Coach Anthony Plá is going in to his 13th season at the helm of the Lincoln University Lions Baseball Program. He has built a program from the ground up in many aspects and continues to push his student-athletes to strive for the best on and off the field.
Coach has worked with numerous organizations and teams to build a resume of top baseball players and accolades. Most notable, he coached two 1st Round Major League Baseball Draft Picks and World Series Winners in the 2011 draft in George Springer (11th Overall-Houston Astros) and Matt Barnes (19th Overall-Boston Red Sox). It is with high energy and attention to the small details of baseball that makes him who he is.
Each one of the camps that takes place is created to ensure that each individual gets the basic fundamentals and understanding of the game while having fun doing it. In addition, they will be able to showcase themselves in front of College Coaches to see if they can play at the next level. Coach Plá takes pride in what he does and how he coaches so that anyone that interacts with him learns something new each time they are together.
With top notch facilities, all of the individuals who attend these camps will have the feeling of being College Baseball Players throughout the camp. We look forward to having you attend one or more camps and hope that you have fun learning the game of baseball by one of the best around.
Vince Connor is entering his second season with the Lincoln University Baseball program.
He joined the Lions in January of 2020 as the pitching coach. For the previous 13 years he served as a high school baseball coach, and 20 years as a travel baseball coach, private coach and recreational coach in the state of SC. The 2004 graduate of Coker College was a collegiate player for Dave Schmotzer in 1996-97 and 1997-98 before an injury ended his playing career.
Vince currently lives in Maryland with his wife Jamie of 17 years and his daughters Katherine 13 and Madeline 8.
Coach Joe Kruemmer has been a well-respected coach in the area for over 14 years. He has spent time on the coaching staffs of Hodgson Vo-Tech High School (2005, 2013-2017), Lincoln University (2010-2012), and Caravel Academy (2018-2022) and has helped catchers of all ages take the next steps in their skill work. He also has been an instructor and coach at Titus Sports Academy since 2013 and has helped build their baseball programming into one of the areas best.
A 4-year starter at Lincoln University, Coach Kruemmer was a dominant hitter for the Lions, capped by his junior year when he hit .478. Behind the plate, he was known for his clean glove work and strong arm. His efforts were honored by LU in 2017 when he was inducted into the University's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Coach Kruemmer continues to work with young athletes, and in 2021 developed Win This Pitch catching camps. In just a handful of camps over the last year, he has reached young catchers from all over the Mid-Atlantic with an emphasis on pocket presence, effective decision-making, and quick, efficient mechanics.