Head Coach: Logan Johnson
Logan Johnson enters his second season as head baseball coach at Lindenwood University-Belleville. Johnson led the 2012 Lynx to a 20-25 finish during the program's inaugural season.
Johnson came to Lindenwood-Belleville from Webster University, where he was an assistant coach from 2008-10, being the head assistant and pitching coach during the 2009-10 season.
During Johnson’s coaching career at Webster, the baseball program took tremendous strides and rose to a level of national success each year.
As an assistant coach at Webster in 2009, Johnson helped guide a squad that finished with a 28-15 record, a perfect 24-0 SLIAC record, and a fourth-consecutive SLIAC Championship. The Gorlok staff led the conference in five pitching categories including ERA, strikeouts, and runs allowed. The Webster pitching staff produced four All-Conference pitchers in 2009 and also finished the 2009 campaign ranked 34th nationally in ERA and 20th nationally in strikeouts per nine innings.
In 2010, the Gorloks won their fifth-consecutive St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Championship and set a school record for wins finishing 35-11. Webster received a bid to the NCAA National Tournament, where they fell two games short of the College World Series, losing to eventual National Champion Illinois Wesleyan. In 2010, Johnson’s pitching staff lead the conference in five statistical categories for the second year in a row, including ERA, strikeouts, and runs allowed. The pitching staff produced three All-Conference pitchers as well as a First Team All-American pitcher, Will Savage. The Gorloks finished 2010 ranked No. 3 nationally in hits per nine innings and 23rd nationally in strikeouts per nine innings.
As a player, Coach Johnson played two seasons at Danville Area Community College in Danville, Ill., where he was a captain on the 2006 squad. After transferring to Webster in 2006, Johnson was a part of two SLIAC Championship squads, as well as two NCAA National Tournament qualifiers. He was a team captain on the 2008 Regional Runner-Up team that finished one game shy of the NCAA College World Series. Johnson received his Associate’s degree in Education from Danville Area Community College and received his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Webster University. He currently resides in Fairview Heights, Ill.
Coach Johnson can be reached by email at LJohnson1@lindenwood.edu.
Assistant Coach: Scott Turmail
Scott Turmail enters his second season as an assistant baseball coach at Lindenwood University-Belleville.
Turmail came to Lindenwood-Belleville from Saint Louis University, where he was the volunteer assistant coach during the 2010-11 season. In addition to his duties with the pitching staff, he oversaw the program’s travel and assisted with day-to-day responsibilities. Turmail also served as the first base coach for the Billikens.
Prior to coaching at Saint Louis University, Turmail was the head baseball coach at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park in 2009-10. He guided the Highlanders to 23 victories and to the NJCAA Region 16 Finals.
During summer 2010 and 2011, Turmail coached the Alton Indians of the St. Louis Metro Collegiate Baseball League, accumulating an overall record of 49-22. In 2010, the Indians won a League Championship and took 2nd place in the NABF College World Series in Toledo, Ohio.
As a player, Coach Turmail played one season at Long Beach State and STLCC-Forest Park. Turmail then transferred to Saint Louis University where he was a weekend starting pitcher for two years. During his two-year playing career with the Billikens, Turmail recorded 12 victories and notched two saves. Turmail signed with the River City Rascals of the Frontier League in the summer of 2009.
Turmail received his Bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies from Saint Louis University (Magna Cum Laude) in May 2009. He currently resides in Florissant, Mo.
Assistant Coach: John Combs
John Combs enters his second year as an assistant coach at Lindenwood University-Belleville.
Combs came to LU-Belleville from Webster University, where he was an assistant for two years, serving as the head assistant for the 2010-11 season. John worked with catchers and hitters, as well as assisted in recruiting and coordinating travel.
Prior to coaching at Webster, Coach Combs was a three-year starter at Webster University where he was a two-time all-conference catcher and a part of two NCAA national tournament squads. John transferred to Webster University from Lincoln College in Lincoln, Ill.
Coach Combs graduated from Webster University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies and is working towards his master’s in Education. He currently resides in Belleville, Ill.
Assistant Coach: Dustin List
Dustin List enters his first season as a Graduate Assistant Coach with Lindenwood – Belleville.
List is a 2012 graduate of Webster University where he was a catcher on three NCAA Regional Teams. As the team captain in 2012, List helped guide his team to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA DIII World Series. The Gorlocks won the SLIAC Championship all four years List was a member of the team.
List is a native of Mason City, Illinois and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration at Lindenwood – Belleville. He currently resides in Belleville, Ill.
Assistant Coach: Scott Posey
Scott Posey enters his second season as an assistant baseball coach at Lindenwood University-Belleville.
Coach Posey has more than 20 years experience as a baseball coach, including nine years at the Junior College level at SWIC and Lewis and Clark College. He retired in 2010 after 35 years in education, the last 15 as Assistant Principal at Belleville West High School.
Coach Posey attended high school in Jerseyville, Ill. where he was a three sport letterman in football, basketball and baseball. He graduated from Westminster College where he was an NAIA All-American basketball player and All-District 16 baseball player. Coach Posey was also named Westminster College Athlete of the Year in 1974.
Coach Posey is a member of the Mon-Clair Baseball League Hall of Fame (2000), having played 20 years in the league. He is also a member of the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame (2006), and in 2010 was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame as a basketball official, having officiated the state finals in 2006 and 2007. Coach Posey is still active as a baseball player, having played 49 consecutive seasons of organized baseball.
Coach Posey is married and lives in Fairview Heights, Ill. His wife, Stephanie, is the Principal at Belleville East High School.