Founder/CEO of Training Academy with 20+ Years of Coaching Experience at All Levels including Pro and Olympic Players available 2022-23 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Founder/CEO of Training Academy with 20+ Years of Coaching Experience at All Levels including Pro and Olympic Players available 2022-23

Name: Johnston Hobbs

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DOB: March 3, 1965

Date Available: September 1, 2022

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Positions: Coach, Youth Coach, Administration

Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach

College: Indiana University

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I bring a wealth of baseball coaching and management experience through the years.  Have coached current MLB players and many current MiLB players (from A to AAA).  Have won 7 League Championships in the past 10 seasons in two different collegiate leagues.

Many of these athletes are now professional and they were the highest level players of their NCAA/Juco/NAIA schools/programs.  I have extensive international coaching experience with athletes of several countries. I was part of a dominant US High School program for 7 seasons, winning a National Championship and being ranked #1 in the US twice.

I am a team builder and teach the baseball IQ needed to succeed at the highest levels. I am tough with expectations, but fair.  All decisions are made with the best interest of the TEAM.


Coaching Experience

10 Years Coach Various (University of South Carolina, NC State University, University of Oregon, TCU, Indiana University, etc.) College 10 years of collegiate coaching, developing athletes from major D1 programs to D3, Juco, and NAIA schools. 7 championships won. Dozens of athletes drafted by MLB affiliated teams and several in Europe.
Talent Evaluation, Coaching Education and Player Development Various Youth Worked with several little league organizations, leading to Little League World Series team appearances and championships.
6 Years Presenter/Guest Speaker National High School Baseball Coaches Association Convention High School Appeared to speak 6 times at an annual conference.
Catching Instructor Stonemason Douglas High School High School Ran catching clinics for current 3x national champions.
2003 Consultant Turkish Olympic Committee Professional Helped develop the Olympic sport of baseball. Has worked with 6 individual Olympic athletes.
2011-16 Assistant Coach, Catching Coach Flanagan High School, Pembroke Pines, Florida High School National champions 2010 and ranked #1 in 2014. Had up to 10 athletes sign with colleges and universities every season. Had players drafted to MLB organizations.
2013-15 Bench Coach '13, Head Coach '14-15 Glens Falls Golden Eagles College Perfect Game Collegiate league
2016 Manager West Palm Sharks College South Florida Collegiate League
2017 Manager Vermont Mountaineers College New England Collegiate Baseball League
2018 Manager Navegantes de Aguada AA Professional Liga de Béisbol Superior Doble A (Puerto Rico)
Current Program Development Apex Friendship High School, Apex, North Carolina High School Helped develop a new high school program.
Current Founder, CEO and Coach 224 Performance All Levels 224 Performance is an elite high-performance training program designed by formally educated coaches and former athletes for athletes and teams looking to make a serious commitment to their long-term health and athletic career. Our educational background includes Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Performance Psychology, and Physics as well as game-day prep and playing experience up to professional levels.
Current Committee Member National High School Ranking Committee, ACOY Committee High School
Current Head Coach Omaha Filthballers Collegiate Cornbelt League

Video Highlights


Bob Morgan

Former Indiana University Coach; Former MiLB Player for Detroit Tigers

Johnston loves the game of baseball and has a very high baseball IQ. He is a players coach that loves his players and forms a great relationship with them. He knows the fundamentals of the game and really works hard at teaching the game and developing his players. He is passionate about baseball and will do whatever it takes to help his players. Just a really great guy and very good coach.

Tim Saunders

Executive Director of the National High School Baseball Coaches Association; Former Dublin Coffman HS Coach

Johnston Hobbs and I have worked countless Camps and Clinics together over the years. He is a baseball enthusiast that has studied the game. He does an incredible job at explaining it to his players and his coaches. His background in sports science and kinesiology makes him one of the most intelligent coaches I've ever been associated with. I've watched his games when he coached the summer collegiate teams in New York and I've always noticed: energy, fun, enthusiasm, sportsmanship, fundamentally sound players and teaching going on from coach to player and player to player. To sum it up from myself that has coached for more than 40 years -- That's the sign of a good coach and one that I'd like my kids of any age to play for. I know for a fact that he is good with people and good with his players.

Joe Siwa

Owner of Strike Zone Training Academy

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)


Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Host Family


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


Prior engagements: No


Recent injuries/illnesses: Injured my back training for a fight but rehabbed.


Traveling with a companion: No


Educational background: Indiana University MS in Performance Psychology and Biomechanics


Additional social media pages:

224 Performance – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Filthballers Baseball – Instagram