MaxBP Coaches & Staff
Doug “Ostey” Osterholt
Advisory Board Member, Engineer
Nickname: Ostey (oh stee)Favorite player: Johnny Bench
Bio: Doug is an engineer by day, athlete by night, and brewer on the side. Growing up, baseball was his sport of choice and was one of the best defensive catchers in Ohio during high school, obtaining all-state honors as a senior and 4-year varsity letterman. When it came time to go to college, he chose the academic route instead of the athletic route and eventually obtained a master’s of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati focusing on structural dynamics and experimental testing. Moving from Ohio to San Diego in 2000, Doug met MaxBP founders Neil McConnell and Brian Greene where they ended up as teammates in the men’s adult baseball league (MSBL/MABL). Lifelong friendships ensued and today Doug is providing his engineering expertise and baseball passion to MaxBP.
Certified Sports Vision Trainer
Ryan has a degree in Exercise Physiology from University of California at Davis. Ryan has worked with Dr. Bill Harrison on improving athlete’s visual performance on the field. He currently working with the Toronto Blue Jays and the 2014, 2012, and 2010 World Champions San Francisco Giants. He previously has worked with Philadelphia Phillies 2009-2012 as well as 9 other Professional Baseball Organizations over the last 14 years. Collegiately he has worked with the 2013 NCAA Champions UCLA Bruins, as well as Oregon State, Wichita State, Kentucky, Long Beach State, and U of Arizona Baseball Programs. Ryan has worked with many Collegiate Softball programs, Individual athletes in various sports such as MMA, Motocross, NHL, NFL, WTA, AVP, and the PGA.
Following his work with top professional and amateur athletes, he conceived the idea of training necessary performance skills with digital technology. The STGD Athlete APP and SportsEyesite™ Software are a result of his goal to develop training products so that everyone could benefit at a fraction of the cost of having this training and without the need to go to a specialty clinic.
He has personally trained over 100 major league roster players on the visual side of the game—among the major League players he has trained includes Shawn Green, Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, Mike Sweeney, Raul Ibanez, Jayson Werth, Angel Pagan, Hunter Pence, Delmon Young, John Baker, Jerry Hairston, Jr., Kevin Pillar, Ryan Goins, Matt Duffy, Trevor Brown, Andrew Susac, Mac Williamson, Gregor Blanco, Josh Willingham, Jonny Gomes, Rajai Davis, Colby Rasmus, Jose Reyes and others.
You can hear Ryan interviewed HERE on a recent podcast with Peter Caliendo (Former USA Baseball National Team Coach) on The Inside Pitch.
MaxBP Founder, lifelong hitting enthusiast, from a young age Neil’s favorite activity was hitting a ball with a bat, in just about any form, wiffle ball, stick ball, baseball, softball. The feeling one gets when hitting a ball squarely, standing on second after crushing a gapper and at a loss for what pitch was hit, being in the moment where instinct and reactions take over. Neil is passionate about helping hitters improve.
To quote the great baseball flick Bull Durham “This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains. Think about that for a while.”
Please don’t over complicate the game, and please remember its a game. And best said in the movie Mr. Baseball, by Jack Elliot “Baseball is a game, and games are supposed to be fun.”
The goal of MaxBP is to share fun drills and cost & time effective tools to help you become the best hitter you can be. That said, grab some old tennis balls, and cut the handle off a shovel, grab a friend and you have all the tools you need to become a great hitter.
Favorite player: Rickey Henderson, because he scored runs, could beat you with a walk followed by a stolen base and score on a single, he could beat you with a HR, or he could beat you with his glove. The greatest of all time!