Baseball Coaching Staff

Miami  Middletown Baseball Team 2018

Chris UrsoChris Urso

Head Coach 

Chris Urso is taking over the reins of the ThunderHawk Baseball team.  Chris brings a wealth of experience to the program as well as an understanding of the Regional Athletes.  He was a member of the very successful ThunderHawk baseball program from 1996 to 1997 and was the ORCC Most Valuable Player in 1997.  He is also a member of the MUM Athletic Hall of Fame.

Coach Urso has over 15 years of coaching experience and understands the value and the possibilities of developing high achieving student athletes.  He is excited to recruit high-level players to Miami Middletown and to provide a high quality experience for them through the baseball program.

He resides in Middletown with his wife Julianne, his son, Evan and daughter Clair.



Mark AdamsMark Adams

Assistant Coach 

Mark Adams just completed his 23rd season broadcasting college basketball games on ESPN.  Coach Adams was a college basketball coach for 17 years and 10 of those years at the NCAA Division I level.  He was inducted into the Rocky Mountain College Hall of Fame in 2019.

Mark is also known as a highly sought after national motivational speaker and business coach and has earned his reputation as a sales expert in multiple industries.  Adams is the author of numerous books including "The Coach and the Geek - Building a Kick-Butt Culture."

Adams was a college baseball and basketball dual athlete.  He received his master's degree in Athletic Administration from Idaho State University in 1980.

Mark lives in Springboro, Ohio with his wife, Judy.  They have four sons:  Luke, Patrick, Jimmy and Robby.