Derek Hurley

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Mr. Hurley attended Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island, where he capped off a stellar high school career with the US Army Student-Athlete award at graduation in 1995. He then signed a Division 1 athletic baseball scholarship to play at Troy State University. After a season at Troy, Hurley transferred to Seton Hall University of the Big East Conference (alumni include Craig Biggio, Mo Vaughn, John Valentin and Jason Grilli).

After graduating from Seton Hall with a business marketing degree, Mr. Hurley was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 30th round of the 1999 MLB Free Agent Amateur Draft. This led him to playing stops in the Florida Gulf Coast League, the New York-Penn League, the South Atlantic League, Pirates Fall Instructional League, the Carolina League, and the Atlantic League. After his playing days were over, he stayed in the game and was working at various training facilities, teaching baseball to some of the finest talent in the New York City metropolitan area. Working at these different training venues and taking mental notes put the wheels in motion for him to eventually open his own facility. Around this time he took the position of pitching coach/assistant recruiter at Division 1 Long Island University, Brooklyn campus for the 2005-06 season.

Mr. Hurley stepped away from the baseball industry and joined the corporate world in 2006 where he worked for Nellcor-Division of TYCO Healthcare. After a few years in the medical industry covering all the hospitals in Manhattan he took a job down in Houston. He worked as a commodities broker for Bosworth Brokers from 2008-2013. There he brokered deals between banks and utilities worldwide. He mostly brokered ERCOT, and natural gas markets.

Mr. Hurley left the financial industry in March of 2013 to open The Bull Pen. He brings more than 19 years of coaching experience and four years of professional baseball playing experience each and every day to The Bull Pen. He has coached numerous college and professional players and is looking forward to coaching countless more in the Houston and surrounding areas.