Along with his impressive work experience, Brandin holds a Bachelor's Degree in psychology with double minor in entrepreneurship and theology!
Rich brings decades of private sector analytics expertise to the Buckets. His attention to detail will give the Buckets that edge to secure multiple ABA Championships.
After graduating from Jackson High School in 2016, Mitch Balla continued his baseball playing career at Notre Dame College in Cleveland, OH. There, he double majored in Communications & Public Relations with a minor in Coaching. Mitch landed an internship at ESPN Cleveland in the summer of 2019 which then turned into a part-time position at the conclusion of his internship. Mitch still holds that position today and is still chasing his dream career of sports broadcasting while currently working full-time for Cross Country Mortgage. Mitch was the play-by-play voice for the Notre Dame College Men’s & Women’s basketball teams during their 2019-20 campaign, was scheduled to broadcast the Men’s & Women’s MAC Basketball Tournament on the radio for ESPN Cleveland (cancelled due to COVID-19), currently hosts his own sports & entertainment podcast called Cover Your Balls, is the current play-by-play voice for all Jackson Polar Bear baseball home varsity games that are streamed live on YouTube, and will be the play-by-play voice of the Burning River Buckets in their inaugural season. Mitch is also the head coach of a 15u travel baseball team during the summer.
Vince is the founder and CEO of KEE On Sports Media Group. Vince McKee is a growing force in the sports literary world. He is a published author of 9 books. His first three books Hero, Cleveland's Finest and Jacobs Field exploded onto the Amazon best sellers list upon release. Vince currently travels the country meeting with the public to spread the message of Hero. He is also the play by play man for Cleveland Golden Gloves boxing as well as Cleveland SC soccer of the NPSL.
Jeff Gorman is the first announcer ever to go pro in MMA, wrestling, football and baseball. His career highlights include Ring of Honor wrestling, Lake County Captains baseball and the Moosin: God of Martial Arts pay-per-view. Jeff wrote a book about his announcing adventures called "This Side of the Mic" and a novel called "Wrestling Is Real."