This podcast episode is an interview with Owen Reid, an international baseball player who has made stops in Austria, New Zealand, and Australia since 2009. Owen has held jobs as a player and most recently in management with Australia’s most successful professional baseball club, the Perth Heat.

Owen working with the kids

Owen working with the kids

Topics discussed in this podcast

  • Owen’s strategy that has led to his success in finding baseball jobs in Austria, New Zealand and Australia.
  • How Owen was able to land a job in management with the Perth Heat of the Australian Baseball League.
  • Insight into the opportunities to play baseball in the second division of Australia and in New Zealand.

Owen’s Baseball Journey

  • Pitcher for Baylor University (Texas), NCAA Division I Baseball 2005-2006
  • Pitcher for Winthrop University (South Carolina), NCAA Division I Baseball,  2007 – 2009
  • Baseball School Instructor/Coach /Pitcher/Infielder for the Vienna Wanderers of AustriaSummer 2009

    Owen Perth Heat

    Owen suiting up for the Perth Heat, literally.

  • Player Development Coordinator for the West City Wildcats of Auckland, New Zealand. Winter 2009 Coach/Pitcher/Infielder for the Feldkirch Cardinals of Austria. Summer 2010
  • Pitcher/Utility Player with the University of Western Australia Baseball Club. Winter 2010 – Winter 2012
  • Operations Manager for the Perth Heat Baseball Club (Australian Baseball League). 2011 – 2012
  • Assistant High-Performance Development Coach, Perth Heat & Baseball Western AustraliaApril 2012 – Present