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Huskies Announce Two Assistant Coaches For 2018

Huskies Announce Two Assistant Coaches

Duluth, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies Baseball Club is eager to announce the addition of two new assistant coaches for the 2018 staff. Joining the Huskies’ new Field Manager, Tyger Pederson, this summer will be Alex Simone as the hitting coach and Marcus Pointer as the pitching coach.

Simone was drafted out of high school by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2010 MLB first year player draft. He then played at The University of West Alabama his freshman and sophomore year and at La Roche College his Junior and Senior year.

In 2015, Simone was the head coach for a traveling team in Pittsburgh called the 12U All-American Baseball. He was the head coach for Thruway Collegiate Baseball League in Upstate New York in 2016. Just this past year, he was an instructor at the Syracuse Sport Zone Academy, a travel baseball organization, where he focused on hitting and fielding instruction and interned at Cressey Sports Performance this past summer. Simone says, “I look forward to working together with Tyger and the entire team to bring a Northwoods championship to Duluth!”

He started his own company called Simone’s Baseball Performance to help players reach their full potential. Alex Simone’s family has been a great role model for him in his journey with the game of baseball. His grandfather, Anthony “Tex” Simone, has been inducted into five Hall of Fames, and his father spent thirty-five years as a minor league executive with the Syracuse Chiefs.

Marcus Pointer however, was a three -year letter winner at Junipero Serra HS in San Mateo, graduating in 2007. Later, he attended Skyline Junior College and continued his achievements by winning 21 games in two seasons while achieving 1st team all-conference unanimous pitcher-of-the Year in 2009, and first-team All American at the Junior College ranks. Pointer then went on to play at the University of Pacific for two seasons. After playing for one year in the independent Pecos League he got into coaching.

Pointer has coached two seasons with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska Baseball League. In 2017, Pointer performed as an assistant coach at Canada Junior College, and in the summer, was the pitching coach of the Orange County Riptide and helped win a Championship. He also instructed several all-league pitchers and top prospects. Pointer currently coaches at Canada Junior College in Redwood City, California.

Pitching coach, Marcus Pointer, was not available for comment

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The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.duluthhuskies.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Huskies as your favorite team.