Tony Dress - Honkbalmentor
American Tony Dress’ role is to assist UStudy with evaluating the player’s talent and potential for playing college baseball in the United States.
Tony’s background as a former player and coach brought him through all levels of coaching experience from high school to college and abroad:
Tony grew up in Concord, California. In high school he was a three-year Varsity Baseball All-League honorable mention as a first basemen. He played one year at Los Medanos Junior College in California where he made All-League honorable mention. At Chico State University he captured the team’s Most Valuable Player award and was named Most Outstanding Hitter. In 1992, he was selected to play on Major League Baseball International’s Envoy Team and played in Czechoslovakia for two months. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1993.
Tony held the position of Volunteer Assistant at St. Mary’s College of California (NCAA Division I) and spent four seasons at the helm of the San Francisco State Baseball Program (NCAA Division II). In 2008, he coached two All-CCAA team selections. Tony came to SF State from Los Medanos Junior College in California, where he was the head baseball coach for three years. Tony also coached at Acalanes High School in Lafayette, CA, from 2001-03. He turned a last-place program into a winning program within 18 months. Prior to his stint in Acalanes, he served as the Assistant to the General Manager of the Wichita Wranglers, Double A-affiliate of the Kansas City royals and the National Baseball Congress.
In the early nineties Tony worked overseas as the Regional Game Development Coordinator for Major League Baseball International in Czechoslovakia, Spain, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. He developed the first National Baseball Team in Norway and implemented credential programs and recruited sponsors for the support of the International Baseball Federation.