The Taylor University Trojans Summer Baseball Prospect Camp will provide the participants a feel on how it is to train and play like a college baseball student-athlete. It is a single-day event that will run from 10 o’clock in the morning until 4 o’clock in the afternoon on the 19th of August. This baseball prospect camp is going to take place at the top-notch Winterholter Field which is on the Taylor University campus. Furthermore, this event will cover offensive and defensive skill drills, batting practice, competitive games, performance evaluation, college recruiting session, and a campus tour. It is open to all high school boys who desire to play baseball at the college level.
Taylor University, originally Fort Wayne Female College, is a private, coeducational, interdenominational, Christian college in Upland, Indiana. It is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) as well as the Christian College Consortium (CCC). The university is also part of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Currently, the university has an undergraduate student population of 1,910. 43 percent of this undergraduate student population are male students and 57 percent are female students. This undergraduate student population is also through a selective enrollment acceptance rate of 80 percent. Correspondingly, Taylor University’s student to faculty ratio is 13:1. It also has a postgraduate student population of 108. The university is an institution of academic excellence. In fact, it is 2nd in Regional Colleges Midwest of the 2018 edition of the US News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings. It is also 1st in Best Undergraduate Teaching rankings and 13th in the Best Value Schools rankings. In sports, Taylor University has 16 college men’s and women’s sports teams participating in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Crossroads League, formerly known as the Mid-Central College Conference (MCCC). The athletics nickname is Trojans and purple and gold are their identity colors.
Taylor University Trojans Summer Baseball Prospect Camp Organizers
Leading the Taylor University Trojans baseball team is Head Coach Kyle Gould. Coach Gould is now in his 14th season at the helm of the Taylor Trojans baseball program. He is an alumnus of Taylor University himself. Ultimately, Coach Kyle Gould is a five-time Crossroads League Coach of the Year awardee. He won the award in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016 season. So far, he led the Trojans to four tournament championships and four regular-season titles. As a player, Coach Kyle Gould is a part of the Trojans’ 1999 MCC Tournament Championship team. Then, the Taylor University Trojans assistant baseball coaches are Chad Newhard, Rick Atkinson, and Lincoln Reed. Coach Chad Newhard is now in his second season with the coaching staff. He is a bachelor’s degree in sports studies graduate from Grace College. Coach Chad Newhard is also a master’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in organizational leadership and supervision graduate from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Similarly, Coach Lincoln Reed is also in his second season with the coaching staff. He is a Taylor University alumnus with a degree in film and media production. Moreover, Coach Rick Atkinson is now entering his 15th season with the Trojans coaching staff. He is an inductee into the Grant County Hall of Fame and the Indiana High School Baseball Hall of Fame.