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Quentin Herbster – OF/IF with 5 years coaching experience

Since 2012 Quentin Herbster has been the hitting, pitching and assistant coach for 13U and 18U baseball teams within a youth baseball club in his home town of Goshen, Indiana. Most recently he has taken on the role as a high school softball strength and conditioning coach and as a personal instructor at an indoor training facility. Quentin is adept to coaching all ages and is comfortable taking on a role overseas as a player-coach.

Quentin was a standout in high school as an infielder and was converted to outfield in college because of his speed. In his first two years of college ball at Grace College (NAIA), Quentin received only 5 abs, taking a back seat to older outfielders who all hit over .300. He finally got his chance in his junior year (2015) and proved his worth with an offensive slashline of .321 /.409 /.432.  In his senior year Quentin decided to graduate college early and try his hand at professional baseball.

The past two seasons Quentin has been battling for a roster spot in the Pecos League and is now looking to play and coach overseas. In 2016 he was not selected out of the Pecos League spring season, but after a successful 2017 spring season where he hit .361, he was selected to the expansion Hollywood Stars roster by the Pecos commissioner. However after the Stars assigned coach brought in a slew of his own players, Quentin was released after only 7 pinch hit abs.

Quentin is a gap-to-gap hitter who hits for average with above average speed on the base paths. The former middle infielder and third baseman has a velo from the outfield ranging in the mid to upper 80’s.

Any club seeking an infielder/outfielder with a solid coaching background and a top-of-the-order bat is encouraged to reach out to Quentin with any expressions of interest.


DEMOGRAPHICS

Date of birth: 1993-11-24

Birthplace / Current Residence: Goshen, Indiana / Lakeville, Indiana.

Passports held: United States

Height and weight: 6′ / 208 lbs.

Bats / Throws: R/R

Primary position(s): Center Field

Secondary position(s): 3rd base, 2nd base, Left field, Right Field


PERSONAL

Education: Double majored in Business Administration and Marketing/ Masters in Business Administration

Hobbies and Interests: Aside from baseball: church, coaching, strength and conditioning

Post baseball career plans: Athletic Director and baseball coach at the high school level

Relationship status: Quentin’s wife would join him overseas late June through late August

Recent injuries or illnesses: None


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

College

2012-2015: Grace College, NAIA

 

Other baseball

2016: Houston Apollos, Pecos Spring League
2017: Bisbee Sea Lions, Pecos Spring League

 

Professional Experience

2017: Hollywood Stars, Pecos Professional Baseball League

 

Accomplishments/Achievements

2011: All-Conference, LaVille High School
2012: All-Conference, LaVille High School
2017: Pecos Spring League Most Improved (Article)

 

Coaching Experience

2012-2015: Hitting and Pitching Instructor, 13U Elkhart Titans
2016: Offseason Hitting Coach, 18U Elkhart Titans
2017: Fall League Assistant Coach, 18U Elkhart Titans
2017-2018: Offseason Softball Strength and Conditioning Coach, LaVille Lancers High School
2018: Personal Instructor (all ages), South Bend Cubs Performance Center


STATISTICS

HITTING STATS
Year Team AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2017 Bisbee 25 6 9 0 1 0 2 2 4 3 0.360
2015 Grace 81 14 26 5 2 0 8 9 13 3 0.321 0.409 0.432

REFERENCES

Wesley Gensch – Assistant Coach, Grace College. Email: coolcorpproducts@gmail.com

“This is the guy that changes a team! Very rarely do you see a guy with this much talent work as hard as Quentin does. Most of the time you would expect a player of Quentin’s caliber to boast about his performance or playing ability but I’ve seen him more than once have the game-winning hit and the next day go back to the grind like nothing happened. I’ve known this kid for 6 years and never once have I seen him back away from the moment, lose his cool, or doing anything less than compete at the highest level. His mental strength and constant work ethic allow him to be among the most confident and consistent players I’ve seen, in a game where failure is inevitable. Off the field, I’ve seen Quentin look more for opportunities to help a teammate or get a lift in than I have him look for opportunities to take the credit.  I think that’s the biggest testament to Quentin as a player and of his character, that his success comes from the work he puts in and not from his God-given ability to play baseball.  As a coach, this is the guy you put in your outfield and you know day-in and day-out that you can’t ask for a more consistent star than Quentin Herbster.”

 

Mark Haley – Director and Head Instructor, South Bend Cubs Performance Center. Email: performancecenter@southbendcubs.com

John Drew – Founder of the Elkhart Titansand 18U Head Coach. Email: Baseballislife4me@MSN.com

“Quentin Herbster played with the Elkhart Titans Baseball Club for approximately 5 years.  He is one of the most committed players I have ever coached.  He has a passion for the game that far exceeds the average player.  He works extremely hard at improving and understanding the finer points of the game. 

This year I had the pleasure of coaching with Quentin during our Fall Ball league.  He related to the players well and demonstrated an extensive knowledge of the game.  He has a natural gift of instructing and establishing relationships with the players.

Quentin would quickly become an asset to any organization that he is affiliated with.”


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Financial arrangement: If a club offered him a place to stay and a job, Quentin would be willing to pay his flights.

Availability: Immediately and no future obligations to return home

Living arrangement preferences: Apartment, shared living space with own room, host family, dorm type setting with private bedroom

Summer and winter playing preferences: Anywhere


CONTACT

Email: qherbster@gmail.com

Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (574)910-2171


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