David A Mitroff joins the Cornerstone athletic program staff with more than 800 games of experience coaching. Before completing his degree at Bethel University in 1983 in business administration he was a three year starting catcher from 1979 to 1982
Mitroff has been a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association for 13 years. He served as head coach of the Arlington Cardinals summer collegiate team for seven years. He also served as head coach of Illinois Select baseball for four years. From 2001 to 2007 he held the position of head baseball coach for the McHenry County Hurricanes. At the same time he served as vice president of operations for the McHenry County Hurricanes and created numerous programs that have benefited the local community and educated coaches to be the best they can be. He created a community fund raising program called P.I.T.C. H. (players investing toward community help) and pioneered the Baseball Leadership Summit of Illinois which mentors coaches and trained student athletes.
He is married to Linda Lee Mitroff of Palatine IL and has three adult children. Melanie Good (27), Corinne VanArsdale (25), and David N Mitroff (22).
Chuck Lowitzki is the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Cornerstone University. In addition to his baseball responsibilities, he assists with sports information and study table. Chuck came to Cornerstone in November of 2011 after serving as the pitching and catching coach at Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake, IL. He spent 13 years at Prairie Ridge under Glen Pecoraro, where eight of his pitchers went to division 1 schools and three signed professional contracts. In addition to his pitchers, he had four catchers go on to play at the division 1 level. Those Prairie Ridge teams won seven straight Regional Championships and finished in second place in the 2011 Illinois summer state playoffs.
Chuck has coached privately at both Players Choice Academy and Grand Slam USA where he gave pitching, catching, and hitting lessons. Two pitchers that he worked with privately also signed professional contracts and numerous earned college scholarships. Chuck has attended the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) national coaching clinic and convention eight times and the Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) national coaching clinic three times. He has attended the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit each of the last four years.
Chuck has been married to Kimberly (Cook) for eight years and they have two sons, Chuck III (5) and Nolan (2). He graduated from National-Louis University in Chicago, IL with a BA in Applied Behavioral Science.
Ron Engels, a native of Wyoming, Mich., played football, basketball and baseball for Grand Rapids Community College. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 1963 and earned masters degree from Central Michigan in 1969.
As coach at Wyoming Park High School, where he taught history and family living, the team won the State Championship, three runner up State Championships, 15 conference titles, 11 district titles and seven regional titles. He retired from teaching in 1994 and has since been helping coach baseball at Hudsonville High School.
He has served as president of the MHSBCA for two years, selected to the MHSBCA Hall of Fame and received the Coach of the Year for 1980, 1984, 1992 and 2001.
Engles and his wife, Barbara, have five children.