Meet the Instructor
Owen Reid is an International Baseball Consultant born in north central Missouri, U.S.A. With more than two decades of experience as a player and coach, Reid’s baseball expertise has taken him to 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 as a pitcher, he competed against current MLB superstars such as 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 a 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, helping 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 Championships A-Pool Qualifier, Team Austria advanced out of the B-Pool for the first time since 1996, and will participate in the 2019 A-Pool European Championships in Bonn, Germany.
In addition to his role with Team Austria, Reid maintains a presence throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East and North Africa, working closely with international schools and organizations such as Baseball New South Wales, the Sydney Blue Sox High-Performance Program, Sports Camps Australia, the Dhahran Youth Baseball Association (Saudi Arabia) and the Dhaka Baseball League (Bangladesh).
Away from the diamond, Reid and his wife live in Singapore, where as triathletes they are active members in swimming, cycling and running groups in the community. Reid also enjoys learning new languages, playing table tennis and being outdoors.
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)
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)
- Established 9-month training curriculum for 120+ players within The Hit Factory (Singapore)
- Created ‘Next Level Sports Performance’ strength & conditioning program at The Hit Factory
- Assistant Coach for 3 Australian Baseball League Championships (Perth Heat)
- Former Baltimore Orioles strength & conditioning coach (2014)
- Developed Australian coaching accreditation program (certified 75+ coaches)
- 4 Championships (Australia, Europe)