Nick Holmes has spent his life in the game of baseball as a player, professional coach, amateur scout and, player consultant. A former U.S. Marine and Gulf War Veteran, Coach Holmes has worked with players, coaches, associations and international federations at every level from the grassroots to the professional ranks in over 15 countries on four continents.

Stops along his journey include coaching and scouting with the Oakland A’s, Texas Rangers, MLB’s Scouting Bureau, and the Costa Rica National Team.

Currently, he is the Director of Player and Coach Development for Nanaimo Minor Baseball located in Nanaimo, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island and serves as the CEO and Founder of Global Sports Metrics, Ltd.

He is the creator of World Baseball Experience.com, a writer, speaker, and host of the popular baseball podcast Love the Game.Love the Dream where he interviews many of his personal friends and guests that happen to be the baseball world’s brightest and most innovative minds. Together proving you do not have to be a #1 Draft Pick or a future HOFer to have a successful career in the sport of baseball.

His passion for constant learning and sharing his knowledge with players, parents, coaches, and anyone wanting to learn, keeps him on the cutting edge of the baseball community around the globe.  

Staying on top of the “baseball business” and its always changing trends have helped him to establish a well respected and high performing reputation amongst his peers.

Complete Resume

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

SCOUTING

  • International Scouting Director – Collegiate Baseball Scouting Network.
  • Latin American Scout – Major League Baseball’s Scouting Bureau.
  • Oakland A’s – Southern California.
  • Texas Rangers – Central America
  • Costa Rica Beisbol Federacion
  • Scouted in Newfoundland and British Columbia, Canada
  • Senior National Scout for National Collegiate Scouting Association

COACHING

  • Head Coach of the Costa Rican National Team
  • Head Coach of the Oakland A’s SoCal Scout Team
  • Vol. Assistant Coach for the Vancouver Canadians (Oakland A’s, SS-Rookie)
  • Head Coach – Corner Brook Barons – Senior, Junior and Midget teams
  • Head Coach – Oakwood High School – North Hollywood, California
  • Head Coach – Nanaimo Minor Baseball – Nanaimo, BC, Canada
  • Head Coach – Corner Brook Baseball Assoc– Corner Brook, NL, Canada

BASEBALL BUSINESSES

  • CEO/Founder – Global Sports Metrics, Ltd. – Nanaimo, BC, Canada (Since 2019)
  • CEO/Founder – World Baseball Experience, Ltd. – Nanaimo, BC, Canada (Since 2015)
  • Owner – Sherman Oaks Baseball Academy – Sherman Oaks, CA (11yrs)
  • Owner – West Coast Baseball School – Sherman Oaks, CA (3yrs)
  • Owner – 5 Tool Players Inc. Academy – Sherman Oaks, CA (11yrs)
  • Director of Baseball – Beyond Sports – San Jose, Costa Rica (3yrs)
World Baseball Experience

World Baseball Experience