Wednesday, January 9, 2008


In his 2nd season managing the Danville Dans, Pete Paciorek will be joined in 2008 by Mack Paciorek and Joe Verplancke.

After playing professional baseball in the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers’ organizations for 9 years, Pete began his coaching career at Whittier College before moving to Cal State-Los Angeles, where he helped lead the team to the best overall record in school history. A San Gabriel, CA native, Pete earned his B.A. in Communications from Cal State LA as well as his Master’s in Organizational Communication and Leadership. He is currently the Head Coach at Principia College. Pete and his wife Sarah reside in Elsah, Il.

Mack, brother of manager Pete Paciorek, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers as an infielder and played professional ball for four years. He is currently Head Coach at San Marino High School in Southern California. He also works with various colleges providing professional infield instruction. Paciorek and his wife Keri have one son (Luke) and reside in Pomona, Ca.

Joe Verplancke attended Cal State LA where he was a two sport athlete (soccer and baseball) and was drafted as a pitcher after his junior year by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 8th round. He was a member of the 1997 High Desert Mavericks (California League) Championship Team. Joe and his wife Erin reside in Corona, CA where Joe is a teacher and Head Baseball Coach at Diamond Ranch High School.

The Dans coaching staff brings a combined 18 years of professional baseball knowledge to the Dans.

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