Chris Michals

Chris Michals

Hitting and Pitching Instructor

Chris joined the Play Ball USA coaching staff in 2012. He is a graduate of Oakton Community College where he played from 2008-2010. In 2010, he was the top pitcher, and a two-way player, on a team that finished with a 42-19, ending the season ranked #13 in NJCAA Div. 2 and the school's first ever final four berth.

Following college, Chris went on to play profesionally in the Czech Republic. In 2012 he played for the Trnava Angels where he starred both on the mound and as a position player. He returned to Czech in 2013 as a member of the Trebic Nuclears, but his season was cut short due to injury. Chris has since returned to Europe and played in Switzerland, and Germany.

Chris has taught both hitting, pitching, and infield lessons for Play Ball and leads many of our weekly classes. In addition to his work at the academy, Chris is also a member of the Illinois Indians coaching staff where he has worked both youth and high school level teams.   

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