The first time I saw Lonnie was when I was still coaching at St. Scholastica and I went to scout him as a freshman throwing upwards of 94mph in the Metrodome.  Five years later, St. Thomas head coach Chris Olean recommended Lonnie and said he would be a great fit in our program purely based on his personality.  Not only did Lonnie come into our program and make an immediate impact with his personaility - he connected with our players, parents and staff.  His ability to put players in a position to succeed have made him a mainstay in our program and I look forward to having him with us for a long time.  He is a great pitching instructor and an evaluator of talent.