David Janes

Lead Hitting and Catching Instructor (Baseball/Softball)

Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
College: JUCO: Ellsworth Community College, Iowa
D2: Wayne State College, Nebraska

David is one of the first players recruited out of the academy and has come back to coach, instruct, and manage the day-to-day operations of the facility. David has had five years of High School Coaching experience. At Dubuque Senior High School, David was a (4) year varsity starter with accolades. During his college playing tenure, David was a (4) year collegiate starter with accolades, as well. Also, David is dad to Oliver (future MLB pro)!


Austin Clemens

Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
College: Clarke University, Dubuque, Iowa

Austin is in his second season as a coach at DRBA. He is a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School (2014) where he was a four sport athlete, including 4 years of baseball at the varsity level and received All-State Utility Honors. The former Dubuque County legion player played at Kirkwood Community College for 2 years and finished with a 19-1 pitching record. Austin went on to sign a D1 offer to play at Eastern Illinois. Austin returned to Dubuque to play at Clarke University and graduated from there.


Tucker Mai

Tucker was a four-sport athlete in his prep career at Dubuque Senior High School, while also playing for the highly-touted Dubuque County Legion team.
He is currently a member of the Clarke University baseball team, where he plays first base and pitches for the Pride.
During a shortened 2020 season, Mai started all 22 of the Pride’s games, in which he posted a .333 batting average and a .517 slugging percentage, with six doubles and 19 RBIs.

Derek Lieurance

A five year varsity player for Cascade Jr Sr High School. Derek continued his playing career at the next level at both NIACC (1 year) and the University of Iowa (3 years). While at Iowa Derek was able to represent the USA while participating in the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan.

Derek will be helping with both the hitting and pitching.


Nick Kleitsch

Hometown: Manchester, Iowa
College: Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa

Nick is a graduate of West Delaware in Manchester. He played a variety of sports in high school, but baseball was at the top. Nick had the opportunity to play at the division two level at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, where he played for five years. Nick played in the outfield, and specialized in player development. Currently, Nick coaches part time, in both the summer and fall, with DRBA and Cedar Valley Crush. Nick has a passion for the game of baseball, and helping young players succeed.

Derek will be helping with both the hitting and pitching.

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