Coaches

Head Coach – Bob Schmitt

Bob Schmitt is the founder of the Elgin Impact and brings 10+ years of softball coaching experience to the organization.   Most of Bob’s experience was gained working in the well-known and respected Wasco program along with many coach’s clinics and camps.  Now, after 3 years with Elgin Impact’s after inaugural year completed, Bob continues to build his coaching skills by working with coaching mentors like Wade Maisto and attending camps, and coaching conferences.

Bob works very well with players and is an avid supporter of multi sport athletes as he has also coached 3 years of youth football and youth baseball.  Most recently Bob has been coaching high school age softball players and is the head coach of the 18U Impact team. 

Coach – Joe Powell

Joe Powell is a coach on the 16U team and brings 5+ years of softball coaching experience along with 25+ years of playing in different slow pitch leagues around Chicago and western Pennsylvania. Most of Joe’s coaching experience comes from time spent in the respected Wasco Fastpitch Softball program, where the teams he coached made multiple championship appearances. Joe is committed to continuous improvement with himself and his players and he continues to attend clinics to enhance his skills as a coach.  He encourages his players to excel academically while competing as multi sport athletes. Joe uses a positive coaching approach to create a true team atmosphere and get the most from his players and he works hard to instill respect for the game and work ethic in his players.  Joe was a multi sport athlete and played volleyball, baseball, and soccer.  Joe is also an active volunteer for Special Olympics and is a coach for the D303 United Special Olympics track and bowling teams.

Head Coach – David Miranda

Coaching for over 6 plus years in Illinois District 13.  Have won multiple Metro and District championships. Memorial weekend tournament champion and a Halloween Havoc tournament champion. Played and managed in the Illinois suburban baseball league for over 10 years.  Assisted Elgin Impact for the past 3 seasons in 14U and 16U levels. I was a middle infielder and outfielder back in my playing days.  I believe in practicing smart and hard to make one better and focus on all 3 aspects of the game pitching, defense, and hitting.

Head Coach – Marc Mylott

Marc Mylott heads the 14U team and brings 6 years of softball coaching experience to the organization. Most of Marc’s softball experience comes from time spent in the highly touted Wasco Fastpitch Softball program, where teams he coached won four championships. Marc also spent 2 seasons as an assistant coach with their 12U all-star team, the Wasco Warriors. His particular areas of technical expertise include hitting, catching, and outfield, but, equally important, he works hard to ensure his players function well as team, emphasizing unity, loyalty, and respect. Marc has also coached youth baseball and basketball. Marc played 4 years of high school baseball in Central Illinois, where he was a two-time member of the all-conference team and, for several years, he held his school record for most stolen bases in a season.

Pitching Coach – Hannah Perryman 

2014 NFCA SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2014 NFCA ALL-MIDWEST REGION
2014 DAKTRONICS SECOND TEAM ALL-MIDWEST REGION
2014 GLVC CO-PITCHER OF THE YEAR
2014 ALL-GLVC FIRST TEAM

2013 NFCA THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2013 DAKTRONICS THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2013 NFCA FIRST TEAM ALL-MIDWEST REGION
2013 DAKTRONICS FIRST TEAM ALL-MIDWEST REGION
2013 GLVC PITCHER OF THE YEAR
2013 ALL-GLVC FIRST TEAM WEST DIVISION

2015 (junior): NFCA DI National Player of the Year Watch List… enters season as career strikeouts leader (760) and ranks second in career wins (53), second in career shutouts (20), third in career ERA (1.37) and fourth in career complete games (44).

