Director of Baseball Operations, 13U-B Manager
Operations & Head of Parent Ambassadors
Ohio Tide provides each team with coaches that have previous baseball experience. Once a team hits a threshold of committed players, we assign one of our coaches to the team. The 2024 Coaching staff will be announced in the fall.
Len Spacek, Manager
Nathan Nootbaar, Assistant Coach
Daniel Hubbard, Co-Manager
Bradley Moyer, Co-Manager
Chuck Tate, Manager
A.J. Slemc, Assistant Coach
Aaron Brandt, Manager
Aaron Tate, Assistant Coach
Mike Miller, Manager
Keith Solar, Assistant Coach
Seamus McIlwee, Manager
Charles Colson, Assistant Coach
Michael Berg, Manager
Rob Engoglia, Assistant Coach
Brian McHolland, Co-Manager
Michael Payne, Co-Manager
Aaron Brandt has a long history in the local baseball community, dating from his playing days in the heyday of the Shaker boys league through his college years participating in the old Cleveland PD AAA semi-pro leagues. After graduating from Hawken School, Brandt took his catcher’s mitt and bat down South to Guilford College, in Greensboro, NC. After three years in the program, a shoulder injury forced Brandt into a student-coach role as a Senior, giving him his first experience in that area of the game.
After graduating from Guilford, Brandt spent 2 seasons working in the front office of the Winston-Salem Spirits minor league baseball team, immersing himself in all areas of the business side of the team. During his tenure there, Brandt had the opportunity to pick the brain of some of the coaches, including future MLB manager and current Indians bench coach, Brad Mills, as well as numerous former major leaguers who were working as instructors in the Cubs system.
Upon his return to Northeast Ohio, Brandt started filling different coaching positions, ranging from youth Summer teams to the Middle School program at Hawken. In 2004, Brandt took over the high school program at Hawken and has served as the Manager of the Hawks since that time. Over that time period, Brandt’s teams have earned 216 wins, 6 conference Championships, and have qualified for District Finals 5 times. Brandt has also helped to send numerous players on to play collegiate ball, including four to Division 1 programs. Since 2015, Brandt has also juggled the task of coaching competitive Summer teams in multiple leagues.
Brandt resides in University Heights with his wife Kim and has three children - Lucas, Tanner and Annalise.
Joe Dianetti joined Hawken this Summer as an Associate Athletic Director/Youth Sports Coordinator and Co-Advisor for Ohio Tide Baseball. Joe has an extensive coaching background in Northeast Ohio at both the Travel and High School level. He spent four years as a Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach at Lakewood High School and one year in the same role at Fairview High School. On the travel side, Joe coached for two years in the Lakewood Community Baseball Assocation (LCBA) at various levels and two years with the Captains Baseball Academy/Golden Spikes 14U team prior to it's merger with the Ohio Tide. Prior to Hawken, Joe was the HS and MS Athletic Director for the Fairview Park City Schools since 2016.
Joe was a Catcher and Middle Infielder at Archbishop Hoban High School ('07) in Akron and played in various leagues and various levels beyond high school. He lives in Mayfield Heights with his wife Amber, children - daughter Lillian (7) and new son Brooks (4 months), and two dogs.