Baseball Coaches

Brian Furlong, Head Coach


  • Pitching Coach at Creighton, OM for 3 years
  • Director of Baseball at University of Iowa


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Jimmy Frankos, Assistant Coach

Jimmy Frankos is entering his first season as assistant coach at Heartland and will serve as the hitting and catching coach.  Prior to coming to HCC, Frankos was a 4-year student-athlete at the University of Iowa where he was team captain of the baseball team and earned a Big Ten Co-Player of the Week recognition.  Frankos served as the Hawkeyes starting catcher during one of the most successful stretches in University of Iowa Baseball history as the Hawks won over 100 games during his final 3 years while reaching the NCAA Regional final in 2015.  Over his career Frankos managed the top two pitching staffs in Iowa history setting team records for strikeouts and ERA.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Leadership with a minor in Sports Studies.

Frankos has 3 seasons of coaching experience under his belt, having served as the assistant coach for the Maine South High School varsity baseball team in Park Ridge, IL, and the head coach of a 17U travel baseball team, the Illinois Indians.  He is entering his first season coaching at the collegiate level. 

Fankos is a native of Park Ridge, IL.

Matthew James, Assistant Coach

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Brian Furlong

Head Coach
Phone: 309-336-3678

Jimmy Frankos

Assistant Coach
Phone: 847-845-2804

Matthew James

Assistant Coach

Josh Kauten

Strength & Conditioning Coach
Phone: 309-750-8135