Head Coach: Bob Wease
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 366-215 and a winning percentage of .626. The 2014 Turks finished with a record of 30-14 winning the VBL pennant three out of the last four years, winning the championship in 2012. The Turks has been ranked nationally by Perfect Game; 4th in the country in 2011, 12th in 2012 and 7th in 2013.
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 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 1958 until age 16. Wease then began his 6 year VBL career in 1961 for the Harrisonburg Turks, then with New Market Rebels in 1962-63. He didn’t play in 1964 due to a broken leg. Played in the US Army 1965-66. He was back in New Market in 1967, Harrisonburg in 1968 and with the Shenandoah Indians in 1969. He then returned back to the RCBL and played from 1970 to 1994 for numerous teams; Twin County, Grottoes, Linville, and Harrisonburg. He also managed the Linville Patriots and the Harrisonburg Chics, winning several championships.
Coach Wease resides in Harrisonburg where he also owns Wease Auto Exchange. He is married to Teresa Wease. The couple has five children and nine grandchildren.
Assistant Coach Bobby Spain
Bobby 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
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
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!
Coach Klosinski resides in Harrisonburg. He is married to Lisa Driscoll Klosinski. The couple has a son Kyle and daughter Greta.