Evan Agona Named Director of Showcases

Agona was recently hired to serve as the Director of the Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches and as Director of Showcases.  He comes to Prospect Select with 16 years of collegiate coaching experience, including 7 as a Head Coach. Additionally for the last 10 years he has run  Agona Baseball Camps, LLC, during which time he conducted over 30 camp and showcase events. These events drew thousands of high school athletes and were scouted by more than 60 different college programs and professional organizations.  

Most recently he served as the Head Coach at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland, Ohio where took a relatively unknown program into one of the top JUCO programs in the region. In his first 5 seasons at Tri-C he amassed a record of 206-77-1 (.725), including 4 consecutive NJCAA Region XII Tournament appearances prior to a COVID-19 shortened 2020 campaign.  In 2019, the Triceratops contended for conference crown finishing in 2nd place and advanced to the NJCAA Region XII Tournament Championship game. In 2016, Agona’s squad set a school record with 47 wins, and won the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference, while finishing 3rd in the Regional Tournament. In all five of his full seasons, the team earned national recognition appearing in the national rankings each season, reaching a program best ranking of 6th in May 2016. The Triceratops dominated their home turf in his tenure going 114-14 over that time, including an undefeated season of 29-0 during 2016. Additionally, they had two of the nation’s longest winning streaks over his tenure winning 21 consecutive games in 2017 and an 18 game stretch in 2016.

During his tenure at Tri-C, 25 players were honored as All-Conference Selections, 8 as All-Region Selections, and 6 earned All-American honors. The Triceratops lineup also featured two conference player of the year winners, Matt Starcovic in 2017 and Manny Rodriguez in 2016 while in 2017 first-baseman Garett Robberts was the recipient of the prestigious National Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Agona’s players also earned accolades for their efforts in the classroom with over 50 players earning Academic All-Conference honors and 4 were recognized as Academic All-Americans. Furthermore, he assisted in placing over 70 players in 4-year programs, and two have moved on to play professionally highlighted by Brock Begue who was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 11th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft.

Prior to Tri-C, Agona spent 5 years as an Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Mount Union. During his time at Mount Union, the program achieved unprecedented success; highlighted by the programs first conference championship and NCAA Regional Tournament appearance in 2013. He began his coaching career at Thiel College (PA) where he served as an Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator from 2004-2007. He has also served as the Head Coach Mercyhurst University - North East (PA) and Slippery Rock Area High School (PA) for one season each.

Throughout his coaching career, Agona coached an abundance of players that received recognition for their successes including; 74 All-Conference selections, 19 All-Region selections, 7 All-American selections, 2 conference Player of the Year selections, a conference Pitcher of the Year and a National Glove Gold Winner. Additionally, 5 of his former players have moved on to play professionally. During each of his four stops at the collegiate level, the program has set numerous school records including single season win totals at all four during his tenure.

Agona was a four-year letter winner, and part of two North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship teams while at The College of Wooster where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics in 2004. He earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University (PA) in 2008. He currently resides in Canal Fulton, Ohio with his wife Mary Kate and their two children Aubree (7) and Easton (4).

" I am excited about the new opportunities presented to me both personally and professionally with Prospect Select Baseball. While it will be a big change for me stepping away from coaching, I love the new challenges and projects that I am going to be working on. With the great reputation and brand that Prospect Select has already created, I am looking forward to bringing my experiences and network together to work on seeing the company grow in the future," according to Agona. 

According to Prospect Select President Aaron Braithwaite, "We are excited to bring Evan on board to the PS Family. He brings a great baseball background with a ton of experience and relationships that will help Prospect Select continue to grow. He will be taking a lead role in the future success of our showcase brand." 

Evan Agona Named Director of Showcases

Posted by Jeremy Plexico on Feb 11, 2021

Evan Agona Named Director of Showcases

Posted by Jeremy Plexico on Feb 11, 2021

Evan Agona Named Director of Showcases

Agona was recently hired to serve as the Director of the Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches and as Director of Showcases.  He comes to Prospect Select with 16 years of collegiate coaching experience, including 7 as a Head Coach. Additionally for the last 10 years he has run  Agona Baseball Camps, LLC, during which time he conducted over 30 camp and showcase events. These events drew thousands of high school athletes and were scouted by more than 60 different college programs and professional organizations.  

Most recently he served as the Head Coach at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland, Ohio where took a relatively unknown program into one of the top JUCO programs in the region. In his first 5 seasons at Tri-C he amassed a record of 206-77-1 (.725), including 4 consecutive NJCAA Region XII Tournament appearances prior to a COVID-19 shortened 2020 campaign.  In 2019, the Triceratops contended for conference crown finishing in 2nd place and advanced to the NJCAA Region XII Tournament Championship game. In 2016, Agona’s squad set a school record with 47 wins, and won the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference, while finishing 3rd in the Regional Tournament. In all five of his full seasons, the team earned national recognition appearing in the national rankings each season, reaching a program best ranking of 6th in May 2016. The Triceratops dominated their home turf in his tenure going 114-14 over that time, including an undefeated season of 29-0 during 2016. Additionally, they had two of the nation’s longest winning streaks over his tenure winning 21 consecutive games in 2017 and an 18 game stretch in 2016.

During his tenure at Tri-C, 25 players were honored as All-Conference Selections, 8 as All-Region Selections, and 6 earned All-American honors. The Triceratops lineup also featured two conference player of the year winners, Matt Starcovic in 2017 and Manny Rodriguez in 2016 while in 2017 first-baseman Garett Robberts was the recipient of the prestigious National Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Agona’s players also earned accolades for their efforts in the classroom with over 50 players earning Academic All-Conference honors and 4 were recognized as Academic All-Americans. Furthermore, he assisted in placing over 70 players in 4-year programs, and two have moved on to play professionally highlighted by Brock Begue who was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 11th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft.

Prior to Tri-C, Agona spent 5 years as an Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Mount Union. During his time at Mount Union, the program achieved unprecedented success; highlighted by the programs first conference championship and NCAA Regional Tournament appearance in 2013. He began his coaching career at Thiel College (PA) where he served as an Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator from 2004-2007. He has also served as the Head Coach Mercyhurst University - North East (PA) and Slippery Rock Area High School (PA) for one season each.

Throughout his coaching career, Agona coached an abundance of players that received recognition for their successes including; 74 All-Conference selections, 19 All-Region selections, 7 All-American selections, 2 conference Player of the Year selections, a conference Pitcher of the Year and a National Glove Gold Winner. Additionally, 5 of his former players have moved on to play professionally. During each of his four stops at the collegiate level, the program has set numerous school records including single season win totals at all four during his tenure.

Agona was a four-year letter winner, and part of two North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship teams while at The College of Wooster where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics in 2004. He earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University (PA) in 2008. He currently resides in Canal Fulton, Ohio with his wife Mary Kate and their two children Aubree (7) and Easton (4).

" I am excited about the new opportunities presented to me both personally and professionally with Prospect Select Baseball. While it will be a big change for me stepping away from coaching, I love the new challenges and projects that I am going to be working on. With the great reputation and brand that Prospect Select has already created, I am looking forward to bringing my experiences and network together to work on seeing the company grow in the future," according to Agona. 

According to Prospect Select President Aaron Braithwaite, "We are excited to bring Evan on board to the PS Family. He brings a great baseball background with a ton of experience and relationships that will help Prospect Select continue to grow. He will be taking a lead role in the future success of our showcase brand." 

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