Coach Leland Maddox

Coach Maddox's extensive resume has given him the foundation to create an environment where kids desiring success in baseball have the chance to grow and maximize their potential.  This is what fueled Coach Maddox to start Team Carolina.

 

In 1981, at the age of 16, Coach Maddox was drafted out of high school by the St. Louis Cardinals and was recruited for football and baseball by many of the PAC 10 schools. The Golden Bears and The Bruins each extended an offer for Coach Maddox to play dual sports. Ultimately, he chose U.C. Berkeley he played three years as both a receiver for the football team and as a catcher for the baseball team. Then, following his junior year, he narrowed his focus to baseball.

 

Voted team captain his junior and senior year, Coach Maddox was the first African-American Catcher for the Golden Bears at U.C. Berkeley.  He went on to sign with the Oakland A's and, after his release, he began his MLB executive career.

 

Career:

  • Scouting Supervisor for Pittsburg Pirates, 1990-1993

  • Special Assistant to General Manager for Pittsburg Pirates, 1994-1996

  • Scouting Director for Pittsburg Pirates, 1997-1998

  • Scouting Director for Cincinnati Reds, 1998-1999

  • Director of Player Development and Scouting for Cincinnati Reds, 2000-2003

  • Player Personnel Director for Cincinnati Reds, 2004 - 2008

  • Co-General Manager for Cincinnati Reds, 2009 

  • Special Assistant to General Manager for Cincinnati Reds, 2009

  • Scouting Supervisor for Oakland A's, 2010

  • ESPNU Analyst, 2010 - 2016

"Don't get too high. Don't get too low."

Coach Maddox

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