Doug Schreiber was named the 12th head coach of the Purdue Fort Wayne baseball program in July 2019. The 2022 campaign will be his third as the head of the Mastodons.
Prior to leading the Mastodons, Schreiber spent 1999-2016 as the head coach of the Boilermakers. He was the 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year after leading Purdue to the Big Ten Regular Season and Tournament championship.
Schreiber is the son of legendary La Porte High School baseball coach Ken Schreiber, a three-time National Prep Coach of the Year who retired in 1998. The elder Schreiber guided La Porte to an Indiana-record seven state championships, including the 1982 season when Doug was a senior co-captain and starting shortstop. Schreiber was also named the recipient of the prestigious L.V. Phillips Mental Attitude Award presented by the IHSAA following his team's state championship run.
Schreiber earned his bachelor's degree in communications from Purdue in 1986. He was a four-year starter at second base for the Boilermakers.
Schreiber and his wife Sarah reside in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Brent McNeil is in his third season as the Mastodons' pitching coach in 2022.
McNeil saw Tyler Kissinger earn a Summit League Pitcher of the Week honor in the shortened 2020 campaign.
In 2021, Justin Miller recorded 12 strikeouts against Milwaukee. It was the most strikeouts for a Mastodon pitcher in a game since San Diego Padres draft pick Evan Miller fanned 13 in a game in 2015. Also in 2021, sophomore Jacob Myer allowed three or fewer earned runs in seven starts. He went the distance in a shutout of Youngstown State and struck out nine against Northern Kentucky.
Prior to joining the Mastodons, McNeil served as the head coach of the Lafayette Aviators, a summer college baseball league in the Prospect League in Lafayette, Indiana. He was the team's first head coach and recruited over 120 players to Lafayette. McNeil oversaw all facets of the team including on-field organization, travel, meals and youth camps. He assisted with the sale of advertisements and the coordination of host families. His 2017 team won the Prospect League Championship.
Former Mastodon pitchers Tyler Kissinger, Chase Phelps, Cameron Boyd and Brandon Phelps played under McNeil for the Aviators.
McNeil served as the pitching coach at NCAA Division I member North Florida in 2016 and 2017. His pitchers led the Atlantic Sun Conference in ERA both seasons, compiling a 3.68 mark in 2016 and a 3.60 mark in 2017. They ranked in the top 50 in ERA in the nation both seasons and helped the Ospreys to a 71-43 combined record. The Ospreys recorded a program-best 438 strikeouts in 2017 and program-low .263 batting average in 2016. Seven of his student-athletes went on to pitch professionally.
Prior to North Florida, McNeil served as the director of baseball operations and camp coordinator at Division I Indiana State from July 2014 to January 2016. He managed the department's recruiting database, assisted with practice, video breakdown of pitchers and placement of players on summer teams in addition to his camp duties.
He served as the pitching coach for the Prospect League member Danville Dans in 2014 and was the associate head coach/pitching coach in the spring of 2014 for Lake Land College. It was at Lake Land where he coached former Mastodon pitcher Mitchell Ley.
McNeil played collegiately at Eastern Illinois. He finished 46th in the nation in ERA in 2011 with a 2.18 mark. It was the fifth-lowest single-season ERA in program history. His 3.89 career ERA was the eighth-best in program history. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and sports studies in 2011. He also played at Lincoln Trail Community College.
The 2022 season will be Justin Huff's second with the Mastodons.