My name is Eric Johnson and I am 32 years old and have played and coached baseball for most of my life. I love working with kids and would be very excited to share my baseball knowledge, skills and personality to guide young players in taking those steps towards improving their skills and moving up to a new level of play. I have played shortstop, center field, but mostly pitched in my baseball career.
Other than playing throughout my childhood in house leagues and travel leagues in and around the Chicago area, I also played for my high school where I received an All Conference Award while on the Maine West High School Varsity Baseball team in 2002. My other experiences in baseball are as follows:
2002-2004- Oakton Community College -Njcaa Division II
--Lowest ERA in Nation, was the #1 pitcher in Division II Baseball
--Awarded 1st team All Region award
--ended season with 1.1 ERA 8 wins 1 loss
2004 selected to play on NJCAA USA All-Star Team
--Traveled to China for the USA vs. China series
--Played against the Chinese Major League Championship Teams
Was offered 5 scholarships from NCAA schools out of Oakton.
2005-Signed with Tusculum College (Greenville, Tennessee) Div II
--Full Scholarship recipient, Played as starting pitcher.
Pitched in Florida and in many southern states with the Tusculum Team
2006-2007 Transfered to Emmanuel College in (Franklin Springs, Ga) also full scholarship and also was given chance to play shortstop in more then 9 games at end of the season. Became one of the team leaders in hitting.
2008 played on the Semi-Pro team Arizona Gators and won a championship.
In addition, I have coached pitching along with my father for numerous years for boys ages 12-16 years old. I have given private pitching lessons in the Chicago area for students looking to bring up the level of their game. I have obtained professional pitching instruction from all college teams, the USA College All Star Team, and from numerous others pitching experts.
I look forward to meeting with you so we can discuss my background and how I will utilize my skills and teaching abilities in working with younger players to get them to the next level.
It's simple - I love the game and helping young talent get to the next level.See more