Instructors

DUCKS ACADEMY™ INSTRUCTORS

Rich Janor

Director

  • Founder of Ducks Baseball and Head Coach of the original Ducks team (2003)
  • Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, IL
  • High School Varsity Coach of the Year in 2011, 2013 (IHSBCA Area)
  • IHSA 3A State Finalist (2013) and IHSA 3A Elite Eight (2011)
Bill Smith

Director – Ducks Gold™

  • 30+ year veteran of amateur baseball
  • Former player and coach at the College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
  • Disciple of the legendary Coach Gordie Gillespie
  • Former High School Coach at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, IL
Brian Smith

Director – Ducks Academy™

  • Former standout pitcher at Northern Illinois University
  • Master’s Degree in Sports Management
  • Former Coach of the Madison Mallards (Northwoods League)
  • Former Pitching Coach for Windy City Thunderbolts
  • Current Manager of the Rockford Rivets
  • Current WAA Manager of Programing
Rick Dudzinski

Director – Player Development
(Ages 8U-13U)

  • Varsity Pitching Coach – Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, IL
  • 30+ year veteran of amateur baseball in Naperville area
  • Former Director and Coach for Naperville Reds, Naperville Baseball Assn.
  • Private Instructor for numerous youth, high school, and collegiate players
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