CARY, N.C. — University of Illinois head baseball coach Dan Hartleb has been named to the coaching staff for the 2023 USA Baseball 16U/17U National Team Development Program (NTDP).
Hartleb will be serving his fourth USA Baseball assignment. He previously worked on the staff of the 14U and 17U NTDPs in 2014 and 2016, respectively, as well as being named to the coaching staff for the 2021 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
Hartleb recently completed his 18th season as head coach at Illinois in 2023 and his 33rd as a part of the Illini coaching staff. His 522 wins are the most in program history.
The Hamilton, Ohio, native will take charge of Team Light Blue, and will be assisted by former USA Baseball coach and former Chicago White Sox Director of Minor League Pitching Instruction Kirk Champion, as well as Dave Webb, one of the most successful high school coaches in the nation, with over 300 wins in 18 seasons as the head coach at Corona del Sol High School (Tempe, Ariz.).
The 2023 16U/17U NTDP will take place from July 26-29 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The roster will feature players identified from the National Team Championships in Arizona and North Carolina, as well as last year’s 2022 National Team Identification Series (NTIS) Champions Cup. Twenty-four players from the 2022 15U and 16U NTIS Champions Cup have already been selected for the 2023 16U/17U NTDP.
For more information on the USA Baseball National Team Development Program, visit USABaseball.com or follow @USABDevelops on Twitter.
2023 16U/17U National Team Development Program Staff
Field Coordinator: Jim Koerner – USA Baseball
Pitching Coordinator: Brad Penny
TEAM LIGHT BLUE
Manager: Dan Hartleb – University of Illinois
Pitching Coach: Kirk Champion
Assistant Coach: Dave Webb – Corona Del Sol High School (Tempe, Ariz.)
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Assistant Coach: Xan Barksdale
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