Baseball Instructors

Mark Chagnon

Mark Chagnon


Baseball Training & Softball Hitting

Playing Experience:

Mark Chagnon played for Orland Park Sparks Travelers from the ages of 10U to 16U. Chagnon attended Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox all four years and was named All-Conference his Senior year of high school. After high school, Chagnon attended Eastern Illinois University in Charlston and played under Coach Jimmy Schmitz all four years in the Ohio Valley Conference. Chagnon was named First Team All Conference in 2005, 2006, 2007 and First Team All Region in 2006. Chagnon was the top ten in career average on base percent and at bats for Eastern Illinois Panthers.

Coaching Experience:

Out of college, Chagnon took a position as a hitting instructor at Swing Town Baseball Academy from 2000 through 2003. He then worked as a hitting instructor at On-Deck Baseball Academy from 2008-2013. Chagnon started his coaching career for Top Tier in 2015 and has coached 11U and 14U players. Chagnon joined the DuPage County Hounds in 2017 as the 16U coach and continues to coach for Sean Osbourne and his youth organization which has been rebranded to The 643 Baseball Club.

Contact Mark for Baseball Training & Softball Hitting Lessons:

Email: markchagnon328@gmail.com
Phone: 708.691.5733


Sean Osborne

Sean Osborne


Baseball & Softball Hitting

Playing Experience:

Osborne grew up in Lemont and attended Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois, about 40 miles outside of Chicago. In 2005, Osborne's collegiate baseball career began as a member of the Mesa Community College Thunderbirds. At Mesa, Osborne participated in the 2005 and 2006 Junior College World Series and performed at a high level with a .347 batting average in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference, which is a wood bat league. His Alma Mater MCC and former coach Tony Cirelli won the 2014 World Series. In 2007, Osborne transferred to Indiana State University to finish his collegiate career. As a scholar athlete, his grit was on full display, as he set and still holds the school record for being hit by a pitch 40 times as a batter. The Sycamores recognized his leadership skills and went on to appoint Osborne as the team captain and recipient of the team leadership award his senior year. His former head coach Lindsay Meggs is now the head coach for the University of Washington in the PAC-12.

Coaching Experience:

After graduating from Indiana State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management, Osborne returned to Illinois to join the coaching staff as a varsity assistant at Lemont High School. In 2010, Osborne was hired as the hitting and catching coach of the Benedictine University Eagles where he started his collegiate coaching career. The following year Osborne was the graduate assistant and head junior varsity coach for the Robert Morris University Eagles. After two successful baseball seasons at RMU, Osborne received his Master of Business Administration with concentrations in management and second concentration in human resources.

On September 1, 2011, Osborne was named the first head coach of the DuPage County Hounds, one of the members of the Midwest Collegiate League, a summer baseball league in Chicagoland. He is entering his seventh season with the team where he now takes on the role as the team's owner, after four years of being the club's head coach and two years as a General Manager.

While studying and coaching at Robert Morris, he also managed a youth travel team for three years. He quickly realized his passion was geared more toward youth sports which is why he started the DuPage Hounds youth travel organization as an umbrella and feeder program to the summer collegiate team. What started as the DuPage Hounds is now The 643 Baseball Club.

Contact Sean for Baseball & Softball Lessons:

Email: sjosborne4@gmail.com
Phone: 630.373.9913


Marty Kobernus

Marty Kobernus


Baseball & Softball Hitting

Playing Experience:

  • Pitched in Cleveland organization

Coaching Experience:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning coach ASMI
  • Pitching & conditioning coach
    • @ Morton Jr college
    • @ Benedictine College 2 yrs
    • @ Judson University 2 yrs
  • Over 50,000 lessons individualized to athlete’s specific needs
    • @ Jack Perconte Sports Academy 10 yrs
    • @ Chicago White Sox Academy 14 yrs
    • @ Diamond Edge Academy 4 yrs
  • Clients include 57 baseball players who have signed a professional contract
    • including son Kyle Kobernus
  • Well over 200 athletes to play at the collegiate level Softball experience
  • Former head coach Taylor Made Titans
  • National Qualifier every year
  • 100 % college recruitment for all Titans on the 14u & 16u teams
Contact Marty for Baseball & Softball Lessons:

Email: martykobe@gmail.com
Phone: 847.338.0916


Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson


Baseball Pitching Training

Playing Experience:

Coach Anderson played his High School Baseball at Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove. After completing his high school career he received an athletic scholarship to go play baseball at Parkland Jr. College in Champaign IL. After completing his college career he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins and played 4 seasons in the Twins Minor League System (1993 – 1997). He also played 2 years of Independent Baseball for the Elmira Pioneers in New York (1997 & 1998).

Coaching Experience:

Coach Anderson has coached youth baseball for 7 years and 2020 will be his 1st year with the Hounds Organization. He has been giving pitching instructions since 1999.

Personal Experience:

Anderson is married to his wife Tina Anderson and they have 2 kids: Tylor 18, Freshman at Goshen College playing Baseball, and Alana 16, Sophomore at Joliet West with a verbal commit to Northern Illinois University for Gymnastics. He currently resides in Joliet.

Contact Eric for Baseball Pitching Training:

Phone: 815.474.6713


Richard “Dick” Canan

Richard “Dick” Canan

“Dickie C Baseball”


Baseball Training & Softball Hitting

Playing Experience:

  • AAA Chicago Cubs Organization 1985-1991
  • Drafted in 1985, 13th round, out of University of Illinois – Champaign
  • Graduate of Burbank Reavis HS 1982
  • Product of Burbank National LL, Home of the 1977 Senior League World Series
  • Runner up to Taiwan
  • Graduate of DePaul University, Commerce, 1994
  • Graduate of Chicago State University, Mathematics, 1998

Coaching Experience:

  • 28 Years - Youth, High School, & College Baseball Coach
  • Entering 24th Season at Reavis HS as Assistant Varsity Coach
  • Currently 643 Hounds Baseball 18U Coach

Personal Experience:

  • 20 Years as a Middle School & HS Mathematics Teacher
  • Named 2007 Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club Teacher of the Year
"THE LOVE OF PRACTICE IS THE FIRST STEP FOR IMPROVEMENT AND ACHIEVING RESULTS"
Contact Richard for Baseball Training & Softball Hitting:

Email: richard.canan@gmail.com
Phone: 708.601.5303


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