Doug Creek, Andre Butler, Jack Wilson and Dan Skirka all play baseball collegiately. Skirka won Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-Region honors during his senior season in 2007. After graduating, Skirka began coaching in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he helped guide his team to the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series. In 2009, he served as an assistant coach at Ouachita Baptist University.
Dan Skirka, head coach at Murray State University, is one of the many coaches involved in the Prospect Development League, a collaborative effort between Major League Baseball and USA Baseball that identifies the best young amateur baseball players in the country. The league is held at the IMG Academy and includes baseball competition for high school-aged players, MLB All-Star Week, and Team USA 18U Trials. Skirka has attended these practices and training sessions, and has been soaking up all the knowledge for his own program.
Dan Skirka, head coach at Murray State University, has been named a participant of the 2022 16U/17U National Team Development Program. The program aims to identify baseball talent from across the country and prepare them for future participation on the national team. Skirka will be on the team along with three other head coaches, including two-time MLB All-Star Brad Penny. The program took place July 25-29 and will consist of 80 players from 26 different states.
USA Baseball has announced the roster of the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program. The program, which will be held August 2-5 at the National Training Complex in Cary, NC, will feature four days of highly developed on-field instruction and education. The program will feature 39 athletes who have participated in identification events. The coaches will continue to evaluate athletes throughout the program. Athletes will participate in off-field educational seminars and will be exposed to college and professional scouts.
Dan Skirka, head baseball coach at Murray State University, has been named a coach for the USA Baseball National Team Development Program. This program identifies baseball talent from all over the country and prepares them for future national team participation. Skirka will be featured on the équipe along with other coaches, including former MLB All-Star Brad Penny. The event took place from July 25 to 29 in Florida and featured 80 baseball players from 26 states.
Dan Skirka, head baseball coach at Murray State University, has been named a participant in the USA Baseball National Team Development Program. This program seeks to identify young baseball talent from across the country, develops those players, and prepares them for future national team participation. Skirka served on the team alongside two-time MLB All-Star Brad Penny, and included 80 baseball players from 26 different states.
USA Baseball has announced the appointment of Jim Skirka to participate as a coach in their 2019 National Training Complex development program. The program, which will welcome 72 athletes, will feature advanced on-field skills development, positional drills, team fundamentals, and on-going evaluation by USA Baseball national team coaches. Participants will be placed on either a Stars or Stripes team and play intrasquad games.