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Coach Paul Moviel was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and was a 2001 graduate from Berea High School. At Berea High, Paul was an 11 year varsity letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. After turning down going pro out of high school for baseball, Paul went to play baseball in Chicago, IL at Kishwaukee College. Paul played and started his first two years as a pitcher and first baseman for the Cougars. After his sophomore year Paul had been drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 2003 Major League draft and decided to leave school and pursue his pro career. Paul went on to play 4 years with the White Sox and was noted after coming back from Tommy John surgery as one of the top prospects in the White Sox organization his last two years. Paul was in big league camp his last two years with the White Sox, then was traded to Tampa Bay in the winter of 2006. Paul competed in big league camp with the Rays in 2007, but then was put on the DL for an injury and decided to end his career after that season. In 2008 Paul got hired by the United States Secret Service and served on the Presidential Protection Detail with President Obama until May of 2013. When Paul was in Washington, DC he had the opportunity to coach varsity baseball at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA with his brother Greg for 3 years. Greg Moviel and Scott Moviel, which are Paul's two younger brothers both played professional baseball as well. Greg Moviel played with the Seattle Mariners as a pitcher, and his youngest brother Scott Moviel was a second round draft pick out of high school by the New York Mets.
Coach Lanigan began the Ohio Pitbulls Baseball organization in the fall of 2016. Since that one 14/15U team the Pitbulls program has grown tremendously. The organization will field 7 boy's baseball teams and 3 girl's fastpitch team for the 2024 season. Coach Lanigan has coached baseball for over 15 years and coached for multiple club teams before beginning the Ohio Pitbulls Baseball organization. Coach Lanigan has coached the 18U team for seven years and has competed in multiple championship games. Winning two Ohio Prospects League Championships and multiple tournament finals appearances and top finishes. He has coached numerous players who have moved on to play at the collegiate level. In addition he has also coached at the 16U, 15U, and 14U age divisions for baseball as well as 16U and 18U fastpitch softball teams.
The Pitbulls program is a family operated organization and Joy and Katelyn Lanigan are also involved with program operations.
Coach Santora has been a part of the Pitbulls family for 4 years where he has coached multiple age groups and divisions throughout his time with us. He was an athletic director for 15yrs at Our Lady of Mt Carmel where he also coached multiple sports. He's also coached for other travel organizations for multiple years and has a wealth of knowledge regarding the game and a love for the sport.
Coach Bias is a graduate and former player at Cleveland Central Catholic High School. He has coached multiple age groups in his coaching career with the most recent being an Assistant Coach at his former high school, Cleveland Central Catholic. Welcome to the family coach!
Coach Conter is entering his 3rd year with the Pitbulls organization. He previously coached our 11U and 13U teams. Coach Conter played collegiate baseball at Baldwin Wallace University. He has also been an instructor at multiple baseball camps over the years, such as Phil Bova's Camp, Joe Charboneau's camp, and Baldwin Wallace camps.
Coach McGlumphy has been involved with the Pitbulls organization for many years. His son, Jake, was a part of the initial Pitbulls team and spent multiple years with the Pitbulls before finishing his playing career at Bethany College where he played 1st base for the Bison. Charlie has the baseball knowledge and wisdom to help our players learn the fundamentals and competitive nature of the game.