2014 (sophomore)Second Team All-American by National Fastpitch Coaches Association… First Team All-Midwest Region selection by NFCA and a second team pick by Daktronics, Inc… GLVC Co-Pitcher of the Year… First Team All-GLVC… four-time GLVC Pitcher of the week… led NCAA Division II in total strikeouts (408), which is 11th best in a single season… also led NCAA DII in strikeouts per seven innings (13.5), fourth on the single season charts… was 29-6 in the circle with a 1.19 ERA… threw 23 complete games, including 10 shutouts… limited opponents to .143 batting average… ERA ranked ninth nationally in NCAA DII, while the 3.51 hits she allowed per game were fourth… also ranked seventh nationally in shutouts and was fourth in victories… tossed three no-hitters, including throwing a perfect game in NCAA Midwest Regional win over Ohio Dominican, while striking out 14… no-hit William Jewell in five inning win… no-hit Bellarmine in GLVC Tournament semifinal with 12 strikeouts… tied an NCAA seven-inning single game record with 20 strikeouts in shutout win at Drury, allowing just two hits… had complete game one-hit wins against Fort Hays State and Saint Joseph’s… struck out 19 in eight-inning, two-hit shutout win at Bellarmine… fanned 18 in eight-inning GLVC Tournament opening victory over Illinois Springfield, scattering two hits.

2013 (freshman)Third Team All-American by National Fastpitch Coaches Association and Daktronics… First Team All-Midwest Region selection by NFCA and Daktronics… Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-GLVC West Division honoree… five-time GLVC Pitcher of the Week hnoree… led NCAA Division II in strikeouts (352) and strikeouts per seven innings (12.2)… posted a 24-6 record in the circle with a 1.55 ERA… threw 10 shutouts and 21 complete games… twice recorded a career-best 18 strikeouts in a single game this season, including once in a seven-inning 6-1 win over Drury, which ties the third best total in any seven-inning game in NCAA Division II history… tossed a no-hitter at Kentucky Wesleyan, while striking out 14.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Elgin for head coach Chad Dahlman… two-time all-state selection… named Upstate Eight Conference Pitcher of the Year as a senior… also named Pitcher of the Year by the Daily Herald and selected as Daily Herald All-Area Team Honorary Captain… Courier News All-Area Team Player of the Year… four-time all-conference and three-time all-area honoree… set a school single season record with 372 strikeouts as a senior in 176 innings… recorded an ERA of 1.31 as a senior, while holding opponents to a batting average of .112… tossed nine shutouts… batted .333, recording 27 RBIs and five homeruns… graduates as school’s career strikeouts leader with 840 Ks… posted a career ERA of 2.1 and a career batting average of .360, including 26 homeruns, 27 doubles, 15 triples and 108 RBIs… 2008 Adidas Top Player selectee… shares state record for most grand slams in a single season and a career… struck out 39 of 42 batters faced in back-to-back games at Prairie Ridge Illinois High School Invitational.

Club: Played for Wasco Diamonds-Cihlar Club… struck out 337 in 168 innings pitched, while posting a record of 22-2 and an ERA of 1.12… at the plate, batted .340 with 17 RBIs, seven doubles and three homeruns.

Personal: Born October 4… daughter of Mark and Deb Perryman… older sister of fellow Triton Jennah… majoring in criminology.

Pitching Coach – Erica Snyder (Maisto)  

Erica Snyder is a Burlington Central graduate where she was a 4 year varsity starter. During her high school career, she was an all state pitcher who earned school records in wins, ERA and eventually being inducted into the Central High School Hall of Fame. After graduating from Central High School she attended Upper Iowa University on a softball scholarship. Erica has been a varsity softball coach for 6 years at Geneva and Central High School including 3 years as the head coach at her alma mater. She is excited for the opportunity to work with Elgin Impact pitchers and help them grow their skills and fundamentals.

Catching / Hitting Coach – Jasmyn Hendricks

Jasmyn started playing softball at the age of 5 for the Westmont Park District, and played in house until she was 12. Jasmyn then joined her first travel team, the Westmont Phillies. Jasmyn was the starting catcher on her team from the age of 10. After 2 years with the Phillies, Jasmyn joined the Downers Grove Outlaws and caught for them for 5 years. Jasmyn also played 18 & Over ball with the Aurora Raiders for 3 years.

