1/3/2018-Bryan Kloppe will manage the Bakersfield Train Robbers for the 2018 season. The Train Robbers are preparing for their 2nd season of baseball in the Pecos League. Bryan is a dual resident of Buckeye, Arizona and Cheltenham, Victoria Australia.

Bryan Kloppe is no stranger to the Pecos League, he was a player for the Roswell Invaders in 2014 and 2015 season and was a part of their 2015 Championship Team. In 2016 Bryan took over as the field manager and built an Invaders team that set every offensive record in Pecos League History. That year the Invaders fell in the Southern Division finals in a grueling extra inning series to the Tucson Saguaros.

In 2017 with Kloppe as the manager, the Invaders won both rounds of the Mountain Division Playoffs to reach the Pecos League Finals. The Invaders lost in the Pecos League Championship Series to the High Desert Yardbirds. If the offseason he has been playing for the Cheltenham Rustlers of the Victorian State League in Australia. With the Rustlers he has also held down numerous coaching positions, most recently as the player-head coach of the mens team during the 2017-2018 season.

Bryan attributes his success as a pitcher to having an ability to command four pitches (FB, CB, SL, CH) at all times and keeping hitters off balance. He is a sidearmer who can pitch deep into games with every start. He is not an overpowering pitcher, but has the ability to get outs and give his team a chance to win on a consistent basis. Bryan on his strengths as both a player and a coach: "My time working for Major League Baseball as a batboy and clubhouse assistant, playing college and professional baseball and managing in professional baseball as well as in Australia have prepared me for any role in baseball as a pitcher, coach, or in management."

Bryan has also been a key component as a pitcher for the Houston Apollos in the Pecos Spring League who won back to back championships in 2016 and 2017.

"I am ready for the new challange on the West Coast. I really appreciate everything is Roswell, we had a great run there, I was not going to come back to the Pecos League but when Bill Moore left Bakersfield for Tucson I knew it would be a great job." "Kloppe knows all the variables for success in the Pecos League and will immediately make Bakersfield a contender." say Andrew Dunn of the Pecos League.