Second 2019 Speaker, Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson in Milwaukee Brewer's uniformDerek Johnson, pitching coach with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Johnson was pitching coach of the Commodores baseball team from 2002 to 2012. In 2012, he left Vanderbilt to be the minor league pitching coordinator for the Chicago Cubs. Prior to the 2016 season, the Milwaukee Brewers hired Johnson to be their pitching coach. Derek Johnson is thought to be one of the most creative and innovative pitching coaches in the country.  Derek previously spoke at the I-70 Clinic in 2010 and we are very excited to bring him back to Greenville in January of 2019!

First 2019 Speaker Confirmed, Jason Ochart.

Jason Ochart in Driveline baseball hat and shirtThe I-70 Baseball Coaches Clinic is happy to announce our first confirmed speaker for our 2019 clinic, Jason Ochart. He has been referred to as a “technology-oriented” person and has a strong passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge of the game. Currently, Jason is Director of Hitting at Driveline Baseball a Seattle based biomechanics lab doing research and training for professional hitters. At this years clinic he will be covering “Hitting: Team Practice Design” and “Applying Sports Science to Coaching Hitters”. Jason’s skills and experience provide a perfect start to our 2019 line-up of speakers and we are excited to have him on board.

I-70 Baseball Seminar Series

Attention Baseball Coaches

Monday, January 16, 2006, Greenville, Illinois

Raise the bar for your team. Coaches from all over are invited to take part in the I-70 clinic in Greenville, Illinois. You’ll learn tips on motivation, strategy, mechanics, and more from the some of the best minds in modern-day coaching.


Tony La Russa
Manager – St. Louis Cardinals
Winningest active major league manager

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Gordie Gillespie
Head Baseball Coach – U. of St. Francis (IL)
All-time winningest baseball coach

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