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After a 3 year stint as the pitching coach for the 17u Chiefs, Coach Iwema takes over as the manager for the 16U chiefs.  This will be his first managers job since leaving Lake Central as the Head Baseball Coach.  Iwema spent 11 years at Lake Central compiling a 229 wins with 96 losses.  The biggest highlight for coach Iwema at Lake Central is that over 41 players went on to college or professional baseball in those 11 years.  In that same span, the Indians were able to capture 6 sectional and 3 regional titles.  Lake Central also qualified for two final four appearances in 2000 and 2004. 


Prior to Lake Central, Iwema led the Griffith Panthers. During Iwema's first season as a head coach, the Panthers captured the first Regional Championship in it's long baseball history.  At Griffith, coach Iwema's teams finished with a 62-55 record with a sectional and regional championship.  In his 15 year stint as a varsity baseball coach, Iwema was named the Times Coach of the Year twice, and the University of Indianapolis Alumni coach of the year twice.


Before entering the coaching profession, Iwema enjoyed a successful career as a player.  Iwema comes from Goshen Indiana were he helped lead the Redskins to Conference and Sectional Titles during his senior season.  Iwema was named All Conference during his junior and senior season. 


After High School, Iwema moved on to college baseball by attending National Power, Triton College.  After a one year stint at Triton, Iwema moved on to the University of Indianapolis.  During his junior and senior seasons, the Greyhounds were ranked in the national division II polls. 


After completing four years of collegiate eligibiliaty, Iwema was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers.  Stationed in historic Helena Montana, the Helena Brewers finished the season with a second place finish in the Pioneer League.  Iwema finished his minor league season with 17 appearances and a 3.93 era with one save.  He also averaged 9.53 strikeouts per nine innings.


Coach Iwema is married to Leslie (Rossa) Iwema, has a daughter (Alexa) and resides in Saint John, Indiana. Coach Iwema teaches computers at Lake Central High School.



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Jim has been a mainstay in Region Baseball with many stops along the way. Coach Nohos has lead several programs across the region with stops with the Indiana Playmakers, Indiana Chiefs, Hammond Seminoles, Hanover Central, and the Indiana Saints. Along with his head coaching duties, Jim has been a top assistant coach at Lake Central, Hammond Gavit, Indiana Chiefs, and at the collegiate level with Prairie State.


In 2010, Jim Nohos was named the Assistant Coach of the Year by the BCA (Baseball Coaches Association) that covers seven state in the Midwest. Coach Nohos received the award at the BCA National Coaching Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.


Along with his coach duties, Coach Nohos has spent thousands of hours working with players to help them reach their potential as a lead instructor at Dave Griffin's Baseball School in Griffith, Indiana. Jim has spent 15 years instructing players at the Northwest Indiana Baseball School.


Jim is a graduate of Hammond High and married the fromer Yvonne Schneider, a 1988 Andrean graduate. Jim and his family are members of St. John Evangelist Church and have three children; Cameron, Audrey and Eleanor. Jim is a teacher at St. John Evangelist grade school.



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