Our softball program is led by Chris Menden, who has over 20 years of coaching experience. He was the site director for Midwest Baseball Academy and instructor for Bigler Baseball. He has extensive experience coaching travel teams and has had significant contributions at both Whitnall High School and Whitefish Bay High School. Menden leads the design of our hitting, fielding, and catching development programs and will be the head coach of our 10U team this year. We’re thrilled to have Chris as a vital part of our Milwaukee Angels Softball program!
Angels Softball is proud to have Lizzy Menden as our Sports Performance Director. A certified personal trainer, Menden earned her bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering and will earn her master’s in kinesiology this year. She designs all of our arm care, strength, power, and mobility programs. She will run our various camps/clinics relating to speed and agility as well as small group and personal training. Lizzy has coached travel softball for the last 5 years and will be an assistant coach with our 10U team this year. We’re as excited as Lizzy is to have her around for the 2021/2022 season!
Leading our 8U team is Coach Brian Johnsen. In addition to his commitment with our youngest group, he will assist with the 10U team and help guide our fall and winter clinics. Johnsen has over 20 years of coaching experience and is currently the Varsity Head Baseball Coach for Greendale High School. Brian was named the Woodland Conference Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2019 and the Coach of the Year in Southeastern Wisconsin in 2019. We’re thrilled to have Coach Johnsen with our program as he will work endlessly to help develop all of our athletes!
Coach Chad Dornbach joins Milwaukee Angels Softball as a Head Coach for our 12U team. He has six years of head coaching experience in baseball and has spent five years as a softball head coach, previously with the Waukesha Blazers. Dornbach has been a staple in the softball community, and it has been fun to watch his teams and players develop under his leadership. Chad will also help coach our fall and winter clinics. Make sure to provide Chad with a warm welcome to #AngelsNation!
Leading a team of U12 Angels Softball will be Coach Ken Krause. Krause has years of head coaching experience and is excited about the opportunity with the group that he gets to develop. He will also assist in our fall and winter clinics. Ken has 2 daughters; Brianna will play for the Angels this year and Kirsten currently plays softball for Calvin University in Michigan. Krause will be another awesome addition to our coaching staff and #AngelsNation!
Coach John Bogues will be the head coach of our U14 Angels this season. John previously was assistant coach with Chris on the U12 team last year. When his team isn't on the diamond, Bogues will also assist the U10 team. He has 5 years of coaching experience and loves to develop the fundamentals of the game. In the offseason, you can find John at the facility as he will be assisting with our Angels during camps, bringing his consistent ideas for new drills and passion for player development.