Kevin Soine

Holly Springs Salamanders Head Coach

Ting Stadium welcomes Kevin Soine to his first year as head coach of the Holly Springs Salamanders.

Hometown: Spicer, Minn.

Baseball career: Played at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minn., and Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Currently head coach at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.

Born & Bred: My earliest memories are playing catch with my dad (who played competitive softball). I kept the score book for the whole game as a 5-year-old. In between (his) games, I was begging guys to play catch with me. I was always around the ballpark. That’s my happy place.

Loves: The moment, as a coach, when you have been working on something with a player or the team, and you see them be successful in a real-world scenario. It’s
almost better than doing it yourself.

The CPL Experience: The Coastal Plain League gives these young men a little taste of what professional baseball may be like. We play every day in front of good crowds against some of the best players in the country. A lot of these guys are a long way from home.

The quality of play league-wide is pretty insane. All 16 teams are full of good players on the roster, and they come to win every night. It’s really fun for the fans, because every night it’s going to be a good game.

Goals: Our main focus for the players in on their health and daily development. If the rest of the staff and I can create an environment that is fun, positive and productive, we are well on our way to completing our goals. If you have that goal of daily development and taking care of your body, then the wins and the losses will take care of themselves.

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