Casey Johnson, Baseball Instructor and Coach

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Casey has been an important figure at Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy for several years.  Many parents and young people enjoy his coaching sessions.

Casey graduated from Eureka High School in 2004. As a sophomore and junior starting pitcher Casey was named Second Team All Suburban South.  As a senior he lead the Suburban South in ERA and Strikeouts earning First Team Suburban South honors. In 2003 Casey was selected to represent team Missouri in the Junior Sunbelt Games in Oklahoma starting the team’s opening game. In the 2004 American Legion season Casey posted a 1.90 ERA and recorded 120 strikeouts in 79 innings and was runner up for District 10 Pitcher of the Year, and started the District 10 all star game.

Casey signed a letter of intent to pitch at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. In the fall of 2004 he earned team MVP of the fall World Series, and in the following spring Casey made his college debut against #1 ranked Tulane University and became the weekday starter, pitching against nationally ranked Mizzou, Arkansas State, Missouri State. He transferred home in the spring of 2006 to pitch and play first base for Meramec Community College in Kirkwood, MO. During the 2007 season Casey suffered a torn labrum ending his college career. Casey’s coaching experience includes coaching a 4th grade boys basketball team in 2004, and served as the pitching coach for the Freshman Eureka Wildcat’s summer team in 2005. Casey worked as a summer sports camp counselor for the Wildwood YMCA in 2006.