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Ty WhiteDirector of Baseball Operations
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Ty White took over Creekside in 2021 as the Director of Baseball Operations.
As a graduate of Oak Park High School in 2012, Ty played baseball at Crowder College from 2012-2014 before graduating and playing at Arkansas State University for two years. White won the first ever Ed Way Heart and Hustle Award and left a lasting footprint on the baseball program. In the process, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with the emphasis areas of business, exercise science and physical education.
After graduation, White coached at Benedictine College and State Fair Community College for a season. At both institutions, he oversaw base running and outfielders as well as running the strength and conditioning program. His other duties included practice planning, recruiting, baseball operations and coaching first base.
Ty then joined coaches Kyle Crookes and Damian Stambersky in the fall of 2018 at University of Central Missouri as a graduate assistant. After graduating in 2020 with a master’s degree in Sport Management and Kinesiology, Ty moved into a full-time assistant coach role. As a member of the staff, he oversaw the outfielders and base runners, helped with recruiting, travel responsibilities, baseball operations and other duties as assigned.
White has experience working for both Dodge City and Sedalia Parks and Recreation as a member of the grounds crew. Most recently, as the Head Groundskeeper for the City of Sedalia, White has gained the experience of managing a staff as well as coordinating daily, weekly and big picture planning.
Ty and his wife Taylor reside in Kansas City with their daughter, Thea and two dogs, Bander and Cas.
Jaren KutzkeAssistant Director of Operations
Before PBR Tournaments, Jaren worked with developing athletes in various roles, including helping athletes utilize data to make informed training decisions and preparing them for life after their sports career has ended.
As an athlete, Jaren played 2 years at Washburn University, earning All-MIAA honors his junior year in a late-relief/closing role with a team-best 1.96 ERA in 46 innings. Before Washburn, Jaren played for 2 years at Maple Woods Community College just up the street from Creekside Baseball Park.
Jaren earned his degree in Sports Management from Washburn University in 2018. Born & raised in the area, Jaren is looking to keep expanding on opportunities for youth baseball players and provide the best possible experiences for athletes to showcase their talent.
Josh NolenUnited Umpires - Coordinator
A native of Kansas City, Josh Nolen begins his second year as the Umpire Supervisor for United Travel Umpires in Kansas City.
Following graduation from Avila University in 2006 with a major in Corporate Communications, Josh began his umpire career at the youth level working for Blue Valley Recreation.
After attending the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring in 2012, Josh worked in the American Association of Professional Baseball from 2012-2014. He began working college baseball in 2013 and is currently on staff in the Big 12, Missouri Valley, Summit, MIAA, and the GLVC. His postseason accomplishments include multiple Division II NCAA and MIAA tournaments including the 2019 National Championship in Cary, North Carolina.
In 2020, Josh began coordinating umpires at Creekside managing the umpire staff for the Kansas City Club Baseball Association and the United Travel Umpires operation at Creekside.
Josh resides in Lee’s Summit with his wife Katie, and two children Greyson and Savanna.
Andy UrbanPBR Kansas/Missouri Scouting Director
Prior to becoming a Prep Baseball Report Scouting Director, Urban served as an assistant coach at Central Missouri University, where he helped lead the Mules to a fourth-place finish at the Division 2 World Series in 2016. Urban also pitched at Central Missouri, earning first-team All-Conference as a closer.
Urban went to Hutchinson CC in Kansas, where he helped lead the team to a third-place finish at the Junior College World Series in 2010. He finished his decorated career at Hutchinson CC second all-time in career ERA (1.37), second all-time in single-season ERA (1.12), third most complete-game shutouts. From Hutchinson CC, Urban earned a scholarship to Creighton University before transferring to Central Missouri, where he also earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science.
After college, Urban pitched two years in the Frontier League for the River City Rascals.
Wally MarcielPrep Baseball Tournaments
Wally Marciel (mar-SEE-ell) joined the Kansas Baseball staff in August 2014 and finished his ninth season as Director of Baseball Operations in 2023, before joining Prep Baseball Kansas City in October of 2023. Marciel was in charge of operational duties while helping coordinate travel and meals, providing logistical support at games and incorporating analytical technology into student-athletes development.
With the addition of Trackman, Rapsodo, Edgertronic and other video analysis programs, Marciel has helped provide additional tools to the coaching staff and student-athletes. In addition, he has ushered in virtual reality training and dugout-to-catcher communication during games. Marciel also managed the operations of all Jayhawk baseball camps, facilitating individual and group instruction to help enhance skills for children ages five to 18.
Marciel first came to Kansas in the fall of 2006 from the island of Oahu, town of Kailua, Hawaii, as the first of a string of standout Hawaiian baseball players under former head coach Ritch Price.
During his tenure as a left-handed pitcher for Price, Marciel appeared in 79 games from 2007-11, making 25 starts. He pitched 188 1/3 innings, striking out 140 batters en route to holding opponents to a .273 batting average. He finished his career with a record of 15-11, including a win over top-25 opponent No. 19 Baylor (April 2, 2011).
His best season with the Jayhawks came in 2007 when he compiled a career-best 3.94 ERA in 19 games, making 10 starts. He struck out 47 batters in 59 1/3 innings pitched, earning Second Team Freshman All-American honors from Ping! Baseball.
A native of Kailua, Hawaii, Marciel resides in Lawrence, with his wife, the former Molly Green. The couple has two daughters, Ruby and Navy.