Michiana Cruisers Gold: Coaches

Friday, August 2
Coaches Resumes

Pete picture
Manager Pete Gillis at 2002 World Series

Coaching Resumes:

Manager Pete Gillis

! Coached various levels of girls’ softball for 17 years, 18u and Big League Division, 16u and Senior Division, 14u and Junior Division, 12u and Major Division, Minor Division, Coach Pitch Division.
! Head Manager/Coach for 2004 WORLD CHAMPS 14-under Junior Division (*only team from Indiana in Little League history for all divisions of both baseball and softball to win World Series)
! Coached various travel teams in 14-under and 16-under, with outstanding winning records, including receiving qualifications to various national tournaments
! Head Manager/Coach for 2002 Little League Softball World Series 12U team to place 4th in World (with game coverage on ESPN) of approximately 10,000 parks in world
! Head Manager/Coach for 2006 Senior League Softball World Series 16U team to place 4th in the World, of approximately 2,500 teams in world at this level
! Managed and Coached teams for State Championships for 2000, 2002, 2-2003(12u and 14u), 2004, 2005, 2007, 2-2008(10u and 18u), 2009  ! Managed teams for Regional Championships (14 States) 2002, 2004, 2006
! Managed teams for Regional Runners-up 2005
! Managed teams for State Runners-up 2001 and 2009
! Managed teams for District and Sectional Championships 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 and coached Sectional Runners-up 1999.
! Personal recognition by President Bush to his team in visit of September 2002
! South Bend Tribune’s "Newsmaker" Recognition for Coaching 2002
! Current Softball Coach, and for several years, Major and Senior Softball East Side LL, with various championships
! Current Softball Coach at Junior High School level, consistently winning league and tournament championships
! Outstanding overall winning softball coaching record, approximately 500 and 80
! Michiana Amateur Baseball League Player and Coach - 18 years
! City Softball League Player and Manager - 21 years through present
! Also Coach/Player various Adult Volleyball and Basketball Leagues - 15 years
Indiana University Bloomington
Baseball Team Player
! Varsity Player,
Adams High School Baseball Team
! Played baseball since 6 years old, and continuously for 35 years
! Varsity Player, Adams High School Football Team
! 1975 All-Northern Indiana Conference 1st Team Football Player
1975 Prep Honorable Mention All American Football

Coach Richard Burton

* fastpitch softball coach for over 10 years

* Washington High School Softball Coach



Coach Meagan Ruthrauff
Coach Meagan Ruthrauff

Coach Meagan L. Ruthrauff (co-founder and former coach)
Two-time ASA 18U Gold National Champion with Tyronne Davis's Gold Batbusters and Dale Moore's Panthers Gold Teams
! In High School played for 18U gold Batbuster team
! Team Captain for Notre Dame 2005-2006 Senior Year
! Holds the Notre Dame record for most walks in a season, most homeruns and RBIs hit in a game
! Second all time in most RBIs in a season
! Third in all time Fielding %
! Second all time in Homeruns in a single season and career
! While playing for Notre Dame, All-State Team Senior Year
! Won a CIF Division III championship her Junior Year
! First team CIF Division III selection
! Big East All-Conference Member 3 out of 4 years
! Two of those years was First team
! Made the All-Regional team 3 years
! Played first and third at ND, has also played Shortstop on other teams
! Played travel ball for 8 years (10-18 years old)
! 2006 NFCA All-Mideast Region, First Team
! 2006 Unanimously selected First Team All-Big East
! Big East Tournament Champion
! 2006 All Big East Academic Honoree
! 2006 Big East Player of the Week, April 10
! 2006 Deans List, Fall Semester, 3.80
! 2006 Notre Dame Softball Team Captain
! 2006 University of Notre Dame Softball Career Walk Leader
! 2005 University of Notre Dame Student-Athlete Leadership Award
! 2005 Second Team All-Big East
! 2005 Big East Player of the Week, May 9
! 2005 All Big East Academic Honoree
! 2004 NFCA All-Mideast Region, Second Team
! 2004 First Team All-Big East
! 2004 First Team All-Big East
! 2004 Big East Player of the Week, March 29
! 2004 Big East Player of the Week, March 1
! 2004 Florida State Invitational All-Tournament Team, 2004
! 2004 Deans List, Fall Semester 3.75
! 2003 NFCA All-Mideast Region, First Team
! 2003 First Team All-Big East
! 2003 All-Big East Rookie Team
! 2003 Player of the Week, April 14
! Offered 51 Division I Scholarships including UCLA and other PAC Ten Teams - Accepted her first choice, Notre Dame
! Overall Notre Dame - Helped lead 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 teams to 40+ winning seasons, with 4 consecutive berths to NCAA Regional Tournaments and 3 Consecutive Big East Regular Season Championships
! Selected for the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership institute by Head Softball Coach, Deanna Gumpf
! Graduated 2006 from University of Notre Dame, works for St. Joseph County Prosecutor as a Caseworker
! Immediately began Assistant Coaching teams Summer 2006, resulting in League Champ and Tournament Champ, District League Champ with undefeated record, and 16U Senior All Star District Team placing 4th in World

Coach Meagan Ruthrauff hitting
Meagan Ruthrauff playing for Notre Dame