If you know Drew, you know he’s an athlete. As a kid, there was football and wrestling, track and gymnastics, but baseball quickly took hold as his sport of choice. Drew began his freshman year at The Ohio State University as a starter on the OSU baseball team, which continued through his junior year when he was drafted into the Cincinnati Reds organization in 2004. Drew spent 7 seasons in the minor leagues with the Reds and Tampa Bay Rays. He retired from professional baseball in 2010 and founded DiamondFit Performance to train young elite baseball players.
For nearly all his life Drew has been an athlete, but his fierce athleticism isn’t the only thing that makes him uniquely qualified to train young athletes. Drew has a passion for athletic development, yes, but it’s his commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of youth and serving all who come through the DiamondFit doors that truly sets him apart. Drew’s mission is not only to advance the development of young athletes but to empower them to make positive decisions, and, ultimately, make a difference in the lives of others.
Drew took his belief in pushing athletes to their fullest in character and athleticism even further in 2016 by cofounding Pro5 Baseball Academy, a highly competitive, invite-only high school baseball program. In conjunction with With Purpose International, the Pro5 team not only competes in the States at an elite level but helps facilitate baseball camps in the Czech Republic with the same focus on integrity and discipline as is taught through the US academies. Drew also assists in the training of the Czech national baseball team.
When not in the gym or the diamond, Drew is pursuing his greatest passion: spending as much time as he can with his wife Jenny and their three children, Ellie, Ben, and Lainey.
Drew was a 3-year starter on the OSU baseball team, and during his collegiate baseball career, he was awarded the MVP of the Southeast Regional and is the University’s all-time leader in triples. He was drafted in the 13th round by the Cincinnati Reds in 2004 after his junior year at OSU. During his professional baseball career, he was selected twice to the Southern League All-Star Team. He spent 4 years in the Reds organization before being traded in 2007 to the Tampa Bay Rays organization. During his 7-season minor league career, he averaged a .256 batting average with 674 hits, 135 doubles, 55 triples, and 40 homers.