Coaching Staff

 

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson was one of Do It Right Baseball's first employees joining Coach Stringer in 2000 for the organization's first summer camps. Chris was an All-State Catcher at Lane Tech High School during his senior year, and went on to play baseball at College of DuPage & Eastern Illinois University. Over the years, Chris has coached both baseball and softball teams in the Chicago area including: Lake View High School, Niles North High School, Walter Payton High School, and Horner Park (Highlanders). Chris currently teaches Physical Education to K-12 graders at JCFS Therapeutic Day School in Chicago.

Chris is the General Manager and Head Instructor for Mudcats Girls’ Softball and the Head Hitting Instructor for Boys’ Baseball.

Chris’ Areas of Expertise: Hitting & Driveline Pitching/Velocity Building

Cindy Gomez

Cindy Gomez played girls fastpitch softball at Amundsen High School and in the US Army while stationed in West Germany at GTA. Cindy has a bachelor's degree in Mathematics, a master's degree in Computer Science, and a master's degree in Secondary Education. Cindy  is currently a Math teacher at Von Steuben High School where she has coached softball since 2012 and led her 2013 Varsity team to win the Chicago Public School’s Blue North conference championship. Since 2008, Cindy has coached many 8u through 16u girls' fastpitch travel/house/school teams throughout the Chicagoland area. Cindy began coaching for the Mudcats in 2016.

Cindy is the Head Coach of the Chicago Mudcats 2017 16u Girls’ Softball team.

Cindy’s Area of Expertise: Pitching

Jillian Gomez

Jillian Gomez was born and raised in Chicago and began playing softball at the age of five. Jillian began playing softball at Chicago’s Gompers Park where she also played 16u travel softball. Jillian attended Lane Tech High School where she won three city championships as the starting pitcher and played on the Oak Park Windmills’ 18u travel softball team. Jillian, who began working for the Mudcats in 2016, attends North Park University where she is studying Physics and Mathematics and plays on their softball team.

Jillian is the Assistant Coach for the 2017 16u Girls’ Softball Team team, is the Lead Instructor for the Mudcats’ 2017 Horner Park and St. Thecia Softball Camps and is a girls’ softball pitching instructor.

Jillian’s Area of Expertise: Pitching

Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez played baseball for Amundsen High School and began his coaching career in 2002 as a head coach for the Horner Park Boys Little League program.  In 2004, Juan became an assistant coach at Welles Park, where his oldest daughter played boys’ baseball before moving onto fastpitch softball at Dunham Park in 2009.  Since 2009, Juan has been coaching girls’ fastpitch softball at Dunham Park with players ranging from five years old to eighteen years old and in the fall of 2016 joined the Mudcats as a coach.

Juan is the Head Coach of the Chicago Mudcats 2017 12u Girls Softball team

Juan’s Areas of Expertise: Youth Softball Skill Development

Miguel Luevano

Miguel Luevano played first and third base for Gordon Tech High School’s baseball team and began his softball coaching career in 2011 at Durham Park on the northwest side of Chicago. During his tenure at Durham, Miguel coached girls aged four through thirteen from 2011 through the fall of 2016. Additionally, Miguel was the Assistant Coach for the 2015-16 Melrose Park Devils 10u travel softball team. Miguel joined the Mudcat organization in the fall of 2016.

Miguel is the Assistant Coach of the Chicago Mudcats 2017 12u Girls Softball team.

Miguel’s Areas of Expertise: Youth Softball Skill Development

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