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 Coach and Player Development for Nanaimo Minor Baseball located in Nanaimo, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island and serves as the International Scouting Director for the Collegiate Baseball Scouting Network.

He is the creator of World Baseball Experience.com, a writer, speaker and host of the popular podcast Love the Game.Love the Dream where he interviews many of his personal friends 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

 

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
  • Scouted for 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
  • 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/Tech. Dir. – Nanaimo Minor Baseball – Nanaimo, BC, Canada
  • Head Coach/Tech. Dir. – Corner Brook Baseball Assoc– Corner Brook, NL, Canada

TRAINING ACADEMIES

  • Owner – Sherman Oaks Baseball Academy – Sherman Oaks, CA (13yrs)
  • 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