Mark “Carv” Carvalho, General Manager (7th Season)
Brett Clark, Head Coach (4th Season)
Brooke Powers, Athletic Trainer, (3rd Season)
Jake Gibbs, Asst. General Manager (4th Season)
Board of Directors
Kevin Pouch, Director of Operations
Chris Pate, Consultant
Mark Reibenspies, Director of Personnel
Chad Frey, Media Relations
Dr. Brett Roufs
Connie Vajnar, Host Family Coordinator
Frank Martinez, PA Announcer/Voice of the Rebels
Carl Hodges, Team Founder/Advisor
Carl Hodges founded the Newton Rebels in 2000 and served as the general manager through the 2007 season. Under Hodges’s watch, the Rebels have grown from a start-up franchise to one of the most successful summer collegiate programs in the nation. After assembling the Rebels’ first NBC World Series team in 2004, the team went on to earn seven NBC World Series bids, two Walter Johnson League titles, and an NBC Midwest Regional title.
After the 2007 season, Hodges elected to step down as the General Manager of the Rebels and handed the reins over to Chris Pate and Sean Bechtold. Despite no longer being the general manager, Hodges is still very much involved with the Rebels organization. Whether he is helping out-of-town players get settled in at the beginning of the season, working at home games, or promoting the team, Hodges is an invaluable asset to the Rebels program.
The Rebels will have a new look to it with many first-time players led by fourth-year Head Coach, Brett Clark. Coach Clark will have a couple of ex-Rebels players as his assistants again, Jake Gibbs and Jordan Rousselle. Their experience of playing college baseball and being part of the Newton Rebels team that played in the 2015 NBC World Series and coached in last year’s 2018 World Series will be beneficial.