Head Coach – Bucks AA – Sean Potkay
Coach Sean Potkay enters his second season as the Head Coach of the Bucks Program and his sixth 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) before taking over as the Head Coach in 2022. During his time as an Assistant Coach with the AA team Coach Potkay worked with the Bucks hitters helping the AA team win Back to Back State Championships in 2019 and 2020.
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 University 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 – Joey Castelli
Coach Castelli joins the Bucks AA coaching staff in 2023 for his first season as a coach in the program. Joey will be manning the first base coaching box for the Bucks and spending time working with the Bucks Infielders and Hitters. Coach Castelli was born and raised in California where he was a letter winner on the ball field for Mission Viejo’s High School. Joey then went on to play three season for Saddleback Community College before ultimately transferring to Montana State Billings where he finished out his playing career.
Assistant Coach – Bucks AA – Michael Freund
Coach Freund is set to rejoin the Bucks coaching staff in 2023 for his second season as a coach in the Bucks program. In 2022 Michael helped as an assistant coach with the programs C team. In 2023 Michael will be joining the AA staff once he returns from his college season at Umpqua Community College. Michael is a former standout for the Bucks starting multiple seasons at SS as well as starting on the mound. During his time with the Bucks Michael was selected to 2 All State teams as well as helped the Bucks to the 2019 State Championship. Following this season Michael will be heading to Eugene, Oregon to play baseball for the University of Oregon under Coach Wasikowski.
Head Coach – Bucks A – Kyler Stark
Coach Stark in entering his third season with the Bucks program in 2023. Since joining the Bucks staff in 2021 Kyler has served in multiple roles with the program. In 2021 Kyler was both an assistant with the AA team as well as the Head Coach of the Bucks C team. In 2022 Kyler became the Head Coach of the Bucks A team.
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 – Brady Higgs
Coach Higgs joins the Bucks coaching staff again in 2023 for his second season as a coach in the Bucks program. In 2022 Brady served as an assistant coach on the B team where he worked primarily with the teams pitching staff.
Brady was a five year veteran of the Bucks program playing at all levels and helping the AA team to State Championships in 2019 and 2020. One of the highlights of Brady’s career with the Bucks was pitching in the 2019 Regional Championship against Idaho Falls who would go on to win the 2019 Legion World Series.
After concluding his career with the Bucks, Brady went on to pitch at the University of Jamestown before injuries cut his time on the mound short.
Head Coach – Bucks B – Connor Tweet
Coach Tweet is back with the Bucks program in 2023 in his second season as the Head Coach of the Bucks B team. 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, freelance sports writing where he covers his favorite team (Seattle Mariners) for SoDo Mojo, and acting in community theatre. Connor currently works at U.S. Bank in Client Relations.
Assistant Coach – Bucks B – Joe Binstock
Coach Binstock joins the Bucks coaching staff in 2023 as an Assistant Coach with the B team. Joe is a born and raised Montanan who lives and breathes baseball. He grew up playing for the Laurel Dodgers where he had an incredibly successful Legion career.
Joe was a member of the Dodgers from 05′-10′ where he won 2 Montana State A Championships in 2009 and 2010. While playing for the Dodgers Joe also received All Conference and All State Selections. After High School Joe went on to play for Dawson Community College from 2009-2011 and eventually Dickinson State University from 2012-2014 where he was an All Conference selection in 2013. Joe started his coaching journey in 2011 when he assisted the Laurel Dodgers in both the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2014 Joe became the assistant coach for the Dickinson Roughriders AA legion team before taking over as the Head A coach in Dickinson from 2015-2016.
Head Coach – Bucks C – Jon Herz
Coach Herz is entering into his fourth season with the Bucks program in 2023. During the previous three seasons Jon has served in a multitude of roles with the program, ranging from volunteer coach (20′), Assistant B coach (21′), and Assistant A coach in (22′). Jon brings a lifetime of coaching experience to the program ranging from youth baseball all the way up to experience working with the AA program.
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 16, Grayson 14 and Colton 11. Jon currently works at First Interstate Bank in Wealth Management.
Assistant Coach – Bucks C – Hunter Williams
Coach Williams is now in his 8th consecutive season in a Bucks uniform, 5 as a player and now 3 as a coach in the program. Since joining the Bucks coaching staff in 2021 Hunter has spent time with the Bucks C program both as an assistant and as a Head Coach.
During his time playing for the Bucks, Hunter helped the Bucks to State Championships in 2019 and 2020, receiving All-State selections both seasons for his performance on the mound. In both 2019 and 2020 Hunter was awarded Pitcher of the Year for the Bucks program. Since leaving the Bucks in 2020 Hunter has continued to compete on the diamond for Whitworth University where he recently completed his Junior year. Hunter is currently studying computer science and enjoys Bowling, Skiing, and watching Office in his spare time.