Brew State Staff
Chad Tindall- Director
Program director Chad Tindall has nearly twenty years experience in private baseball instruction. He takes a thoughtful and holistic approach in guiding young players to be their best.. Through his Bachelor Degree in Communications (UW-La Crosse) and the good fortune to train under some top baseball professionals, Tindall has developed a strong skillset around connecting to young players and helping them understand what it takes to reach their potential.
As a player Chad led Burlington Catholic Central to a state title in 1999. From there he played with 6-time NJCAA National Champions Arizona Central College where he teamed with future Major Leaguers Ian Kinsler & Rich Harden. Tindall also earned scholarships from LMU (Knoxville, TN), Kishwaukee College (Malta, IL), and Madison College (Madison, WI).
As a coach before starting Brew State, Tindall assisted the University of Wisconsin-Parkside baseball program and managed U.S. Baseball Academy camps for five years. Chad counts his time working with MLB hitting coach John Mallee, UW-Milwaukee head coach Scott Doffek,, and Auburn University head coach Clint Myers amongst his strongest influences.
Internationally, Chad has also played baseball in Beijing, China and coached in Perth, Australia.
Robert Novotny- International Coordinator
International Coordinator Robert Novotny has been involved in baseball in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Originally from near Kenosha, he played baseball at Cornell College in Iowa and St. Andrew College in North Carolina. He graduated from Cornell with Bachelor's Degrees in Writing and U.S. History., with a concentration in Teaching.
Professionally, he was responsible for developing the Chicago White Sox Training Centers into the largest youth baseball camp program in the United States, the program winning an award from Major League Baseball for "Best New Community Program." He has also scouted for the Texas Rangers, and interned in the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system under current MLB hitting coach John Mallee.
Novotny loves to teach baseball because he values the chance to work with young people and make a difference in their lives through the game. With Brew State, Novotny builds and maintains international relationships for the program. This will take the form of providing unique experiences for Brew State players in Wisconsin, as well as opportunities for Brew State players to sign to play internationally after graduating college.
Tom Starck - U16 Head Coach & Pitching Coach
Tom pitched pitched 4 years at Valparaiso University (D-1). He was named the Conference Pitcher of the year in 2003 and made First Team All Conference in 2004. He finished the program ranked 4th on the career strikeouts list. Later that year he signed with the Schaumburg Flyers of the Northern Independent League.
As he continued to play he started coaching about 10 years ago. He was the Varsity pitching coach with Racine Lutheran Prairie from 2007 to 2009. He served as Head Freshman Coach for Indian Trail High School from 2016 to 2017. Tom also has over 10 years experience as site director and instructor for US Baseball Academy.
Tom brings a keen eye and a strength of tracking down both hitters and pitchers.