Veteran International Coach – Top 5 BBJO Coaches 2018 – Looking for 2019 Club
Name: Rob Ushy
Weight: 195 lbs
DOB: June 2, 1977
Date Available: September 15, 2018
College: Trinity College / University of Winnipeg
Rob Ushy is an experienced coach from Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) who has a lengthly background working with players of all ages and has been around the game of baseball his whole life. In July 2018 he completed his first season in France helming Clermont-Ferrand Arvernes to a regular season championship. Previously, he wrapped up a third season with the La Rochelle Admirals in the Collegiate Baseball League Europe with back-to-back Championships. This was fresh off the heals of a coaching stint in Australia with the Northern District Reds, which saw him double as an associate coach for the Adelaide Bite of the Australian Baseball League which then was parlayed into a second season with both organizations for their 17/18 baseball season.
Over the past 15 years, Rob has coached a number of other teams including the Manitoba’s Junior National Team, University of Winnipeg Wesmen, the St. Boniface Legionaires, and has been an instructor for the Perfect Game Baseball Academy based in London, England. He has had a lot of success including five championships, six finalist placements, and even a Canadian Nationals gold medal with Manitoba’s Jr. National Team.
When asked about his coaching philosophy, this was Rob’s response:
“It is threefold with players and their development mentally and physically equaling their progression on the field. Working with the developing players is as important as the elite athletes, but still the higher levelled players need to be challenged as well. Working with players to grow the baseball IQ and confidence is a unique challenge that more coaches should strive for.
I run a very up-tempo pressure game with bunting, hit and runs and base stealing leading the way and create fun and excitement so the players stay injected throughout. I believe my in-game management skills are extremely strong from my many years of experience with high level athletes.
I also believe strongly in the balance that a community can have with their club/organization and what players can give back to help promote themselves and the game as a whole to everybody. I believe my coaching and instruction abilities are best combined with stronger elite athletes, but enjoy helping younger players too.”
Rob would be a great addition to any team seeking an experienced coach who has been overseas. Rob is willing to work on the side of coaching, a published author and is a certified English teacher (TESOL) who is licensed to teach all over the world. Rob is open to all offers and encourages teams to reach out to him with any questions or expressions of interest.
|2018||Head Coach||Clermont-Ferrand Arvernes||France Elite Div2|
|2016, 2017||Associate Coach||Adelaide Bite||Australian Baseball League|
|2016, 2017||Head Coach||Northern District Reds||South Australian Baseball League|
|2015, 2016, 2017||Head Coach||La Rochelle Admirals||Collegiate Baseball League Europe|
|2015||Instructor||Perfect Game Baseball Academy (London, England)|
|2011-Present||Head Coach / GM||St. Boniface Legionaires||Senior Program ages 21+|
|2007-2016||Head Coach||St. Boniface Legionaires||Junior Program ages 18-21|
|2008-2010, 2012, 2013||Coaching Staff||Manitoba’s Jr National Team|
|2012-2015||Guest Coach||University of Winnipeg Wesmen||NAIA|
These Testimonials Have Been Verified
"We found Rob through the Baseball Overseas website and have been very privileged to do so. We are a fairly young team and have been able to find a great coach that is capable to run our Division 1 and 2 teams, all the trainings and make time for personal sessions as well. Rob even still plays with our Div3 team and is a great help around the club as well. His style of baseball is one that was newer to us, but is exciting to watch and for the young players to learn about."
"I have known Rob for quite a while now and most of that time has been around the baseball field. Rob has an exceptional knowledge for the game. He understands most situations that happen during a game. Even at times he will think outside the box and do the unconventional. He has always had a good relationship with his players. Rob is very committed and dedicated to the sport of baseball. He has been on several committees at the provincial level. He also serves as one of the Vice Presidents of the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League. Rob has also been part of the the coaching staff for several Jr. Teams that have come out of the province to represent Manitoba and at Canadian nationals."
"Rob was consummate professional with the kids and they learned an immense about the game from him. He was primarily used as our pitching instructor because of his background and his strength was an huge asset. It was great to have such a patient instructor which was willing to help the kids develop their game."
20 years of playing experience
- Trinity College (NCAA DIII)
- GCL Pirates (MiLB)
- Men’s league baseball, Canada
- South Australian Baseball League
- French Elite Baseball League (DivII)
Position(s) played: LHP (professionally), C, OF, 1B
Education: Business Management and Administration, TESOL
Hobbies & Interests: Watching movies, working out, cooking, reading and writing (2 published fiction novels)
Relationship Status: Single and free to travel the world coaching baseball
- Professionally Certified to Teach English as a Second Language on a Global scale
- 2016 and 2017 CBLE Champions with La Rochelle Admirals
- 3 Championships and 4 Finalist placements in 7 years, St. Boniface Legionaires Junior Team
- Manitoba’s Jr National Team’s Gold Medal performance at Canadian Junior Nationals in 2010
- Championship and two finalist finishes in 5 years, St. Boniface Legionaires Senior Team
- Pitcher, Gulf Coast Rookie League, Bradenton Pirates, 1995
- Have helped develop over 75 St. Boniface Legionaires Juniors to go on to graduate from various American and Canadian college baseball programs
- Published Author
Rob is currently signed to a club in Australia for their 2018 summer season (winter), but is looking for another opportunity for the summer 2019 season. He would be willing to pay his flights if a team would set him up with a place to live, wifi and a small salary.