Darren Gurney has been coaching baseball at the collegiate and high school level since 1992. Since receiving his first coaching position, Gurney has coached over 20 players who were selected in the MLB Draft or who have gone on to play professional baseball.
Gurney was the field manager for the Metro New York Cadets (ACBL) from 2005 through 2007. The Cadets was a team comprised of premier college baseball players from top Division I baseball programs. He was named field manager for the 2006 ACBL All-Star Game in Lafayette, Pennsylvania. Gurney was also an assistant coach at Iona College from 2005 through 2007. His responsibilities included coaching first base and working with outfielders, catchers, and base runners. In addition, he compiled practice plans, scouting of opponents, statistical analysis, and handled the recruiting of high school and junior college players.
Gurney is the founder and director of a college preparatory baseball program for players ages 17-18 at Ultimate College Prep. UCP s comprehensive workouts help market and prepare players for the college baseball experience. He is also the director of Rising Star Baseball Camp, the largest baseball camp in Westchester County, where he develops the daily curriculum, staffing, and player evaluation criteria for campers ages 7 to 15.
Gurney is the chief video analyst for the progressive, online baseball instruction website: TheBaseballDoctor.com. By providing mechanical analysis and feedback through Internet-based instruction, he has assisted athletes around the world.
Gurney is recognized among the elite economics instructors in the country.
In 2004, he was selected by NASDAQ as one of the top 10 economics
educators in the USA.
About Darren's Book Baseball Smarts: 100 Questions To Measure Your Baseball IQ:
How much do you know about Baseball? Ever wanted to quiz yourself or others? Baseball Smarts is the perfect book for you. Featuring over 100 individual quiz questions (and answers) which will test your knowledge of the national past time. How many team sports are played without a clock and, in turn, do not restrict the length and number of varied situations that can happen in a given game? In what other sports are the playing areas and contours of every field different, which creates more possible scenarios? How many other sports have to publish a case book every year to address these hypothetical situations? In no other sport or field of industry are there so many twists, turns, and depth of knowledge/information. The beauty of baseball (and life) is that if we pay attention, we get to learn new things with every game and day. As with any endeavor, the optimal way to learn is by doing.
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