Keith Osik (Retired MLB Player) has joined the Staff of
The Steel Sports Indoor Academy at The Baseball Heaven Facility.
The Steel Sports Academy Staff is very excited to have Keith Osik joining our team of talented instructors at our New On-Site Indoor training facility.
Keith Osik finished his major league career in 2004 with the Baltimore Orioles. He spent his first seven years with the Pittsburgh Pirates and one year with the Milwaukee Brewers. Primarily a catcher, he also played seven other positions while in the majors
Keith made his major league debut with Pittsburgh in 1996, was selected by the Texas Rangers out of high school and selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th round after his junior year of College.
Keith played three years at Louisiana State University, where he was an All-Southeast Conference selection at catcher in his junior year. He started at shortstop his freshman year with the Tigers and at third base his sophomore season. Osik played all nine positions in a game against Northeast Louisiana during his junior year and was the pitcher of record in a 6-5, 11-inning loss.
Keith Osik was named Farmingdale State's Head Baseball Coach on July 6, 2005 and holds a career coaching record of 209-132 over his first eight seasons, including one Regional Championship (2009), six straight Skyline Conference Championships (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), six NCAA Tournament appearances (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), and one Division III College World Series appearance (2009).
Keith was named the 2009 ECAC Division III Metro Coach of the Year as well as the 2009 ABCA/Rawlings New York Region Coach of the Year and Skyline Conference Coach of the Year award in 2010.