Brian McRae had a real solid 10 year Major League career with the Royals, Mets, Cubs, Rockies, and Blue Jays — 16 years total in pro ball. His post-playing career found him working in various baseball-related positions, primarily in broadcasting. As he yearned for a more dependable schedule, he headed back home to Kansas City where he primarily worked with an elite summer program. Now he’s in the coaching game at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. And what sets him apart from most other coaches we’ve talked to is the fact that he’s also a student. McRae would love to get his bachelor’s degree and land a head coaching job somewhere. Right now, he’s working hard to download a couple of decades worth of experience to the young student-athletes at Park.
photo credit: Park University Athletics
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)