Grizzlies Baseball Academy is excited to welcome Sean Patrick to it’s team of instructors.  Sean’s expertise is catching and our clients will certainly benefit from his teaching.  We look forward to working with Sean moving forward and know he will have a positive impact on youth baseball in our area.


Sean is a graduate of Carterville High School in southern Illinois.  While in high school, he competed in the 1996 Jr. Pan Am and World baseball championships in Chiba, Japan, and was a four-year participant in the Southern Illinois Baseball Coaches Association (SIBCA) all-star game.  He was an academic all-American while a player at John A. Logan College. Also while at Logan, Sean was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 40th round of the 2000 MLB amateur draft.  After Logan, Sean was a two-year starter at catcher and DH at the University of Illinois. Sean signed as a free-agent with the Baltimore Orioles in 2003 and spent one year in the Orioles organization.  Other professional stops included the Gateway Grizzlies and Southern Illinois Miners (Frontier League) and the Schaumburg Flyers (Northern League).  Sean most recently played for the Norway (IA) Bandits of the Iowa Valley League (2013-2015) and the Paxton Swedes of the Eastern Illinois (E.I.) League (2016).


Sean’s coaching background includes two seasons as a volunteer assistant at John A. Logan College, the hitting coach for the Schaumburg Flyers (2005) and the bullpen coach for the So. Illinois Miners (2007). Sean has served as a senior American Legion head coach, was an assistant varsity baseball coach at Carbondale (IL) HS and JV baseball coach at Pinckneyville (IL) HS and has worked as a head or assistant coach for boys and girls golf, softball and girls basketball at the high school level.  Most recently he was the volunteer varsity assistant at Mahomet-Seymour HS in Mahomet, IL.  In addition, Sean has provided group and individual instruction at Future Swings in Marion, IL and ABG Prospects in Cedar Rapids, IA. Sean currently serves as an instructor at various baseball camps held at the University of Illinois and other colleges throughout the year and as the head coach of the 16u Z20 Legends based in Du Quoin, IL.


Sean is a graduate of John A. Logan College (A.A., A.S.), the University of Illinois (B.A.), and SIU-Carbondale (M.S.Ed. – Kinesiology and M.A.T. – Secondary Teaching).  He resides with his family in Millstadt, IL.

For more information and/or to schedule lessons with Sean Patrick, please call us at 618-781-8170 or email us at