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Joey Pavlovich

Joey Pavlovich

Coach Pavlovich is the Head Baseball Coach for Iowa Lakes.. In his first year as a graduate assistant coach, the pitching staff made several notable accomplishments. There were four pitchers of the week in the ICCAC, including three in a row from April 7-27. Iowa Lakes ended the season with a team ERA of 4.66 which was a 1.10 run improvement from the year prior. The staff led the conference in fewest walks allowed with 135. Jesus Brito finished second in the conference with a 3.02 ERA and earned honorable mention All-Region accolades. He was the first Iowa Lakes’ pitcher to do so since 2008. Alex Cristobal finished third in the league with a 3.34 ERA.

Coach Pavlovich attended Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Ariz. and was a 3-year letterman. He played for Post 59 in American Legion baseball for three summers and is second in all-time wins with a 25-2 record. He played at Cochise College, Pima Community College, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general mathematics from East Central University. He was the team captain his senior year. 

On top of coaching, he is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education from Iowa State University.


Robert Varvaro

Robert VarvaroCoach Varvaro begins his first season with Iowa Lakes as the program’s Graduate Assistant. 

Robert played baseball and football at Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, New York. He then attended Wesley College (Del.), where his team won the ECAC South Regional Championship in 2010. Before joining the Laker family, Robert completed an internship at Velocity Sports Performance in New Jersey where he worked with all levels of athletes, he also served as the assistant varsity baseball coach at Paul VI High School for 2 seasons. In the summer of 2014 he helped coach South Jersey Young Guns and Atlantic Elite Baseball Academy teams.

Robert received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Wesley College, is the son of Robert and Michelle Varvaro and has a sister Jennifer.

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