Ken Stoick made an immense impact on baseball in Casper and Central Wyoming in the late 1980s, the 1990s and the early 2000s. Coach Stoick built a program for Casper Baseball around insisting on hard work, demanding hustle, teaching fundamentals, sacrificing for others, and promoting teamwork. Coach Stoick forged and fostered relationships with college and professional coaches and scouts to help provide opportunities for his players to advance in baseball and to build a foundation for success in their lives.
Coach Stoick coached the American Legion Program from 1989 to 1997 in Casper. During that time, Coach Stoick led the Casper Oilers to 4 Wyoming state titles and 3 second-place finishes as well as a third-place Northwest Regional finish in 1993 Coach Stoick was also awarded “Coach of the Year” twice as the head coach of the Casper American Legion Program. Coach Stoick also coached collegiately for 7 years at Cochise College in Douglas, AZ. Most recently, Ken coached professionally for 6 years with the Colorado Rockies Organization as an Assistant Coach with the Rockies A League Rookie Team in Casper. During Coach Stoick’s coaching tenure, he placed more than 50 players at the college level and had 10 players sign contracts to play baseball professionally. Coach Stoick’s greatest accomplishment was the impact he made on his players, teaching them the values of hard work, integrity, discipline, hustle, and commitment. In Coach Stoick’s many years of coaching American Legion Baseball in Casper, he successfully built a Baseball Program and made an immeasurable impact on the lives of the young players he guided and coached.
Bart Grenz has been coaching and teaching the game of baseball in Wyoming for 19 years, and 25 years overall. In 19 years in Wyoming, he has led teams to many district championships, 1 state runner-up, 4 state championships and 4 regional runner-ups. Many of the players he has coached have gone on to play baseball after high school. Of those players, 25 from Wyoming have gone on to play college baseball with a career total of 50 players from Wyoming and Colorado. Grenz has been named coach of the year 5 times and spent several years on state coaching boards to facilitate in making Legion baseball in the State of Wyoming what it is today … successful. He has been a great example in the Cody community. Grenz doesn’t just coach baseball in the summer, but he works with kids of all ages throughout the year, either at the Cubs’ hitting facility, the field or in the weight room. Grenz is involved in fall leagues. Over his years of coaching, he has had the support of his wife, Stacey; sons, Jared and Tyler; his mother, Linda; and all other immediate and extended family throughout Cody and Powell.
Mark Erramouspe is a life-long resident of Rock Springs. He started umpiring baseball games when he was 13 years old, but he really got into it during his junior year of college in 1980. Erramouspe umpired until 1987, when he applied for and was accepted into umpiring school. Upon graduation, Erramouspe was hired by the Pioneer League in 1988. He moved up to the Midwest League (1989-1991), then to Texas A League Baseball (1991-93). In 1994, he was promoted to AA Eastern League, and he then moved to AAA ball in the Pacific Coast League until 1998. He has virtually umpired all over the country. For the past 12 years, he has been umpiring Wyoming American Legion Baseball. He has umpired in 5 AA state tournaments and 2 regional tournaments. Erramouspe has been State Umpire-In-Chief in Wyoming for the past 3 years. Erramouspe has devoted a great deal of his life to umpiring the sport of baseball, and through his leadership, he has successfully moved the bar for all Wyoming umpires.