Meet our Coaches
12U - Gio Cantwell & Nick Naranjo
Nick Naranjo is a graduate of Huntley High School where he played four years of ball as a Red Raider. He recently graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles Missouri. While attending Lindenwood he played four years of baseball for the Lions, while also receiving his bachelor's degree in physical education. With school being over he is looking to further his coaching career and advancing his knowledge and experience. This will be Coach Nick’s sixth year being a part of a baseball organization, on top of giving lessons and putting time in at player development camps.
13U - Gregg Sibigtroth& Eric Raucci
Gregg Sibigtroth has been coaching at the Travel and High School level for the last 17 years. When he began coaching at the travel level, his teams were always successful, winning many National Championships. Many of his players have gone on to play at the college and pro levels.
Gregg was also the Varsity Assistant at Hampshire High School for 3 years (1999-2001), and was a major reason they were Conference Champions in 1999 with a 25 win season. It was the first Conference Championship for Hampshire High School since 1981.
Gregg Sibigtroth has been a Crystal Lake Bombers coach for the last 5 years, coaching the 18U team, before taking over the job as Head 13U Coach. He was the original owner of Grand Slam USA in Lake in the Hills, before selling it and opening up Players Choice Academy with his son, Matt Sibigtroth, and his business partner Joe DiMaggio.
Coach Sibigtroth knows what it takes for the players to excel at the next level, and expects his players to hustle at all times and treat the game with respect. Gregg instructs all aspects of the game while doing private individual lessons and running camps.
14U - Matt Sibigtroth& Jake Heckman
Matt Sibigtroth is a 2001 graduate of Hampshire High School where he was a 4 year varsity starter. While at Hampshire, Matt was a 4-year All Conference First Team and 3-year All Area First Team selection. Matt was voted team MVP all 4 years.
Matt was a draft pick of the Chicago White Sox in 2001 after he graduated from Hampshire. Matt then played college baseball for the Kishwaukee College Cougars where he was a starting mid-infielder both years. He was in the top of most offensive categories while at Kish and was named to the All Region IV Team because of it. Matt was again drafted by the Chicago White Sox after his freshman year at Kishwaukee in 2002. Matt then transferred to University of Dayton, where again he was a starting mid-infielder and one of their leaders at the plate.Coach Sib has also coached at the High School level as a Varsity Assistant at Marian Central Catholic High School under former Head Coach Gregg Wikierak, and was a part of their championship team in 2005 that went 30-8 and made a trip down state which made them one of the Elite Eight teams in the state. Matt Sibigtroth specializes in hitting, fielding, and pitching while running camps at PCA, doing individual private lessons, and working with travel teams in the off season.
15U - Mike Krueger& Kyle Barton
Mike Krueger is a 2006 graduate of Jacobs High School where he spent 3 years on the varsity team earning Team MVP, All Conference, and All Area awards. After High School, Mike continued his career at Harper College for the next two years starting at third base each season. He earned All-Conference honors there as well, and participated in the Junior College All Star game. Mike transferred to Judson University where he finished off his career playing 3B, SS, & 2B.
Coach Krueger coached one year at Judson University as a student assistant and is currently coaching at Jacobs High School where his freshman team went 19-4 this season. Mike has been part of the Bombers organization since 2009 coaching at the 12, 13, and 17 year old levels. Mike specializes in hitting & fielding and instructs in our camps and does individual lessons as well.
Kyle Barton graduated from Wheeling High School in 2006. He spent all four years there playing on the varsity team coached by Michael Tice, where he started at SS and was the ace of the pitching staff. During Kyle's days at Wheeling he was a three-time All-Conference and two time All-Area award winner. After High School, Kyle played one season for Harper College starting at SS and closing on the mound for the Hawks. In his only season there Kyle batted over 400, and was named to the All-Region team. After Kyle's first season with the Hawks he suffered a major shoulder injury, which kept him out of baseball for two years. Then in 2009 Kyle transferred to Loras College where he finished up his baseball career playing 1B & DH for the Duhawks.
Kyle has been a part of the Bombers organization since 2010 coaching his first two years at the 12 year old level. Coach Kyle has worked mainly with the Pitchers and outfielders during his time with the organization. Kyle has occasionally worked camps during his time in Iowa, as well as for Players Choice Academy.