Whitmore Lake has hired Scott Pickens as the new varsity baseball coach.
Pickens played at Central Michigan from 1998-2002. As a Chippewa, Pickens threw out 42 percent of his runners and hit 11 home runs. He went on to play three years of professional baseball in the Frontier Baseball League.
In the winter of 2005, Pickens had a new opportunity. He was given the chance to try out for the Detroit Tigers as a bullpen catcher/batting practice pitcher. At tryouts, Pickens stood out, and was awarded the position. He worked for the Tigers from 2006-2013 (click HERE).
With the Detroit Tigers, Pickens attended three All-Star games (2007, 2009, 2010). For the All-Star events, he threw batting practice in the home run derby.
Coach Pickens founded and owns Pickens Baseball Academy.
Welcome to Whitmore Lake coach!