La Crosse, WISCONSIN The La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club announced today that former manager Andy McKay has been hired as the Coordinator of Mental Skills for the entire Colorado Rockies organization.
McKay, who had announced earlier this year that 2012 would be his fifth and final season in a Logger uniform, recently resigned his post as the head coach of the Sacramento City College Panther program and will officially begin his duties with the Rockies on September 20 when he meets up with Rockies players and coaches at instructional league in Arizona.
As the mental skills coordinator for Colorado, McKay will work with players and coaches of all levels of the Rockies organization from rookie ball up to the big leagues.
The Sacramento, Calif. native has been asked to incorporate his mental game teachings and system that he used in La Crosse for the past five summers into each level of the Rockies organization.
La Crosse posted a 53-21 record this past summer, the second best record in Northwoods League history, en route to capturing the 2012 Northwoods League title.
The Loggers won more games than any other team in summer collegiate baseball over the past five seasons under McKay's guidance, posting a record of 210-139 (.602) during that span (2008-20012). La Crosse made two post-season appearances, advancing to the Championship both times (2009 & 2012), and never won less than 38 games in a season.
He ended his Logger career sixth all-time in victories and fourth all-time in winning percentage in the NWL and is the Loggers all-time winningest manager. 45 former Loggers were also drafted during McKay's tenure, including current big league pitcher Chris Sale (White Sox).
(Story courtesy of the La Crosse Loggers)
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