Matt Miller enters his 3rd season as head coach of the Mustangs. Miller, a 1993 Indee graduate, will lead a team that has won back-to-back WaMac West division titles.
Miller graduated from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, where he participated in the Division III College World Series under another legendary coach, Rick Heller, who is now the University of Iowa Head Baseball Coach.
Upon graduating from Upper Iowa University, Miller took his talents down to the big state of Texas, where he played amateur baseball for 4 years in Austin and Dallas. He returned back to his home state of Iowa and has spent eleven years teaching and coaching at numerous high schools.
In 2007-2010, Miller became the head baseball coach at Mormon Trail Community School District. He moved to Twin Cedars Community School District in 2010 and became the head baseball coach there in 2011, where he won four conference titles and appeared in two state tournaments, winning the State Championship in 2014 with a 36-0 record. Knoxville Community School District came calling in 2016, where he took over the reins of the baseball program at Knoxville High School. In his three years there, his teams won two conference championships. As the head coach of four teams, Miller has compiled a career record of 237 - 76, including 8 conference championships, 3 district championships, 2 state tournament appearances and 1 state Championship.
In 2014 and 2015, Miller was named IHSBCA Southeast District Coach of the Year. In 2015, Matt was also named IHSBCA State Coach of the Year and Coached in the Iowa All-Star Series in Clinton, IA.
The Miller's made the move to Independence in 2019. Matt and Danielle are both teachers in Independence. Matt teaches at the Jr/Sr high school and Danielle teaches at East Elementary. They have two boys, Wyatt is an
8th grader, and Connor is in 9th Grade.
Coach Willenborg enters his second season with the Mustangs. Prior to this, he spent two years as a varsity assistant at Central City High School. Coach Willenborg is a senior at Mount Mercy University, where he studies finance. He is also a starting pitcher at Mount Mercy where he continues to show dramatic improvements. “Coach Willenborg will be an ace from the left side by the time his senior year rolls around and I highly anticipate that he will help develop our players. Coach Willenborg is passionate about shaping our student-athletes into good young men,” stated Coach Lizarraga. Coach Willenborg will graduate in May of 2020.
Coach Czerwiec enters his second season with the Mustangs. Prior to this, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mount Mercy University in 2015. Coach Czerwiec was a 2-time All- MCC Honorable Mention pitcher/infielder & Gold Glove recipient at Mount Mercy University. He played professionally for the United Shore Baseball League & most recently was nominated the pitcher of the year in the Iowa Valley League (17,18′).
Coach BeGuhn enters his first season with the Mustangs. Prior to this, Coach BeGuhn played four years of collegiate baseball. Two years at Indian Hills Community College and two years at Mount Mercy University. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing in 2011 and was honored to the Dean’s List with a 3.9 GPA. He also is an Executive Recruiter at Management Recruiters of Cedar Rapids.