“Ryan has a passion to help players. It is never about him. It is always about the player and the family he is working with. You see so many recruiting services that help players because they want it to make them look good. With Ryan and Baseball University you can throw that out the window. You’re going to get the best information and advice throughout the recruiting process that will benefit the player. Enough can’t be said for working with a person, like Ryan, that is going to put the interest of your son first and foremost. I can’t recommend him and his services enough.”
"Coach Koch does a great job with providing information for college coaches on evaluating student-athletes in the NC region. He explains and evaluates the players he works with to help college coaches identify talent for their programs. Coach has always been very helpful in the recruiting process for our program. He wants what is best for the student-athlete. "
"Being a Coach in the North it is very hard to see guys play from the South. With Baseball University and Coach Koch it has allowed my program to offer opportunities to players from the south. We currently have a player from Baseball University and he is thriving. Coach Koch has built a relationship with my program and that opens up more opportunities for players academically as well as athletically. Coach Koch will present every avenue to your player to play college"
"Baseball University and Coach Koch really propelled my recruiting process. I really enjoyed Coach Koch's guidance, compassion, and having the ability to reach out to several schools for me. Ultimately just having another person in your corner is what Baseball University was all about for me. He was always someone I could fall back on for guidance in addition to my other coaches. Baseball University played a role in my final decision to commit to the University of Virginia at Wise."
“Coach Koch's heart is in the right place. He is working to help families figure out the pitfalls and traps of college baseball recruiting, especially with the current landscape. Working with him would put any student-athlete at an immediate advantage and in a position to create opportunities.”
"I truly believe that Ryan Koch and Baseball University have the players' best interests at heart."
“Having my son work with Ryan Koch, and Baseball University, was the best decision we ever made to help get him not only zeroed in on a baseball program, but also the College that best suited him. Ryan doesn't just film and document your sons measurables, but he also helps you reach out and get into contact with schools that fit your boy’s needs. He will talk with you and understand the size of school you are interested in, the region of the country you prefer, religious affiliation, or any other factors that may go into to making this very important decision. He will contact coaches personally, tell them about your son and offer to send the video for them to look at your son. He will let them know your baseball schedule for high school and summer, and if the schools are allowed to visit, he will get them that info as well. One other thing that I really appreciated with Ryan, is that he was able to put our expectations into perspective. As parents of athletes, we all want to believe that our child is D1 material, but the reality is that most of our boys are not, at least not right out of High school. He helped us understand that JC’s, D2 and D3 schools are still very high level baseball, and that these coaches can also get their players on high level summer programs if warranted, and if your son is good enough he will get recognized regardless of the level. I was absolutely no different, and my son is thriving right now at a D3 school as a freshman, and will be starting at catcher and batting 4th this coming spring. His coach has already intimated to him that he can get him on a high level summer program, and if he continues on this trajectory, who knows where this can lead. Going to JC’s, D2 and D3 schools, also offers your son more opportunity to play immediately, especially with the log jams that are occurring in colleges due to extra eligibility due cancelled seasons due of Covid. In the end, I would recommend Ryan and Baseball University to any parent of a son that has aspirations of playing baseball in college.”
“As a career baseball mom, there are so many program veterans who have breathed inspiration into our boys. Ryan, specifically stands out due to his enthusiasm. He has exceeded every expectation we could have ever desired when it comes to the effort he puts into his athletes. His attention to the details, shows especially in his videos, and his ability to get visual attention to the players is second to none. I can’t say enough good about Baseball University.”
"Baseball University has been a good resource for Western North Carolina High School Baseball Players! Ryan is giving these athletes a chance to be seen by college coaches all around the country! We have used Ryan's service to recruit and will continue to use Baseball University as a recruiting tool at Brevard College!" I recommend Baseball University for all Western North Carolina Baseball Players!"
“Coach Koch cares about the players. He is trying to connect them with the best possible fit for the athlete and the program. His success is judged by the number of players he is able to place in a program to be successful. Keep up the great work.”
"In a progressively more digital age Baseball University is helping Western North Carolina prospects connect with coaches and colleges they otherwise may have never gotten in front of."
“My graduation class was really caught in a bad situation for recruiting because of existing college players getting an extra year of eligibility due to COVID. My high school also does not get a lot of attention for recruitment. So, I had pretty much given up on the possibility of being able to play in college. Coach Koch helped me more than I thought possible, and made playing baseball in college a reality for me. Coach Koch is very knowledgeable about many routes and areas for playing, and opened my eyes to opportunities I never even knew existed. He was completely available to speak to me at any time, for as long as I needed. He also gave my parents the attention they needed to guide me in my decision about where to play. He always commented on social media posts about me during my senior year of high school, and continues to do so now that I am playing in college. This type of exposure is crucial, especially if you decide to go the juco route as I did.”
