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Champions Staff and Instructors

Baseball lessons coaching staff
Rick Bale

Rick Bale

General Manager

Phone: 859-881-0524

Craig  Snipp

Craig Snipp

Assistant Manager

PROFFESIONAL LESSONS INSTRUCTORS

Mark Blythe

Mark Blythe

Director of Baseball Programming Hitting & Defense Instructor

Played college baseball at University of Kentucky. Four year academic All-American at the University of Kentucky.

Freddy Acevedo

Freddy Acevedo

Hitting & Fielding instructor

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Freddy signed out of high school to play professional baseball with the Houston Astros organization. Throughout his 7 years in the Minor Leagues, Freddy was able to accomplish: Defensive Player of the Year, Team MVP, South Atlantic League Top Prospect, Offensive Player of the Month and Defensive Player of the Month.  After his baseball playing career was over, he turned his attention to coaching, both at the college level for 2 years as the hitting coach at Asbury University and now at the youth level. 

Rob Buchanan

Rob Buchanan

Hitting, Catching, Pitching Instructor

Played college baseball at University of Kentucky. Former member of the Kansas City Royals organization.  Current assistant coach at Lexington Christian Academy.

Sean Coughlin

Sean Coughlin

Hitting & Catching instructor

Played his college ball at the University of Kentucky.  While at Kentucky, Coughlin established himself as one of the top power-hitting catchers in the college game, earning first-team All-America accolades in 2007 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. As a senior, Coughlin totaled a .344 (76-for-221) average, with 53 runs scored, 16 doubles, three triples, 13 homers and a then-school record 73 RBI. While helping UK to its first Southeastern Conference Championship in his inaugural year in Lexington in 2006, Coughlin batted .325 (66-for-203) with 13 doubles, 17 homers and 55 RBI.  13th round selection in the 2007 MLB Draft by the Diamondbacks, 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Player of the Year.

Kevin Clary

Kevin Clary

Hitting Instructor

2009 KHSAA Baseball Coach of the Year.  2009 KHSAA State Championship head coach.  Current head coach at Sayre High School.  Kentucky Baseball Club Board member and head coach.

Craig Snipp

Craig Snipp

Pitching Instructor

Played college baseball at University of Kentucky (2001-2006). Won the 2006 SEC regular season Conference Championship while at UK. Played professionally for Sussex Skyhawks of the Can-Am league as well Washington Wildthings of the Frontier League. Current Operations Manager and coach with the Kentucky Baseball Club. Head Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach with Lexington Catholic High School.

Rick Bale

Hitting Instructor

Phone: 859-881-0524

Played baseball at Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee (1988-1991).  Led the team his senior season in batting average (.391) and runs batted in (47).  2007 Cal Ripken World Series 12U coach.  Coached in Kentucky Baseball Club from 2008-2013.

Seasonal Program Instructors

Willie Blair-   Current Pitching Coach for the Lake Erie Seawolves (AA Detroit Tigers)

Colby Flowers-  Infield & Hitting coach at Sayre High School

Patrick Brady-  Current middle infielder in the Seattle Mariners organization.   Finished the 2015 season with the Jackson Generals (AAA club)

Abe Mitchell-  Former pitcher at Georgetown College.  Current 15U Head Coach for the Kentucky Baseball Club.

Greg Troy- Played college baseball at Austin Peay University.  Former assistant coach at Austin Peay University.  Current Infield instructor with the Kentucky Baseball Club.

Contact us at 859-881-0524 to schedule a lesson today!