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St. Olaf Mid-Winter Clinic is coming!

By MSHSBCA, 01/07/20, 8:15AM CST


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SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020 Buntrock Commons

7:45-8:30                     Registration and Coffee

8:30-8:40                     Welcome and A Salute to Coach Jim Dimick - Matt McDonald

8:40-9:20                     Dan Fitzgerald – Dallas Baptist Patriot Hitting

9:20-10:00                   Terry Ryan and Guest

10:00-10:15                 Break

10:15-10:55                 Neil Lerner – Creating a Culture that Empowers Student Athletes

10:55-11:35                 Mark Downey and Travis Rogers – Developing Catchers

11:35 – 11:55               MSHBCA Meeting

11:50-12:50                 Lunch

1:00-2:15                     Rotating 15 Minute Drill Sessions in the Tostrud Fieldhouse

                                    Our clinicians will present in a drill format.  Topics include hitting, infield play, catching and baserunning.

                              2020 Clinicians

Dan Fitzgerald – In 8th Year as Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at National Power Dallas Baptist University – Former DMACC Head Coach - Nationally Acclaimed Recruiter and Hitting Coach –Edina Native, Played at UST -  Married to Kelly, Sons Will, Max and Ben.

Terry Ryan- Special Assignment Scout, Philadelphia Phillies - Janesville, WI Native – 1972 Twins Draft as a LHP - General Manager of the ’02, ’03, ’04, ’06 Division Champion Minnesota Twins - Professional Scout - Two Time MLB Executive of the Year - Married to Karilyn with Children Tim and Kathleen – Tim Pitched for the U of MN

Neil Lerner – Named Head Coach at Concordia University, St. Paul in 2019 – 3 Championships in 8 Years at Hopkins High School –Rejoined CSP Staff in 2014 Under Legendary Lunch McKenzie– 2x All –MIAC Player at St. Olaf– Married to Kate with Daughter Sonia and Son Max

Mark Downey – 153 – 95 in His 10th Year as Mounds View Head Coach – 2014 State Champions – 4 Time Section Champion - Former St. Olaf Recruiting and Operations Director - Edina Native and Eau Claire Grad.  Married to Marguerite, Daughter Erin and Son Joe.

Travis Rogers – Joined Mounds View Staff in 2016 – Played Collegiately at Normandale and New Mexico State – Owner of MindRite Training – Married to Nancy, Sons Will and Drew.

Brian Sprout – 2019 State Champions East Ridge High School Coach – Named Head Coach in 2010 – Played professionally for Fargo-Moorhead, Joliet, LA Dodgers and Saint Paul Saints – Only Player in St. Olaf History to have His Number Retired – Married to Lynn, Son Ryne, Daughter Ana

Matt McDonald – 578-376 Record as St. Olaf Head Coach - 7 Championship Teams – 10 Players Have Signed Professional Contracts –Married to Barb, VP Partnerships, Equifax Canada – Daughter Katie, Former St. Olaf Volleyball Captain – Son Tommy, Current St. Olaf Infielder



2020 St. Olaf Baseball Clinic


Dear Coach,

We are excited to announce the lineup for the 2020 Midwinter Clinic at St. Olaf.  Following lunch we will walk down to Tostrud Fieldhouse for a rotating skill and drill session.


The location for our clinic is Buntrock Commons on the St. Olaf campus. Park in front of Buntrock and proceed up the stairs to lecture hall.


Matt McDonald

St. Olaf Baseball



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