Coaches

Head Coach: Bob WeaseBob

The 2015 season marks coach  Bob Wease’s 25th year as President and General Manager of the Turks  and his 14th as Head Coach. Over that span, Wease has compiled a record of 365-216 and a winning percentage of . —  . The 2014 Turks finished in first place with a 29-13 season record and winning the Valley Baseball League Pennant, a .690 winning percentage. The 2013 squad finished in first place in the Southern Division and won the Valley Baseball League Pennant with the best record of 32-12. The 2012 squad finished second in the Southern Division, but managed to win the Valley Baseball League Championship with a 34-18 record, placing  them 8th among all summer leagues teams across the nation. In 2011, the Turks won the VBL pennant with a 32-12 record, placing them 4th the country as ranked by PerfectGame. His tenure has seen the beginnings of several top 5 MLB prospects with dozens of alumni landing in Major League and Minor League baseball.

Wease played collegiate baseball and football at Shenandoah University before transferring to James Madison University where he played baseball under the legendary coach Brad Babcock.  His baseball career also included playing in the U.S. Army, the local Rockingham County League and played 10 years in the Valley Baseball League.

Wease  was inducted into the Rockingham County Baseball League Hall of Fame, Class of 2013.  As the youngest player ever in the RCBL at 13, Wease played for the Linville Patriots in 1956 until his age 16 season.  Wease then began his 10 year VBL career in 1960.  He then returned back to the RCBL and played from 1971-1995 for numerous teams; Twin County, Grottoes, Linville, and Harrisonburg.  He also managed the Linville Patriots and the Harrisonburg Chics, winning several championships.

Assistant Coach Bobby Spain

Coach Bobby Spain 2015Bobby Spain played baseball for the Turks in the summer of 2006, and looks forward to returning to Veterans Memorial Park this summer as an Assistant Coach. He attended Oklahoma City University from 2004-2007, when he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 19th round.

In 2007 while a junior at OCU, Bobby played shortstop and was (named) a First Team NAIA All-American. That year, Bobby hit .414 with 20 HRs and 76 RBIs. Bobby played five years of professional baseball, and during that time was named to the 2008 All-Star team of the Class A South Atlantic League. Bobby is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with one year of graduate school completed. He is a hitting and fielding instructor in Oklahoma City, and currently is an Assistant Baseball Coach at Oklahoma City University.


Assistant Coach Chris Munoz

Coach Chris Munoz 2015

Chris Munoz is also an Assistant Coach at Oklahoma City University. Originally from Fresno, CA, Coach Munoz played in the infield for the Oklahoma City University Stars from 2011-2013. After receiving his degree from OCU, Coach Munoz played a year for the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League.  In 2013-2014 Munoz was an Assistant Coach at Rio Hondo Community College. This year Munoz had the opportunity to return to his alma mater to help coach the OCU Stars. In Harrisonburg this summer, Munoz will work with the Turks pitching staff.

Pitching Coach to be announced

 

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Bench Coach Mark Klosinski

Bench Coach Mark Klosinski is in his 9th year with the Turks organization. He lives in Harrisonburg and is employed by Rockingham County Schools. He enjoys and appreciates the chance to work with the young ballplayers who play for the Turks and who continue challenging him to keep up with them!