Head Coach – Bucks AA – Sean Potkay
Coach Sean Potkay enters his first season as the Head Coach of the Bucks Program and his fifth season overall with the program. He has previously served as both an Assistant Coach for the AA team (2018-2020) and as the Associate Head Coach for the program (2021).
Sean is a Bozeman native and former Bucks player (05’-08’) who was a member of the Bucks first State Championship team in program history (07’). Following his career with the Bucks Potkay went on to play baseball at the University of Oregon (09’, 10’), Western Nevada College (11’), and Tulane University (12’, 13’).
He graduated from Tulane in 2013 with a degree in History. Sean lives in Bozeman and works at Simkins-Hallin. When not at the baseball field Coach Potkay enjoys traveling, hunting, and many of the other outdoor activities that Montana has to offer.
Assistant Coach – Bucks AA – Jeff Gyselman
Coach Gyselman returns for his 7th season with the Bucks program as an assistant coach with the AA team. Coach “G” has an extensive background in the game of baseball both as a player and coach. He grew up in Seattle playing multiple sports and excelling in Baseball. He went on to play at Bellevue Community college out of high school and then Portland State where he finished his college baseball career. Jeff was selected in the 19th round by the Philadelphia Phillies and spent four seasons playing professional baseball making his way up to the AA Reading team.
Jeff’s coaching experience started in his time with the Phillies where he ran youth baseball clinics. This evolved into coaching both pitchers and catchers at Teton High in Driggs, Idaho. With the Bucks, he has coached with the B, A, and AA teams. Most recently coach Gyselman served as the Head Coach of the A team in 2021. This season he returns to the AA team where he spent both the 2019 and 2020 seasons as an assistant in the Bucks most recent State Championship runs.
Jeff moved to Bozeman in 2012 with his wife Erika, and two sons, Alton and Nolan. Alton was an all-state catcher for the Bucks and is headed to the University of Hawaii to play baseball, Nolan is likewise headed to Midland College to play basketball. Jeff is currently the Golf Course Superintendent at Black Bull Golf Club.
Ben Hubley– AA Assistant
Coach Hubley joins the Bucks staff in 2022 in his first season coaching with the program. Ben is a former Bucks player (2018-2020) and a member of the Bucks 2019 and 2020 State Championship teams. Coach Hubley will man the dugout for AA this season as the bench coach along with working with program infielders and hitters.
Ben grew up in Bozeman and spends much of his free time hunting, fishing, and many of the other activities that the Treasure State has to offer.
Head Coach – Bucks A – Kyler Stark
Coach Stark returns to the Bucks for his second season coaching in the Program. In 2021 Kyler served as the Head Coach for the “C” team along with assisting the “AA” staff.
Kyler grew up in Gillette, Wyoming where he played Legion Baseball for the Gillette Roughriders. He was a member of Gillette’s 2014 State Championship team, the second in their program’s history. Along with a State Championship in 2014, Kyler was also a member of Gillette’s team in 2015 that finished Runner Up at the Northwest Regional Tournament. Kyler went on to play at Dawson Community College before graduating from the University of Wyoming in 2020 with a degree in Business Administration. Kyler enjoys spending his time outdoors along with anything sports-related when he is not working or at the baseball field. He currently works at Consolidated Electrical Distributors in sales and accounting.
Assistant Coach – Bucks A – Jon Herz
Coach Herz is back with the Bucks for the 2022 season as an assistant coach for the “A” team. Previously Jon has been a volunteer coach (20’) as well as the Assistant coach on the “B” team for the Bucks program (21’).
Jon grew up in Rapid City, SD where he played for the Post 22 Hardhats and legendary Legion baseball coach Dave Ploof. After graduating Jon continued with baseball and basketball at Des Moines Area Community College. Jon and his wife, Sarahbeth, are raising 3 boys: Jarrett 15, Grayson 13 and Colton 10. Jon currently works at First Interstate Bank in Wealth Management.
Head Coach – Bucks B – Connor Tweet
Coach Tweet is entering into his first season of coaching in the Bucks program. A familiar face to the program Connor is a former Bucks player who served in a utility role under coach Dave Legg from 2013-2015.
Connor graduated from Bozeman High School in 2014 and then moved on to Boise State where he graduated in 2018. Outside of the baseball field Coach Tweet enjoys slow-pitch softball and freelance sports writing where he covers his favorite team (Seattle Mariners) for SoDo Mojo. Connor currently works at Montana State University in the Office of Student Engagement.
Assistant Coach – Bucks B – Brady Higgs
Coach Higgs joins the Bucks coaching staff in 2022 for his first season as a coach in the program. Brady is a former Bucks player and current Jamestown University Pitcher. Brady was a standout on the mound for the Bucks from 2019-2021 and was a part of both the 2019 and 2020 State championship teams.
Head Coach – Bucks C – Hunter Williams
Coach Williams returns to the staff this season and will once again serve as a Head Coach for the Bucks “C” team. Hunter is now in his 7th season with the program, 5 as a player and 2 as a coach. While with the Bucks Hunter won state Championships in 2019 and 2020, received two All-State selections as a pitcher, and won the pitcher of the year award twice for the Bucks program. Hunter currently pitches for Whitworth University where he is studying computer science. Outside of baseball Hunter enjoys Bowling, Skiing, and the Office.
Assistant Coach – Bucks B – Michael Freund
Coach Freund joins the Bucks coaching staff in 2022 for his first season as a coach in the Bucks program. Michael is a former Bucks standout who started at SS for the Bucks from 2017-2019. Michael was a member of the 2019 State Championship team as well as the 2017 State Runner-Up team. Michael currently plays for Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.