Chet Lauer is a well-known baseball coach in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Lauer teaches baseball to inspire young players aged eight to college. He attended John Carroll University, Cuyahoga Community College, and Saint Ignatius High School in Ohio. He is currently a baseball instructor at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Aside from baseball coaching, Lauer has a variety of hobbies, interests, and pastimes. Golf, yoga, and video editing are hobbies, interests, and pastimes. The keen sportsman also enjoys professional baseball, football, and soccer.

Current Role and Responsibilities

Lauer teaches baseball at IMG Academy in Manatee County, Bradenton, Florida. The academy's dedicated baseball program is the country's leading provider of baseball coaching. It allows dedicated student-athletes to excel in baseball under the direction of highly regarded coaches such as Lauer and his peers.

IMG Academy's coaching focuses on the overall development of the student-athlete. Athletic development, a focus on strength and conditioning, and position-specific training are all part of this. In the classrooms of IMG Academy, on-field exercises are combined with rigorous academic coursework.

Lauer, a native of Ohio, coaches students aged eight to college. Athletes who have received coaching at IMG Academy are best positioned for opportunities at the national, junior national, varsity, junior varsity, and post-graduate baseball levels, among others.

At IMG Academy, Coach Chet Lauer's responsibilities include student testing, evaluation, and ensuring individual foundational growth. This also encourages students' competitive team growth, intensive personal growth, individual skill work, and athleticism in baseball and sports.

Career Background

Lauer previously worked as an assistant baseball coach at John Carroll University in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, before joining IMG Academy. Lauer is a John Carroll University graduate. Following a stint as an international professional baseball player, he joined the university's faculty to oversee various sports operations as an assistant varsity baseball coach.

As an assistant varsity baseball coach, he oversaw off-season training for dozens of players, published student newsletters, and oversaw game day logistics. He continued to engage in outreach and relationship development while in the position. In addition, he developed a baseball-focused holistic improvement program for students.

Lauer travelled the world as an international professional baseball player from 2015 to 2017. His professional baseball career took him to Canberra, Australia. He also visited Europe, including the French university town of Clermont-Ferrand and the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Lauer was named an International All-Star by European Baseball & Softball Magazine while playing in Austria and France.

Academic Qualifications

Saint Ignatius Catholic High School

Lauer attended Saint Ignatius High School in his Cuyahoga County, Ohio hometown. The school is founded on Ignatian spirituality and encourages intellectual growth and a commitment to social justice. Founded in 1886, the college-preparatory school has a rigorous curriculum emphasizing communication skills.

The sprawling Saint Ignatius High School campus is in Ohio City, a vibrant neighbourhood close to downtown Cleveland. It has 19 buildings spread across 20 acres and three dedicated athletic fields. Saint Ignatius High School has been designated a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education.

Cuyahoga County Community College

Chet Lauer attended Cuyahoga Community College after graduating from Saint Ignatius High School. Cuyahoga Community College, founded in 1963, is Ohio's oldest and largest public community college. Lauer rose to prominence as a Cuyahoga Community College baseball team member while attending the school.

Lauer attended Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, New Jersey, and Cuyahoga Community College. Lauer studied business, accounting, and communications at Cuyahoga Community College and Saint Peter's University in Jersey City.

John Carroll University

Lauer attended John Carroll University after graduating from Saint Peter's University and Cuyahoga Community College, where he quickly became an athletic, academic honour roll student.

John Carroll University, located in the highly regarded baseball coach's hometown of University Heights, is where he earned his bachelor's degree in communications. John Carroll University prepares its students to be inspired leaders with the character, heart, and knowledge to serve the greater good throughout their lives.

Lauer was a standout student and John Carroll University Blue Streaks baseball team captain. He oversaw a talented pitching staff while providing critical middle-of-the-order depth as team captain.

Skills & Abilities

Athletic performance



Baseball coaching

Camp instruction

College recruiting


Intercollegiate athletics

Social media


Sports coaching


Accomplishments & Awards

European Baseball & Softball Magazine International All-Star

Cuyahoga Community College Conference Tournament Champion

John Carroll University Athletic Academic Honor Roll

JCU Collegiate Baseball Conference Champion

Saint Ignatius High School Coaches' Cup

1st Team Ohio Athletic Conference

1st Team All-American

Golden Glove Award

European Baseball & Softball Magazine is a publication of Major League Baseball and the World Baseball Softball Confederation Europe, also known as WBSC Europe.

Personal Life

Chet Lauer has been a lifelong fan of Cleveland sports. The Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Cleveland Guardians are among those teams.

Lauer is one of eight relatives who graduated from the prestigious Ohio-based John Carroll University. He is the son of Thomas and Mary Lauer and the younger brother of Mary. His father, Thomas Lauer, played baseball at John Carroll University in the late 1970s, just like Chet.

The well-known baseball coach proudly supports several vital charities, nonprofit organizations, and other worthy causes. Aside from his work and charitable efforts, he has a variety of hobbies, interests, and pastimes. Golf, yoga, and video editing are a few of these hobbies, interests, and pastimes. He is also an enthusiastic triathlete.

He was born and raised in University Heights, Ohio, and he still lives there when he is not working away from home. Beachwood, Cleveland Heights, South Euclid, and Shaker Heights are all nearby. University Heights, located in Cuyahoga County, is known as the City of Beautiful Homes.


Chet Lauer

Chet Lauer's unique coaching approach & dedication to complete student-athlete development have significantly impacted the lives of numerous aspiring athletes.