2-way Utility Player; mid-upper 80s approaching low 90s by April; 3+ years Coaching Experience at the High School/Travel Level; Seeking Opportunity Overseas in 2021 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

2-way Utility Player; mid-upper 80s approaching low 90s by April; 3+ years Coaching Experience at the High School/Travel Level; Seeking Opportunity Overseas in 2021

Name: Cody Bell

Height: 185cm

Weight: 87kg

DOB: June 5, 1994

Date Available: January 16, 2021

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: Coach, Youth Coach, 2B, SS, SP

Positions (alt): 3B

College: Southwest Tennessee Community College

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Personal

Cody played high school baseball in a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee.  Memphis has been known for its competitive baseball atmosphere as shown by the number of professional athletes from the area.  Cody started at shortstop for the Collierville Dragons where he earned academic and athletic honors throughout his high school career.  During his time at Collierville, under then-head coach Jeff Hopkins (former University of Memphis – Head Coach), he led the Dragons to a Regional championship, District championship, and State Sectionals appearance, before ending the season at 36-9 and ranked by USA Today as the #14 team in the country.

After high school, Cody chose to pursue his education and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Business Administration in May of 2017. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Cody has been involved with baseball but from the coaching perspective.  He has coached at all levels, including youth, high school, and prospect travel teams.

Cody’s coaching philosophy stems from his grandfather, who was a notable high school varsity baseball and football coach in the greater Memphis area in the 1970s and 1980s.  His philosophy is built around three core principles :

  • Leading/Teaching by way of example
  • Biomechanical Efficiency
  • Athlete Psychology

These three core principles allow Cody to develop relationships with his players and get them to perform at higher levels than most thought they could achieve themselves.

Since expanding his role to coaching, Cody has developed an itch to experiment with himself on the field again.  This time as a Starting Pitcher.  Although he is not limiting himself to other roles, such as in the infield/at the plate, he would enjoy the opportunity to coach as well as put the spikes on again  He does not have any statistics yet, but with the right organization and the right situation, the statistics will come.

Current Pitching Repertoire :

  • 4-Seam FB : 85mph – 88mph
  • 2-Seam FB : 83mph – 85mph
  • Circle-CH : 73mph – 75 mph
  • SP : 77mph – 79mph
  • CB : 75mph – 78mph
  • SL : 74mph – 76mph

Overseas goals:

  • Use overseas as a stepping stone into professional ball in the U.S.
  • Experience new cultures and meet new people
  • Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally
  • Stay active during the offseason in a winter league

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2012 Southwest Tennessee Community College NJCAA Middle Infielder

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 Head Coach Total Baseball Sports Academy 16U Head Coach of 2022 Prospect team that played in various travel tournaments throughout Florida.
2020 (Summer) Assistant Coach Total Baseball Sports Academy High School Assistant Coach of the 2021 Prospect team that played in travel tournaments throughout Florida.
2020 (Fall) Assistant Coach Team Beast Prospect Assistant Coach of high school prospect team for class of 2024
2020 (Fall) Instructor Total Baseball Sports Academy Youth Helped facilitate defensive, pitching, and hitting practices and drills.
2018 (Fall) - Current Assistant Coach / Strength & Conditioning Coach Largo High School Varsity H.S. Assistant Coach and Strength/Conditioning Coach at Largo High School for the past 3 years. Develop off-season programs for each athlete and ensure safety during each phase of periodization. Assist in implementation of drills during practices.

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Testimonials

Jeff Munier

Collierville High School - Head Varsity Coach

Taylor Layner

Largo High School - Head Varsity Coach

Cody has been helping me for the past three years and his Baseball Knowledge for youth or adults is off the chart. He is also highly knowledgeable in nutrition, rehab, and strength/conditioning. He would be an assett to you at any age group as he can show kids/adults hands on approaches, fundamentally do the drills, and teach while doing it. There is nothing but good things to say about Cody’s work ethic and who he is as a person. You will not find a better human being. I would be sad to lose him, but I would be silly not to say that you would be getting a steal of a person/coach/ and mentor for the groups you are looking for. If you need anything else from me please do not hesitate to reach out.

Victor Cole II

Starting Pitcher - Mannheim Tornados & Russian National Team

Cody is a solid player and has always displayed great leadership abilities while he was playing. I played against him in high school and he was someone whose name was at the top of the list of players to be aware of. While we went on to different schools to finish our college careers, I followed him from a distance and saw the example he has made by being a coach. I’m impressed with how he transferred his playing knowledge to the coaching realm of baseball recently, and has used his desire to be an example for his players to stay in playing shape. We have similar testimonies in using our coaching experiences to keep us in shape for playing. I’m proud of Cody and am confident that he will have a positive impact on the international baseball community.

Additional Info

Playing Preferences: Europe (Summer), Canada (Summer), Asia (Summer), Australia (Winter), New Zealand (Winter), Latin America (Winter), South Africa (Winter)

 

Living preferences: Living on my own

 

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

 

Prior engagements: Brother’s Wedding – April 3, 2021

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

 

Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit