Coaching Staff / 2016-2017
Team: Boys Varsity Baseball
Position: Head Coach
Justin Bergman is in his second season as head baseball coach at Triton Central High School. Last season,
Bergman guided the Tigers to an 8-16 overall mark after taking over the Tiger program in late February
Coach Bergman’s previous coaching experience includes head baseball coach and instructor in the Human
Performance Sport Sciences Department at Ohio Northern University and assistant coach positions at two
NCAA Division III schools in Indiana-Manchester University and Franklin College.
While at Ohio Northern Coach Bergman turned the program around. Amassing 99 wins in six seasons as the
skipper. Coach Bergman owns the 3rd most wins as a baseball head coach at ONU. In 2010, Coach Bergman
guided ONU to a 26-12 record, posting a 10-8 OAC conference record, attaining their highest win total in
conference play since 2000. The ONU 26 overall wins were the fifth-highest total wins in school history.
Prior to becoming the head baseball coach at Ohio Northern University in the fall of 2005, Coach Bergman
was an assistant baseball coach at his alma mater, Franklin College for one-year. During the spring 2005
season, Coach Bergman helped guide the Grizzlies to an HCAC title with a 15-6 mark and achieved its second
best single-season victories total, finishing 29-15 overall. The Grizzlies led the league in both team batting
average and team earned run average and garnered their highest ever national ranking of 24th among
Division III schools as rated by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Franklin College also was rated
best-ever third in the NCAA III Mideast Region.
Prior to his stint at Franklin College, Coach Bergman was the assistant coach at Manchester College, now
Manchester University, for three seasons (2002-2004). Coach Bergman was the recruiting coordinator,
hitting coach and outfielder’s coach. During his time as the assistant baseball coach for the Spartans, the
baseball program won 97 games, and in 2002 and 2004, the team qualified for the NCAA Division III national
Tournament. The 2004 Spartans won the HCAC regular season and HCAC four-team tournament titles to
qualify for the NCAA Mideast regional tournament and then advanced to the Division III College World
Series, where they would eventually finish seventh. While at Manchester College, Coach Bergman guided
six former players on to play professional baseball.
In the summer of 2001, Coach Bergman served as the head coach for the Indiana Dox Connie Mack summer
baseball team. The Dox finished the summer with an impressive record of 44-10. The Dox advanced to the
Connie Mack World Series in Welland, Canada.
Throughout Coach Bergman’s 11 years as a head coach and assistant coach he has amassed 277 total wins.
Averaging 25 wins per season.
Coach Bergman is from Milroy, Indiana and is a graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School. His
undergraduate degree is from Franklin College with a teaching license in secondary education and health.
His graduate degree is from Manchester College, now Manchester University, with a master’s degree in
contemporary leadership. Coach Bergman currently resides in Fairland, IN with his wife Amber, and son Ty,
and daughter Avery.