Rachel Balkovec is an accomplished minor league baseball manager. She had also served in Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball as the first full-time batting coach and manager, respectively.
Rachel Balkovec was born on July 5, 1987 in Omaha, the largest city in the US state of Nebraska. She grew up with her two sisters – Valerie Dorgan and Stephanie Balkovec – with her parents. Rachel’s father worked as a customer service manager for American Airlines while her mother was an accountant at a local library. Rachel has always been interested in sports and played softball, soccer and basketball during her school days.
Rachel completed her high school education at Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, Balkovec. She went to Creighton University for further education, but was later transferred to the University of New Mexico, where she earned a degree in exercise science. Rachel studies human body movement and has a master’s degree in kinesiology from Louisiana State University. She also completed a second master’s degree at Vrije University in the Netherlands.
Rachel Balkovec career
Rachel started playing sports when she was in school and was an active athlete at her university. She officially began her career in 2012 with the Saint Louis Cardinals as a temporary contract strength and conditioning coach and later took over as a full-time strength and conditioning coach. In 2016, she was hired by the Houston Astros as their Latino strength and conditioning coordinator, and later in 2018 she was promoted to the AA grade strength and conditioning coach of the Corpus Christi Hooks.
While pursuing her second master’s degree, she served as an assistant batting coach for the Dutch baseball and softball programs. In spring 2020 training, she became the first woman to serve as a hitting coach with the New York Yankees. She was recently announced as the first female manager of the Low-A Tampa Tarpons. She has overcome many gender barriers to advance in career, as a woman she had to struggle a lot to get the coaching position on male baseball teams.
Rachel Balkovec biography
|Real name||Rachel Balkovec|
|date of birth||July 5, 1987|
|Age (as of 2022)||34 years|
|place of birth||Omaha, Nebraska, USA|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 9” – in centimeters – 175 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 79kg – in pounds – 176 pounds|
|shoe size||9 (USA)|
Rachel Balkovec Family
|school||Skutt Catholic High School|
|University||Louisiana State University|
|Who is Rachel Balkovec’s boyfriend/husband?||no|
Rachel is not married to anyone yet, she is single and currently not dating anyone. No evidence of her current or past dating life has been found on the internet. Rachel is a famous social media personality, she has a huge following on different social media platforms. Rachel has a verified account on Instagram under the username @rachel.balkovec and has 43.5k followers there. She is also connected to her friends via her Twitter account under the username @_rachelbalkovec which has 19.1k followers. She also has a page on Facebook @damselinthedugout and has 2,908 people following her page.
Rachel Balkovec Net Worth
Rachel is a successful baseball coach and an affiliated baseball team manager. She has worked hard and faced many challenges to achieve what she has. Rachel makes a decent amount of money from her career and lives a wealthy life. According to the sources, her net worth is around $5 million.
Facts About Rachel Balkovec
- Rachel is a fitness freak, she regularly goes to the gym and works out there. She also motivates other teenage girls to lead a healthy lifestyle and not worry that guys don’t like their muscular bodies.
- She loves spending time with her family, she usually goes on vacations and trips with her sisters and husband, especially her nephews.
- During her difficult days, Rachel had to change her name from Rachel to Rae on her resume so people wouldn’t judge her based on her gender rather than her abilities.