NIKE Baseball Camp at Regis University Denver, Colorado
NIKE Baseball Camp at Regis University is known for it's amazing environment, great instruction, and all around fun summer camp experience for kids! At camp all aspects of the game are covered and players walk away feeling confident. Get better at baseball this summer at Regis University!
Dan McDermott, Head Baseball Coach from Regis University directs this NIKE Baseball Camp. The 2013 season marks Dan McDermott's 13th year as the head coach of the Regis University baseball team.
- Professional instruction from college coaches and college-aged instructors
- 10:1 camper/staff ratio
- Multi-level ability grouping
- Discussion topics: preparing for college baseball and personal goal setting
- Nike Camp T-shirt, Lanyard and Nike Prizes
Regis University is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), a 14-institution conference that includes 10 schools in Colorado, two in Nebraska and one apiece in Kansas and New Mexico.Affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and competing at the Division II level, Regis University's 11 varsity athletic programs (five men’s, six women’s) strive for excellence in competition, in the classroom and in the Denver community.
The 2013 baseball season will be Head Coach Dan McDermott's 13th season at the helm of the Regis University baseball team. McDermott assumed head coaching duties in May of 2000 after spending 1998-2000 as the Rangers' pitching coach and top assistant. McDermott heads into the 2013 season as the all-time winningest coach at Regis and second at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.
The 2012 squad saw one of the finest seasons in program history. For just the second time in school history the Rangers qualified for the NCAA Tournament. The Rangers used a late-season run highlighted by their pitching staff to win their first ever RMAC Tournament Championship. Regis notched 33 wins, the second most in school history, including winning 13 of their last 16 contests.
Regis defeated CSU-Pueblo in the RMAC Championship game in Pueblo and then headed to Mankato, Minn. to play in the NCAA Central Region Tournament. The Rangers played host Minnesota State-Mankato in the opening round and fell 1-0 in a pitcher's dual. Senior Charlie Henderson went the distance, 9 2/3 innings, for the bad luck loss in which he gave up just six hits in the 10-inning affair.
The Rangers came back and in 11 innings defeated Winona State 4-2 to advance. St. Cloud State ended the Ranger season with a 4-2 victory.
In 12 years as the skipper of the Rangers, McDermott's teams have gone 305-310 (.496 winning percentage). The Rangers have posted a 150-139 (.519) home record over that same time, including 17 wins in 2009, the most by any Regis team since McDermott took over.Read Full Bio
At the conclusion of the 2003 season, McDermott was named the RMAC Coach of the Year after leading Regis to a 28-26 overall record and a berth in the RMAC Tournament. In 2004, Regis posted a 32-18 overall record and advanced into the RMAC Tournament, as well.
McDermott's coaching resume includes nine seasons (1989-97) as the head coach at Briar Cliff College (NAIA) in Sioux City, Iowa. During his time at Briar Cliff, McDermott compiled a 345-180-3 overall record (.656) while leading his teams to four District Championships (1990, 1995-97) and six consecutive seasons in the NAIA Top-20 (1992-97). Furthermore, McDermott, who served on a number of NAIA baseball committees during his time at Briar Cliff, earned District Coach of the Year honors five times and was a three-time Regional Coach of the Year selection.
All told, McDermott has compiled a career record (21 years) of 650-490-3 (.570 winning percentage). Heading into the 2013 season, McDermott stands 22nd amongst active NCAA Division II head coaches with his 650 victories.
Prior to his stint at Briar Cliff, McDermott served as an assistant baseball coach, as well as the recruiting and compliance coordinator, at Saint Mary's College (NCAA I; Moraga, Calif.) from 1985 to 1988. During the summers of 1985 and 1986, McDermott was the head coach of the Contra Costa Giants semipro club, leading the team to a 59-18 record an a pair of East Bay regional titles.
From 1994-97, McDermott spent his off-seasons as the pitching coach for the Sioux City Explorers, an independent professional team competing at the Double A level. A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), McDermott has also served as an associate scout for the Atlanta Braves.
McDermott began his collegiate coaching career at Metro State in 1982, serving as hitting instructor and assistant coach. In 1983, he was named head coach at Wheat Ridge High School. During his two seasons with the Farmers, McDermott coached the Farmers to a 38-14 record and won a pair of league championships (1983-84). He was named league Coach of the Year both seasons. Additionally, McDermott spent the summers of 1981-84 as the head coach of the Wheat Ridge American Legion "A" team, compiling a 141-67 record and three league titles.
After beginning his collegiate baseball career at Western Arizona J.C., McDermott transferred to play his final two years at Saint Mary's.
McDermott holds a B.A. in History / Physical Education and an M.A. in Physical Education / Athletic Administration from Saint Mary's.
McDermott's wife, Joan, is the Director of Athletics at Metropolitan State College of Denver. The couple resides in Wheat Ridge and has six children, Katie, Scott, John, Tim, Claire, and Jackson.
A full baseball and living experience. Immerse yourself in baseball and new friends off and on the field. Depending on the location choose from General All Skills Camp to High School programs. Live, eat, breathe and sleep baseball!
Extended day (9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily) option is available only at overnight camps and includes lunch, dinner.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival (Extended Day Campers), stretching
- 9:00 a.m. Individual instruction and drill work
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch, free time
- 1:00 p.m. Fundamental instruction and drills, position play
- 4:30 p.m. Free time, relax, visit with friends
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Games
- 8:30 p.m. Chalk talks, Evening activities
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Lights Out!
Welcome Center inside of the Student Center on the west side of the campus. Please enter through Entrance #3
(Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 9:00 p.m. after Baseball, dinner and orientation)