Career highlights for Ambroza during his tenure as Head Coach of the Barons are the 2010 ORCC East Division Championship and the 2011 ORC Tournament Runner Up finish. The 2010 Championship was the first ORCC Championship for Barons Baseball since 1993.
Ambroza came to the Barons after spending 2 years as an assistant at his Alma Mater, Central Michigan University from 2005 to 2007. Ambroza also served as the Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant Coach at Loyola University of New Orleans for the 2004/05 season. During his summers, Ambroza has amassed additional coaching experience serving as an assistant coach for the Lima Locos, a member of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League for two summers as well as heading a Connie Mack team based in Mt. Pleasant, MI called the Central Michigan Stars whom reached the U.S. semifinals during his second season at the helm.
Ambroza split his college years between Ohio Northern University, where he lettered his freshman and sophomore years, and with Central Michigan University where he was a member of the 1999 Chippewas. Ambroza ended his collegiate career serving as a player/coach of the CMU Club Baseball program in 2001, which made it to the Inaugural National Club Baseball Association World Series in Syracuse, NY, where they fell in their semifinal matchup with the Baseball Club from the University of Texas.
Ambroza is from Rushmore, OH, and is a graduate of Columbus Grove High School. Ambroza also is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelorís Degree in Sports Studies. Coach Ambroza likes to stay active in his community as he is currently a member of the Lima Breakfast Optimists. He is currently working towards a Masters of Education from University of Missouri while residing in Pandora, OH with his wife Sara and daughter Allison.
Coach Jerome is a 1984 graduate of Van Wert High School. He continued his baseball career and education at Tri-State University in 1985 before joining the United States Navy in 1988. While in the Navy, Jerome remained active playing on the All Navy softball team as well as base softball leagues. He retired from the Navy in March 2009 and has 15 years coaching experience at all levels from little league to high school.
Currently, Coach Jerome is finishing his Bachelor degree in Middle Childhood Education and hopes to teach or work in college admissions as well as coach at the collegiate level. He and his wife Teri and sons Ryne and Blaine reside in Payne, OH.
Bench Coach: Barry Ambroza
Assistant Coach: Jerry Beard
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator:Mike Jerome 419-789-9403
Athletic Director: Rob Livchak 419-995-8281
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