NORTH SHORE KNIGHTS
DIRECTORS & COACHES
Coach Ben Weiler has been a head varsity softball coach for 15 years. He is the founder and president of the Milwaukee Girls Fastpitch League and has served as a head and assistant coach in the Tosa Fastpitch League. Coach Weiler has worked with dozens of pitchers ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old including true beginners and college ready players.
Coach Mike has been teaching table tennis in the Milwaukee area for over 10 years, working with players of all ages and skill levels from beginner to tournament level. Mike founded and coached the New Berlin Eisenhower table tennis program in 2010, where upwards of 50 middle and high school students received table tennis coaching each year. His Eisenhower teams won four consecutive state high school championships. He has served as Club Pro at SPiN Milwaukee (now Evolution Milwaukee) since 2010, and currently coaches at Milwaukee Table Tennis Club. Mike is ITTF Level 1 certified, and his current USA Table Tennis player rating is 1907.
Laco Sranko - Coach Laco has been actively involved in table tennis for over four decades, with extensive playing and coaching experience in his native Slovakia before moving to the USA. As a youth player he was Slovakian champion and a member of the Slovakian Youth National Team. He has recently trained some of the top junior players in WI at the Milwaukee Table Tennis Club. Laco has ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) Level 1 and 2* certifications and was named 1994 US Table Tennis Para Coach of the Year. His recent playing achievements include a men's doubles championship - 2014 Huntsman World Senior Games, as well as national senior championships in singles - 2017, doubles - 2015, and mixed doubles - 2015. His current USA Table Tennis player rating is 2050.