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Coach Contact Information

Head Varsity Coach – Michael Barta

Assistant Varsity Coach – Kris Campbell, Quinn O’Brien, Tom Steffes,  Nathan Buckallew, Noah Janssen, Reece Anderson, Jackson Stewart, Andrew McGurie, Ben McQuade, Miles Moa, Zachery Hendrickson, Nick Crandell

CO-Head JV Coach -Andrew McGuire & Ben McQuade

10th Head Coach – Nolan Monthei –

10th Assistant Coach – Hunter Mcintosh, Caden Steck, Stephen Beaman

9th Head Coach – Miles Moa

9th Assistant Coach – Zachery Hendrickson, Nick Crandell, Kaiden Dinh


Dates of Season and Practice Information

Hitting, Pitching, & Catching off-season workouts begin in January at JMS, these are on Wednesday and Sunday nights, as well as other nights depending on gym availability. The official season runs from May to July.  All baseball practices and games are held at Johnston Middle School.

Baseball is open to boys’ in grades 9-12.

Our Mission – About the Program 

Our mission is to create a team of people that excel on the field, in the classroom, and in our community through making constant correct decisions.  Our culture of excellence is a living, breathing, 24 hours a day culture.

We understand that achieving greatness on the field is a byproduct of our habits we build throughout our life.  Our players will fight to make countless correct daily decisions.

Our work ethic and investment will be phenomenal.  Whether on the field or off the field, we will meet our work with overwhelming positive energy.

We will value each other….becoming a family who trusts each other to do what is right.  Through our trust we will hold each other accountable to our Johnston Baseball standard and way of life.

We search to separate ourselves from the norm.  Our commitment to our mission and standard will unite us in growing our Johnston Baseball Legacy and leaving the jersey in a better place.


Johnston Baseball has qualified for the Iowa Baseball 4A State Tournament in 8 of the last 9 Seasons playing in the Large Class State Title Game 5 times and winning 3 of them during this 9 year span.   Johnston Baseball has played their way into the Iowa State Tournament 19 times overall which is one of the top marks in the History of Baseball in our State.  Johnston Baseball has won 5 overall State Championships and 4 in the last 13 Seasons.

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