Over the past 12 years, the Indiana Chargers have become one of the premier travel baseball programs in the Midwest. The organization is designed to be a college prep program preparing players to become successful at the high school level and beyond. Since 2008, 180+ players have gone on from the Chargers organization to play college baseball. High-level information and instruction is given to the players so that ultimately they can become their own coach. The Chargers firmly believe development and arm care trumps everything. The only thing the Chargers are concerned about winning is the next pitch!
The Chargers organization strives on being DIFFERENT. Development both on and off the field is the primary emphasis of the Chargers organization. Along with Charger players, all players are welcome to train in the off-season at our indoor training facility located in Fort Wayne, IN. The facility includes 5 cages, plyo wall, band wall, turf area for fielding, and a weight room. The 2020 offseason is slated for over 100+ hours of baseball skill development (arm care, fielding, hitting, and strength and conditioning.)
Evan Jurjevic, CSCS, USAW-L1SP
Evan joined the Chargers staff in 2015 as the Chargers Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Goshen Location. Evan has since taken over the Charger organization in Fort Wayne, IN in 2019-2020 as the owner and director of player development.
He graduated from La Porte High School in La Porte, IN in 2010 with Academic Honors and a member of the National Honors Society. While attending La Porte High School, Evan earned six varsity letters. He was a three-year high school letterman in both varsity baseball and basketball. Evan was a two-year varsity basketball captain where he played the point guard position his junior and senior years. In baseball, he was a 2-time All-Region selection and had a career batting average of .400. During his senior campaign, the Slicers were ranked 22nd in the nation by USA Today. The Slicer team consisted of 11 players who went on to play collegiate baseball.
After high school, Evan went on and attended Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN, where he played baseball while juggling his college academics. He was selected team captain of the Eagles for 2 seasons and had a career batting average of .321. As a senior, Evan batted a team and collegiate career-best .358 while earning All-South Atlantic Conference honors. He set the all-time Carson-Newman baseball record with reaching base safely in 43 consecutive games, and he was the recipient of the 2015 Carson-Newman University Baseball MVP and Best Hitter awards. On March 24th, 2015, Evan was named the Player of the Week in the Volunteer State by the Tennessee Sportswriters' Association marking the first time that a Carson-Newman baseball player has earned the accolade. Evan finished 13th in the nation in doubles and was ranked top 10 nationally in doubles per game. While taking care of business at the plate, he also held a .991 fielding percentage.
Evan graduated from Carson-Newman in 2014 with a degree in Exercise Science and in 2015 with a Master’s in Education, with an emphasis in Leadership and Coaching. He is currently finishing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Trine University in Fort Wayne, IN and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Chargers General Manager and co-founder Joel Mishler has been involved with coaching, scouting, and giving lessons for over 30 years. He served as the Glen Oaks Community College head baseball coach for 10 years where he won over 300 games and took his 2000 team to the World Series and a third-place finish in NJCAA Div. II. During his tenure at Glen Oaks, he coached 12 players that went on to play professional baseball and over 60 players that played at four-year universities and colleges. He served as an Associate Scout for the Baltimore Orioles from 1996 through 2005 and is currently an associate scout with the Miami Marlins. Coach Mishler is dedicated to helping use his coaching skills and college connections to help young men achieve their dreams of playing at the next level.