Long time player and coach Richard Duncan attended the University of Akron from 1980 to 1984 where he was a four year Letterman. He is currently still a record holder in home runs and RBI’s and had a lifetime batting average of .346. Because of his collegiate accomplishments he was inducted into the University of Akron Varsity A Hall of Fame for the sport of Baseball in 2005.
In 1999 he was inducted into the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame. And, once again in 2010 Coach Duncan was inducted into the Canton AA Baseball Hall Of Fame. The Coach has over 45 years experience as both a player and as a coach and at many different levels. He was previously an assistant coach at a local High School and was previously a member of the Greater Akron Roy Hobbs League playing with the Akron A’s. He was with the A’s when they won 3 national championships. All 3 of which were under his watch as Manager.
Coach Duncan began coaching youth baseball in 2003 when his twin boys reached the age of five. His youth teams have consistently won or placed in both league and high level tournament competition each and every year. It is however important to note that although his teams have competed in true “travel ball” leagues and tournaments, Coach Duncan has never recruited players in the true “travel ball” sense. That is “ALL” of his players are local, community athletes that have simply been taught by the Coach to play the game at a high level.
GOALS AND PHILOSOPHY…
Coach Duncan‘s coaching goal is to prepare his athletes for upper level competition. Although these athletes start at an early age he believes kids have the ability to understand and implement not only the fundamentals of baseball but also the application of accelerated techniques and disciplines to the game of baseball. He believes it is his responsibility to teach each player in detail now so that they will flourish at the High School and College level later.