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Our Staff

Board of Directors

Whitecaps Baseball is run by a volunteer Board of Directors that oversees the administration of the organization.

Adam Keen


Wendy Pietz

Volunteer Coordinator

Jake Cretens

Mary Jo Heim


Kathleen Miller


Katie Foy

Scott Williams

Cullen O'Brien

Director of Baseball Operations

Sam Sansone

Oversees the coaching staff and player development.

Sam Sansone has been involved with the Whitecaps Organization for roughly two years. Initially coming on as a coach Sam was quickly taken under Jeff Schuurmans wing (the Whitecaps previous Director of Baseball Ops). Mentoring under Jeff, Sam acted as the Assistant Director while coaching the U11 and U12 teams. His coaching experiences include in game coaching and program/player development. Prior to coaching Sam played baseball from a young age. Growing up he played on the travel circuit playing primarily pitcher and shortstop. Come Senior year of High school Sam had interest from a few area schools. Ultimately, he ended up pursuing his education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he’s finishing up his Bachelors degree in Finance and Marketing.

Outside of Whitecaps and University, you can find Sam in the gym or spending time with his family. He’s also an avid Wisconsin sports fan, and enjoys the small things in life.

Professional Coaching Staff

Trevor Benz

Trevor Benz is a first year coach out of West Allis, WI. He is a fulltime student at Carroll University, and has recently started his Junior year of studies. Trevor has had many years of travel baseball primarily with Prospects Baseball Academy for 4 years, and now has continued his baseball at the collegiate level under Coach Stein Rear, at Carroll University. Trevor was initially offered a spot as a winter catching coach for the organization in the 2019-2020 offseason, but after seeing the vision Samuel Sansone (coaching director) had, he was ready to take a larger role in the program and is taking on a head coach position. 

    Outside of baseball you'll be able to find Trevor fishing, biking, or hanging out with his teammates at Carroll. Alongside having an ambition to push the kids to win, he wants to push them to realize they are capable of doing more than what they have originally thought was possible.

Danny Hennen

Danny began playing baseball when he was 5 years old and has spent much of his life around it since then. He was a 2-year varsity starter in the outfield in high school and played 1 year at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Danny just graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College in May with a double major of accounting and business finance.

Danny spends his summers cheering on the Brewers, fishing, and playing baseball with the Hustisford Astros of the Rock River League. He looks forward to using his lifetime of baseball knowledge to help the next generation of players learn the game.

Jon Rivamonte

Jon played baseball in Oconto Falls, WI, during his youth and high school years, graduating in 1999. Jon went to Concordia University Wisconsin to play football.  Jon ended up playing 2 years of football and 2 years of baseball at Concordia, graduating in 2003. After college, Jon played 4 years as a member of different Land O Lakes baseball teams. Jon was primarily a pitcher after his sophomore year in high school.

Jon currently coaches multiple youth teams in the Milwaukee Area.   Jon thoroughly enjoys coaching youth in all aspects of baseball. Outside of baseball, Jon enjoys time with his two boys playing sports, attending concerts, and also attending professional sporting events.

Contact Us

Sam Sansone
Director of Baseball Operations
Phone: 262-613-9988