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Eric LaskovyeTitle: Head Coach
Name: Eric Laskovy
Office: 269-965-3931 ext. 2536

Coach Laskovy is in his 19th year at Kellogg Community College and is entering his 12th year as head coach of the baseball program. Over the course of his first 11 years, the Bruins won several championships, including seven MCCAA conference titles (in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017) and four regional championships resulting in trips to the NJCAA Division II World Series (in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015). The Bruins finished National Runner-Up in 2007.

KCC baseball has been equally impressive in the classroom during that time, consistently maintaining an average team GPA above 3.0. In fact, the Bruins have received NJCAA Academic Team honors in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

“We are proud of the balance we have created on and off the field,” Coach Laskovy says. “Our student-athletes’ commitment to academics, athletics and the community has shown in the amount of players that have transferred to and been successful at the next level.”

KCC continues to place a high number of players each year into quality four-year institutions across the country. The Bruins have sent 106 student-athletes on to four-year institutions in the past 11 years. KCC has also seen 13 former players drafted or signed to professional contracts in the last 15 years.

Laskovy, who played baseball at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. He then earned a master’s degree from Western Michigan University in 2001. Eric teaches full time in the Physical Education Department at KCC. He and his wife Shannon and daughter Kellin reside in Battle Creek.

Coaching honors

  • 2007 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2007 ABCA Diamond Regional Coach of the Year
  • 2007 North Central District Coach of the Year
  • 2007 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year
  • 2007 National Baseball D11 Championship Coach of the Tournament
  • 2008 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2009 ABCA Diamond Regional Coach of the Year
  • 2009 North Central District Coach of the Year
  • 2009 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year
  • 2010 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2011 ABCA Diamond Region Coach of the Year
  • 2011 North Central District Coach of the Year
  • 2012 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2013 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2015 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2015 ABCA Diamond Regional Coach of the Year
  • 2015 North Central District Coach of the Year
  • 2015 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year
  • 2017 MCCAA Western Conference Coach of the Year

Title: Associate Head Coach
Name: Jim Miller

Coach Miller is beginning his 19th season at KCC. He attended Climax-Scotts High School, where he lettered in four varsity sports and won several All-Conference awards. Miller spent more than 20 years on active military duty with the United States Army before retiring in 1992. During his military career, he played and coached baseball, basketball and fastpitch softball at several levels within the Army.

Upon retiring, Miller spent four years as assistant coach at Comstock High School before joining the coaching staff at KCC. Miller also spent several years coaching summer baseball in Battle Creek, leading Del Seat Builders to a league championship and appearing twice in the Stan Musial World Series. He was recently inducted onto the Battle Creek Amateur Sports Association Wall of Fame for his contributions to amateur baseball in the city and region.

Miller is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and also attended Central Texas College. He and his wife Lucy have been married for 34 years. Their daughter Mary and her husband Andy recently welcomed their first child, Leah, to the family.


KCC baseball has established a tradition of excellence, qualifying for the NJCAA D2 World Series six times since 1999. The Bruins have also claimed 10 MCCAA Conference Championships since 1982.

Conference Championships

1982, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

Regional Finals

2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015

MCCAA State Championships


NJCAA Division II World Series Finishes

2nd (1999), 5th (2002), 2nd (2007), 8th (2009), 4th (2011), 5th (2015)

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Athletic Success

“KCC baseball alum Travis Bolin drafted by the Texas Rangers”

Bruin Transfers

Bruins who committed to play for four-year schools for the 2017-18 season include:

  • Chase Carpenter, Grand Valley State University
  • Chris Clark, Northwood University
  • Tanner Gross, Northwood University
  • Alec Justin, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Cooper Marshall, Western Michigan University
  • Joey Nate, Grand Valley State University
  • Bailey Peterson, Michigan State University
  • Eugene Roberts, Davenport University
  • Cole Sanderson, Davenport University
  • Joey Stasa, Concordia University
  • Mitch Weber, Aquinas College

