Complete Player Development #15 – Nate Trosky is joined by Nick Enriquez and Tyler Knight
Topic: Complete Player Development
Nick Enriquez Bio:
For the past 20 years Nicholas Enriquez has coached and developed baseball players at various levels of collegiate and amateur baseball.
He spent the 2017 season as an assistant at Stanford University. In his season there, the Cardinal achieved 42 wins, were ranked as high as 9th in the country, and achieved a #8 seed in the NCAA playoffs – the highest at the time in program history. That year, he helped tutor the hitters who finished 3rd in the conference in slugging and runs scored.
Enriquez came to The Farm after four seasons as an assistant at San Jose State. While with the Spartans, Enriquez coordinated recruiting efforts and instructed the team’s infielders as San Jose State recorded the third-best fielding percentage (.972) in the Western Athletic Conference in 2013 and the second-highest fielding percentage (.970) in the Mountain West in 2014.
Prior to that, Enriquez spent eight years at Dartmouth, including three as the top assistant where he oversaw recruiting efforts for the Big Green. During his time in Hanover, 22 positional players earned All-Ivy recognition a total of 34 times, Dartmouth won two Ivy League titles (2009, 2010), earned its first victory at an NCAA Regional in 23 years (2010), and won 30 games for the first time in program history (2011). In 2012, the squad established the top mark in program history for fielding percentage (.977) and was tops in the Ivy League with a team batting average of .298.
A 2001 graduate of Menlo College, in Atherton, Calif., Enriquez earned a degree in business administration, and was a four-year letterman and two-year starter in the infield for the Oaks.
After graduating, he was hired by his alma mater as an assistant baseball coach ans sports information director from August 2001 until October 2004. Menlo set a school record for victories during his second season on the coaching staff.
During two summers while coaching at Menlo, Enriquez went East to coach the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Mohawks of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. He served as an assistant in 2002 before taking the reins as the head coach the following year, leading the Mohawks to a 62-30 record and a pair of league championships during his tenure.
From August 1999 to October 2004, Enriquez served as an associate scout in Northern California for the Houston Astros. In addition, he served as an instructor for NorCal Baseball and assisted on the junior team that won the 2002 AAU National Championship. He also worked with the MLB Roadshow in 2001, providing instruction to local teams in England, Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic and Scotland.
Enriquez instructed at the Aldrete Baseball Academy from 1997-00 and has worked extensively at camps at Stanford University.
Tyler Knight Bio:
Freshman Year: Pitcher on varsity, MTAL All League Honorable Mention
Sophomore Year: MTAL All League, Threw a complete game against Monterey in the CCS playoffs and won – they were the D3 2 seed we were the 12 seed, threw a perfect game
Junior Year: MTAL All League, Monterey All County, Honorable Mention All State Junior Year Team, threw a no hitters, MTAL Pitcher of the Year, sub 1.0 ERA. Didn’t get a loss as a pitcher. Received and accepted a scholarship to play at Virginia Tech
Senior Year: MTAL all league, Monterey All County. Didn’t get a loss
Total: ended up with a 16-2 record as a starting pitcher with an ERA in the mid 1’s. Also played football and basketball. Received a cumulative 4.5 GPA from Carmel High.
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