Todd Winkler is entering his eighth year coaching the Carl Sandburg Softball team. He has 38 years experience of coaching and playing fast pitch softball. Winkler grew up outside of Alexis and went to Alexis High School and Western Illinois University. He is also Sandburg's head volleyball coach. Coach Winkler lives with his daughters, Kayla and Kelsey, on the family farm just outside of Alexis.
Katie King is entering her fourth season as an assistant softball coach for Carl Sandburg. King is a graduate of Carl Sandburg College and earned two letters in both basketball and softball. In the 2008-09 season, King was named to the Arrowhead Conference All-Conference Team for her efforts on the softball field and she was named an NJCAA Academic All-American. King lives in Henderson with her husband, Justin.