Frank Russo Named Director of Events

Prospect Select is excited to announce that Frank Russo will be joining as the Director of Events. Frank brings a wealth of experience and energy to the Prospect Select Organization.   “We are excited to have Frank on board, he is a high energy guy with a lot of relationships in the amateur baseball space.” Aaron Braithwaite, CEO/President Prospect Select

Frank graduated from Ross High School in 2001 where he was a 3 year starter and named team captain for both his Junior and Senior seasons. Frank helped lead Ross to the school's first District Championship and Regional semi-finals. Frank played his high school summer baseball for the highly successful Midland organization.

Frank went on to play baseball and graduated from Marietta College in 2005 where he was a member of the Division III 2002 National Runner Up team and teammates with former Yankees pitcher Matt DeSalvo. Frank began his coaching career at St. Cleveland, St. Ignatius High School from 2007 to 2010 and while there, worked with Derek Dietrich and was on the coaching staff for 3 consecutive Ohio High School Div. 1 state final four teams.Frank then co-founded the Midwest Pelicans travel ball organization in 2010.  From 2010 to 2014, he was the Assistant Director for the Midwest Pelicans, working with several current/former professional and collegiate players, running the training/development program as well as organizing a highly competitive summer schedule.  While with the Pelicans, Frank developed, organized, and operated several high level showcases and tournaments, bringing in top college coaches to scout these events.  During his tenure with the Pelicans, over 100 athletes earned college baseball scholarships and 30+ players signed professional contracts.

Frank then went on and coached in the Cincy Flames Organization from 2015-2017. In 2020 Frank founded the Pauer Baseball Organization out of Dayton, Ohio and served as the Director of Operations for the Pauer Sports Performance facility as well as for Pauer Baseball.  In 10 months, Pauer Baseball created 11 high level summer travel teams, that included the highest level of indoor training/development, partnering with a professional athletic performance company and 20 professional baseball instructors.

"I came to Prospect Select because I have a strong passion for assisting and guiding players and families on the best path to achieve their ambitions.  Prospect Select embodies this same passion.  The relationships, and passion for the game within this brand, affords players the opportunity to compete at the highest level, at the top venues, in front of an impressive array of pro and collegiate scouts.  I am ecstatic to have this great opportunity to partner with a company that shares my ambition to provide an unparalleled service to ambitious, young athletes. "

Travel coaches, scouts, parents, and players should expect to see Frank out at Prospect Select events in the Summer of 2021 as he continues to help improve and grow Prospect Select Baseball. #TheBestPlayHere 

Frank Russo Named Director of Events

Posted by Jeremy Plexico on Jan 08, 2021

Frank Russo Named Director of Events

Posted by Jeremy Plexico on Jan 08, 2021

Frank Russo Named Director of Events

Prospect Select is excited to announce that Frank Russo will be joining as the Director of Events. Frank brings a wealth of experience and energy to the Prospect Select Organization.   “We are excited to have Frank on board, he is a high energy guy with a lot of relationships in the amateur baseball space.” Aaron Braithwaite, CEO/President Prospect Select

Frank graduated from Ross High School in 2001 where he was a 3 year starter and named team captain for both his Junior and Senior seasons. Frank helped lead Ross to the school's first District Championship and Regional semi-finals. Frank played his high school summer baseball for the highly successful Midland organization.

Frank went on to play baseball and graduated from Marietta College in 2005 where he was a member of the Division III 2002 National Runner Up team and teammates with former Yankees pitcher Matt DeSalvo. Frank began his coaching career at St. Cleveland, St. Ignatius High School from 2007 to 2010 and while there, worked with Derek Dietrich and was on the coaching staff for 3 consecutive Ohio High School Div. 1 state final four teams.Frank then co-founded the Midwest Pelicans travel ball organization in 2010.  From 2010 to 2014, he was the Assistant Director for the Midwest Pelicans, working with several current/former professional and collegiate players, running the training/development program as well as organizing a highly competitive summer schedule.  While with the Pelicans, Frank developed, organized, and operated several high level showcases and tournaments, bringing in top college coaches to scout these events.  During his tenure with the Pelicans, over 100 athletes earned college baseball scholarships and 30+ players signed professional contracts.

Frank then went on and coached in the Cincy Flames Organization from 2015-2017. In 2020 Frank founded the Pauer Baseball Organization out of Dayton, Ohio and served as the Director of Operations for the Pauer Sports Performance facility as well as for Pauer Baseball.  In 10 months, Pauer Baseball created 11 high level summer travel teams, that included the highest level of indoor training/development, partnering with a professional athletic performance company and 20 professional baseball instructors.

"I came to Prospect Select because I have a strong passion for assisting and guiding players and families on the best path to achieve their ambitions.  Prospect Select embodies this same passion.  The relationships, and passion for the game within this brand, affords players the opportunity to compete at the highest level, at the top venues, in front of an impressive array of pro and collegiate scouts.  I am ecstatic to have this great opportunity to partner with a company that shares my ambition to provide an unparalleled service to ambitious, young athletes. "

Travel coaches, scouts, parents, and players should expect to see Frank out at Prospect Select events in the Summer of 2021 as he continues to help improve and grow Prospect Select Baseball. #TheBestPlayHere 

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