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TOM WORK

Vice President- 11U/12U Division

NKB Board Start Date: Fall 2017
Residence: Florence, KY
Email: Tom.nkyhitmen@gmail.com
 

Tom joined Northern Kentucky Baseball (NKB) as a Board Member in 2017, and has been coaching youth baseball since 2013.  Tom believes that being able to coach and teach the game of baseball and life to young players is truly a blessing.  He is extremely excited to be a part of this organization and to able to help NKB grow and maintain a high level of excellence.  

Baseball was always a big part of Tom's upbringing.  From playing multiple levels of youth league ball, to frequenting college and minor league ballparks/clubhouses alongside his grandfather who retired from MLB as a Regional Scouting Director.  

Tom was born and raised in Warsaw, KY, where he attended and graduated from Gallatin County High School. After high school he immediately began working in the career field of Fire and Emergency Services, working and volunteering for various fire departments in Northern Kentucky.  Tom went back to college to major in Fire & Safety Engineering, at the University of Cincinnati.  He is presently a Fire Captain/Paramedic with 13 years of service with the Lexington Division of Fire, Lexington, KY, currently assigned to Ladder Company 7 on Lexington’s Southside.  He is a Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Technician, and KY State Fire Instructor, and he holds numerous other professional certifications.

Tom and his wife, Regina now reside in Florence, KY with their son, Tommy (11).  In addition to youth baseball both, Tom and Regina are both very active, serving on their sons’ school PTA, Site Based Decision Making, and Family Resource Office.  

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION – VICE PRESIDENT – 11U/12U DIVISION

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the overall coordination of activities associated with corresponding NKB divisions:

​11U-12U Division

  • Serve as the main point of contact for any coaches to ask questions or escalate issues that need to be addressed.  Be proactive in communications with coaches and parents.

  • Organize and lead pre-season and post-season coaches’ meetings.

  • Help organize pre-season, mid-season and post-season tournaments that the league will be hosting for the division.

  • Organize all star tryouts, gather other coaches to help, run the tryouts, notify players who did or did not make the All-Star teams.

  • Ensure rules are followed by all coaches, players and spectators.

  • Ensure that all coaches’ certifications and background checks have been completed.

  • Ensure communication is prompt and clear to all coaches.

  • Ensure safety is a top priority for the players, coaches and spectators.

  • Validate that game results and pitch counts (as applicable) are entered into the NKB website in a timely fashion.

  • Help promote the division and NKB to any prospective players and/or teams in the area to increase the size of the division.

  • Work with Vice President - Players, Fields and Scheduling to ensure all players are assigned and that practice locations, game scheduling, tournament scheduling, etc. are completed and communicated.

  • Work with Vice Presidents - Equipment and Uniforms to make sure all teams are supplied with equipment and uniforms (if teams are ordering uniforms from the league) in a timely fashion.

  • Work with Vice President - Marketing to make sure coaches are aware and engaged with the fundraising efforts.

  • Work with Vice President - Umpires to ensure qualified umpires are being hired and provide feedback, both positive and negative, regarding umpires.

 

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:

 

  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Ability to work well with others

 

KEY DATES/MILESTONES: 

  • Weekly

Address any questions, comments, requests and concerns received related to individual divisions.

  • January

Conduct initial pre-season coaches’ meetings for spring season.

  • March

Conduct follow up pre-season coaches’ meetings for spring season.

Ensure that all coaches’ certifications and background checks have been completed.

  • May

Oversee try outs and formation of All-Star teams.

  • June

Oversee post-season tournaments.

Oversee all star tournaments.

  • July

Conduct post-season coaches’ meetings for spring season.

  • August

Conduct pre-season coaches’ meetings for fall season.

  • November

Conduct post-season coaches’ meetings for fall season.