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Staff

Name Position
 Paul Brownlee President/Founder
 Craig Opalich Director of Baseball Operations
 Matt Brumit Pitching Coordinator
 Ben Shepherd Pitching/Catching Coordinator
 Scott Brownlee Catching Coordinator
 Chad Opalich Defensive & Hitting Coordinator
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Facility

Kent State University Field House
2227 Summit St
Kent, Ohio 44240
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Brownlee Staff

Paul Brownlee
President/Founder

15u Brownlee Lookouts Manager

Overall Training Coordinator

For more than eighteen years Paul Brownlee has taught young, talented athletes that "practice does make perfect" at Brownlee's Athletic Techniques. As an All American for Fairmont State, Paul led the NE Region of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with a .446 batting average winning him the Rawlings Big Stick Award. Brownlee's steady shortstop and solid hitting gave him the opportunity of spending two seasons in the Chicago Cubs farm system. He is a 1999 inductee in the Greater Akron Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame and 2000 inductee in the Tallmadge High School Hall of Fame (Inaugural Class), as well as a 2005 inductee in the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame and 2005 inductee in the Fairmont State Hall of Fame. Paul's expertise has helped thousands of area youth become better hitters, players, and develop better confidence in their ability.

Craig Opalich
Director of Baseball Operations

Hitting Coordinator

18u Brownlee Lookouts Manager

Overall Training Coordinator

Craig Opalich is simply one of the best “baseball men” in the region! His combination of baseball knowledge, his “big picture” thinking process, his low key handling of game management and handling of elite players is second to none. Every top tier player would love to play for “Coach O”.

What separates the Brownlee Lookouts from most programs in northeast Ohio NT 16u-18u is the degree of high level “next level” contacts that Craig Opalich, Matt Brumit, and Paul Brownlee have with marketing exposing top level baseball athletes to college recruiters and profession scouts.

Matt Brumit

Pitching Coordinator

16u Brownlee Lookouts Manager

Coach Brumit has been with the Lookouts since its inception in 2002….and as a player and student in the Brownlee Baseball Academy since its inception in 1991

  • All-State 1st Team Tallmadge High School
  • All-American Youngstown State
  • 3 years pitching in NY Yankees Farm System

    As a Lookouts coach at 16u every player/parent will benefit and love being around “Coach Brum”. I have never heard a single person say a bad word about Matt Brumit since I have known him.

  • Ben Shepherd

    Pitching/Catching Coordinator

    14u Brownlee Lookouts Manager

  • Tallmadge High School Varsity Assistant Coach 2004-2014
  • University of Akron (Catcher/Pitcher)

    We are very excited to have Ben join our staff this year as 14u Brownlee Lookouts head coach plus as an instructor during our off season training. As part of successful head coach Kenny Linn’s staff at THS, Ben will bring very valuable resources to our program to help our young men and boys.

  • Scott Brownlee

    Catching Coordinator

  • 1st Team All State – Tallmadge High School
  • 1998 Beacon Journal Player of the Year
  • 1998 Plain Dealer Player of the Year
  • 4 year starter at Ohio University

    The best catcher I have ever personally seen in my entire career. Player/Parents will LOVE working with Scott.

  • Chad Opalich

    Defensive Coordinator

    Hitting Coordinator

    15u Brownlee Lookouts Assistant Coach

    Lookouts Alumni

    Coach Chad brings his high energy , state of the art baseball techniques to all Lookout players both in the field and in the batters box.

    Kyle Hallock

    Sandusky High School

    Kent State University

    Houston Astros..10th round of 2011 draft

    Pitched as high as AAA this past year

    "The Lookouts program is very fortunate to have added Kyle Hallock to our pitching staff and we hope to have him during the Fall and Winter for many years. Kyle is a high level left handed pitcher (LHP) in the minor leagues and comes from a pitching program at Kent State and pitching coach Mike Birkbeck…so our left handed pitchers got a perspective that very few can obtain", says Coach Brownlee.

    Ronnie Stout

    All-State Division 1 (Medina)

    University of Buffalo.

    "We are truly blessed as a program to add Ronnie to our staff as he was the best baseball player I ever saw and I had a chance to personally coach him from 15u-18u", says Coach Brownlee. Ronnie has expertise in pitching, fielding, hitting and base running and the players that are fortunate to be around him will get a contemporary viewpoint of just about every aspect of the game.