Austin Padjen is a pitching instructor and 16U head coach at Pro Player. Padjen is in his second year at Pro Player. He is also in his first year as a varsity assistant coach at Crystal Lake Central after spending three seasons in the same role at Prairie Ridge.
Padjen played collegiately in 2016-17 at Beloit College, where he pitched 135 innings over two seasons. Padjen transferred to Beloit from McHenry County College, pitching for MCC in 2013-15. He played high school ball at Prairie Ridge.