Our Coaches

Our player development staff are current and former professional and college coaches who are highly skilled in bio mechanics, analytics, functional movement, and motor skills learning.

Director of Pitching Initiatives

Eric Minshall

Eric Minshall has had a 20+ year career as a baseball coach and mentor to thousands of baseball players. He is currently the Pitching Coach for the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League. Eric has been a successful high school coach (Archbishop Moeller High School), Collegiate coach (Miami University Hamilton) and professionally (Pittsburgh Pirates, Southern Illinois Miners).

Eric is also the Director of Pitching Initiatives for the Ohio Baseball Science Academy. The only pitching laboratory in the Southwest Ohio region. As Director, Eric oversees the development plans for over 200 throwing athletes. He is also head of the technology and research department. The Science Academy was one of the first Rapsodo Certified facilities in the U.S. and has partnerships with Rapsodo, PitchLogic, Baseball Cloud, ProPlay AI and Jaeger Bands and several others. Eric is Driveline, Rapsodo, FMS and BioKinetic certified.

The Ohio Baseball Science Academy (OBSA) clients include MLB, MiLB, top 250 college arms as well as many high school and youth players.

Eric coached in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 2019 where he was the pitching coach for the Rookie Advanced A-ball affiliate in Bristol, TN. Minshall led a staff that finished fourth overall in the Appalachian League. The Bristol Pirates played their way into the playoffs for the first time as a Pirate affiliate.
Eric previously served as Associate Head Coach and Pitching Coach for Miami University Hamilton. Eric helped the Harriers to 170 wins over five seasons. During his five year span, the pitching staff led every major pitching category in the ORCC conference. The Harriers won four ORCC championships during Minshall’s tenure.

Eric proudly served our country in the US Navy while serving aboard the USS George Washington Aircraft Carrier. (CVN-73)

Instructor and Velocity Program Coordinator

Ian Bach, CSCS

Ian graduated from Covington Catholic High School in 2014 and graduated from Earlham College in 2018. After college, Ian worked with the Cincinnati Reds (2018) and Houston Astros (2019) in Player Development and Technology Departments. Ian worked extensively with data and video between both minor league systems. Ian became accustomed to technologies such as Rapsodo, Trackman, Blast, and Edgertronic cameras. Ian is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Ian also holds certifications from Driveline (Pitching, Hitting, and Pitch Design), K-Vest, Rapsodo Pitching, FMS, and FRCMS. He currently has his own Podcast called (BachTalk) where he talks with people inside the baseball industry about player development and the growth of the baseball industry.
Director of Strength and Conditioning

Tyler Thamann

Miami University, Bachelor of Sport Leadership and Management. Head Coach of Hamilton Joes, Assistant Coach at Miami Hamilton University. Redline and KidStrong coach, focusing on youth development.

OBSA strength and conditioning. Building strength through body and weight exercises, focusing on mobility and body control. Teaching functional strength and technique to build overall strength and speed. Workouts will be built around individual athletes and specific needs to improve each athlete. Training consists of dynamic work up, into functional training.

Throwing Program Coordinator

Keegan Burney

Keegan Burney serves as the Throwing Program Coordinator for the Ohio Baseball Science Academy. When not here at OBSA, Coach Burney also serves as the Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the Miami University Hamilton baseball program, as well as the Hamilton Joes of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. Prior to coming to the Greater Cincinnati area, Coach Burney served as Pitching Coach for Mason County High School in Maysville, KY.

Coach Burney has completed certifications for Rapso Pitching, Driveline Baseball Foundations of Pitching, and PitchAI Introduction to Biomechanics.

Coach Burney started his playing career as a pitcher and outfielder for Dixie Heights High School in Northern Kentucky, where he was a part of a regional runner-up team that set the single-season record for most wins in a season (30-9). He continued his playing career at Thomas More College, where he was a member of the PAC Conference championship and NCAA Regional Semi-Finalist team in 2011. After his freshman season, Coach Burney transferred to Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY. During his time there, the program claimed its first Mid South Conference tournament championship and made appearances in the NAIA Opening Round and World Series. Coach Burney earned his Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management from Lindsey Wilson College in 2015.