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Xander Uxley to head Utica Blue Sox

Xander Uxley will be in his second season as a coach in the Utica Blue Sox organization in 2017. He was promoted to head coach after serving as the team’s associate head coach during the 2016 summer.

The Blue Sox saw much success in 2016 by setting a program record for most wins in a season, taking the Western Division Championship, and finishing runner-up in the PGCBL Championship. Two players received All-League honors as well.

Currently, Uxley is in his first season as an assistant coach for Utica College. He will be the Pioneers’ hitting coach along with helping their efforts in recruiting, practice planning as well as camp and clinic organizing.

Before coaching at Utica College, Xander was the recruiting coordinator at Defiance College from 2014 until 2016. His main responsibilities included on and off campus recruiting as well as being the team’s hitting and position player’s coach. Over those two years, Uxley oversaw 11 players who received All-HCAC honors along with helping the program break single-season records for hits, RBI’s and triples. The team also achieved over a .300 batting average for the first time since 2001.

Prior to coaching in college, Uxley spent two years working for Prep Baseball Report, one of the nation’s largest independent scouting services. There he was an evaluator while also running and organizing events.

Uxley played collegiate ball for Shawnee State University before transferring to Ohio State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology in 2014. After Ohio State, he went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Education from Defiance College in May of 2016.

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