Tom Winterstein, Special Assistant to the Head Coach
Tom Winterstein combines his passion for baseball, technology, and business as a Special Assistant to the head baseball coach at Western Kentucky University. He works on special projects for Coach Pawlowski and serves as the Website Director for WKU Baseball Camps. Tom and John have been a powerful 1-2 combination ever since teaming together as pitcher/catcher in high school. After a brief college baseball career Tom set his sights on pursuing his love for the game through his business and technology training.
For over 20 years, the duo have conducted instructional baseball camps and offered instructional baseball products throughout the US via Throw90 (StrikeZone Enterprises, LLC.) a leading edge baseball technology company that they co-founded in 1997. Tom has also provided camp leadership at Clemson, Arizona State, College of Charleston, Binghamton University, Auburn, and University of Toledo.
During this time period Tom led Throw90 as Executive VP and General Manager and negotiated a multi-year contract to manage and operate Pitcher/Catcher specialty camps on behalf of Nike Baseball Camps throughout the country.
In addition to being a business partner with Coach Pawlowski, Tom Winterstein consults with software and eLearning companies in Executive Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Product Management, and other senior management related activities such as mergers, acquisitions, equity investments, and business strategy.
Previously Tom has been part of senior management teams for early and late stage startup companies. He has more than 20 years of success working in high-tech, high-growth entrepreneurial environments.
Tom holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina, as well as a BS in Management Science. He has received numerous awards including being named as one of 20 members of the Microsoft Solution Provider Advisory Council for Education.
Tom is married to the former Angie Sill of Spartanburg, SC, and is the proud father of five boys. He is a baseball enthusiast, coaches various youth teams, and is the Past-President of the Blythewood Baseball League (SC). He was the Varsity Baseball Head Coach at Heathwood Hall High School in Columbia, SC from 1999-2000 leading the Highlanders to the SCISA AAA state playoffs for the first time in many years. He was the Varsity Pitching Coach for Cardinal Newman High School in Columbia, SC from 2006 to 2016 from which many players went on to play college baseball and he has served as an assistant coach for the SC Diamond Devils, a premier travel baseball program based in Charleston, SC.
In 1997, Tom founded BallPark Enterprises, LLC, an independent investment and asset management company. Tom is active in his church, other youth sports, and enjoys working out.