Behind every successful organization, team, or business, is a great leader. Well there is no exception with us here at Ken Ulrich Baseball. A native of West Nyack, NY, Ken Ulrich has seen his share of successes both on and off the playing fields.
A 1996 graduate of Clarkstown South High School where he was an All-League, All-Section, and All-County selection as well as outstanding male athlete of the year for all four years of high school, Ulrich’s playing career moved on to Rockland Community College. There, he was an All-Conference and All-Region performer for two years as the Fighting Hawks starting catcher.
It would be at his next destination, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, where Ulrich would make his mark on one of the nation’s top collegiate programs, while also discovering a love for teaching the game of baseball.
Ken Ulrich arrived at Rutgers as a backup catcher in 1999, but his drive and determination had him leave the State University of New Jersey in 2000 as the first-team all-NJCBA catcher while helping lead the Scarlet Knights to a BIG EAST Conference Championship. In his two years at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights made two NCAA Tournament appearances, while being the only team in the country, in 2000, to be ranked in the top-10 in both team batting (3rd) and team pitching (6th).
Playing for legendary coach Fred Hill, Ulrich learned all of the nuances and little things of the game which are necessary to make great teams and great players. So, with one semester left prior to graduating from Rutgers in December 2000, Ulrich spent that fall as a volunteer assistant under Hill, where his newfound desire to coach was realized.
Just a few months later, in the spring of 2001, it was his humble nature which left him convinced to come up with a means to share his love for the game of baseball as well as his desire to be able to give back to a Rockland community that has provided him with so much. The Ken Ulrich Baseball camp was born.
After earning his master’s degree this past summer from Hofstra University, Ulrich is currently a physical education teacher in the North Rockland school District. In additon, he is the catching coach at Rockland Community College.