Evan Jurjevic, PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW-L1SP

Director of Operations & Player Development

Evan joined the Chargers staff in 2015 as the Chargers Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Goshen Location. Evan has since taken over the Charger organization in Fort Wayne, IN in 2019-2020 as the owner and director of player development. 

He graduated from La Porte High School in La Porte, IN in 2010 with Academic Honors and a member of the National Honors Society.  While attending La Porte High School, Evan earned six varsity letters.  He was a three-year high school letterman in both varsity baseball and basketball.  Evan was a two-year varsity basketball captain where he played the point guard position his junior and senior years.  In baseball, he was a 2-time All-Region selection and had a career batting average of .400. During his senior campaign, the Slicers were ranked 22nd in the nation by USA Today.  The Slicer team consisted of 12 players who went on to play collegiate baseball. 

 

After high school, Evan went on and attended Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN, where he played baseball while juggling his college academics.   He was selected team captain of the Eagles for 2 seasons and had a career batting average of .333.  As a senior, Evan batted a team and collegiate career-best .358 while earning All-South Atlantic Conference honors. He set the all-time Carson-Newman baseball record with reaching base safely in 43 consecutive games, and he was the recipient of the 2015 Carson-Newman University Baseball MVP and Best Hitter awards.  On March 24th, 2015, Evan was named the Player of the Week in the Volunteer State by the Tennessee Sportswriters' Association marking the first time that a Carson-Newman baseball player has earned the accolade.  Evan finished 13th in the nation in doubles and was ranked top 10 nationally in doubles per game.  While taking care of business at the plate, he also held a .991 fielding percentage.  

 

Evan graduated from Carson-Newman in 2014 with a degree in Exercise Science and in 2015 with a Master’s in Education, with an emphasis in Leadership and Coaching.  He recently graduated from Trine University's Doctorate of Physical therapy program in Fort Wayne, IN in 2020 and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Evan is currently working as a Doctor of Physical Therapy for the Chicago White Sox. 

Dustin DeMuth,

Baseball Skill Instructor

High School

Dustin was a stellar all-around athlete playing baseball, basketball, and football at LaPorte High School. Dustin was an all-conference selection and was named to the all-area team in all three sports as a senior. He was awarded First Team All-Area and All-State and was a finalist for Indiana's Mr. Baseball hitting .531 as a senior with a .646 slugging percentage, 12 stolen bases and 38 runs to just five strikeouts.  He finished his career with record .446 average for a school that has 44 straight 20-win seasons. Dustin finished his career with just 17 strikeouts in 300 at-bats. Dustin played travel baseball for the Indiana Chargers in the summer time. Dustin earned a baseball scholarship to Indiana University. 

 

Indiana University Career

-3x All-American

-Big Ten's All-Freshman team

-3x Conference's Freshman of the Week 

-2x First Team All-Big Ten

-2x All-Big Ten Tournament team member

-2x Big Ten Player of the Week

-2x Academic All-Big Ten honoree

-Earned Big Ten Sportsmanship Award

-Part of the 2013 IU team that went to the College World Series

 

 In IU history, Dustin ranks:

-1st in doubles (63)

-2nd in hits (316)

-.344 hitter in 236 games played (starting every single one)

 

Dustin was selected in the 5th round of the 2014 MLB Draft (146th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers. In 4 years with the Brewers farm system he posted a .272 batting average and was named an All-Star for AA Biloxi Shuckers in 2017.  Dustin has his degree in Exercise Physiology and is currently getting his Master’s in Physician Assistant at Trine University.

Reese Kuhns

Catching Coordinator, Coach 

 

High School

-Attended Snider High School in Fort Wayne, IN

-Earned four varsity letters in baseball for the Panthers

-Received the Four-Year Varsity Letterman Award

-Snider 2x Team MVP

-All SAC-Conference 2x 

-All SAC Conference Academic team

-Sectional title 

-Graduated with Academic Honors

-Trained and played summer baseball for the Indiana Chargers

 

College

Reese is currently a Junior catcher at Heidelberg University (Division III). He is double majoring in Business Administration and Sports Management and member of the honors program. 

