Coaches Profile

Chris R

Head Coach

Coach Chris has had a love of baseball since he could hold a glove and a bat. He loved playing catch with his dad in the front yard, playing pick-up games with friends in his cul-de-sac, along with trading baseball cards as a kid. Chris grew up in the suburbs of San Jose, California before moving to Kansas City, playing baseball as a pitcher at Blue Valley Northwest and at the AAU level.

Chris has been coaching baseball for the last 6 years. Chris has learned from Coaches like Al Saunders of the KC Chiefs, Coach Tim Corbin of Vanderbilt University, Coach Josh Holliday of Oklahoma State University, Coach Trent Mongero at Glynn Academy, Coach Ron Polk of Mississippi State University, Coach Jerry Weinstein of the Colorado Rockies, and most recently Coach Kai Correa of the San Francisco Giants.

Chris has coached alongside Nate Trosky and Trent Mongero at the Trosky/Mongero Elite Infielders Clinic at the Kansas City Royals Urban Youth Academy. Chris has also coached alongside Todd Coburn, aka The Catching Guy at his Elite Catchers Camp.

Coach Chris is also a 1 year member of the Kansas and Texas Association of Baseball Coaches, 4 year member of the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association), and attends their national convention and Barnstormers Clinics on a yearly basis. In addition, he is an attendee of the World Baseball and I-70 Baseball Conventions.

Coach Chris has completed his "A", "B" and "C" USA Baseball Coach Certification Rating, is PURE BASEBALL Compliant, has his Umpire Certification and has completed his Rapsodo Certification for hitting.

Today, Chris coaches 2 youth teams, (12U and 10U). In the spring of 2019 he coached 4 teams including a Select and All State Showcase team in the spring of 2019.

Chris also resides on the Board of Directors at 3&2 Baseball.

Professionally, Chris works in FinTech, selling software to investment management firms. Chris currently resides in Olathe, with his wife Anne, and their 2 boys, Connor (12) and Landon (10).

Chris With Coach Tim Corbin

Vanderbilt University, Head Baseball Coach, & National Champion

Chris With Coach Dusty Baker

Houston Astros, Head Baseball Coach

Chris With Coach Rusty Kuntz

Kansas City Royals, First Base Coach

Chris With Coach Josh Holliday

Oklahoma State, Head Baseball Coach

Chris With Coach Jerry Weinstein (left) and Ron Polk (right)

Colorado Rockies Catchers Coach (Weinstein), and the Father of Southeastern Conference Baseball, former head baseball coach at Mississippi State (Polk)

Chris With Mike Sweeney

KC Royals and Former Major League Baseball designated hitter and first baseman.

Chris With Coach Rich Price

The University of Kansas, Head Baseball Coach

Chris With Coach Trent Mongero

High School Baseball Coach of the Year

Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia

Chris With Coach Kai Correa

San Francisco Giants, Bench Coach, & Infield Coach,

Chris With Coach Todd Coburn

Two time draft pick by the Houston Astros, Former professional catcher in the Philadelphia Phillies Organization, & Founder of The Catching Guy

Chris With Coach Nate Trosky

Professional Baseball Scout (Milwaukee Brewers), Coach, and Baseball Clinician

Chris With Coach Kevin Seitzer

Atlanta Braves, Hitting Coach

Chris With Domingo Ayala

Self-proclaimed best baseball player in the world who still claims to be 17 years old.

He's Big Tyne! Errytine!!

Coaching Affiliations

American Baseball Coaches Association 5 Year Member

Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches

2 Year Member

Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association

1 Year Member

Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches Convention

1 Year Member

Coffee with the Coaches Invitee by KC Royals

Coaching Certificates

Rapsodo Baseball Hitting Certification

USA Baseball "Introduction to Pitch Smart" Certified

USA Baseball "Basic First Aid" Certified

USA Baseball "Confident Baseball Coach" Certified

USA Baseball "Abuse Awareness For Adults" Certified

USA Baseball "Coaching the Fundamentals of Infield" Certified

USA Baseball "Catching Stances, Receiving, and Blocking" Certified

USA Baseball "Baserunning Fundamentals" Certified

USA Baseball "Coaching The Pitching Delivery" Certified

USA Baseball "Coaching Philosophy and Approach" Certified

USA Baseball "Introduction to Umpiring" Certified

USA Baseball "Building a Baseball Experience" Certified

USA Baseball "Coaching the Fundamentals of Outfield" Certified

USA Baseball "Coaching the Basics of Hitting" Certified

USA Baseball "Offensive Development" Certified

USA Baseball "Baserunning Development" Certified

USA Baseball "Infield Development" Certified

USA Baseball "Pitching Development" Certified

USA Baseball "Managing a Pitching Staff" Certified

USA Baseball "Managing Players" Certified

USA Baseball "Catching Development" Certified

USA Baseball "Outfield Development" Certified