April 4, 2017 – Studio City, CA; YSPN360.com is pleased to announce that University of Texas Assistant Softball Coach Tripp McKay, has joined the YSPN360.com on-line coaching and education staff. MacKay will continue his full time coaching role with the Longhorns while offering free YSPN360.com on-line coaching and videos to younger aspiring players.
Before taking the Longhorns coaching position, MacKay served as outfield and offensive coach at the University of Oklahoma for 8 years. He brings a successful resume of coaching and teaching Division 1 collegiate players as he joins other YSPN360 coaches, including Florida State Softball Coach Lonni Alameda, L.A. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts, along with other elite coaches and mentors.
“I’m very excited to join the YSPN360 coaching staff and service. I joined because I believe YSPN360 has an opportunity to make a positive difference in the level of play, coaching and parent participation in our sport,” MacKay noted. “The game is a lot more fun for kids when they can just go out and play and not have to worry about “results.” I look forward to helping to put “fun” back in the game!” According to Texas head coach Connie Clark, MacKay’s energy, passion and knowledge shine when he is teaching student-athletes. “He’s one of the best coaches in the business,” Clark said.
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. It is a real honor to have a coach of Tripp’s caliber joining our Youth Sports coaching staff,” Birdt said. “He brings special experience and his videos will reflect his knowledge of outfield and offensive skills. 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 Tripp MacKay
Tripp MacKay is now in his first season as the Assistant Coach of the Women’s Fastpitch Softball Team at the University of Texas. Prior to joining the Longhorns coaching staff at Texas, Tripp completed eight very successful seasons as Assistant Coach of the Oklahoma Sooners softball staff where he worked with OU’s outfielders and offense. Oklahoma reached the postseason in all eight of MacKay’s years on staff, including the 2013 National Championship.
During MacKay’s tenure, the Sooners captured five Big 12 regular season titles and two conference tournament championships. Following the Sooners’ national title in 2013, MacKay and the OU coaches were named the NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year.
Tripp MacKay is an honored name in the state of Oklahoma. After beginning his collegiate baseball career at the University of Florida, he played his final two seasons at Oklahoma State University where he was a two-time All-American and a member of the Cowboys’ 1996 College World Series. He graduated from OSU with a degree in physical education.
MacKay was signed by the Montreal Expos in the Major League Baseball Draft in 1996 and played minor league baseball for 4 years in the Expos organization. He enjoyed stints at Vermont, Cape Fear, Winnipeg and Sioux City before turning to coaching.
“My family and I are very excited to become a part of the University of Texas softball program,” MacKay said in a statement. “We are thankful to coach Clark for providing us with this opportunity, and we are looking forward to an exciting future for Longhorn softball.”
Between his stints at Oklahoma and Texas, MacKay served as director of player development and for Scrap Yard Sports in Houston, and served for a season as co-head coach of the newest franchise of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league — The Scrap Yard Dogs.
Tripp lives with his family in Austin, Texas.
YSPN360.com is the on-demand youth 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 member-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 YSPN360.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 who are eager to share their knowledge and tested coaching techniques with the next generation of young players.
YSPN360.com will seek to offer 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 site through the generosity of the contributing coaches, who want to give 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 and Softball and will soon add Soccer and Volleyball, among other sports. YSM is based in Studio City, California.