Austin Wood

High School
Three-year letterwinner at Niceville (Fla.) High School.  Earned third team All-American and first team All-Region accolades from Rawlings in 2007…also received all-state honorable mention honors in 2007…posted a 6-2 record with a 1.35 ERA…allowed just 10 earned runs in 54 innings of work while striking out 91 batters…member of the 2007 Connie Mack World Championship team as well as the 2007 World Wood Bat Championship Atlanta Braves Scout team…drafted in the 36th round by the Houston Astros in the 2008 major league baseball Draft.

Starting pitcher for Florida State University. (2008-2009)
Starting pitcher for St. Petersburg College (2009-2010) Drafted in the 4th fourth (131st overall) following sophomore season. 
Starting pitcher for USC (University of Southern California) 2010-2011. Drafted/signed in the 6th round (195th overall) following junior season.
Ranked as a top 100 prospect following sophomore and junior year. 

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 
• Drafted in the 2008 (36th Round, 1082 overall), 2010 (4th Round, 131st overall) and 2011 (6th Round, 195th overall) MLB draft 
• 2012 organizational leader in strikeouts and voted best slider in the LA Angels organization 
• Voted the Cape Cod League MVP and selected as the starting pitcher in the All-Star game at Fenway Park 
• Ranked by Baseball America as the Number 5 overall prospect and Number 2 Right-Handed Pitcher 
• MLB/MiLB Ambassador for numerous community outreach programs such as; Children’s Hospital visits, fundraising benefits, camps, and volunteer cold calling campaigns for ticket sales.  
• Liaison between front office LA Angels and Field Staff by being responsible for documenting, reporting, and charting opposing team scouting reports.  
• Sponsored by New Balance and Rawlings which came with the responsibility of community service and promotional appearances.  
• Underwent “Tommy John” surgery in 2013 and after 11 months of rehab helped pitch and win the California League Divisional Championship in 2014.  
• Played in many Major League Spring Training games and finished last two years in the Double-A level. 
• Forced to retire after enduring chronic shoulder issues during competition. 

Pitching Instructor/Coordinator (August 2016-May 2017) 
PowerMill Training Academy 
• Responsible for overall pitching training and arm care strategy of the Academy 
• Coordinates and runs all camp’s provided by PowerMill including marketing and promotions 
• Responsible for upselling training and camp packages to prospective clients 

Coach/Pitching Instructor (September 2011-December 2016)
Scott Hemond School of Baseball 
During offseason assisted in running baseball camps focusing primarily on pitching, strength training, and conditioning. 
Private pitching instructor with 15+ lessons per week. 
Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach for 14-U Rays travel team. 

2017-2018 13U Royals Assistant Coach