Kai Correa begins his 2nd season as the Low Level Infield Instructor with the Cleveland Indians, where he works with the infielders in Rookie League and Class A ball. Correa has been an assistant coach at DIII Puget Sound for 3 years and at D1 Northern Colorado for four years. Kai is a rising star in baseball and we are very excited to have him present 2 times at the I-70 Baseball Coaches Clinic.
We are extremely excited to announce that St. Louis Cardinals manager, Mike Shildt, has been added to our 2019 speaker lineup. Shildt will speak on Monday (January 21st) at 10:50am. Shildt becomes the sixth MLB manager to speak at the I-70 Clinic through our 16 years. Shildt has coached at the high school level, college level and the professional level, which will give him a great opportunity to connect with coaches at all levels in our audience!
The I-70 Baseball Coaches Clinic is proud to announce that College Baseball’s All-Time Winningest Coach, Mike Martin from Florida State University, will be speaking here in January. Coach Martin will surpass 2,000 career wins in the 2019 season, which will be his final season in the Seminoles dugout. Martin, a 2007 ABCA Hall of Famer, has taken 16 teams to Omaha for the College World Series and has taken an amazing 41 straight Seminole teams into the postseason. Martin’s teams have won 40+ games in 41 straight years and have won 50+ games an incredible 24 seasons. We are honored to have Coach Mike Martin speaking twice at the 2019 I-70 Baseball Coaches Clinic.
Derek 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!
The 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.