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.
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 sixth 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. Most recently, Gavin was the Director of Food and Beverage. 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.
Touhy, Nebraska - Rockford University
Walk Up Song: Can I Kick It by A Tribe Called Quest
Favorite Form of Corn: Syrup
Favorite Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Food: Pizza
Top Three Sports Movies: For the Love of the Game, Goon, and Bull Durham
Spirit Animal: Horse
Joe enters his 2nd full season as a member of the CornBelters front office. This will be his fourth with the team overall. Preston is originally from Touhy, Nebraska and played baseball in college at Rockford University. Before joining the Corn Crib, Joe worked for another Play 9 Sports team, the Quincy Gems.
Director of Ticket Sales
Perkasie, PA - University of Louisville
Walk Up Song: Kickstart my Heart – Motley Crue
Favorite Form of Corn: Kettle Corn
Favorite Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Favorite Food: Bacon
Top Three Sports Movies: Invincible, Varsity Blues, The Rookie
Spirit Animal: Bald Eagle
Jarrett enters his 2nd season as a member of the CornBelters staff. During his first season he tackled a variety of roles including ticket sales. Rodgers has previously worked for the Louisville Bats, Waubonsee CC Baseball, and Sports Info Solutions. Rodgers is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated from The University of Louisville in 2020.
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.