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.
Baseball Skill Instructor
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
-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.
Catching Coordinator, Coach
-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
-Graduated with Academic Honors
-Trained and played summer baseball for the Indiana Chargers
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.
Pitching Coordinator, Coach
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.
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.
Outfield/Pitching Coordinator, Coach
4-year letter winner at Northrop
2x-SAC Conference Champ
2x-All-SAC at OF and LHP
Stavreti Scholarship Winner
Graduated with Academic Honors
Played a year at Indiana Tech
Jack currently coaches at Fort Wayne Northrop High School
Sorensen was born and raised in Utah he attended Payson High School. In High School Sorensen was a three-year letter winner and was voted the Region 12 MVP and was selected to the All-State team. After High School Sorensen began his Colligate career at Taft Junior College in California, during his Freshman season he received the most improved player award. After his Freshman year Sorensen played Summer Baseball for the Regina Red Sox in Regina Saskatchewan Canada. Following the summer Sorensen went back to Taft and during his last season Sorensen received the Bakersfield Jockey Club Award for outstanding citizens and athletes, along with being named to the Central Valley All-Conference Team for Relief Pitcher as well as being named Academic All-Conference and receiving MVP of his team. After receiving his Associates Degree in Physical Education and Health at Taft Junior College Sorensen Transferred to Indiana Tech to further his education and baseball career, he pitched for two years at Indiana Tech winning the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference regular season championship his Junior year. His Senior year Sorensen was a starting pitcher and his team won the Wolverine Hoosier regular season and Tournament Championship and won the Williamsburg Opening round he pitched the game to take his team to the World Series he threw 6.2 striking out 10 with 5 hits and 3 runs and collected the win against Cumberlands Kentucky to send his team to the NAIA World Series. After his Senior season he signed a Independent Professional Contract with the Utica Unicorns. He has Coached the Indiana Chargers for 3 years and previously Coached at Ivy Tech Community College and is currently on staff at Indiana Tech as Pitching Coach. Sorensen has a true passion for player development not only on the field but off the field.
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.