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.
Jake Matthys will be entering his first year with Brew State Baseball Academy. Born and raised in Spring Lake Park, Minn., Jake is a 2012 graduate of Spring Lake Park High. Jake was a four-year letter winner at SLP, and earned a Division I scholarship offer to Kansas State University.
In his freshman campaign at Kansas State, Jake won the closer’s job out of the gate, helping Kansas State win the Big Twelve regular-season championship for the first time in school history. Matthys made two appearances in the Super Regional against Oregon State, including his first career collegiate start and a relief appearance in which he threw two scoreless innings while earning the win in game one of the series. Jake ended the season with a 9-2 record, 2.05 ERA in 60.1 IP, and nine saves. Matthys was selected Big Twelve Freshman of the Year, first-team All-Big Twelve, and first-team Freshman All-American. After his impressive debut college season, Matthys encountered an elbow injury during the summer and ultimately transferred to Division II Southwest Minnesota State University to be closer to home and his family. Following an underwhelming season at SMSU, Matthys found his stride again in the Northwoods League in the summer of 2015. After transferring to D-II Angelo State, Matthys pitched for the Wareham Gatemen in the prestigious Cape Cod Collegiate summer league in 2016 ending the summer with a 3.77 ERA in 31 IP with 25 Ks and 7 saves (2nd in the league). Matthys finished his senior season at Angelo State with a record of 8-4 and a 5.22 ERA in 60.1 IP.
After his collegiate career, Matthys has pitched professionally in the American Association each of the last six seasons with the Gary Southshore Railcats, St. Paul Saints, Kansas City Monarchs and the Milwaukee Milkmen.
Outside of his playing career he was the pitching coach for the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) in ‘19 and ‘20. He was also an instructor for the Minnesota Blizzard Baseball Club for 5 years and Minnesota Icemen Baseball
Parker Sniatynski will be entering his first year with Brew State Baseball Academy. Born and raised in the Milwaukee Area, Parker is a 2014 graduate of Marquette University High School. Parker was the 2014 Summer Baseball Player of the Year and was voted 1st Team All State his senior year before accepting a walk on role at Saint Louis University.
In his freshman year, Parker earned a starting spot in the Billiken lineup and was selected to the Atlantic-10 All-Rookie team after starting in 42 games and hitting for a .312 average. In his sophomore season, Parker started in 55 of the 56 games with a .321 average and earned a spot on the Atlantic-10 All Conference Second Team. Parker kept at his play and really shined his senior season. Parker finished out his collegiate career hitting 15 doubles, 5 triples, 9 home runs, and racked up 20 stolen bases. As a standout senior, landed Parker on the Atlantic-10 First Team All-Conference and additionally was selected to the Atlantic-10 Tournament Team. Parker finished his career in the top 10 historically for the Billikens in: Games Played, Games Started, Runs Scored, Hits, Total Bases, Runs Batted In, At Bats, and stolen bases.
Parker finished out his baseball playing career with a professional engagement in the Can-Am Association with the Trois Rivieries Aigles for the 2019 season before hanging up his cleats.
Coach Seth is joining us for his first year at Brew State but has a long playing and coaching career in baseball. He comes to us as a 3 year All Conference player at Carroll University. Later he returned as an assistance coach from 2010 - 2012. After his college experience, he continued to play the game with and impressive 27 years in Land O'lakes league with 21 of those years being recognized as an all star. He has an extensive coaching background with experiences as a JV coach at the following institutions: Brookfield East, Pewaukee, and Sussex Hamilton. He has 19 years athletic development experience as a physical education instructor since 2003 in multiple districts including in Tucson Arizona, Milwaukee Wi, and Cedarburg, WI..