Bob Koopmann is entering his twenty-first season as a collegiate head coach and his twelfth year here at Rockford University. Coach Koopmann and his staff his staff have built the program into a perennial conference title contender winning 3 conference titles and 2 conference tournament titles since his arrival. Koopmann’s teams have gone 240-203 (.542 winning percentage) during his eleven seasons, including winning at least 27 games 4 times. The 29 wins in 2007 stands as a Rockford University school record. In that same time period the Regents have seen four of their players sign professional contracts including LHP Fabian Gomez who was selected in the 31st round by the Oakland Athletics in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.
Prior to coming to Rockford University, Koopmann turned multiple programs around with numerous successful season at each of his previous head coaching positions. Just prior to his arrival at Rockford, Koopmann was the head coach for 2 seasons (2005-06) at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa. In Koopmann’s second season with the Saints they won a school record 23 games. Prior to coaching at Ashford, Koopmann spent the first 7 years (1998-2004) of his head coaching career at Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) in Oglesby, Ill. In 1999 Koopmann turned the program around by improving the Eagles from just 5 wins to a then record 27 wins. From 2000 through 2004 he led a team that averaged 42 wins a year and shattered his previous school record for wins with a 49-12 record in 2003. In his 7 years at IVCC, Koopmann coached 47 players that went on to play at 4-year institutions and coached 15 players that were drafted or signed professional contracts. His teams won the Regional Championships from 2001 through 2003. In his 7 years at IVCC the Eagles were 241-171 (.585 winning percentage).
Prior to becoming a head coach, Koopmann served as an assistant coach at Northeastern Illinois University from 1990 through 1992 and again in 1997. During those 4 seasons, Koopmann served as the team’s pitching coach.
Koopmann also brings professional coaching experience to the Regents’ dugout. He served as the manager for the Rockford RiverHawks from 2002 through 2004 and again from 2008 through 2010. His teams compiled a 297-270 record (.524 winning percentage) over that time frame including a Frontier League Championship in 2004 where the RiverHawks finished 65-39 including the postseason.
The Chicago native played his college baseball at Harper College in Palatine, Ill. While at Harper he was drafted twice by the Chicago White Sox organization. Koopmann later signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates where he pitched in their minor league system for three seasons.
Koopmann earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Northeastern Illinois University and his master’s degree from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Koopmann resides in Rockford with his wife Laura. They have two children, Frank age 12, and Lyla age 9.
Josh Keener is entering his sixth season as an assistant coach at Rockford University. Keener joined the staff in the fall of 2012 after spending two seasons as an assistant at Rock Valley College. In addition to his coaching duties at Rockford University, Keener also coaches for the Rockford Baseball Academy where he works with high school players.
Along with coaching, Keener also umpires at both the high school and youth level. Since 2013, Keener has also served as the official scorer for the Beloit Snappers which is the Midwest League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.
Terry Wiltshire is entering his first season as an assistant coach for the Rockford University baseball program. He brings with him not only playing but coaching experience to the Regent dugout. Prior to joining the Regents coaching staff, Wiltshire spent two years as the head coach of the Rockford Rays of the Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League. He also spent one season at Freeport High school as an assistant varsity baseball coach. Wiltshire's coaching duties at Rockford will include working with the hitters and catchers.
Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Wiltshire spent four years as a member of the Rockford University baseball program. During that time frame, the Regents finished as high as second in the NACC and made the conference tournament three consecutive seasons. Wiltshire had his best season his senior year as the team's primary catcher when he played in 33 games and tallied 35 hits for a .324 batting average. He finished his collegiate career with 87 hits, 38 runs batted in, 9 doubles, a .314 batting average and a .383 on-base percentage.
Wiltshire graduated from Rockford University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management. He then earned his MBA from Rockford University in 2016.
Bob Seibert is entering his tenth season as an assistant coach for the Regents. He has served on the coaching staff for 2 Northern Athletics Conference championship teams in 2008 and 2010. Seibert brings 35 plus years of coaching experience from the Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg area to the team.
Seibert currently lives in Roscoe, Ill. with his wife Janet.
Cole Logemann is entering his first year as a member the Regent baseball coaching staff following a highly successful four year career as a member of the RU baseball program.
Logemann finished his collegiate career as one of the more decorated Regent baseball players in recent memory. He earned all-conference recognition three times including two first team and one Second Team All-NACC selection. Logemann was also twice voted Third Team All-Midwest Region as well as the NACC Freshman of the Year. He finished his collegiate career with a .344 batting average, .424 on-base percentage and a .533 slugging percentage. Logemann also recorded 211 hits, including an RU record 51 doubles, while driving in 120 runs.
Logemann earned his bachelor's degree in Sports Management and now is working towards his master's degree.
Mitch Gorsuch is entering his first year as an assistant coach for the Rockford University baseball program.
Gorsuch joins the Regents' coaching ranks following a successful four-year playing career at Rockford. Gorsuch primarily played first base during his career but also saw time in the outfield as well. His best season came his senior year when he played in 36 games including 31 starts. During that year he hit a career best .307 with a .380 on-base percentage and a .386 slugging percentage. Gorsuch was also top-five on the team in runs scored (21), RBIs (19), hits (35) and walks (10). Defensively, Gorsuch was extremely reliable throughout his career posting a .979 fielding percentage.
Gorsuch earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 2017 and is now working towards his master's degree at Rockford University.
Tim Trevier is now entering his eleventh year as a collegiate coach. He began his coaching career at the college level back in 2000 when he was an assistant coach for Bob Koopmann at Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC). During his tenure under Koopmann at IVCC, his teams averaged 42 wins a year from 2000-04 and shattered the single-season school record for wins in 2013 with a 49-12 record. After a short absence from the collegiate coaching ranks, Trevier returned to IVCC as an assistant coach beginning in 2010 for three seasons under head coach Eric Pinter, a Rockford University alum. Trevier then joined the Rockford University staff in 2013 where he has held various roles including coaching infielders, catchers, and assisting with the pitching staff.
In addition to his collegiate coaching duties, Trevier has been involved with Little League Baseball for over 25 years and is currently the District Administrator for Illinois District 20. He is also the Tournament Director for the Senior League Boys (Ages 14-16) Regional in Peru and Oglesby, Illinois. Teams from 13 states throughout the Midwest compete in the tournament, and the winner travels to Easley, South Carolina to compete in the Senior League World Series.
Trevier graduated in 1985 from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. While at Culver-Stockton, Trevier was a two-sport athlete playing both football and baseball. After graduation, he worked for 30 years in law enforcement at the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office in Princeton, Ill. before retiring from law enforcement in August of 2016. Trevier resides in Ladd, Ill. with his wife Lisa. They have four children, Ian age 21, Kieran age 19, and Kavan and Taryn ages 16.