Tom Barnard

  • Kishwaukee Community College Baseball Coach: 1983-1992. 360 wins and 88 losses overall record.
  • Player development accolades: 58 MLB draftees, 7 of whom made it to the big leagues. Over his 9 years he helped 60+ players go on and play in the NCAA.
  • In 1985 he started his career with Pittsburgh Pirates as a part time scout/minor league instructor outside of his college season.
  • In 1992 he become a full time employee with Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league development coach and scout. He retired in 2007.
  • He pitched to Troy Glaus and Jermaine Dye during the 2006 MLB Home Run Derby
  • In 2006 he started the Athletic Barn Baseball Academy where he has helped local area players learn to play at a higher level. Since then, The Barn has advanced 100+ players to higher level competition (both college and professional)
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