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Pitcher/Infielder & Experienced High School Head Coach Seeking European for 2021

Name: Devin Gardner

Height: 6'0"cm

Weight: 200 lbskg

DOB: February 7, 1995

Date Available: May 10, 2020

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: Coach, Youth Coach, OF, SP, RP, RF, CF, LF

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, Utl, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS

College: Midland University

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Personal

I am a hard working player who enjoys coaching just as much as playing. My coaching philosophy is a little unique because I grew up and still coach in an impoverished area where baseball is probably the 6th most popular sport so getting athletes is tough. Any day at practice I go from teaching the basic fundamentals to kids just learning the game to teaching advanced tactics and strategies to kids who will go off to college. I’m all about players being able to play anywhere on the field and enjoying the small things the game gives you. I’ve always believed in playing with 100% effort and playing for the guys on your team. I’ve found when you play for the people around you, you not only enjoy the game that much more, but you play that much better. 

I have coached here for 10 years at all ages. Having the opportunity to coach overseas at any age would be a dream, knowing how much ground baseball is catching overseas. Also, the experience would help me with my future endeavors to improve baseball in my hometown. Although I am comfortable and experienced coaching all aspects of the game, my strongest asset is coaching pitching and outfield. 

My whole career I have been a leader on the teams I have played on, leading with my play. I bring high energy to the ballpark because of my joy of playing. On the offensive side of the ball I bring an elite bat to the plate due to my bat control and ability to spray the ball around the park. I have also been known to have great power. Defensively, I have experience at every position on the field but I am best suited in the outfield due to my speed, reads, and elite arm strength(90 mph from RF to 3B when radar gunned). As a pitcher I have 4 pitches: Fastball (84-87 with run), Circle Changeup, Curve Ball, and Slider.  I currently play in multiple leagues housing current and ex college players and am a standout each time on the diamond.

Abilities summary: Athletic utility player with power and bat control at the plate. College level experience at each position

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2014-16 Midland University NAIA Fill in starter for OF and SS. A few starts and relief appearances as P
2015-Present Council Bluffs Diablos Iowa Western League Start at SS, C, P, OF throughout season

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2009-12 Volunteer Youth Coach Benson Little League
2014-16 Head JV Coach High School Nebraska Athletic Association
2017-Present Head Coach Omaha Benson High School Nebraska Athletic Association Run weekly practices coaching all aspects of the game. I also hold extra training sessions with kids who would like to get some extra work done. I also deal with grades and behavior inside our schools regarding our players.

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2016 Council Bluffs Diablos 38 19 3 8 .500 .500 .579
2017 Council Bluffs Diablos 13 61 21 30 5 1 7 1 5 .492 .507 .622
2018 Council Bluffs Diablos 13 49 18 2 4 2 5 .367 .392 .571

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Additional Info

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:

Traveling with a companion: No