Steve "The Hit Doctor" McGuiggan
Steve McGuiggan is an Owner and Director of Baseball Operations for Minnesota Mash Baseball Club.
In 2017 Steve was given one of the highest honors in youth sports when being named a Minnesota Chapter Coach of the Year by the Positive Coaching Alliance. This award was given to only 150 youth coaches throughout the country.
Since its inception, Steve has logged thousands of hours on the field and in the cages developing youth athletes. His infectious energy, passion, and love of the game have built Steve a top end reputation in the baseball community and has become one of the most sought out hitting instructors in the state of Minnesota.
Steves high tempo practice style and small group training philosophies have played a major role in creating a top level club program that competes on a national stage. In the 5 years of MASH, over 70 athletes have moved on to play collegiate baseball.
Steve is a certified trainer on the iTrac Vision Training System used by the Tampa Bay Rays, San Francisco Giants, and New York Mets.
Steve began his playing career at Apple Valley High school from 2004-2007 where he was an All State athlete in baseball, football, and basketball. In 2006 Steve and the Eagles made a historic run in the MSHL baseball playoffs, rattling off 9 wins in a row to capture Apple Valley High Schools first ever state championship. During that season Steve was named All Conference and All State Tournament Team. In 2007 Steve was a part of an Eagles team that was ranked #1 in state all regular season and earned All Conference, 1st Team All Metro, and 1st Team All State honors. He represented Apple Valley in the Lions All Star Game and played in the East vs. West All Star Game. Steve’s 3 sport success made him a finalist for the Minnesota Athlete of the Year award.
From 2008-2011 Steve played for UIC, a Division 1 school in downtown Chicago. While a member of the Flames, Steve was named a Freshman All-American by both Ping Baseball and Louisville Slugger. Steve was a 2 time All Horizon League member, 2 time All Tournament Team selection, ranked as the 2nd best defensive player in the country by the Hardball Times and helped the Flames reach the NCAA tournament in 2008. Steve left UIC as their all time leader in hits, triples and hit by pitches. He also ranks top 10 all time in doubles, stolen bases and runs scored. After graduating in 2011, Steve was elected as the UIC Scholar athlete of the year.
In the summer Steve represented UIC in the prestigious Northwoods League for the Eau Claire Express. While in Eau Claire, Steve was named a Northwoods League All Star, he was selected to compete in the Northwoods League Home Run Derby, and was named the championship series MVP. After winning the Northwoods League championship, the Eau Claire Express finished the season as the #1 ranked collegiate summer team in the country.
After graduating from UIC Steve signed a professional contract with the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League.
In 2012 and 2013 Steve was an assistant coach and a head coach for the Lakeville South Legion Program.
As a member of the USA Development coaching staff, Steve went to Cary, North Carolina with the 12U Great Lakes Team as an assistant coach.
Mash is his full-time home as he is involved in all daily Mash activities.