The Corner Brook Baseball Association announced this week that Nick Holmes will be the technical director for the 12-week minor baseball summer program that gets underway June 4. Holmes will have seasoned coach Ed Flood working with him as head coach of the summer program, while veteran coach Rob Myrden will once again run the spring program with a bunch of senior league coaches and players lending a helping hand to the budding boys and girls who call Jubilee Field a second home during the summer months.
Holmes’ coaching career started in 1999 when he opened his own youth baseball academy in California, where up to 800 youth lived and played during the season. In 2004, Holmes expanded by opening a second academy focused on high school aged kids and preparing them for college baseball.
In 2007, Nick’s role in the baseball world continued to expand as he took on the role of senior national scout for the National Collegiate Scouting Association. In 2008, he expanded his scouting role as an associate scout for the Oakland Athletics. Also in 2008, he accepted his first role as head coach for a local California high school team and continued to do so until 2010. In the summer of 2009 Nick’s role as a coach took a huge jump as he signed on to be the assistant coach with the Vancouver Canadians, the class A team of the Oakland Athletics.
In 2012-13, Coach Holmes scouted Nicaragua for the Texas Rangers. In 2013 he moved with his wife and daughter to Costa Rica and accepted the position as Manager of the Costa Rican National Baseball Team.
Since moving to Costa Rica, Coach Holmes founded the Costa Rica Baseball Academy, returned to scouting as a Latin American Scout for Major League Baseball’s Scouting Bureau and founded World Baseball Experience.