Mike Dooley
Mike Dooley Image
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 22nd Season
Alma Mater: Lewis University (Ill.)

Dooley has been leading the Saint Xavier baseball program since 1993 and associated with the team for over 30 years.  Under his guidance, the Cougars have compiled a 785-472-3 overall record, a .625 winning percentage.  Dooley has not just created strong teams.  He has built a strong program, which has averaged over 37 wins each season and sent 20 players to professional careers since he has been at the helm.

In 2009, Saint Xavier won the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) with a 25-5 mark and advanced to the NAIA Opening Round Tournament finishing second behind only No. 4 ranked and World Series qualifier Berry College (Ga.).  Dooley was named the 2009 CCAC Coach of the Year.  In 2006, SXU took the titles for the CCAC, NAIA Region VII Tournament and the NAIA Region VII-VIII Super Regional, which advanced them to the NAIA World Series for the first time since 1988.  Dooley was named the 2006 NAIA Region VII and CCAC Baseball Coach of the Year.

Dooley does not just create success on the baseball field, though; he also creates success in the classroom.  Since he was named head coach, 18 Saint Xavier baseball players have been named NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athletes.  As an instructor in the physical education department at SXU, Dooley is committed to teaching and to the values of higher education.

In addition to head baseball coach at Saint Xavier, Dooley is also an assistant athletics director for Cougar Athletics.  He oversees the eight varsity men’s teams at SXU and was inducted into the SXU Athletics Hall of Fame in February 2014 for his 33-year coaching career with the Cougars.

Dooley earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Lewis University (Ill.) in 1972 and completed his master’s degree in physical education at Eastern Illinois.  He resides with his wife, Barbara, in Palos Heights, Ill.  They have one son, Kevin.  He welcomed his first grandson, Paul, on January 6, 2014.

 
 
 
Roster
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Alec BarnhartSOSSL/R6-0190Hometown, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
2Dan WetzelJRPR/R6-0165Tinley Park, Ill.Providence Catholic
6Jim AugleSOOFL/L6-0195Oak Lawn, Ill.Richards
7Jesse LopezFRIF/PR/R6-0160Chicago, Ill.Washington
8Alika AndresSOIFR/R5-8165Las Vegas, Nev.Kalaheo
9Casey PappJRCR/R6-1180Joliet, Ill.Joliet JC/Providence Catholic
10Ryan PellackFRCR/R5-11175Tinley Park, Ill.Lincoln-Way North
11Damon SoftcheckJRIFR/R5-9180Joliet, Ill.Triton JC/Joliet West
14Terrance SouthernJRPR/R6-0225Crete, Ill.Crete-Monee
15Jeremy DryierFRP/IFR/R6-0180Alsip, Ill.Shepard
18Steve CarrabottaSOCFR/R5-9175Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
19Brad MyjakSROFL/R6-1205Tinley Park, Ill.Mt. Carmel
20Chris KleinSRRF/PR/R6-1205Huntley, Ill.Huntley
21Norberto RamosSO3BR/R5-8175Chicago, Ill.De La Salle
22Thomas KeatingSR1BR/R6-3215Chicago, Ill.Joliet JC/St. Laurence
23Adrian LunaFRPR/R5-10155Chicago, Ill.Washington
24Dan MatonSRPR/R6-3200Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield North
25Bryan VillanovaJR3B/CL/R5-11225Chicago, Ill.St. Laurence
26Tyler GaynorFRIFR/R5-8150Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way North
27Tom HayesFR1B/CL/R6-1205Crestwood, Ill.Mt. Carmel
29Bryan PolakFROFR/R6-2200Alsip, Ill.Marist
32Ian WoodworthFRPR/R6-0180Worth, Ill.Marist
34Eric WestFR3BR/R5-9190Midlothian, Ill.Bremen
38Jack SuraneJRPR/R6-2195Lockport, Ill.Lockport Township
44Scott VachonSRP/DHR/R6-7240Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield North
45Robin ProkaskiFRPL/R6-3205Orland Park, Ill.Sandburg
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