Bruins who committed to play for four-year schools for the 2016-17 season include:

  • Tate Brawley, Grand Valley State University
  • Anthony DiPonio, Davenport University
  • Austin Gonser, Northwood University
  • Walter Graf, Aquinas College
  • Garrett Hammer, Western Michigan University
  • Jason Mueller, Indiana Tech
  • Matt Pearsall, Northwood University
  • Alex Sova, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Bradley Spieldenner, Concordia University
  • Brady VanSloten, Davenport University
  • Joe Wolf, Indiana Tech

Bruins who committed to play for four-year schools for the 2015-16 season include:

  • Travis Bolin, Davenport University
  • Tyler Bradner, Oakland University
  • Benny Clark III, Indiana Tech University
  • Justin Gierlowski, Indiana University South Bend
  • Alex Goodwin, Western Michigan University
  • Alex Holley, Spring Arbor University
  • Seth Johnson, Grand Valley State University
  • Kyle Mallwitz, Western Michigan University
  • Mike Sielinski, New Mexico Highlands University
  • Garret Soule, Saginaw Valley State University

Bruins who committed to play for four-year schools for the 2014-15 season include:

  • Chad Carson, Saginaw Valley University
  • Aaron Dehn, Oakland University
  • Kameron Joostberns, Aquinas College
  • Tanner McCarn, Northwood University
  • Steve Remesnik, Indiana Tech University
  • Dayne San Miguel, Alma College
  • Kyle Smith, Rochester College
  • Ben Spieldenner, St. Joseph College

Bruins who committed to play for four-schools for the 2013-14 season include:

  • Jeremy Bagnall, University of Montevallo
  • Patrick Bobolts, Grand Valley State University
  • Drew Carlile, Bradley University
  • Kody Carson, Centenary College of Louisiana
  • Larsen Cronkright, Northwood University
  • Chad Mayle, Western Michigan University
  • Travis Moore, Bryan College
  • Dirk Ormsby, Northern Illinois University
  • Trent Pell, Oakland University
  • Bryan Stevens, Western Kentucky University
  • Jon Timmerman, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Jake Wakeland, Northwood University
  • Derek Yoder, Murray State University

Click Here to view a list of four-year schools KCC baseball student-athletes have transferred to

Academic Excellence

Since 2008, 16 KCC baseball players have achieved Academic All-American status, demonstrating the program’s high standards for excellence in the classroom. The Bruins have also been honored as an NJCAA All-Academic Team five times since 2010.

Individual Academic Honors

  • Logan Briggs, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA)
  • Ryan Buter, Distinguished Academic All-American
  • Drew Carlile, Superior Academic Achievement All-American
  • Chris Clark, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Max Drenth, Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA)
  • Brandon Hass, Exemplary Academic Achievement, Superior Academic Achievement
  • Bradley Hayden, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Jordan Hennika, Academic All-American
  • Chad Jasman, Academic All-American
  • Jacob Lincoln, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Ryan Longstreth, Distinguished Academic All-American
  • Cooper Marshall, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Chad Mayle, Superior Academic Achievement
  • Jacob Miller, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Travis Moore, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Jason Mueller, Superior Academic Achievement
  • Kyle Nolen, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Austin Rinard, Academic All-American
  • Hayden Robbins, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Dayne San Miguel, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Cole Sanderson, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Joshua Schafer, Academic All-American
  • Bradley Spieldenner, Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Addison Webb, Superior Academic Achievement
  • Joe Wolf, Exemplary Academic Achievement

NJCAA All-Academic Teams

  • 2015-16 (3.17 GPA)
  • 2014-15 (3.34 GPA)
  • 2013-14 (3.28 GPA)
  • 2012-13 (3.20 GPA)
  • 2009-10 (3.18 GPA)


KCC is part of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association’s (MCCAA) Western Conference and is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Region 12.