New Baseball Coach at Ozzies Kyle Kinyon

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Head shotNEW BASEBALL COACH AT OZZIE’S KYLE KINYON

Kyle Kinyon, new baseball coach at Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy is originally from the suburbs of Chicago. He recently graduated from Maryville University with an outstanding career in baseball.  His freshmen year he tied for the team lead in batting average at .291 and was voted by my teammates as Rookie of the Year.  His junior year Maryville clinched a spot in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.  His senior year, Kyle led the team in batting average at .344.  He was also named First Team All GLVC.  Kyle graduated from Maryville in May 2014 with a degree in Sports Business Management.

During high school near Chicago, Kyle was a four year starter at the varsity level for baseball at catcher.  During his senior year they won their first ever Regional game and followed that with their first ever Regional District Championship.  During high school, Kyle received many awards.  These include:  All Conference and First Team, Honorable Mention All Conference and Honorable Mention All Area.  Kyle ended his high school career as the program’s all time leader in games started and games played.

After his college playing days ended Kyle says, “I couldn’t stay away for too long.  The game means too much to me and I now I want to help teach what I have learned to other players who have the same passion for the game that I do.”

Give us a call to set up a baseball lesson with Kyle Kinyon!  He’s excited to help your son get to the next level.

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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.

Baseball Coaches

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Baseball instructors at Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy in Chesterfield, MO teach players of all skill levels, ages, and positions the proper mechanics and mental approach necessary to take their game to the next level.  Our instructors stress the proper fundamentals of hitting, pitching, throwing, running, catching, and fielding.  In addition to our indoor baseball training facility in Chesterfield, Mo we also offer baseball teams in St. Louis year round, and summer baseball camps across the midwest and Virginia.

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Casey graduated from Eureka High School in 2004. 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.

baseball_adam_mAdam Midden

Adam joins us from Springfield, IL where he played high school ball Sacred Heart-Griffin.  There, he helped lead summer travel team to the 2009 Diamond Sports Promotions World Series.  From 2010-2012 he played Junior College baseball at IL Central College in Peoria, IL.  In Spring/Summer of 2013 Adam received interest from many Division 2 and 3 programs including Southern Indiana, Drury, St. Thomas (MN), and Adrian College.  However after two major sports related injuries in two year, his baseball career was put on hold.

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Adam currently plays college baseball for the SIUE Baseball Club team. He hit over .440 in 2014 with an 0.00 ERA as a reliever and closer.  Adam also plays semi-professional baseball for the O’Fallon Blaze.  In addition, he has played with and against numerous MLB Draft pics and players.

Before coming to Ozzie’s Adam worked with a 13-14U travel team and an 18U travel team.  Many of the kids he worked with have or will go onto play college baseball.  Adam is looking forward to getting to know you and your baseball player.

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Ryan Brown has been with our academy for almost 20 years.  He graduated from Webster Groves high school in 1994.  He attended Culver-Stockton College on both athletic and academic scholarships.  He was conference player of the week 3 times and in 1996 won the Hustle Award which was voted on by his teammates.  In 1998 Ryan was instrumental in helping his team get to the NAIA College World Series.  In 2009 Ryan was inducted into the Culver-Stockton College Hall Of Fame.

Before moving away to embark on his teaching and coaching career, Ryan played semi-professional baseball for the Fairview Heights Redbirds.  Ryan has instructed individual baseball players from T-ball age to college age.  He is the head coach of the Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy 10U Wizards Baseball Club.  From 2002-2004 Ryan was the President of the National Adult Baseball Association in St. Louis.

 

IMG_5255David Randolph – Owner & Founder

Since opening Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy in 1990, David has taught over 30,000 students. David personally trains all of Ozzie’s instructors using a specific program designed to maximize each student’s potential. David has over 38 years of coaching and playing experience and he pride’s himself on teaching his students whatever is necessary to help them reach their potential. He stresses HARD WORK and DEDICATION to every aspect of each respective sport.