CORY HARRIS – 12 years professional and Olympian
HEAD HITTING INSTRUCTOR – GM/DIRECTOR QC STICKS
Local kid born and raised in the Quad Cities. Graduated from Davenport Assumption High School in 1998. While playing at Assumption was named to 4 time first team all MAC conference/district honors3 time first team all-state and two time super all-state honors. After graduating from Assumption attended Pensacola Junior College. Was named player of the year in The Panhandle Conference and first team all conference honors in 1999. Drafted by the NY Mets in the 1999 amateur baseball draft. During his 12 year professional career he compiled over 1,000 hits, over 100 home runs, 5 time all-star, 1 time all-star MVP, and 1 time home run derby Champion. Played in the Mexican Winter League in 2002. Was named to the all tournament team while playing in the 2003 Europeon Championships in the Netherlands. Represented Greece in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, was named to the all Olympic all tournament team.
After his professional and international career on the field. Cory has owned and operated a baseball facility in the Quad Cities for over 15 years. He is also the current GM for the QC Sticks organization.
IAN FINK – 7 years professional player- coach at high school and professional level
PITCHING/HITTING INSTRUCTOR – QC Sticks Coach
Ian grew up in Long Island, NY. Graduated from Baldwin High School in 1970. Signed out of High School by the Detroit Tigers climbing the ladders in a 7 year career to the AAA level and was invited to two Major League Spring Trainings. He had the privilege to play under Detroit Tiger manager for 3 years in the Minor Leagues.
After his playing career he went on to coach two seasons at the professional level. Has now instructed or coached for over 30 years. Ian brings a lot of knowledge to the cage while instructing.
Dakota Bacus -7 years of professional baseball experience and STILL playing
Dakota was born and raised in the Quad Cities. He attended Moline High School graduating in 2009. After graduating from Moline Bacus attended Southeastern Community College in Burlington Iowa from 2009-2011. In his two years there he was named to two straight all conference and all region selection. Finishing his college career at Indiana State University (2011-2012), was named first team all conference and Newcomer of the Year. Bacus was drafted by the Oakland A’s in the 2012 Amateur Baseball Draft (9th round). Was traded a year later to the Nationals for Major Leaguer Kurt Suzuki. Has been invited to 2 Arizona Fall League, was named to the 2012 Fall League All-Star team. He is currently known as the “WHITE WALL NINJA” (google it)
Legends is blessed to have Bacus on the staff as he brings a lot of energy and knowledge to his lessons.
Jake Viaene – CATCHING/HITTING
Tim Gronski – HITTING/PITCHING
Eric Reynolds – HITTING/FIELDING
Jordan De Los Reyes – Division 1 Softball Player
HEAD SOFTBALL INSTRUCTOR
Graduate of Moline High School in 2015. Jordan extended her playing career at Illinois State University. While at Illinois State she was a four year starter and captain for two years. She had an outstanding college career being named four time all conference, two time all defensive team, two time all region teams, 2016 MVC defensive player of the year, and 2017 MVC Player of the year honors. Is also member of the ISU 200 hits club along with rewriting the record books at ISU. To top it all off was named the 2017 ISU Jill Hutchinson Female Athlete of The Year.
Legends is grateful to be able to add Jordan to the staff and take over all of the softball instruction. She brings tremendous energy and loves sharing her knowledge to help your young athlete achieve their goals.