A wealth of baseball knowledge accompanies Mike Kane as he
takes the reins of Cyclone baseball for the 2014-15 season.
Kane actually makes a return to Moraine Valley after being an assistant coach for two seasons (1987-88). He also was the head junior varsity coach at Lewis University. Most recently he comes from Prairie State College, where he was an assistant coach, focusing on hitting and infield instruction, from 2013 to 2014.
The former third baseman spent some time in the minors in the early 1980s. He was a second-round draft pick out of Truman College by the Red Sox and played two seasons in the Boston organization in Class A before a knee injury sidelined him.
When not coaching, Kane works for a freight company. He hails from Tinley Park with his wife, Maureen, and two children, Melissa and Mark.
John Schenck joined the Cyclones’ baseball coaching staff for
the 2014-15 season. With him comes years of pitching experience.
Schenck played four years at Robert Morris University as a full scholarship starter from 2004 to 2007, graduating with a bachelor’s in Business Administration. While pitching for the Eagles, he was named CCAC All-Conference, boasted a low 1.8 ERA, averaged 6.95 strikeouts per start, and was named Robert Morris Pitcher of the Year.
Schenck also does individual pitching instruction and strength training for high school and college pitchers. He currently works as an automotive parts manufacture representative.