Meet The Team
Justin Rummell grew up in the big city of Ingalls Indiana, and he was a 2002 graduate of Pendleton Heights High School. He was awarded in 2001 with the honor of being an All-State 1st Team football player. Justin attended, played, and graduated from Earlham College where he still holds every single-season and career passing records. After Justin graduated from Earlham College in 2006 he was invited to two NFL Rookie Camps with the Detroit Lions and New York Giants in 2007. Justin has even more professional experience as he spent 2 seasons with the Spokane Shock, and the Bricktown Brawlers of the Arena Football League. Justin's last two professional seasons were played in the IFL in Alaska with the Fairbanks Grizzlies. In 2013 Justin was selected as one of Madison County's Top 100 Athletes of All Time. In 2016 Justin was inducted into Earlham College's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Originally from the suburbs of Cleveland, Greg grew up consistently dealing with arm problems, and by his senior year of high school he was no longer playing ball. He went on to college at the University of Dayton. Greg graduated from UD in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Human Movement Biomechanics. Greg has been the Head Coach for the Indiana Bulls 14u Gray over the last 5 years, and was previously a baseball instructor at Pro X. As the nerd on staff, Greg excels in being able to break down complex movements, and kinematic sequencing in ways the athlete can truly understand. Greg's background in engineering helps greatly with athlete's development. Understanding the physics of why/how the body works, and being able to analyze data collected with high end devices make him very valuable to the Throwback Team!
Wayne was a 2004 Pendleton Heights graduate. Wayne finished his senior year hitting .472 with 9 homeruns, earning all HHC and All State honors. After high school Wayne ended up receiving a baseball scholarship to play at Ball State University where he still holds the All Time Record for most consecutive games played with a hit (28). Wayne finished his senior year at Ball State as a 1st Team All MAC player in 2008. Wayne graduated from BSU in 2008 with a sports administration degree, and I'm absolutely pumped to have him on board at Throwback Athletics!
Nate was a 2004 graduate of Frankton High Shool. After high school Nate played college baseball at the University of Toledo. After college Nate played Minor League ball in the Independent League with the Gary Southshore Railcats, and the Florence Freedom. Nate has coached travel ball for the Indiana Blue Jays, Indiana Bulls, Indiana Nitro, and the Indiana White Sox organizations. Nate has also given baseball lessons over the last 12 years from all ages, and has helped many players move on to play at the next level collegiately and professionally. Nate also has collegiate coaching experience as he coached at Anderson University over the last 4 years. Nate resides in Anderson with his wife Sarah, and their two beautiful kiddos.
Softball Hitting Instructor
Pat earned a B.S. Degree in Secondary Education from Purdue University in 1978, and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from IUPUI in 1985. He and his wife have 3 children, and 4 grandchildren. Pat is a former successful high school coach at Pendleton Heights High School. He led the Arabians for 13 seasons, 1987-2000, and guided them with a 275-73 record. He led teams to 8 Conference Championships, 7 Sectional Championships, 2 Regional Championships, and 1 State Final Four appearance. He was named conference Coach of the Year twice. He also served as the Indiana South All-Star Coach in 1988 AND 1994. Medler was inducted into the Indiana High School Softball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2002. Pat joined the Butler Universtiy coaching staff in 2012, and he worked as Butler's hitting coach. Pat currently is on Staff at Anderson University as an assistant coach. Pat is the BEST softball hitting instructor around!
Softball Pitching Instructor
MacKenzie graduated from Elwood High Shool in 2017. She was a three-time 1st Team All Central Indiana and All Area honoree. MacKenzie clinched 3 straight Central Indiana Conerence Championships while at Elwood. She pitched a perfect game in 2013, and a no-hitter in 2015. She recorded over 1,000 k's, along with a 62-10 career record, which are both school records. MacKenzie was named Herald Bulletin's Pitcher of the Year in 2015 AND 2016. She played her club ball with the Indy Dreams, and she led the Dreams to the 2014 ASA Gold 16u Nationals finishing 3rd place. After high school, MacKenzie got a scholarship to continue playing softball at Northern Illinois University. Her freshman year at NIU she dressed for 29 games, and started 11 of them. She finished 2nd on her team, and 6th in the MAC Conference with an era of 1.81. In 2019 MacKenzie was a 2nd Team All-MAC selection, and led the Huskies in 8 pitching categories, along with 127 strikeouts for the season. She was also an Academic All-MAC honree. Mackenzie graduated from NIU in 2021 marjoring in Rehabilitation and Disability Services. MacKenzie is a STUD, and I'm pumped to welcome her to the Throwback family.