President of Operations
Mexico, MO - Capital University
Walk Up Song: Icky Thump by The White Stripes
Favorite Form of Corn: Elotes (Mexican Street Corn)
Favorite Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite Food: The Reggie from DP Dough
Top Three Sports Movies: Tincup, The Natural, and Heaven Can Wait
Spirit Animal: Scorpion
Matt joined the CornBelters full-time in the Fall of 2019 as President of Operations. This comes after being a part of the ownership group that purchased the team in 2018 and moved Normal to the Prospect League. Prior to joining the team, he was General Manager of the Hannibal Hoots for two seasons and spent the ten years before that coaching at John Wood Community College and Quincy University.
Stembridge played baseball at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and graduated in 2007. He also has a Masters of Education in Sports and Fitness Administration from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.
Matt and his wife Melissa have three children, Maddux, Hudson, and Brielle.
Woodridge, IL - Illinois State University
Walk Up Song: Get it All by GTA
Favorite Form of Corn: Grilled Corn on the Cob
Favorite Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Food: Anything BBQ
Top Three Sports Movies: Moneyball, Remember the Titans, and Space Jam
Spirit Animal: Otter
Matt enters his fourth season as a member of the CornBelters front office. He started as an intern with the team in May of 2018, and has overseen ticket sales and marketing for the team the last few seasons. During his time with the CornBelters, Durkin has played instrumental roles in the creation of the Kernels Collegiate League and the Kernels Fall League. After spending the last year as the Director of Ticket Sales and Assistant GM, Matt was named General Manager of the CornBelters in May.
A graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Business Administration, Matt is originally from Woodridge, Illinois. Last October, Durkin was named “Collegiate Summer League Executive of the Year” by the Let’s Get Two Podcast for his role in the creation and implementation of the Kernels Collegiate League.
Food and Beverage Director
Normal, IL - Illinois State University
Walk Up Song: That’s My Kind of Night by Luke Bryan
Favorite Form of Corn: Popcorn
Favorite Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Food: French Fries
Top Three Sports Movies: Miracle, Field of Dreams, and Coach Carter
Spirit Animal: Mountain Lion
Gavin enters his fifth season as a member of the CornBelters staff. He started as a concession worker. During his second season, he helped oversee the concession stands and was also a part of the stadium operations team. Legett is from Normal, Illinois, graduated from Normal Community High School, and is currently attending Illinois State University.
Director of Facilities
Normal, IL - Heartland Community College
Walk Up Song: King of Everything by Wiz Khalifa
Favorite Form of Corn: Cornbread
Favorite Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Food: Taco’s
Top Three Sports Movies: Remember the Titans, 42, and the Benchwarmers
Spirit Animal: Red Kangaroo
Tyler enters his sixth season as a member of the CornBelters operations team. He started as a cook in the concession stand, and now is in charge of stadium operations at the Corn Crib. Moore is originally from Cherry Point, North Carolina but moved to Normal at a young age. He currently attends Heartland Community College.
Normal, IL - The Corn Crib
Walk Up Song: Lights Come On by Jason Aldean
Favorite Form of Corn: There’s Too Many to Pick
Favorite Team: CornBelters (Duh)
Favorite Food: Popcorn
Top Three Sports Movies: Field of Dreams, Rookie of the Year, The Sandlot
Spirit Animal: Cornasaurus
Corny is the official mascot of the Normal CornBelters! He was born on August 7th of 2009 at 10:00 AM right here at the Corn Crib. Our Cornasaurus will be at every CornBelters game this summer taking pictures with fans and dancing to his conga line! In his free time, Corny enjoys taking strolls through corn fields, trolling mascots on Twitter, and watching baseball.