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Rob Ushy: Head Coach with 4 seasons of experience coaching overseas

Rob Ushy is an experienced coach from Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) who has a lengthly background working with players of all ages and has been around the game of baseball his whole life. In August 2017 he wrapped up his third straight season as head coach for the La Rochelle Admirals in the Collegiate Baseball League Europe. This was fresh off the heals of his first coaching stint in Australia with the Northern District Reds, which saw him double as an associate coach for the Adelaide Bite of the Australian Baseball League.

Over the past 10 years, Rob has coached a number of other teams including the Manitoba’s Junior National Team, University of Winnipeg Wesmen, the St. Boniface Legionaires, and has been an instructor for the Perfect Game Baseball Academy based in London, England. He has had a lot of success including four championships, six finalist placements, and even a Canadian Nationals gold medal with Manitoba’s Jr. National Team.

When asked about his coaching philosophy, this was Rob’s response:

“It is threefold with players and their development mentally and physically equaling their progression on the field. Working with the developing players is as important as the elite athletes, but still the higher levelled players need to be challenged as well. Working with players to grow the baseball IQ and confidence is a unique challenge that more coaches should strive for.

I run a very up-tempo pressure game with bunting, hit and runs and base stealing leading the way and create fun and excitement so the players stay injected throughout. I believe my in-game management skills are extremely strong from my many years of experience with high level athletes.

I also believe strongly in the balance that a community can have with their club/organization and what players can give back to help promote themselves and the game as a whole to everybody. I believe my coaching and instruction abilities are best combined with stronger elite athletes, but enjoy helping younger players too.”

Rob would be a great addition to any team seeking an experienced coach who has been overseas. Rob is willing to work on the side of coaching and is a certified English teacher (TESOL) who is licensed to teach all over the world. Rob is open to all offers and encourages teams to reach out to him with any questions or expressions of interest.


 

BIO

D.O.B.: June 2, 1977

Height/Weight: 6’0″/195 lbs

Birthplace/Current Residency: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Position(s) played: LHP

College: Trinity College / University of Winnipeg

Education: Business Administration, TESOL

Hobbies & Interests: Watching movies, working out, cooking, reading and writing (has a published fiction novel

Relationship Status: Single and free to travel the world coaching baseball


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

Playing Experience

20 years of playing experience

  • Trinity College (NCAA DIII)
  • GCL Pirates (MiLB)
  • Men’s league baseball, Canada

Coaching Experience

2015-Present: Instructor, Perfect Game Baseball Academy (London)
2011-Present: St. Boniface Legionaires (Senior Program ages 21+)
2007-Present: St. Boniface Legionaires (Junior Program ages 18-21)
2015, 2016, 2017: Head Coach, La Rochelle Admirals (Collegiate Baseball League Europe)
2016-2017: Head Coach, Northern District Reds (Australia)
2016-2017: Associate Coach, Adelaide Bite (Australian Baseball League
2008-2010, 2012, 2013: Coaching Staff, Manitoba’s Jr National Team
2012-2015: Guest Coach, University of Winnipeg Wesmen

Achievements

  • Professionally Certified to Teach English as a Second Language on a Global scale
  • 3 Championships and 4 Finalist placements in 7 years, St. Boniface Legionaires Junior Team
  • Manitoba’s Jr National Team’s Gold Medal performance at Canadian Junior Nationals in 2010
  • Championship and two finalist finishes in 5 years, St. Boniface Legionaires Junior Team
  • Pitcher, Gulf Coast Rookie League, Bradenton Pirates, 1995
  • Have helped develop over 75 St. Boniface Legionaires Juniors to go on to graduate from various American and Canadian college baseball programs

 

REFERENCES

Dino Garroni (St. Boniface Baseball Club Manager): dinogarroni@shaw.ca

Rob has been the head coach of our Junior AAA baseball team for the past 4 years and was an assistant coach for the team for 5 years before that. He is very dedicated to the sport and to the players. He puts in many hours of practice and instruction outside of games. Rob is a stand up person who is both reliable and knowledgable. He gets along great with his staff and also the players, who have come to give him the respect that he has earned.

Cody Cain (Owner/Head Instructor of Perfect Game Baseball Academy in London, England): cody@perfectgameacademy.com

Branden Kuzyk (Former player and current Oosterhout Twins baseball player): baseball_branden19@hotmail.com

Kevin Dunn (Assistant Coach at University of Winnipeg Wesmen): imcanadn2001@yahoo.ca

“I have known Rob for quite a while now and most of that time has been around the
baseball field. We have coached together for the past 4 years at the Jr. Level(18-21 years old) as well the Sr. Level(21+).

Rob has an exceptional knowledge for the game. He understands most situations that
happen during a game. Even at times he will think outside the box and do the
unconventional.

He has always had a good relationship with his players. In a good cop / bad cop
scenario, he is always the good cop. This is a good thing, however at times discipline is sometimes needed and this can be a struggle for him.

Rob is very committed and dedicated to the sport of baseball. He has been on several
committees at the provincial level. He also serves as one of the Vice Presidents of the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League.

Rob has also been part of the the coaching staff for several Jr. Teams that have
come out of the province to represent Manitoba at Canadian nationals.”


 

SIGNING PREFERENCES

Rob just wrapped another season coaching in the Collegiate Baseball League Europe and is looking for a coaching position for the 2017-2018 winter. He would be willing to pay his flights if a team would set him up with a place to live and a job.


 

CONTACT INFO

Email: rob.ushy@outlook.com or rob.ushy@shaw.ca

Phone: 1-204-224-1215 (Home phone number)

Skype: RobUshy

Twitter: @RobUshy


 

The International Baseball Community has verified the background and statistics of this athlete as well as contacted the listed references to confirm character and abilities. Therefore all information within the profile has been verified by a source who knows the athlete. The International Baseball Community does not guarantee a certain level of performance of this athlete and in most cases has not witnessed the athlete compete first hand. It is recommended that baseball clubs interested in acquiring the services of this athlete do their own due diligence in determining if this athlete is the right fit.

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