Dane Wysocki joined the staff of the Hope College baseball team as pitching coach for the 2015 season.
Wysocki, who played at the University of Michigan, replaced former 13-year pitching coach and former major leaguer Rick Huisman.
During his years as Forest Hills Northern’s head coach, Wysocki finished with 103-49 record with two league Championships, its first district title since 1993, and the school’s first regional final in 2010. Forest Hills Northern played in four district finals during his tenure. Forest Hills Northern also has advanced 10 players to the collegiate level, including his son Cam, a redshirt sophomore who plays for University of Michigan, and his son Ryan, who is currently a freshman at Hope College.
Wysocki has coached for Elite baseball in Grand Rapids for 10 years which included numerous future college athletes from Division I to Division III. He took over the head coaching position at Forest Hills Northern in 2009. He has developed baseball and pitching camps designed for youth through high school both at Forest Hills Northern and for Hope College, as well as initiating outreach into the youth leagues in the Grand Rapids area, using his own players as teachers and mentors as a way to give back.
Wysocki is also a psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working with youth and families and has been a sought out public speaker since 1991 speaking on the “Magic of Humor”. He has spoken in 20 states and Canada to over 200,000 people during conferences, keynotes, seminars, luncheons and banquets.