Johansen Baseball Inc. Staff
Director of Player Development, President
Ryan has coached college baseball with Aurora University when they were ranked 23rd in the nation, as well as Judson University when they were ranked 16th in the nation. He has coached travel programs such as Top Tier Baseball LLC. based out of Chicago that has put over 400 players in college programs across the country. He has worked with Prep Baseball Report, and spent time as a Head baseball Recruiting Coach at NCSA (National Collegiate Scouting Association) where he worked with over 1500 athletes and their families in finding the right fit for college baseball. He is the founder of Johansen Baseball Inc. and currently works on the Chicago White Sox Player Development Staff as the Asst. Hitting Coordinator.
In High School Nate was an All-Conference, and All-Area Shortstop at Streamwood High School as a Junior and Senior. From their he received an athletic scholarship to play at Elgin Community College. He joined Johansen Baseball in 2016 and plays a pivotal role in our player development, specifically as a hitting coach. He does a great job reaching players of all ages and keeping the energy levels in our facility up at all times.
Shawn Sherman (Square One System, "SQ1")
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Shawn earned his Exercise and Sport Science degree from Penn State University and operates a private practice in Western Springs, Illinois. Over the years, Shawn has held numerous industry certifications and therefore understands what and how the conventionalists think and believe. Over the past 22 years, his understanding of movement has evolved from that of an apprentice level to a level of mastery by continually seeking answers to his questions. Because he now intimately and thoroughly understands the most basic components of movement, he brings an unparalleled perspective to the table. Not only does he consistently deliver amazing results to his customers, he teaches his students to be able to do the same. Shawn has previously worked for the Chicago Cubs as well as individual professional baseball players over the year and brings a unique perspective with his system to baseball players. He has also created certification programs for his systems that are becoming more and more main stream around the Country.
Delani (Vest) Johansen
In 2009 and 2010 Delani made the All-Area team for Kaneland HS. In 2012 she was the Kane County Player of the year, and All-Area Captain and she also received an athletic scholarship to play softball at Nothern Illinois University as a 2B and Triple Threat hitter. In 2014 she was she an All American Scholar Athlete, and most recently was an Asst. Coach for the Waubonsee Community College softball team. She also works for Blast Motion Inc. with their softball channel. She's worked with teams such as Team USA, along with Division One college programs across the country.
Facility Manager/Hitting Coach/Technician
Jake played college baseball at Cornerstone University where he played middle infield. He's previously coached at the High School level at Northpointe Christian School in MI. He started at Johansen Baseball Inc. as an intern in late 2018 after working with Fisk Performance based out of Byron Center MI. In 2019 he coached with the Illinois Lions travel program, and will continue in 2020 during their merge with the Illinois Indians Organization.