Coach Jon-Michael Brunner
Jon-Michael (JM) Brunner is entering his second year as head coach of Wheeling Post 1’s Varsity Team. Brunner is no stranger to Post 1 as he has been a member of the coaching staff since 2014, servings as head coach for both the JV and 15-U teams. He takes over for Coach Mark Delbrugge who lead Wheeling Post 1 to three consecutive West Virginia State championships.
Brunner was a three-sport standout at The Linsly School, earning four letters in both baseball and basketball and 3 in football. He is also a Wheeling Post 1 Alumnus having played four seasons with the organization. During that time, he earned a Gold Glove and was named the team’s MVP.
He continued to play baseball at the collegiate level at West Liberty University. Playing all four years as an outfielder. During his senior season, Brunner was named as the toughest player to strike out in Division II baseball.
Brunner graduated from West Liberty in May 2015 with a degree in exercise physiology and recently obtained a Masters Degree in Physician’s Assistant Studeies at West Liberty University. He is now working full-time as a Physician Assistant at Wheeling Hospital.
Coach Scott Castilow
Scott Castilow will be this year’s Post 1 Varsity assistant coach. Castilow played four seasons (2007-2010) with Wheeling Post 1. This season marks his sixth year as an assistant coach with the organization.
During high school, Castilow played baseball for four years at Wheeling Park High School under the direction of Chad Stout.
After high school, he attended West Liberty University and played baseball for four years under Bo McConnaughy and Eric Burkle. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2014.
“Scott has been with me since we started coaching together at the lower levels. He’s a great baseball guy who knows how to handle the kids” said Brunner. “I know that the kids admire him. He’s one of my best friends and I couldn’t be happier to have him around.”
Currently, Castilow is a financial advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors.