Who is Rachel Balkovec?
Success is sweet but the secret is sweat, this line has very well proved by Rachel Balkovec who is an American minor league baseball manager and a former hitting coach in the New York Yankees organization. Recently, she came into the huge limelight on January 9, 2022 when it was reported that the Yankees will name Balkovec as manager of their Class-A minor league team, the Tampa Tarpons, making her the first woman to work as a full-time manager of a major league-affiliated team.
Personal Life/Early Life
This talented lady, Rachel was born in Omaha, Nebraskam, United States and holds the American nationality. Her father worked for American Airlines as a customer service manager, while her mother worked as a bookkeeper. Moreover, she grew up with her two sisters. Concerning about her education, Rachel studied at Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha. Later, she initially enrolled at Creighton University, where she was a catcher on the softball team, but transferred to the University of New Mexico, where she also played catcher. Furthermore, in the year 2009, she graduated from New Mexico with a degree in exercise science. Then, she earned her master’s degree from Louisiana State University in kinesiology. Thereafter, she enrolled in Vrije University in the Netherlands to study human movement sciences in the year 2018.
Rachel Balkovec Relationship Status
As of her relationship status, currently, Rachel seems to be single and not dating anybody. Besides this, she is quite private towards her personal life so she never disclosed any information about her relationship status.
|Birthdate||5 July 1987|
|Age||34 years old (as of 2021)|
|Birth Place||Omaha, Nebraska, US|
|Famous For||Yankee’s New Coach|
|Net Worth||$3 million to $5 million|
|Height(Approx)||In feet: 5’9”
In centimetre: 175cm
|Weight(Approx)||In kilogram: 79kg
In pounds: 176lbs
|Hair Color||Golden Brown|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Family Background, Education
|Father Name||Name Not Known|
|Mother Name||Name Not Known|
|Siblings||Sister: Not Known
Brother: Not Known
|School||Skutt Catholic High School, Omaha|
|College||1. Creighton University.
2. The University of New Mexico.
3. Louisiana State University.
4.Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
|Education Qualification||Master’s degree holder|
Boyfriend, Husaband, Marriage
Favorite Things & Assets
|Favorite Actor||Not Known|
|Favorite Color||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
Social Media Accounts
Rachel Balkovec Career Highlights
Talking about her career, Rachel began her career as a temporary contract strength and conditioning coach for the Saint Louis Cardinals’ Johnson City, Tennessee, minor-league affiliate in the year 2012. In fact, she won the Appalachian League’s award for strength coach of the year in that role. After that, she became the full-time strength and conditioning coordinator for the Johnson City affiliate, marking the first time a woman has held that position in baseball in 2014. Furthermore, Balkovec was hired by the Houston Astros to be their Latin American strength and conditioning coordinator in the year 2016.
Apart from that, this versatile lady was the first woman in that role in Major League Baseball. Later, she was promoted to be the Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks’ strength and conditioning coach in the year 2018. Besides this, Rachel worked for the Dutch baseball and softball programs as an assistant hitting coach after moving to the Netherlands to pursue a second master’s degree. Thereafter, she returned to the United States to work at a fellowship at Driveline Baseball after graduating.
Aside from that, in November 2019, Balkovec was named the New York Yankees’ new hitting coach, to begin in spring training 2020, making her the first woman to hold such a job full-time. Rachel also interviewed for a position as a quality control coach with the San Francisco Giants in the autumn of 2019, but ultimately chose to stay with the Yankees.
Rachel Balkovec Wealth and Net Worth
Moving towards her net worth, Rachel has earned a very good amount of money from her professional career, Her net worth can be estimated to have $3 million to $5 million approximately.
This famous personality, Michelle Kwan was born on 05 July 1987 and has tuned 34 years old as of 2021. She is very conscious about her physique and maintains herself with the weight of 79kg. Her height is 5 feet 9 inches which is 175 in centimeters. She is blessed with a cute smile which is complemented by her light brown eyes and golden brown hair.
Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About Rachel Balkovec
- She was waitressing and working at Lululemon in 2013, hoping to advance her coaching career, but after applying to 15 different teams in Phoenix and not hearing back, she switched her name from “Rachel” to “Rae” in her CV and in her email address.
- Rachel can also speak Spanish.
- She has also become so popular on Instagram having about 33.4K followers.
- Balkovec is the first full-time female coach.