Ryan Kottke - Lead Baseball Instructor-Shelby Twp


  • Baseball Instructor


Ryan grew up and graduated from Sterling Heights High School in 2001. While there, he earned 2nd team All State in his senior year and had the opportunity to play in the Michigan East/West All Star game at Comerica Park. His collegiate career continued at St. Clair County Community College before transferring to Spalding University (Louisville, KY). During his senior year in college, Ryan earned Honorable Mention All American honors while helping lead the Pelicans to a 54-23 record, finishing 5th in the NAIA World Series. While finishing up his degree in Business Administration, Ryan was able to continue his playing career with the Mid-Missouri Mavericks, Rio Grande Valley White Wings, Laredo Broncos and the Traverse City Beach Bums over a 5 year span.
Ryan has continued passing on his knowledge of the game over the past 11 years through individual instruction. He has made coaching stops at Lutheran Northwest HS, L’Anse Creuse HS, Lake Shore HS, Spalding University and is the current Head Coach at Marygrove College. Marygrove is in the infancy of their program as Coach “K” looks to keep building going into the 2nd year of the program.
Instructional Experience
★ Head Baseball Coach, Marygrove College - Detroit, MI (2014 - Present)
★ Head Varsity Coach at Lake Shore
★ Head Junior Varsity Head Coach at L’anse Creuse (2011)
★ Varsity Assistant at Lutheran Northwest (2010)
★ Assistant Head Coach at Spalding University (2007)
✓ In charge of recruiting/catchers/hitters
✓ 1 U.S.C.A.A. All American catcher (2007)
★ Assistant Coach at Spalding University (2006)
✓ In charge of catchers and hitters
✓ 2 All K.I.A.C. Conference catchers (2006)
✓ Coached the #1 All Region catcher (2006)

Playing Experience
★ Rio Grande Valley White Wings (United League 2009)
★ Traverse City Beach Bums (Frontier League 2008)
★ Rio Grande Valley White Wings (United League 2007)
★ Traded to the Lardeo Broncos (United League 2007)
★ Rio Grande Valley White Wings (ULB Winter League 2007)
- #1 Overall draft pick in expansion draft
★ Mid-Missouri Mavericks (Frontier League 2005)

★ Spalding University (2004/2005)
✓ All K.I.A.C. Conference (2004)
✓ All Region (2004)
✓ N.A.I.A. Honorable Mention All American (2004)
✓ All K.I.A.C. Conference (2005)
✓ All Region (2005)
✓ 5th Place at N.A.I.A. World Series
★ St. Clair Community College (2002/2003)
★ Scottsdale Community College (2001)

High School
★ Graduated 2001 Sterling Heights High School
✓ 2nd Team All State Catcher
✓ East/West All Star Game @ Comerica Park