’10), 2 Horizon League Tournaments (’08, ’09), MVC Tournament (’11), MAC Tournament (’12, '13, '14, '15, '17).

Mark Ditsworth

Has been umpiring Division 1 baseball for 29 years.  He has worked 13 D-1 regionals, 9 D-1 Super Regionals and 3 D-1 College World Series.  2 Olymic Qualifiers, World Cup in Taiwan and the World University Games in the Czech Republic.  Worked 11 Big Ten Championships, 13 Mid-American Conference Championships.  He has instructed at several umpire camps around the United States.  He is currently an NCAA D-1 Baseball Regional Advisor, evaluating umpires in the SEC, Big 10, Big 12, Missouri Valley, Conference USA plus several other D-1 conferences. 

Tony Maners

16 years Professional Baseball (AAA): 8 years AAA, crew chief AA & AAA, 13 championship series, 4 all‐star games, longest game in pro baseball history (33 innings); Columbian Winter League (MLB), Venezuelan Winter League (MLB), Puerto Rican Winter League (MLB); currently umpires in SEC NCAA Div.1 conference, 18 NCAA Div.1 Regionals & 9 Super Regionals, 4 NCAA Div.1 World Series’ (‘00, ’03, ’06, ‘09); 3 NCAA Division II World Series’ (1989, ’90, ’91).

Dave Riley

9 years Pro Baseball (AAA): crew chief at both AA &AAA (2004,’05), 4 championship series including AAA (2005), 2002 Future’s Game (MLB), Dominican Winter League (MLB); 3 yrs. NCAA Div.1: 2009 & ‘10 Missouri Valley Tourney; 2010 NCAA Div.1 Regional

Jeff Spisak​

6 years Professional Baseball (AA), 4 championship series, 1 all‐star game; Nicaraguan Winter League (MLB); 7 years NCAA Div.1 Big East, Missouri Valley, MAC, Atlantic‐10, & Big Ten conferences; 8 NCAA Div.1 Conference Tourneys: 2 Atlantic10, 1 Horizon, 5 MAC; 8 yrs Frontier & Northern Leagues.

​Tim Catton

5 yrs. Professional Baseball (AA): 3 championship series’, 2 all‐star games (A); 1998 International Cup (Australia); 12 NCAA Div.1 Conference Tourneys: 10 Missouri Valley, 3 Big Ten, 2 MAC, 1 A‐10; 14 NCAA Div.1 Regionals; 3 NCAA Div.1 Super‐Regional; 3 NCAA Div. II Regionals;

Jim Jackson

2008 Olympic Qualifier (Taiwan); 2005 Baseball World Cup (Netherlands); NCAA Div.III World Series (2002); 17 NCAA Div.1 Conference Tournaments:; 13 NCAA Div.1 Regionals, 8 Super Regionals; 2009 NCAA Div.1 World Series Alt.; 2010 NCAA Div.1 World Series Umpire.

​Dave Condon

2012 World Cup (South Korea), Big Ten, American Athletic and Missouri Valley Conference Staff, 5 MVC Tournaments, 4 Big Ten Tournaments, 2 AAC Tournament, 7 NCAA Division I Regionals, 6 Years Frontier League.

​Mark Winters

11 years Pro. Baseball (AAA): 2 All‐Star Games AA & AAA, 2002 MLB Future’s Game; 2 yrs Dominican Winter League; Caribbean World Series (MLB); 2006 Olympic Qualifier (Cuba); 7 years NCAA Div.1: Big Ten & Big 12 conferences, Big 12 Conf. Tourn (‘09,’10, '16), NCAA Regional ('15, '16), NCAA Super Regional ('16), NCAA CWS ('17)

Deron Brown

NCAA baseball umpire in the A10, Big East and MAC.  Assignor & Supervisor in the Heartland Athletic Conference, Frontier League & University of Cincinnati non-conferece.

Matt Cunningham

7 years professional baseball (AA) crew chief in AA (2011), 4 championship series, 2 all star games, 4 years NCAA DI, '05, '06, '13 & '14 Atlantic 10, Horizon League, MAC, Big East.

Danny Jimenez​

NCAA baseball umpire, assignor for A10 conference schools (Dayton, Xavier & St. Louis), GLVC schools (U of Indy, St. Joe), MCC (Indiana based NAIA Conference) non conference assignor for Indiana based colleges (Purdue, Indiana State, Butler, and many more). Three A10 conference tournaments, 4 MAC tourneys, 3 Big Ten tournaments.  4 NCAA Regionals.

Chris Ward

9 years of professional baseball up to AAA; MLB Spring Training (2011, 2012); Arizona Fall League (2010, 2011); Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game (2010); Venezuelan Winter League (2009-10); Crew chief AA & AAA; 3 championships; inaugural NY-Penn All Star Game (2005); Futures Game in St. Louis (2009); NCAA Div I 4 years (2004-2007, 2013- 2014) Atlantic 10, CAA, MAC, C-USA, ACC, AAC.  2015 American Athletic Conference (AAC) Tournament.

Scott Bova, Founder & Coordinator​

NCAA baseball umpire in the Summit, Horizon, MAC, A10 and Big East.  2012, 2013, 2017 A10 Conference Tournament, 2014, 2015, 2016 Big East Tournament, 3 MCC Conference Tournaments, 1 NAIA Regional.

Tim Farwig, Assistant Coordinator​

NCAA umpire in the MAC, Horizon and A10.  4 NAIA College World Series (’11, ’12, '13,'14), MAC Tournament ('15, '16, '17)

Scott Behn

Big Ten, Missouri Valley, AAC Umpire 1999-Present; 2006 18 under World Championships- Ontario, Canada; 10 NCAA Conference Tournaments; 2 NCAA Regionals; 2006 Div. 3 World Series; 2012-2013 JUCO World Series

Brent Rice

Brent serves as the Administrative Director and Chief of Instruction for the Wendelstedt Umpire School, a position he has held for the past 8 years. His responsibilities include staff management, coordination of curriculum, and daily classroom lectures. He umpired professionally for 13 years following his graduation from The Harry Wendelstedt School for Umpires in 2000. Brent and his family recently moved to Southwest Michigan from the New Orleans area while he completes his MPA at Western Michigan University. During the offseason, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, Jenna, and two daughters, Abigail and Lucy.

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