OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

With over 130 years of combined experience, DNA Sports has trained over 1500 players, many of whom have gone on to play college and professional baseball or softball.

We believe that with the right training and mentoring any athlete can maximize their innate talents.


Coaches

Andy Pohl

Andy Pohl

Andy Pohl

Andy Pohl specializes in all facets of hitting and college recruitment for elite high school athletes.

Prior to founding DNA Sports, Andy worked as a talent evaluator and college recruiting advisor for a major athletic scouting firm, and was a baseball/softball consultant for Drive Performance, a large indoor training facility in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. While at Drive Performance, Andy served as the director of the company’s patented vision training system, the same system utilized by Major League Baseball, the U.S.A Olympic Softball Team, and various collegiate baseball and softball programs.

Andy was the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago from 2009-2011. In that three year span, Andy directed the program to three consecutive Class 3A Regional Championships, as well as a City Semi-Finalist appearance in 2010. Andy also authored the Handbook for Athletics in the Catholic Elementary School for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Andy played his collegiate baseball at Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster PA), earning his B.A. in 1999. Andy also has a M.A. in Secondary Education from DePaul University (Chicago IL) and a M.A. in School Leadership from Northeaster Illinois University.  He is an Illinois State Licensed School Administrator and certified athletic coach through the American Sport Education Society.

Dave Rosene

Dave Rosene

Dave Rosene

Dave Rosene leads DNA Sports' skills training and coaching clinics services. He has achieved and maintained a proficiency as an athletic specialist for over 25 years by his ability to apply various teaching and coaching methods to athletes according to their skill level and body type, identifying and correcting errors in skill technique, and effectively communicating fundamental and advanced philosophies to athletes with disparate backgrounds and personalities to produce their best performances in game settings while stressing team play.

His emphasis on skill work has succeeded at a high level, developing several professional players, multiple college athletes, and three high school players of the year in baseball.

Dave has won Baseball Coach of the Year honors in 1994 from the Chicago Catholic League and in 2004 in District B from the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association. In 2008 he was named Outstanding Baseball Coach of the Year by the Chicago Public League. In 2009 the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association named Dave the Class 3A Baseball Coach of the Year. As Head Coach of Jones College Prep (Chicago), Dave led his team to the 2011 IHSA 3A supersectionals for the third time in four years and was named the 2011 Chicago Public League Coach of the Year. In July 2011, he was named to the IHSA Baseball Advisory Committee. Currently Dave is the Chairman of the Chicago Public League Baseball Coaches Committee

Dave started coaching basketball as soon as he graduated from college in 1974, leading a men's AAU team to a 30-4 record in 2 seasons. Since then he has coached CYO, middle school 7th and 8th grade, was an assistant coach at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin for one year and has coached at 3 high schools since 2001. He has been at Jones College Prep in Chicago as an assistant varsity coach since 2006. As a player Dave was invited to a NBA tryout camp in 1976 and was offered a tryout to play in Europe in 1982, but through circumstances had to turn down those opportunities. 

Dave is a 1974 graduate of MacMurray College(Illinois) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and in 1990 was certified as a coach by the American Coaching Effectiveness Program.

He has also authored an instructional book The Do's and Don'ts of Basketball Shooting featuring an animated character demonstrating the right and wrong ways to shoot a basketball.

 

Robert Jenkins

Robert Jenkins

Robert H. Jenkins

Graduated from Mendel Catholic in 1975 and immediately entered the United States Marine Corps.  It was here that he developed his leadership style, which revolves around discipline, and setting the proper example. After the military, coach Jenkins enrolled in Craven Community College, of New Bern North Carolina.As a member of the Panthers, he started in center field, and hit third. He currently is a member of the staff at Jones College Prep, and also coached at Kenwood Academy and Harlan Career Academy.

 

Administrative

Tim Will

Tim Will

Timothy Will

Tim Will leads our online marketing efforts and business operations. He brings a diverse blend of coaching, educational and professional experiences after working in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Illinois.

After earning a dual degree in Communications and Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007, Tim joined Pitt’s athletic department as a member of their Media Relations Office, where he handled public relations efforts for the University’s 19 intercollegiate athletic teams and 452 student-athletes, including National Champion wrestler Keith Gavin. In 2008, Tim enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, where he spent two years teaching 5th grade and coaching boys and girls youth basketball teams in Corpus Christi, Texas, while earning his Master of Education Degree.

Upon graduating from Notre Dame in 2010, Tim taught middle school and coached basketball, baseball, and golf. He recently earned a Master’s degree in Information Systems from DePaul University and currently works for Notre Dame as a Web and Interactive Media Specialist.