Randy Dunnett : Devoted to Baseball

Randy Dunnett is a former professional baseball player who is now a professional baseball coach. He opened the Finish Strong Indoor Sportsplex in 2005 and was its General Manager. In 2011 he launched Force Elite Baseball, LLC, and is its co-owner.

Randy Dunnett is a Chicago native who has devoted his life to baseball. “I played college baseball at South Suburban College in 1996-97, and Belmont University 1998-99,” he recalls. “I graduated from Belmont University in December 1999 with a Bachelor in Business Administration.”

From Belmont University Randy Dunnett began a long-sought career as a professional baseball player, signing a contract with the Cook County Cheetahs. “I played two years of minor league baseball for the Cook County Cheetahs (Windy City Thunderbolts) in 1999 and 2000,” he says. “I began instructing in 2000 while in the offseason before the 2001 season. I have been a coach and private instructor every year since then, and at my own academy since 2004.”

Randy Dunnett got his first taste of coaching baseball with Jack Perconte Sports, where he was a baseball instructor for four years. In 2004 he jumped at the chance to become the pitching coach for his old team, the Windy City Thunderbolts. One year later Randy Dunnett founded the Finish Strong Indoor Sportsplex in suburban Chicago, and he has never looked back.

The Force Elite Baseball Club branched off of Finish Strong in 2011. “We run a very strong program that focuses on providing the very best environment for young players to learn and play baseball,” Randy Dunnett says. He is proud of Force Elite. Dozens of its players have completed the Force Elite high school program and moved on to college baseball.


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