Jasmyn was a 3 year Varsity starter at Hinsdale South High School. Jasmyn was accepted at Quincy University and was a 4 year D-2 starter for the Lady Hawks. Jasmyn led the GLVC in throwing runners out at 2nd 3 years in a row and earned 2nd Team All Conference and All Region honors. Jasmyn also held school records for homeruns per season and career.

 

Fitness Coach – Matt Smith

Over the past seven years he has trained many competitive athletes, working hard to help them excel in their sport. Through strength, conditioning, speed and agility training, Matt has helped lead many athletes to their goal of Division I success.

Matt’s unique training style is reflected through the individualized workouts he creates for each athlete. His positive attitude and encouragement drives clients to work to their full potential! Matt emphasizes each client’s strengths while motivating them to work on their areas of improvement. He prides himself in learning new and advanced training strategies which keeps his techniques relevant and up-to-date. In turn, he pushes his athletes to the MAX, helping them to excel in their sport.

Coach – Hannah McDowell (Judson University)

Hannah McDowell has played the game for 11 years starting at the age of 9. She went on to play travel ball with the cyclones at age 12. At age 14 she started right field for her High School varsity team winning multiple conference titles. At age 15 Hannah then shifted to third base and center field for the rest of her High School career as a Eupora Eagle in Mississippi. After multiple collegiate offers, she decided to stay an Eagle at Judson University in Elgin, IL. Hannah plays center field for the Judson Eagles and has an average over arm throwing speeds of 67-69 mph. With a home to first time of 2.47. 

 

Pitching Coach(es) – Local Area Coaches 

We utilize a number of different pitching coaches in the area. Each season we identify 1-2 pitching coaches that work best for our program needs. Each year our program will differ based on styles and quantities of pitchers in our program. For the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 season, we have been working with Erica Maisto as a pitching instructor.  She is also the Central High School Varsity Coach located in Burlington. 

 

Coach – Brittany Bihun

Brittany Bihun has played the game for 14 years. Began playing travel at 8 for the Sluggers. Coached the 16u Impact for the 2017-2018 year working with all the girls but mostly with the catchers. Played for Conant’s softball program throughout high school. Now plays at Rockford University as starting catcher. Lead freshman year batting an average of .318. Freshman year won offensive player of the year for Rockford and MVP for her sophomore year.

2018: Played in 30 games on the season, was limited due to injury…Hit for a .293 batting average…Brought in 16 runners and scored 8 runs…Recorded 2 triples and 2 doubles…Led the team with 107 put outs…Went 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs a triple and a run scored against Hiram.

2017: Played in 36 games on the season…Led the team with a .318 batting average…Owned a .360 on-base percentage…Recorded 15 RBI’s and 4 doubles for the year.

 

Coach – Morgan Bihun (University of Wisconsin – Green Bay)

Morgan Bihun currently goes to the University of Wisconsin Green Bay where she plays division 1 softball. Morgan is a third and first baseman for the Phoenix. Morgan has been playing softball for 13 years. Before going to college she played varsity softball for three years at James B Conant HS where she started at third base and broke school records. Morgan currently holds the record for most RBI’s in one game. She is also tied for most career home runs at 26.

Morgan is majoring in English with a minor in secondary education in hopes of becoming a high school English teacher. She plans to work in the inner city where she would be able to coach.

 

Coach – Liz Gagnon

Elizabeth Gagnon has played softball for 13 years, starting at the age of 7. She began playing travel with the Geneva foxes when she was 14. She was a starting short stop and third baseman throughout her travel career until she became the starting centerfielder on the Bartlett Hawks travel team during her 18U season.

Elizabeth was a captain on the Bartlett Hawks 18U team where they went on to win the USSSA National Tournament in Aurora in 2017. Before going to Judson she played for Waubonsee community college where she was nationally ranked in stolen bases and doubles and received recognition for her academic performance.

Elizabeth plays left field for the Judson Eagles and has a home to 1st time of 2.6.