Darren Himsworth- Darren is in his 5th year coaching with MVP. He is in charge of offseason player training, development, and is the head coach of the 15U team. He has influenced over 100 players that have moved on to the college ranks. Darren is currently an Assistant Coach at Wittenberg University. His primary role is infield coach but he deals with the hitters, coaches 1st base on offense, and handles the defense in games. He played HS baseball at Vandalia-Butler where he holds the single season fielding record of 1.000% in 124 chances as an infielder. He graduated from Butler in 2009 and was selected as an All-GWOC player. Darren was an infielder/relief pitcher and graduated from Notre Dame College (OH). He received his Business Administration and Sport Management degrees from NDC.
Ben Mangan- is entering his 4th season with the Prospects, and his 5th season coaching high school baseball. Coach Mangan will serve as the 16U Head Coach this season. Prior to the Prospects, Coach Mangan is the Head of Player Development at Tri-County North, leading the Panthers reserve team. Before Coach Mangan's move to the Prospects, he served two years as Athletic Director at Anna Tobeluk Memorial School, Nunapitchuk Alaska. During his tenure at ATMS, Coach Mangan started high school sports again at ATMS. He also coached in some capacity every sport except for Native Youth Olympics at either the Varsity, JV, or Junior High level. Coach Mangan has some years of experience coaching summer baseball at the highest levels in Dayton from 14u through 16u as well as scouting for various high schools. In his coaching career, Coach Mangan has coached several players who went on to earn numerous post-season awards including All-Conference, and Player-of-the-Year recognitions. Some of his former players have gone on to play college baseball. Coach Mangan earned his Bachelor of Science from Miami University of Oxford in 2010, where he played baseball at Miami Middletown.
Cameron Dickens- Cam is in his 4th year coaching with MVP, working as an assistant coach with the 16u team. In addition, he is also an assistant coach at Lehman Catholic High School. Cam played HS baseball locally at Chaminade-Julienne High School and graduated in 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Kentucky in 2016. While in Lexington, Cam led the offseason strength and conditioning program for the baseball team at Henry Clay High School in the fall of 2015, in addition to working with other athletes who went on to earn college scholarships in baseball and other sports. He recently completed his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science at the University of Dayton.
Andrew Goodpaster- Andrew is in his 4th year as an assistant coach for the 15u Prospects. He played varsity baseball at Carlisle HS for 4 years leading them to 2 conference titles. He earned all conference in 3 of those years. He was also an all-district player for 3 years. On the mound he earned a 19-3 record with 158 K's in 154 IP & a 1.23 career ERA. After spending his freshman year at Wittenberg playing basketball, he joined the baseball team his sophomore year where he became a mainstay in the Tigers' bullpen. In those 3 years he made 32 appearances, throwing 47.1 innings with a 4-2 record and 1 save to his credit.