Mac began playing in Glenview, IL. He continued on to play high school ball for Glenbrook South before earning a full scholarship to attend University of New Orleans. As career .347 hitter, Mac often lead the team in hits. One highlight of Mac’s college career was coming in 2nd in the batting race, behind eventual major leaguer Juan Pierre. Mac earned the distinction of being named to the All Sun Belt Conference, Second Team All-South Central Region (American Baseball College Association) among other accomplishments. After graduating UNO, Mac played for the Cook County Cheetahs (now Windy City Thunderbolts) in the Independent A League. Mac has been coaching youth baseball for 8 years and is the proud father of 4 sons.
John began his baseball career at age seven playing Wilmette Little League. He went on to play varsity baseball at New Trier High School while studying under the instruction of Eric Soderholm of The Chicago White Sox. In 1992, after 3 years of college baseball at St. Andrews College in North Carolina, John was drafted by The St. Louis Cardinals. He went on to play professionally until the fall of 1995. John then began instructing North Shore kids while he earned his degree in finance from The University of Illinois at Chicago. He and Peter Dallas opened The North Shore Baseball Academy in March of 2000.
Ryan Johnson comes to Outlaws Baseball Club with experience as a player and a coach. As a player, Ryan was a 3-year letterman at Grayslake Central High school where he was All-Conference for 2 years, and All-Lake County. After high school he attended College of Lake County, where he played for 2 years under Hall of Fame inductee Gene Hanson. Ryan then moved on to play, as a division 1 scholarship recipient, at Western Illinois University. There Ryan, as a pitcher, he led his team in appearances from ’99-’00. As a coach, Ryan has experience both with the Lake County Stars and the Lake Zurich Cougars. Additionally, Ryan is the father of two who has a Master’s degree in education and is a teacher in CCSD#15. Outlaws Baseball Club is privileged to have him join our program.