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Ken Ryan - Owner/Director of Instruction

Ken was born in Pawtucket RI and was raised in nearby Seekonk MA. He fulfilled a dream by signing a contract with the Boston Red Sox after graduating from Seekonk High School in 1986. After 6 years in the minor league levels of the Red Sox organization, Ken made his Major League debut with the Boston Red Sox in 1992. Ken was an important part of the Boston Red Sox bullpen from 1993-1995. Ken won 7 games for the Red Sox in '93 and in '94 collected 13 saves with a 2.44 era. After the '95 season Ken was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. He had a spectacular '96 campaign with a 2.43 era and 7 saves. In all Ken spent 15 years in professional baseball playing for Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and the New York Yankee organizations. Ken oversees all baseball programs at the KR Baseball Academy and is the lead instructor of all pitching classes. The KR Express 12u-16u AAU program was started by Ken in 2009 and has been a great success. Ken has been a color analyst for NESN covering the Boston Red Sox, Pawtucket Red Sox and Portland Sea Dogs.  Recently Ken has been the color analyst for Cape Cod Baseball games broadcast on Fox College Sports.    

John Robbins- Manager, Instructor/Head Coach for Express 11u

John was born and raised in Pawtucket RI and graduated from St. Raphael Academy in 2008. John was a member of the varsity baseball team for all four years 2004-08. As a sophomore he became the starting catcher and was named to 1st team All Division 1 North, by the R.I. Baseball Coaches Association. John has worked for KR Baseball since 2007 under the tutelage of Ken Ryan. John is an instructor in our Baseball Academy, Pitcher's Club, and Hitter's Club. John is also in his ninth year of coaching the AAU Express. John is available for private lessons on hitting, pitching, catching, and fielding.