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Billy Horn

Billy Horn, Pitching Coordinator

*Click on Coach’s picture to hear what he enjoys most about working with our area’s aspiring ballplayers!

 

Coach Billy Horn brings a wealth of experience to the 21CS Trainnig Team.  He his currently in his second year as pitching coach for the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am Independent League.

He is coaching under Hal Lanier, who was a 10-year MLB veteran and 3-year MLB manager, and was awarded the 1986 NL Manager of the Year for his work at the helm of the Houston Astros. Billy was the Pitching Coordinator for the Arizona Winter league in 2016. He oversaw over 100 professional pitchers on a daily basis and assist them on all aspects of their game – including the mental and mechanical side of pitching at the professional level, making in game pitch by pitch adjustments, scouting reports on other hitters and overall conditioning program.

In May 2016, Coach Horn volunteered his time to oversee a FREE pitching clinic for Northern Westchester’s lil’ ballers.  The program filled up in just 5 days, with 50 kids having signed up!  Unfortunately, due to incredibly raw weather (42 degrees and rainy!), the clinic was canceled.

“I was so bummed!” said Horn. “But, I will be back again sometime soon.  We will make it happen.” Read More

Previously, Coach Horn was the pitching coach and Assistant General Manager for the Roswell Invaders of the Pecos Independent League. It was here in New Mexico where he assisted in the signing of Charlie Short, RHP, to the New York Yankees organization.

Billy played for the Grosseto Orioles of the Italian Professional Baseball League in 2010. In 2005, he played under MLB great Darrell Evans for the Long Beach Armada of the Golden Baseball League. Before that, he played two seasons, 2003-04, for the San Marino Titans of the Italian Professional Baseball League.

Billy was the pitching coach for the 2009 NCAA DII National Champion Lynn University Knights. In his time there, he helped produce NCAA Division II National Pitcher of the Year, Dan Wright. Billy also had the privilege of coaching Tom Kahnle, RHP, the 5th round pick of the New York Yankees and current closer for Colorado Rockies.

Coach Horn has also been the Owner/Operator of Elite 22 Superstars since July of 2001. He operates and runs a professional organization from youth, high school, college players & a professional team. In the spring of 2015, his professional team played 6 spring training games vs MLB affiliated organizations, including the Philadelphia Phillies & Miami Marlins.