Baseball Pitching Instructor
Curt Hasler is the current Bullpen Coach for the Chicago White Sox. During the offseason, Curt will join the Performance Center as a pitching instructor. Curt has been apart of the Chicago White Sox organization since being drafted in 1987. In 1988, Curt was the Opening Day starter for the South Bend White Sox and was the 1st pitcher to start a game at the brand new Coveleski Stadium (now named Four Winds Field). After his playing career finished in 1991, he joined the White Sox minor league coaching ranks as a pitching coach. After working his way to become the minor league pitching coordinator, he was named the teams major league bullpen coach in 2017.
Baseball Pitching Instructor
Drew Hasler comes to the Performance Center as a current minor league pitching coach in the Chicago White Sox organization. Drew is a 2012 graduate of Mishawaka Marian High School where he pitched for the Knights. He then pitched for 3 seasons at Valparaiso University, where he played in the NCAA tournament as a freshmen in 2013. Drew was drafted in the 2015 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox where he pitched for 4 seasons in the minor leagues. After his playing career finished in 2018, he joined the White Sox as a minor league pitching coach.
Hitting & Catching Instructor
Coach Wallace is the Assistant Baseball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the University of Notre Dame baseball program. Before joining the Notre Dame staff, Wallace spent time coaching at the University of Jacksonville, Creighton, High Point University and the University of Central Florida. Throughout his coaching career, he has coached 8 All Americans, 49 All Conference players, and had 49 players selected in the MLB draft. Before his coaching career began, Wallace played at the University of Central Florida where he was named a Freshmen All American and was named 3rd Team All-Conference. During his playing career, he played in the NCAA Tournament 3 years and won the conference championship 3 times.
Chadd Blasko was born and raised in Mishawaka where he graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1999. While at Mishawaka, he was named First-Team All-State in 1999 and was a member of the North vs South Indiana HS All-Star Games as a Junior and Senior. He was drafted out of high school in the 47th Round in 1999 by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. However, Chadd decided to attend Purdue University and pitched for the baseball team for 3 seasons. As a junior in 2002, he was named First-Team All-Big Ten Pitcher and finished with a 3.47 Career ERA, the fifth-lowest in Purdue history. Blasko compiled a 2.34 ERA against some of the nation’s elite players in the 2001 Summer Cape Cod League while playing for the Cotuit Kettleers; named as one of the league’s top ten pro prospects by Baseball America. He was drafted as the 36th overall pick by the Chicago Cubs in the Supplemental First Round of the MLB Draft. While pitching in the Cubs organization for 5 seasons, he was named the Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2003 with a 1.98 ERA with 131 K’s in just 136 innings pitched and was also listed as the #5 Prospect in Cubs Organization in 2003 and 2004. Chadd also spent 1 year in the Baltimore Orioles organization in 2008. In 2009, he returned to Purdue to finish his degree and he acted as the Purdue Volunteer Assistant Coach for 2 seasons. Currently, Chad is a physical education and health teacher at Mishawaka High School.
Softball Pitching Instructor
Serving as the starting pitcher at Saint Joseph high school for three years, and a two-year captain, Anna Irons lead the Indians to Semi-State four seasons in a row. Anna holds two school records in the most wins and most strikeouts, and was a two-time, first team all-NIC selection and two-time, all-state honorable mention. While in high school, she served as a student coach for Holy Family grade school, and at Chet Waggoner Little League working primarily with pitchers. Currently, Anna attends Saint Mary’s College and serves as the head JV softball coach at St. Joseph high school in South Bend.
Hitting & Outfield Instructor
The Performance Center is very excited to add Aaron Bond to our team of instructors. Aaron is a graduate of South Bend Clay High School where he helped lead them to the 2013 sectional championship. After high school, he went to the #1 ranked Junior College, San Jancinto College in Houston Texas. During both of his 2 years at San Jancinto, the team finished national runner up at the Junior College World Series. Aaron was drafted in the 39th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals but decided to return for his final year of Junior College. In the 2017 MLB Draft, Aaron was selected in the 12th round by the San Francisco Giants. In his 3 seasons in the Giants minor league system, Aaron hit 33 home runs and 111 RBIs.
Taylor joins the Performance Center staff as a Pitching Instructor. Taylor played 4 years at Division-2 Notre Dame College of Ohio as a true utility player at 1st Base, Designated Hitter, & Pitcher. During his time at Notre Dame College, they never finished below 3rd place in the conference. As a sophomore closer, he had an ERA of 3.1 prior to becoming injured. As a senior I led the team in batting average and on base percentage. Taylor became the varsity assistant head coach and pitching coach at John Adams HS in 2016. Taylor coaches for the South Bend Cubs Travel Baseball teams in the summer.