COACHES

Jake Roberts

RBI Sports Academy is directed by Jake Roberts. Jake is a former D1 athlete and member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. His experience, passion, and coaching style is unmatched by any organization in the Midwest. Using pro style drills and analytics, we aim to give every athlete an individualized experience unlike any other. 

Some baseball accomplishments include: 

- Plainfield South High School: Played Varsity all four years at both shortstop and catcher.

- Yakima Valley Community College: Spent two years playing for the Yaks…hit .342 with 25 runs, 38 hits, and 24 RBIs as a sophomore in 2015…also posted an on base percentage of .459 and slugging percentage of .515.

Gonzaga University 2017: Played in all 53 games, starting 51 at catcher...Second Team All-WCC...WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention...led qualifying hitters with .449 slugging percentage...51 hits, .290 average with 10 doubles, six home runs, 31 RBIs, 38 runs scored...two errors in 460 chances for .996 fielding percentage...led team with 24 runs, 24 RBIs, and .538 slugging against WCC foes. Named to WCC Championships All-Tournament Team...ended year on 24-game on-base streak, the longest on the team entirely in 2017 season.

- Los Angeles Dodgers: Hit .269 with a .462 slugging percentage. Was an instruct camp invite and 2018 Spring Training invite. 

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Phil Bodine
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Phil Bodine is currently the Head Coach of the Plainfield South High School Varsity baseball team. Coach Bodine's baseball achievements include:

  • Illinois High School Baseball Hall of Fame 2013

  • USA Baseball National Team 2000-2007

  • USA National Team 16 U Head Coach 2005

  • International Olympic Committee Coach of the Year 2005

  • Overall Spring Career Record 1991-2020      630-365-1

  • Summer Overall Career Record 1996-2018         228-97

  • Elite Eight (A) ......................................................... 2000, 2002

  • Elite Eight (AA) ....................................................... 2016

  • Sweet Sixteen (AA)................................................. 2013

  • IHSBCA SUMMER STATE CHAMPS.......................2016, 2018

  • NCIC Conference Champs......................................1996, 1998

  • Southwest Prairie Conference CHAMPS.................2019

  • IHSBCA Summer Coach of the Year ......................2016, 2018

  • IHSBCA Coach of The Year ...................................1996, 2000, 2003

  • Regional Champions .................1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2013, 2016, 2019

  • Sectional Champions ......................1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2016

  • Super Sectional Champions ................................... 2003

  • Member of Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association

  • Member Baseball Coaches Association

  • Starting Pitcher University of Illinois at Chicago Flames      1986-1988

  • Iowa All – Region Pitcher, Southwestern Community College, Creston Iowa 1985

Shane Ritter
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Shane Ritter played high school baseball at Plainfield South under coach Phil Bodine. Shane was a 3 year varsity pitcher and earned All-Conference twice and was selected All State as a senior. Shane continued his baseball career at the University of Iowa for the next 4 years. As a freshman (2016), Shane started in the Big Ten Semifinal against Maryland throwing 3 scoreless innings en route to an 11-0 victory. As a sophomore (2017), he closed out the Big Ten Semifinal against Minnesota earning the save. Iowa went on to win the Big Ten Championship in 2017. Shane was also a part of the Iowa team that got the opportunity to represent the United States in the University Games in Taipei, Taiwan where they took silver. He finished his career 5th all time in career appearances with 66 and had a 4.78 ERA. Shane enjoys working with players of all levels and has a lot to offer on the pitching side of things. He is excited to be on board with RBI Baseball, as we are thrilled to add to him to our staff! 

Ryan Billo
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​​Ryan Billo was raised in Orland Park, Illinois and graduated from Carl Sandburg High School in 2010. Ryan went on to play his four years of NCAA Division I baseball at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. Ryan was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention in 2015. He graduated with a B.S. in Special Education from University of Evansville in 2015.

 

Immediately after college, Ryan pursued his passion to teach and coach. Ryan was an assistant coach at North High School in Evansville, Indiana (2 years). After a move closer to home, Ryan continued his coaching at Plainfield South High School in Plainfield, Illinois as an assistant coach and head freshmen coach (3 years and counting).

Ryan is extremely excited about the opportunity to build the RBI baseball program from the ground level, and has very high expectations for his athletes on and off the field.

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Kevin Reiher

From Blue Island, Illinois Kevin graduated high school from Eisenhower. He has been a catcher and has it in his blood since he was playing travel ball. Kevin went on to catch at Coastal Carolina University (2013)Prairie State College (2014). At Prairie State, Kevin was an NJCAA All-Region Gold Glove winner. Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2014 in the 24th round. Played 2 seasons with the Braves.

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Jermaine Terry

Jermaine Terry is a graduate of Plainfield South High School where he was a starting centerfielder for the Varsity baseball program. Jermaine began his collegiate career at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois. Jermaine played 37 games there for the Lakers before transferring to Joliet Junior College where he helped lead the team to a 2016 Sectional Championship. He was first-team all conference as well as first-team all region. He then found his home and graduated from Lewis University. Played in 28 games with 22 starts for Lewis...hit his first home run as a Flyer vs. Minnesota State...belted four hits at UW-Parkside (March 25)...went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, while also scoring four times at Illinois-Springfield ...Had a home run with two runs scored and two RBI at Illinois Springfield. His training style focuses on being a controlled and explosive athlete on the field,  allowing for players to develop skills that will take their game to the next level.

 

CONTACT

Questions‭? ‬Feel free to reach out to RBI Director Jake Roberts‭.‬

Tel: 815.735.8730     Email: RBIBombers@gmail.com

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