US College Infielder / Top Trainer, Coach, Founder of Big Dawg Baseball Seeking Team in Europe for 2019 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

US College Infielder / Top Trainer, Coach, Founder of Big Dawg Baseball Seeking Team in Europe for 2019

Name: Clark Wright

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 205 lbs

DOB: December 2, 1989

Status Available

Date Available: September 1, 2018

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: Coach, 2B

Positions (alt): 1B

College: University of Georgia

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Founder and CEO of Big Dawg Baseball Training

I am a very hard worker but for me it does not seem like work to me because I love the game so much.  I have been playing this game since I was 5 and my life is still centered around this game because it is such a valuable sport in what it teaches.  It teaches the ability to need to keep your head up in life despite failure, to be a great teammate, be gritty, be positive. I am now a coach and teacher and feel that baseball is an amazing tool to inspire and help others.  I want my players to get much more out of this game than just statistics. I want them to be excellent citizens of the world, help their teammates and be there for them, and pay it back.

I pride myself on being a motivator and a coach/ player that leaves it all on the field for myself and my teammates – to not have any regrets in life.  I was never the most talented player in the entire league but earned my teams respect from my hard work and dedication. That has made me a better man and coach.  

Abilities summary: I played high school baseball in Virginia where I was a team captain, MVP, and all conference second baseman in a competitive private league.  From there I was receiving Division 3 College looks, however I attempted to play at the University of Georgia. When I arrived at University of Georgia the program was not looking for “walk-ons” so I was very disapointed.  Luckily, there was a JV team where transferred Junior College, other NCAA Division 1 players played, and other overlooked players. At one point on the JV/Club level we were ranked #1 in the country out of nearly 350 teams.  This program was for gritty ballplayers that wanted to play hard and didnt mind traveling and sleeping four people in one motel room. It was for the love of the game and being around some talented players and forming an elite bond.  I began playing as a freshman at second base. Then, became a starter/player coach (hitting/infield) by my junior year.

Playing Experience

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2008-12 University of Georgia Club Ball 2B and hit 2-7 in the lineup. Hit .310 senior year to help lead team to World Series

Coaching Experience

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2006-08 Player/Coach University of Georgia College Club Ball Hitting Coach - Prepping teammates to mash against opposing pitchers. Team finished top 4 in the country, strongest offensive production in four years.
2012-16 Director of Baseball Operations/ Player Development Yorkville Youth Athletic Association Youth Baseball Upon graduation of University of Georgia I moved to New York City to become Director of Baseball for a youth sports organization. I was in charge of running the largest little league in the U.S. - over 2,000 players. I was also in charge of running the Baseball Training Facility with St. Louis Cardinal and MLB 2006 World Series Champion, John Rodriguez. Together we strove to be the best training complex on the East Coast- hitting, fielding, weight training, pitching, and mental training. I trained and was in charge of our twelve different travel teams ranging from 8 to 17 years old - several teams won NYC Championships. Also trained high school / college/ professional players
2017-18 Hitting Coach/ Infield Coach TEAM US Elite Baseball High School - Team ranked top 15 in the country by Perfect Game Baseball Organization. - Division 1 NCAA recruits (Louisville, Virginia, Duke, NC State) / MLB prospects - In charge of preparing hitters in the cage and in-game strategy to compete against best high school pitchers in the country. Make defensive decisions concerning infield positioning and making sure infielders were prepared and confident through drills and positive talks.
2018 Head Coach North Charleston High School High School - Took a team that could not form a roster the previous year with zero wins (2017) and created a team that had 20 players on the roster and ended the season one win away from the playoffs (2018)

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Testimonials

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John Rodriguez

Head of Training Yorkville Baseball Academy (St. Louis Cardinal)
jrod411925@yahoo.com

Jason Ferber

Head Coach US Elite
jason_ferber@yahoo.com

I had the privilege of working side by side with Coach Clark Wright this year, coaching the US Elite 2019 grad National Team (ranked 16th in the country by Perfect Game). Clark has a way of connecting with young athletes that's seldom seen. His passion and energy are extremely contagious, and the way he communicates information to the individual player is remarkable. He understands how to get the most out of a player while they're in competition. In my opinion, he is as solid and dependable a baseball coach as any I have ever come across at this level. Clark truly understands the development process of a young athlete, and I feel honored to have had the chance of working with him. I would highly recommend any team or player that's looking for quality instruction and limitless amounts of positive energy to spend some time around Coach Wright.

Raymond Knauer

North Charleston High School Athletic Director
raymond_knauer@charleston.k12.sc.us

Clark served as a coach for our high school's team this year. He was a true blessing. He took a team that failed to finish the season the year before his coming aboard due to lack of players to a team of 25 young men. He is the consummate professional in all he does, always aware that his role as a coach is indicative of higher character and conduct expectations. The only times his name was brought up by outsiders was to praise the team's improved attitude and success. Clark is HIGHLY recommended!

Additional Info

Need to return home by: Late December / January 2018/2019

 

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with teammates in a shared bedroom, Living with a host family

 

Status: Single

 

Prior engagements:

 

Ever convicted of a felony? No

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: No