Brent Strom is entering his 6th season as the pitching coach of the Houston Astros. Strom is widely considered the top pitching coach in MLB. In December, Baseball America named Strom MLB’s Coach of the Year. We are very excited to bring Brent Strom to the I-70 Clinic in 2020.
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.
Mike Shildt is entering his second season as a member of the Cardinals Major League coaching staff and will be entering his first season as the team’s bench coach. Shildt has logged eight seasons as a manager in the Cardinals organization, the most recent at the triple-A level with the Memphis Redbirds (2015-16). He has compiled a career managerial record of 471-432 (.522) over his eight seasons, winning league championships in each of his three career playoff appearances.
Mike Martin from Florida State University is Baseball’s All-Time Winningest Coach. 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.
Johnson was pitching coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores 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.
Jason 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.
Chris Burke is one of the top hitting instructors in the Midwest. He is one of the top baseball players in SEC history, was a top draft pick and a former MLB infielder. He currently owns and operates the Chris Burke Baseball facility in Louisville.
Jerry Weinstein is one of the most highly sought after clinicians in the country. He is currently the AA manager for the Colorado Rockies. He has coached at all levels of baseball, including: high school, junior college, Cape Cod league, Minor Leagues and in MLB with the Rockies. Coach Weinstein was the manager for Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic in 2017.
Finished 36-23 in his first season at the helm of Mizzou. Went 138-97 in 4 seasons as the HC at Southeast Missouri State. Played 13 seasons of pro baseball including time in MLB with the Mets and the Pirates.
Has coached in the SEC since 2002. Was named 2014 Baseball America Asst. coach of the Year. Has worked at Georgia, Auburn, Mississippi St., Birmingham Southern & Jeff State.
Was a collegiate baseball coach for 26 years with an 870-330-3 record as an HC. He led LSU to 5 CWS titles, 11 CWS appearances, 16 NCAA Tourneys and 7 SEC titles. He was the HC for the 1996 U.S. Olympic baseball team and is in the ABCA and College Baseball Halls of Fame.
In the summer of 2016, served as a roving instructor in the Twins organization after spending the spring of 2016 as the hitting coach for the University of Kentucky. In 2014 he was the Player Information coach, assistant hitting coach, and an advanced scout for the Los Angeles Angels. Prior to that he spent five seasons as the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals.
Currently in his 6th year with the New York Yankees as their International Player Development Coordinator. McMahon is the 2015 Lefty Gomez Award winner from the ABCA. He owns a career head coaching record of 584-317-1 in stints at Mississippi State, Florida and Old Dominion
Former Pitching Coach of the Atlanta Braves. Mazzone was a professional coach for 32 years including 17 seasons at the MLB level. His pitching staffs anchored 14 division winners in Atlanta over 15 seasons. He is number one in total MLB postseason games as a pitching coach.
Spent 22 seasons as the HC at Clemson University making the NCAA Tourney 21 times & made 6 trips to the CWS. He was also the HC at Western Carolina & Vermont & has 1,332 career wins.