2024 BNL Stars Coaching Staff

Head Varsity Coach - Jeff Callahan

Jeff Callahan has been the head coach of the Stars since the 2014 season. Jeff has served as the athletic director at BNL since 2003.  Jeff played for the Stars from 1984-87. He earned All-State honors his junior year ('86) and was selected to the South All-Star team in 1987. He went on to play at Vanderbilt University on scholarship from 1988-89.

Callahan was an assistant baseball coach at BNL under Joe Klumpp from 1993-98, an assistant football coach 1992-97 and was the boys freshman basketball coach from 1992-94. He was the head football coach for the Stars from 1998-2002.

High School: Bedford North Lawrence     College: Vanderbilt University

Family Members:
Wife: Paige - 32 years in July 2024
Sons: Brandt (24) - Data Analyst for the Tennessee Titans - Wife: Bailee (Gilmore)
Whitt (21) Junior @ Spalding University - playing baseball and studying Business/Marketing
Daughter: Merritt (20) Sophomore @ Butler - studying Pharmacy

Junior Varsity Coach - Dennis Kissinger

Coach Kissinger joined the BNL coaching staff in the spring of 2011. Dennis was a 3 year varsity starter at Valparaiso High School and went on to attend Indiana University.

Dennis is currently employed with Gordon Food Services as a Customer Development Specialist. He resides in Bedford, and is married to Melissa and they have 3 children; Brock (25),Hallie (22) and Madyson (13).

Dennis interests are spending time with family and coaching youth sports teams (baseball / basketball). He also enjoys playing softball and travelling the Midwest to attend son's motocross events. His favorite baseball team is the Cubs.

High School: Valparaiso High School     College: Indiana University

Family Members:
Wife: Melissa
Son: Brock (25)
Daughter: Hallie (23)
Daughter: Madyson (13)


Assistant Coach - Reggie Joslin

Reggie Joslin joined with the Stars coaching staff in the spring of 2015. Reggie played high school baseball for Hall of Fame Coach Gary O'Neal at Madison High School and then went on to play at the University of Louisville.

Reggie is retired from NSWC Crane. He is married to Cheri and has two kids; Matt and Cassie. His favorite baseball team is the Cincinnati Reds. He is an avid Louisville Cardinal fan.

High School: Madison High School     College: University of Louisville

Family Members:
Wife: Cheri
Son: Matt
Daughter: Cassie

Assistant Coach - Steven McNabb

Steven joined the BNL staff in 2022.  Steven played at Shakamak High School from 2004-2007 under Hall of Fame Coach Chip Sweet.  During Coach McNabb's senior season he won the LV Mental Attitude Award at the 2007 Baseball State Finals.  After High School, Steven went on to play at Olney Central College under Coach Dennis Conley.

Coach McNabb started his caching career in 2010 coaching the Shakamak Lakers JV team from 2010-2014.  In 2014 Shakamak went on to win the IHSAA Baseball State Championship.  Steven moved on in 2015 to become the Head Baseball Coach at North Daviess High School.  He held that position from 2015-2021 before coming to Bedford North Lawrence.

High School: Shakamak High School    College: Olney Central College

Family Members:
Wife:  Amanda
Daughter: Emma (2)

Assistant Coach - Garrett Ramsey 

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Meaning of a BNL Baseball Player

Being a BNL Baseball player is an honor and wearing "Stars" across your chest gives our players a sense of pride and confidence.

B= Be coachable
N= Nobody outworks us
L= Locked in and focused
S = So what, next pitch
T = Two hundred feet
A = Attitude is everything
R = Respect the game
S = Selfless

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