• RALSTON BASEBALL COACHING STAFF



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Tom Cooper - Head Baseball Coach

ALMA MATER: Millard South High School (1997); Buena Vista University (2002)

COACHING CAREER

2018-Present: Ralston High School

2017: Papillion-LaVista High School

2011-2016: Millard West High School

1999-2010: Millard South High School

BIOGRAPHY

Tom Cooper was named the head baseball coach at Ralston on October 16, 2017.

Cooper takes over after serving as an assistant coach at Papillion-La Vista. He also has had stints at Millard West and Millard South. Cooper played collegiate baseball at Buena Vista from 1999-2002 and has accumulated coaching experience since. 

“Baseball​ ​has​ ​a​ ​rich​ ​history​ ​and​ ​a​ ​bright​ ​future​ ​in​ ​Ralston,”​ ​Ralston​ ​​Athletic​ ​Director​ ​Mike​ ​Smith said in a press release.​ ​​ ​“We​ ​are​ ​confident​ ​in​ ​Coach​ ​Cooper’s​ ​ability to​ ​develop​ ​strong​ ​student-athletes​ ​of​ ​character​ ​and​ ​we’re​ ​excited​ ​for​ ​the​ ​seasons to​ ​come."

Coach Cooper is a 1997 graduate of Millard South High School and a 2002 graduate of Buena Vista University where he majored in Physical Education. He currently works in the Papillion-LaVista School District as a Physical Education teacher at LaVista West Elementary and Praire Queen Elementary.

YEAR BY YEAR WITH COACH COOPER

2018: 11-12 (District Runner-up)

2019: 10-14 

 EmailCoach Cooper:      thomas.cooper@ralstonschools.org

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Alec Williams - Assistant Baseball Coach

ALMA MATER: Omaha Westside High School (2010); Pacific University (2014)

COACHING CAREER

2018: Head Junior Varsity Baseball Coach

2019: Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach

BIOGRAPHY

Alec Williams joined the Ralston Baseball staff in 2018 where he served as the Head Junior Varsity Baseball Coach.

Williams played baseball at Omaha Westside High School, during their dominate run of State Championships, where he graduated from in 2010. Williams then attended and played baseball at Pacific University. In his playing days, Coach Williams was an outfielder who was known for his all around speed and his superb defense.

Williams graduated from Pacific University with a degree in English. He currently works as an english teacher at Ralston Middle School.  

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Rich Christensen

 

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 Ralston High School

 Coaching Career:

 2017-2018       Head Coach Junior Legion

                        (Millard Sox Black)

2019                Head Coach Senior Legion

                        (Millard Sox Black)

2020    Asst. Varisty Coach Ralston High School (Pitching and Catching)

 Biography

Coach Christensen is a 2005 graduate of Ralston High School where he played baseball for Curt Shockey and Marty Santoni.  After his playing days at Ralston High School he went on to attend Dana College.  Coach Christensen is joining our staff beginning in the 2020 season.  He comes to us after a coaching stint with the Millard Sox Legion Baseball Program.  During his time with the Millard Sox he served as a head coach at both the junior and senior levels.  Coach Christensen will take over as our pitching coach along with coaching our catchers. 

 Coach Christensen is a consistent learner of the game and is passionate about passing along his knowledge to the athletes of Ralston High School.  He has a wife (Megan), and a daughter Addison. 

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Tyler Dunn - Head Junior Varsity Baseball Coach

ALMA MATER: Omaha Westside High School (2012); Wayne State College (2016)

COACHING CAREER

2017-Present: Ralston High School

BIOGRAPHY

Tyler Dunn joined the Ralston Coaching Staff during the 2017 season where he was a Volunteer Assistant. Prior to coaching at Ralston, Coach Dunn was an assistant Softball Coach at Omaha Westside High School where he coached until the Fall of 2018.

Dunn spent the 2017 Spring season with the Ralston Reserve team as a Volunteer before being a Senior Legion Volunteer in the Summer of 2017. He was promoted to Reserve Head Coach for the 2018 season and led the Ralston Reserves to a Runner-up finish in the 2018 NRBL Class B American Division State Tournament.

Coach Dunn is a 2011 graduate of Omaha Westside High School and a 2016 graduate of Wayne State College where he majored in Physical Education. Dunn currently works for District 66 in Omaha as the head of maintenance. 

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Neal Stanesick - Assistant Baseball Coach

ALMA MATER: Omaha Westside High School (2008); University of Nebraska at Omaha (2014)

COACHING CAREER

2018-Present: Ralston High School

BIOGRAPHY

Neal Stanesick joined the Ralston coaching staff in the summer of 2018 as an assistant coach on the Reserve team. Prior to joing the staff at Ralston, Stanesick served as an assistant softball coach at Omaha Westside High School and has done so every fall for five seasons.

Coach Stanesick is a 2008 graduate of Omaha Westside High School and a 2014 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he majored in K-12 Physical Education. He currently is a Physical Education teacher at St. Robert's Catholic School in Omaha.