Drake Graham

Pitching Coordinator, Coach 

 

High School

Drake was a starting pitcher at Warsaw Community High School during his junior and senior seasons. He struck out 14.7 hitters per 9 innings his senior year, tallying 4 wins on the mound. While not on the mound, the 6'5 righty saw time at second base and all three outfield positions, hitting just under 300. Drake also spent 2 summers in the Indiana Chargers program, playing under his now current pitching coach at Taylor University, Justin Barber. Off the baseball field, he won the school-wide mathletes competition and won the Warsaw Iron Tiger athletic competition, which combined maximum lifts from exercises such as deadlift, bench press, and power clean, among others. In the classroom, he was a member of National Honor Society and a four year member of the Honor Roll. Drake earned a baseball scholarship to Taylor University.

 

College

In a shortened freshman season due to COVID-19, Drake started one game on the mound for Taylor University. This season, he looks to receive innings out of the bullpen for the Trojans, who received votes in the NAIA Preseason Top 25 Poll. Academically, Drake is majoring in Exercise Science. He plans to attend graduate school after receiving his bachelor's degree, as he looks to study either exercise physiology or chiropractics.

Hunter Frost, Coach

High School

Hunter Frost attended high school at Lakeland High School in Lagrange, Indiana. Lakeland participated in the NECC (NorthEast Corner Conference)

-1x NECC All-conference

-1x NECC All-Conference HM

2x team Defensive MVP

-2x National Honors Society

-Went 22-6 in 2018 campaign (3rd best in school history)

-Conference co-champions in 2018

-Threw a no-hitter in first round of conference to win 1-0.

College

Frost is attending the University of Saint Francis studying Business administration with an emphasis of sports management graduating in the class of 2024. Hunter is in his 2nd year at Saint Francis and has been the Cougar’s game 1 starter throughout the last 2 years despite injury. Frost led the cougars to their most wins in one season. Pitching 6 innings and giving up 1 earned run in their last win of the season. Frost also earned a conference pitcher of the week award after throwing his first college shutout against Thomas More in Tennessee.

Ben Keating, Coach

High School

- Attended Northrop High School in Fort Wayne, IN. 

- Received 3 Varsity letters as a catcher for Bruin Baseball

- All SAC conference 2x

- Sectional Title

- Indiana Defensive catcher of the year 2017

 

College

Ben attended Purdue Fort Wayne for 2 seasons from 2018-2019. 

Throughout his catching career Ben has caught several professional pitchers. A list that includes Garrett Schoenle (White Sox), Evan Miller (Padres), Andrew Saalfrank (Diamondbacks), Colin Brockhouse (Pirates), and Jarrod Parker (Athletics). 

During college Ben decided to take a pause from his baseball career and enlist in the United States Marines. Ben served 3 years in V38 Infantry Battalion before wrapping up his 4-year military career in 2D Reconnaissance Battalion. Ben was discharged from the Marines as a Corporal and received awards for his actions overseas. 

Blaine McRae, Coach

High School

Blaine played high school baseball at Canterbury and then South Side high school in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a 4-year letterman at the varsity level in baseball. 

-2x sectional champion at South Side

 

College

McRae is attending the University of Saint Francis studying Sports Management. He redshirted as a freshman and made 8 appearances this past season.  He has aspirations to open his own business one day or become a collegiate pitching coach.  

Joel Mishler

Founder​

Chargers General Manager and co-founder Joel Mishler has been involved with coaching, scouting, and giving lessons for over 30 years. He served as the Glen Oaks Community College head baseball coach for 10 years where he won over 300 games and took his 2000 team to the World Series and a third-place finish in NJCAA Div. II. During his tenure at Glen Oaks, he coached 12 players that went on to play professional baseball and over 60 players that played at four-year universities and colleges. He served as an Associate Scout for the Baltimore Orioles from 1996 through 2005 and is currently an associate scout with the Miami Marlins. Coach Mishler is dedicated to helping use his coaching skills and college connections to help young men achieve their dreams of playing at the next level.