Sebastian “Dusty” Rogers is the owner and founder of Dusty Rogers Baseball/Softball Academy.
Dusty, a former first-round pick of the Cincinnati Reds and long-time youth sports coach in the Dubuque area. In 2017, Dusty opened Dusty Rogers Baseball/Softball Academy, with a goal of providing professional level baseball and softball instruction to the region.
A left-handed pitcher, Dusty was the sixth overall pick of the 1984 January Major League Baseball draft. A farmhand for the Reds organization for five years before injuries shortened his career, Dusty was 6-2 in his initial professional season, playing for the Billings Mustangs and a 3.88 ERA. He returned to Billings the following season, where he posted a 6-4 record and improving his ERA to 3.11 with 95 strikeouts. That year, Baseball America named Dusty the league’s 10th-ranked prospect.
Moving up to the Tampa Tarpons in 1986, Dusty went was 4-6 with a 3.89 ERA, while he posted a 3-7 record and a 4.19 ERA for the Cedar Rapids Reds in 1987. In 1988, he finished his professional career with the Greensboro Hornets, going 7-6, with a 2.57 ERA.
Overall, Dusty posted a 26-25 record during his professional career, with a 3.51 ERA in 90 games. He recorded 449 strikeouts in 456 1/3 innings.
Ross Janes moved to Dubuque in 2005. Since moving to Dubuque he has spent his time managing baseball teams, programs, and facilities. As Director of Operations, Ross plays a vital role in the well-being of DRBA by overseeing all operations of DRBA to ensure high quality programming and training. He is Dusty’s right hand man and focuses on the prosperity and success of DRBA.
Courtney joined the Dusty Rogers Baseball & Softball Academy staff in 2020. Courtney moved from the Chicago Suburbs in the early 90’s and graduated from Hempstead High School in 1999. Courtney went on to Clarke College and graduated with a BS in Communication - with an emphasis in Journalism, Advertising and Marketing. She is happily married with 3 kids and enjoys watching them in all of their sports. At Dusty Rogers Baseball & Softball Academy, Courtney handles the day to day office tasks, human resource processes, advertising and overseeing the flow of DRBA and special projects.
Mikayla is a Dubuque native. She graduated from Hempstead High School in 2015 and continued her education at NICC then the University of Dubuque where she received her BA in Communication and Marketing. Mikayla has been with DRBA since March 2018 and coordinates all things DRBA travel teams, oversees the DRBA sports management software, and directs DRBA/DSC tournaments. In May 2019, she moved to Chicago to work in the Public Relations department for the Chicago White Sox for the 2019 season. Mikayla loves watching baseball and going to games (especially White Sox baseball), hanging out with her family and dog, going to concerts and more.