Brenham Welcomes Coach Wheaton Back to the Dugout!
Name: Chase Wheaton
Years at Brenham: 8
Total years coaching (Brenham and elsewhere): 12
High School: Brenham High School 2004
College: Texas A&M Corpus Christi 2009
Years playing experience:
Brenham High School (4 years)
Wharton County Jr College (2 years)
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (2 years)
Greatest Award: Knowing my players beyond the game. Continued relationships. Watching them succeed at life.
2004 All State OF
2006 All Conference (WCJC)
Wharton County Junior College MVP
2007 All Southland Conference OF
2008 All Southland Conference OF
Texas A&M Corpus Christi MVP
2019 District 23-6A Coach of the Year
“My goal as a coach is to create an authentic culture where guys strive to be the best version of themselves. It’s my responsibility to mold a group of individuals into a team that is able to communicate, be responsible, and hold themselves accountable. I believe very strongly in athletics’ ability to prepare kids for life. Together we learn to overcome adversity, work as a team, and push ourselves beyond what we thought we were capable of to reach our goals.”
Coach Jozwiak Stays with His Alma Mater
Years with Brenham: 3
Resource ELAR teacher at BJHS
8th Grade Football Coach
Alma Mater: Brenham High School, 2013
College: Blinn JuCo, 2015
Texas A&M CC, 2017
Family: Married Rachel Warner in October, 2019
2012-2013 Brenham Cubs
2013 Greater Houston Area All – Star
1st Team All Brazos Valley
1st Team All District SS
2012 2nd Team All District SS
2014-2015 Blinn JuCo
2015 Leroy Dryer Diamond MVP Award Winner
2nd Team All Conference MIF
2016 JuCo World Series
2017 Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, Southland Conference, All Academic Team, All Southland Hon. Mention
2020-Present Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach
2018-Present Brenham Jr. High Football
A few of Coach Jozwiak’s favorite games as a Brenham Cub were: THE hidden ball trick against Montgomery, Coach Williams’ first win at the Round Rock Tournament against Highland Park in 2013, and being a part of a perfect game and no hitter in back to back days in 2012.
As a member of the Islanders, Coach Jozwiak was proud to beat the University of Texas in 2016 and leading off the game the following year with a homerun against Texas at Whataburger Fields.
“I believe when a coach returns to his alma mater, there is an extra sense of passion or urgency to make a difference. I think I can provide kids and hopefully instill within them the positive expectations and GOOD pressure that comes along with playing sports in Brenham before getting to high school at the junior high level. I firmly believe regardless of where you are in this town or on this staff, it is the best place to coach because of the community, kids, and staff.” – Coach Jozwiak
Coach Hecker making a mark as Cubs Pitching Coach
NAME: Steve Hecker
COACHING POSITION: Assistant Varsity Baseball
TOTAL NUMBER OF YEARS COACHING: 14
NUMBER OF YEARS AT BHS: 2
ADDITIONAL TEACHING/COACHING DUTIES WITH BISD:
Math Content Mastery / Facilities Rental Coordinator
HIGH SCHOOL/YEAR: Buffalo Grove High School / 1997
COLLEGE/YEAR GRADUATED: Illinois State University / 2001
FAMILY: Wife Jessica. Sons: Jackson and Tyler
WHAT ONE EVENT OR PERSON MADE YOU WHO YOU ARE AS A COACH?
8th grade PE teacher – the day I beat him in badminton.
Nothing flatters me more than to have it assumed that I could write prose-unless it be to have it assumed that I once pitched a baseball with distinction. – Robert Frost
WHAT’S YOUR PHILOSOPHY ON COACHING RELATIVE TO EDUCATION?
Dominate everything you do.
TOP 5 PRIORITIES IN YOUR LIFE…. AND WHY?
God / Family / Family / Family / Baseball. What else is there?
THREE THINGS COACHING HAS TAUGHT YOU?
Mistakes will happen.
How you handle adversity defines your character.
YOUR PLAYERS WHO HAVE MOVED UP
NFL: Mike Evans, Texas A&M, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
MLB: Billy “Nick” Williams, Philadelphia Phillies.
8 other professional baseball players.
47 players who have played at the collegiate level.
DID YOU PLAY IN HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE? BEST GAME?
Playing in the minor league Hall of Fame game during induction weekend in Cooperstown.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS A PLAYER?
Signing my first professional baseball contract. Or when Pete Rose yelled at me in the dugout for walking the leadoff batter.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS A COACH?
When a player does something he thought was impossible.
WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR PLAYERS FOR THE 2019 SEASON?
Overcome all self imposed barriers to achieve student athlete success in all endeavors.
All awards you have earned/received as a
St. Louis Cardinals (AAA)) 2004
Toronto Blue Jays ( A, A+) 2001-2003
Waterloo Bucks Hall of Fame inductee 2006. All time saves leader (24). 2x All Star (1999,2000).
Named to the All Decade team 2010, and voted to the 20th season Fan favorite team.
Division 1 Baseball Player (University of Memphis/Illinois State University)
At Illinois State University, Coach is listed on the all-time single season wins list at 9.
Mentored 47 players who have gone on to play collegiate baseball.
10 players drafted from my attendance zone.
MLB draft rounds: 2nd, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 26th, 28th, 31st and 1 free agent contract
2012 Galveston County Coach of the Year.
2012 District 24-4A Coach of the Year.
2013 Galveston County Coach of the Year.
Associate Scout for the Minnesota Twins
Recruiting Consultant with Galveston College
Camp Instructor: Rice University, University of Houston