Kevin Ksionzyk, Assistant Varsity Coach
Coach Ksionzyk (SPX ’05) returns for the 2024 season, his twelfth season as a coach for the Golden Lions. Prior to becoming the Pitching Coach in 2021, he served as Head Freshman Coach (2019), Head 8th Grade Coach (2016-18) and Assistant 8th Grade Coach (2009-12). He was a standout player for St. Pius X and a member of the first team in school history to advance to the state quarterfinals (2004). Coach Ksionzyk played baseball at Pitt Community College (Winterville, NC). He is a Computer Science teacher and Assistant Freshman Football Coach at St. Pius X. Coach Ksionzyk lives in Peachtree Corners with his wife Marie (SPX ’06), their daughter Thea (3) and son Tate (1).
Tom Ksionzyk, Assistant Varsity Coach
Coach Ksionzyk returns for his thirteenth season with the Golden Lions baseball program. He was previously an assistant varsity coach (2006-16) and Head Middle School Gold Coach (2022) for the Golden Lions. Before St. Pius X, Coach Ksionzyk coached baseball at Decatur High School for five years, three as the head coach. He also has experience coaching travel baseball. Coach Ksionzyk and his wife Anne have two sons, Kevin (SPX ’05), and Brady, and three grandchildren.
Mike Lancaster, Assistant Varsity Coach
This year (2024) is Coach Lancaster’s 45th year of coaching and 14th season with the Golden Lions baseball program. Additionally, Coach Lancaster a Dean of Students, Head Varsity Wrestling Coach and Assistant Varsity Football Coach for St. Pius X. Coach Lancaster spent 35 years teaching and coaching in the metropolitan Atlanta area before retiring from the Gwinnett County Public School System in 2014. Coach Lancaster and his wife, Lisa, have two children, a son, Marc, and a daughter, Laura.
Blaise Wannemacher, Head Junior Varsity Coach
Coach Wannemacher (SPX ‘06) is back for his ninth year with the Golden Lion baseball program. He has been the Head Junior Varsity Coach (2021, 2023-present), Head 8th Grade Coach (2013-15) and Assistant 8th Grade Coach (2010-12) for the Golden Lions. Additionally, he has coached football for the Golden Lions for the past 15 seasons and served as the Head 7th Grade Basketball Coach (2012-13) and Head 8th Grade Basketball Coach (2011-12). He is the Director of Operations for St. Pius X and lives in Lilburn with his wife Lisette (SPX ‘06) and their three children, Pace (10), Palmer (8) and Annie (4).
Jay Kapp, Head Middle School Navy Coach
The 2024 season will be Coach Kapp’s (SPX ’94) fourteenth season in the Golden Lions baseball program. He has been a Head Junior Varsity Coach (2001-04) and a Head Middle School Coach (2000, 2005-06, 2018-present). Additionally, he was the Assistant Varsity Coach for the Golden Lions Fastpitch Softball team for five seasons (2002-04, 2006-07). When not on the diamond, you can find Coach Kapp working at Kapp Koncepts, a digital marketing and graphic design firm he founded in 2001. Coach Kapp and his wife, Jenniffer (SPX ‘94), live in Dunwoody with their three children: Charlie (SPX ’22), Madeline (14) and Julia (8).
Brian Ogle, Assistant Middle School Navy Coach
Coach Ogle (SPX ‘06), returns to the Golden Lions baseball program for his thirteenth season (Middle School Assistant Coach (2007-12; 2016-18, 2022-present), Assistant Freshman Coach (2019), Head JV/Freshman Coach (2020)). While a student at St. Pius X, Coach Ogle was a member of the baseball team. In addition to coaching at St. Pius X, he has experience coaching travel baseball. He works at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church and lives in Sandy Springs with his wife Heather and their three dogs.
Chris McDonald, Assistant Middle School Navy Coach
Coach McDonald (SPX ’03) returns to the Golden Lions coaching staff for his second season in 2024. He was a standout player for St. Pius X and was a member of the first region championship team (2001) in school history. Coach McDonald lives in Atlanta with his wife Mary (SPX ’03) and their two children: Joshua (14) and Lillian (11).
Will Arnold, Head Middle School Gold Coach
Coach Arnold (SPX ’18) returns for his second season as a coach for the Golden Lions. After a standout career as a player at St. Pius X, he went on to play baseball for Oglethorpe University, where he earned Second Team All-Conference honors for his senior season. Coach Arnold works for State Street and lives in Tucker.
Jackson Doyle, Assistant Middle School Gold Coach
Coach Doyle (SPX ’18) returns for his second year with the Golden Lions coaching staff in 2024. He was a three year baseball letterman while a student at St. Pius X. Coach Doyle works for myDigitalOffice and lives in Atlanta.
Pete Warner, Assistant Middle School Gold Coach
Coach Warner returns to the St. Pius X Baseball coaching staff for his second season in 2024. He has over a decade of baseball coaching experience, both recreational and travel. Coach Warner works for Warner-Luce and lives in Brookhaven with his wife Julie and their children: Sarah (SPX ’24) and Jason (SPX ’21), a student at Georgia Tech.