2017 Wildcat Baseball Pre-Season Elite Camp
Nick Mingione – who spent the last eight seasons as an assistant to John Cohen at Mississippi State – was named the University of Kentucky baseball head coach on June 13, 2016. Mingione took over the Kentucky program after serving as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under Cohen at Mississippi State starting before the 2009 season. Working with the team’s outfielders, first basemen and hitters, Mingione helped lead MSU to an incredible run of success, including the program’s first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship since 1989 this season, a runner-up finish in the College World Series in 2013 and an SEC Tournament championship in 2012.Prior to his time at Mississippi State, Mingione spent two seasons at UK as an assistant under Cohen in 2006-07. UK won 33 SEC games in those two seasons, including in 2006 when UK claimed its first SEC championship. After the historic regular season, the Wildcats hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time. Mingione worked extensively at UK with the likes of Collin Cowgill and John Shelby III. Mingione has a sterling reputation as a recruiter. Over the nine seasons at Kentucky and Mississippi State for which recruiting rankings are final, he has helped land classes with an average ranking of 14th, including top-three classes in 2013-15. He also has an unmatched track record of player development, coaching 64 players selected in the MLB Draft, as well as 36 All-Americans and five conference players of the year. Before rejoining Cohen at MSU, Mingione spent a season at Western Carolina as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. There, Mingione helped lead the Catamounts to top-40 national ranking among in 11 different offensive categories. Prior to his time at Kentucky, Mingione spent three years as an assistant coach at Embry-Riddle University, his alma mater. The Eagles appeared in the NAIA College World Series in each of those seasons, culminating in a runner-up finish in 2005. Mingione also coached at Florida Gulf Coast in 2002, helping lay the foundation for the program before its inaugural season in 2003. He began his coaching career in 2001 at Mariner High School, his alma mater.
Pre-Season Elite Camp
HIGH SCHOOL - GRADES 9-12
Combines instruction and competition while offering the high school player an opportunity to receive expert instruction from the University of Kentucky Baseball Coaching Staff as well as select visiting college coaches. Campers will be grouped by position and will have the chance to work out at their primary position. The UK staff will also include various presentations concerning the recruiting process, strength and conditioning, etc.
Saturday, February 4th — 9 am to 1 pm
$100, see below for camp discounts
HOW TO REGISTER
Our camps fill up quickly and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration may be completed online.
ONLINE: Register online at www.ukathletics.com/camps. Full payments or $50 deposit per camp, by credit card, are accepted for online registration. Online registration will remain open until the start of camp or until all spots are full. Sibling/Multi-camp discounts will be applied at cart checkout. Please ensure you register for all desired camp sessions prior to submitting payment.
Medical forms may be uploaded on your registration page, however you can still fax (859-323-4754) or mail prior to arrival at camp
IN PERSON: In the event that space is available, walk-up registrants will be accepted. A $10 late fee will apply for walk-up registration. Cash or personal or cashiers/certified checks only. Please call 859.257.8052 for information on walk-up registration.
In the event that space is available, walk-up registrants will be accepted. A $10 late fee will apply for walk-up registration. Cash or personal or cashiers/certified checks only. Please call 859.257.8052 for information on walk-up registration.