Meet the Instructor
Owen Reid is a former NCAA Division-I pitcher at Baylor and Winthrop Universities. After his collegiate playing career, Reid dove into the international baseball scene and has spent the last 12 years playing and coaching overseas.
In 2016, Reid started a Mobile Baseball Coaching business, Reid Baseball, and has shared his unrivalled love for the game in more than 20 countries on 5 continents.
Based in Singapore, Reid travels throughout the world instructing players and coaches from a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds and experience levels.
In addition to his in-person instruction, Reid has a global online coaching presence, where he connects with individuals, small groups and teams. Since early 2020, Reid has conducted more than 1,200 online coaching sessions, proving that distance is no barrier for continued personal and athletic development.
Reid’s coaching style prioritizes the person before the player, as he establishes a personal connection with the individual, first. Coaching ‘Beyond the Ballplayer’, Reid’s presence and authenticity allow him to develop rapport with, and make a positive impact on, individuals who are new to the game as well as high-performing, elite athletes.
Reid’s Baseball Background
A native of Moberly, Missouri, U.S.A. Reid has more than two decades of experience as a player and coach. Reid’s baseball expertise has allowed him to visit more than 50 countries on five continents, where he has been a member of championship teams as a player, coach and administrator in four different countries (U.S.A., Austria, New Zealand, Australia).
A standout player at Moberly High School, Reid set numerous Missouri high school records during his prep career. With the bat, Reid hit .559 as a senior and .452 over his high school career. On the mound, the right-handed pitcher posted a career earned-run average (ERA) of 1.50 with 255 strikeouts in 149 2/3 innings. Reid was a two-time Missouri All-State selection and a member of the Columbia Daily Tribune’s All-Decade team for 2001-2010.
Reid attended NCAA Division-I Baylor University and Winthrop University, where he competed against the current MLB stars Max Scherzer, Evan Longoria, Matt Carpenter, Kyle Seager and Brandon Crawford.
After graduating with a degree in Mass Communications, Reid traveled overseas and played two baseball seasons in Europe, one in New Zealand and three in Australia, where he pitched and played multiple infield and outfield positions. Parlaying a full-time playing career into a full-time coaching role, Reid landed the position as the Player Development Manager for Baseball Western Australia (BWA) and was a member of the coaching staff for the Australian Baseball League’s (ABL) Perth Heat. In his four seasons with the Heat, Reid was a part of three ABL Championships.
During his time in Perth, Reid established a coaching accreditation program for West Australian baseball coaches, and was responsible for certifying more than 75 coaches. While balancing his on-field coaching role in Australia, Reid developed a strength and conditioning program for BWA’s year-round high-performance programs. As the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Heat, Reid trained minor and Major League Baseball players from around the globe.
In 2014, Reid joined the Baltimore Orioles’ strength and conditioning staff at major league spring training in Sarasota, Florida, where he worked alongside some of the game’s best players, including Manny Machado, Nelson Cruz, Chris Davis and Adam Jones.
From 2014-2016, Reid was the Director of Operations for The Hit Factory (THF) Singapore, where he managed a program of 120 players across six age groups, coordinating international tours and trips and establishing and facilitating a tailored, year-round baseball curriculum. During his stint at THF, Reid also developed and administered an introductory strength and conditioning program for THF athletes.
Since 2017, Reid has been a member of the Austrian Senior National Team coaching staff, and helped lead Team Austria to a 2017 B-Pool European Championship in Belgrade, Serbia. Following a defeat of Team Israel in the 2017 final and a series sweep of Team Lithuania in the 2018 European Championship A-Pool Qualifier, Team Austria advanced out of the B-Pool for the first time in the country’s history. With (two) victories against Croatia and Great Britain at the 2019 A-Pool European Championship in Bonn, Germany, Team Austria secured its place in the 2021 European Championship in Italy.
In addition to his role with Team Austria, Reid has been a consultant to the Singapore Senior National Team and maintains a presence throughout Australia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North Africa, working closely with organizations such as the Dhahran Youth Baseball Association (Saudi Arabia), the Dhaka Baseball League (Bangladesh), the American Cooperative School of Tunis (Tunisia) and Play Global (U.S.A.).
Reid and his wife live in Singapore, where as endurance athletes they are active members in swimming, cycling and running groups in the community. A lifelong learner, Reid enjoys studying foreign languages, playing table tennis and being outdoors.
Coaching Career at a Glance…
- Assistant Coach for Austrian Senior National Team (Current)
- Assistant Coach for 2018 A-Pool European Championship Qualifier team (Team Austria)
- Assistant Coach for 2017 B-Pool European Championship team (Team Austria)
- Consultant for Singapore Senior National Team
- Assistant Coach for 3 Australian Baseball League Championships (Perth Heat)
- Baltimore Orioles strength & conditioning coach (Spring Training 2014)
- Developed Australian coaching accreditation program (certified 75+ coaches)
- 4 Championships (Australia, Europe)
Playing Career at a Glance…
- Hitting/Pitching high school record holder (Missouri)
- Columbia Daily Tribune All-Decade Team (2001-2010)
- NCAA Division 1 Pitcher (Baylor, Winthrop)
- Professional Player (Europe, Australia, New Zealand)
- 4 Championships (USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand)