Nate Trosky and Trent Mongero are joined by Cash Ulrich. Cash is the Yakima College Associate Head Coach!
Coach Ulrich enters his fourth season with the Yaks as the Associate Head Coach in 2019.
Ulrich attended Gonzaga Prep High School in Spokane Washington where he played three years of Varsity Baseball and Hockey for the Spokane Braves Junior B team in the KIJHL. After high school Ulrich turned down an offer to play baseball and hockey at DIII St Olafs in Minnesota to stay closer to home and attend Eastern Washington University. Cash played four years of club hockey at EWU leading the team to two National Tournament appearances before entering the Canadian BCIHL. While playing hockey at EWU Ulrich also started his baseball coaching career where he headed the club baseball program for four years. Ulrich lead the Eagles to three regional championships in four years where the Eags were eliminated by the eventual National Champions each time. While coaching at Eastern, Ulrich also got involved coaching freshman baseball at Gonzaga Prep High School where he learned under former big leaguer Brian Munhal. Ulrich Coached the Gonzaga Prep A Legion, AA Legion and capped off his Legion experience as head coach of the Spokane Bandits in 2016. Cash joined up with Krustangel on the Wenatchee Apple Sox for the summers of 2017 and 2018.
Ulrich joined the Yaks in the summer of 2015 and was part of the staff for the 2016 NWAC Championship campaign. Coach Ulrich primarily works with the Infielders and is also the Mental Skills – Psychology, Weight Room and Base Running coach for the Yaks. Cash takes pride in player development on and off the field as he is also the Advisor and helped start the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club on the YVC campus. Ulrich and Krustangel have been a dynamic duo in Yakima as the combo has won 111 games and moved on 35 players over their three years in the Yakima Valley.
- Multi Sport Coaches end up being the best coaches.
- Player Development in Junior College
- Junior College baseball is a great opportunity…it’s not a bad thing.
- Challenges of out of state players.
- Open door policy.
- Challenges of in state players.
- Get to know your teammates soon to build synergy.
- 1+1=4 Building Synergy
- Detail oriented
- Accept, believe it, cultivate
- The name on the front is more important to the name on the back.
- Bought in…All in
- Process over outcome
- Focus on the main thing.
- Players/Coaches look for a place that has great culture.
- Blue Collar worker.
- Elite 10%
- Intent on what they want to get better that day.
- Paying attention to detail.
- Most players just cruise throughout each day.
- Grinder is a little confused but he is going to work hard. But the CEO has one main focus.
- The CEO does not get distracted. He stays the course.
- Great is what we are looking for.
- Sharing your ideas and concepts.
- Player to Player accountability. Coach to Player Accountability.
- Finding different ways to motivate different players.
- Coaching staff sets the standard.
- So what…don’t care, move on.
- Body, tools, make up
- Get your mind right!!