March 20, 2017 – Studio City, CA; We are pleased to announce that veteran Major League relief pitcher Bryan Corey has joined the YSPN360.com sports coaching and education team. Bryan was recently named as pitching coach for the Oakland A’s Short-Season A Club, the Vermont Lake Monsters of the New York-Penn League for the 2017 season. Bryan joins Oakland A’s big league pitching coach Curt Young and former big leaguer Mike Schultz as baseball pitching coaches at YSPN360.
Bryan is the epitome of skill and perseverance in his chosen field. He recorded 91 major league games in his career, having pitched for the Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Rangers, Red Sox and Padres. He’s also appeared in 600 minor league games, plus his time with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan and several years in Korea before becoming a scout, pitching coach and instructor. His career has spanned more than two decades and continues with his assignment with the Athletics as well as providing valuable youth sport instruction with YSPN 360.
“I feel very fortunate to have played with so many great professional players and coaches.” Bryan said. “I’ve been able to see the world and learn the game and culture in other countries. I love this game and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with young kids now with YSPN360. “
YSPN360 CEO Lou Birdt made the announcement. ““There are more than 2 million volunteer coaches and nearly 40 million athletes in team sports at the youth level in this country. Bryan is a good friend and I’m delighted he is coming to join our coaching and mentoring team,” Birdt said. “YSPN360.com is about educating and inspiring the next generation of athletes, their parents and coaches. The best way is to learn from the best.”
YSPN360 is a free on-demand multi-sport instructional venture dedicated to improving youth skills to make team sports more fun for all. The web site is being launched by Youth Sports Network Interactive Media, Inc. More information is available by signing up at www.yspn360.com. It’s easy and free. Subscribers will be kept posted as more sport and additional coaches join the site.
About Bryan Corey
Bryan Corey is a veteran major league relief pitcher, scout, and coach. He is currently the minor league pitching coach for the Oakland As’ Vermont Lake Monsters of the short season A New York-Penn League. Bryan has served as an advisor to YSPN360.com since its inception and we are delighted to have him as part of our coaching staff.
Bryan was selected in the 12th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft by the Detroit Tigers. Prior to coming the majors, he played on the AAA teams for the Diamondbacks, Detroit Tiger, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. Bryan made his Major-League debut after being selected 63rd in the MLB expansion draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He appeared in 91 games as a relief pitcher. His contract was purchased in 2006 by the Texas Rangers where he was a reliever until being traded to the Boston Red Sox where he went on to help the Red Sox win the 2006 World Series. He finished his major league career in 2008 with the San Diego Padres before taking his talents overseas.
He also pitched in the Japan Central League with the Yomiuri Giants in 2004. In 2010 and 2011 he played professionally in Japan and Korea. His love and experience in the game continued when he became a Pro Scout for the Cleveland Indians for 2 years then for the Milwaukee Brewers in the Arizona region for 2 years as a scout evaluating amateur players for the draft. He then moved into teaching and coaching becoming Pitching Coordinator for Arizona Future Stars Baseball group in 2016.
YSPN360.com is the on-demand sports instruction and training web site of Youth Sports Network Interactive Media, Inc. (YSM). The mission of YSPN360.com is to be the premier youth sports training and education resource for coaches, young players, and their families by offering a unique 360-degree approach to developing the whole player, parent and coach.YSPN360.com is a free subscriber-based website with content presented in an age and skill appropriate manner that parents and coaches have told us they prefer. Information for practice, skills development and team play can be taken right to the field or court via mobile apps, tablet video presentations, and printouts. For example, youth coaches can use YSPM360.com as a comprehensive interactive reference for hitting and pitching from elite professional and collegiate coaches.
YSM’s goal is to make sports more fun for kids of all ages by providing free high quality tools and instruction like baseball mentoring from high profile collegiate and professional coaches eager to share their knowledge and coaching techniques with the next generation of young players. YSPN360.com offers a balance between proven techniques and new ideas for teaching, coaching, fitness and strength training, nutrition and psychology appropriate for young athletes, their parents, and coaches.
The company has been able to build the web site through the generosity of the contributing coaches, who are giving something back to the sports they love. The goal is to help raise the overall level of play, coaching and parental interaction. YSPN360.com will initially provide instruction in Baseball & Softball and will soon add Soccer & Volleyball, among other sports. The company is based in Studio City, California.