"Coach Koch was my son’s baseball coach in 2015 and 2016, and changed the trajectory of his baseball career. My son was a first baseman and Coach Koch realized that was not his dominate position and changed him over to a pitcher. Coach Koch followed my son through high school and the recruiting process, answering any questions we had and teaching him how to communicate with college coaches. Fast forward to 2020. My son committed to a D1 university as a pitcher and we thought that is where he would spend the next 4 years. My son started college in the fall of 2020 and in 2021 found out that the D1 school was shutting down the baseball program for good. Since he wanted to play ball, his only option was to transfer to another school his sophomore year. We called Coach Koch and he immediately jumped into action. I sent him videos that he edited with his stats, he called college coaches, he helped navigate through the NCAA transfer portal. This was all possible because Coach Koch invested his time in my son. He knew him and was able to honestly talk to colleges about his potential. My son landed at the perfect college because of Coach Koch. Coach Koch was and is still an integral part of my son’s journey to playing in college and hopefully beyond college. I would highly recommend any baseball player and parent to Baseball University. No matter how old your child is Coach Koch will help him develop as a player. He will help your child until he has reached his goals and potential. Coach Koch has a very impressive resume, he knows the game, he is honest and will let you know if your child is a D1 player or would be a better fit at a JUCO level. He knows a lot of college coaches and they also trust his opinion. Our family is very lucky to have Coach Koch as a mentor for our son "
“Ryan is a great resource for the players of WNC to utilize. He is a hard worker and understands the process to get kids to the next level.”
"Coach Koch is very professional, hard working, diligent, & passionate about this job. He has many connections and worked above and beyond to find our son the right fit not only for baseball but also for the right school for our son’s career choice. Coach Koch’s communication was exceptional, he always answered every call and text. We highly recommend working with Coach Koch"
"My son has dreamed of playing college baseball since he was 8 years old. Myself as a parent wanted to give him every opportunity to achieve his goal. I thought that travel ball and high school ball was enough to get him seen by coaches. One of my sons coaches put us in contact with Coach Koch and Baseball University. Once my son had his video completed and started working with Coach Koch we learned so much about the process and what to do, what not to do and how to get him seen. Coach Koch was great with my son and had him focused on the important things in this process. Shortly after, my son committed to play college baseball and has now officially signed his letter of intent. Thank you Coach Koch and Baseball University for all of your help in making my son’s dream come true."
"A friend of mine who also has a son that is a RHP, suggested that I contact Coach Ryan Koch for recruiting guidance and professional video of my son. Ryan and I spoke on the phone, and he introduced the Baseball University program. He extensively explained his desire to help players in the recruiting process by way of his knowledge, contacts, and experience as a player and coach himself. And that he wanted the process to be affordable for parents. Ryan and my son arranged a time and location to film and only a few days afterward we were viewing the film that Ryan had created, which we were very happy with.
After filming my son and sharing with college coaches, Ryan reached out to those coaches for feedback and interest. He consulted with myself and my son regarding their interest, ultimately putting my son in contact with them. In addition, Ryan offered to counsel my son regarding communication with coaches, both verbal and written, and he created and shared with us a large database of colleges. Ryan was always available with informative answers to our many questions regarding the recruiting process. I would highly recommend parents and players utilizing Ryan’s vast expertise and competence in their search for the right college and baseball program. "
"Coach Koch and Baseball University are great assets to our mountain baseball community. They are affordable, honest and will find the right placement dependent on player skill level and future plans."
"After a long battle through a sprained UCL and dealing with the Transfer Portal, I'm excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Bob Jones University/ I want to thank God and my family and mostly Coach Koch at Baseball University and the coaches at Bob Jones University for this amazing opportunity to continue playing the game I love more than anything. Go Bruins!
"The time, patience, guidance, and advice provided by Baseball University and Coach Koch was invaluable. Taking the time to listen to my wants and desires on and off the field helped guide me to the perfect fit. Without him, I would have never even known about the place I’m so excited to call home for the next 4 years. Thank you!"
"Coach Koch is a great resource for athletes in WNC. Our students don't have the same recruiting advantages of students in other parts of the country, but Coach Koch is working hard to change that and get exposure for athletes in the mountains. He makes solid contacts with coaches at various levels. He captured great film of my strengths and worked hard to market me to coaches in my preferred geographical area. He made consistent contact with me and my family throughout the recruiting process. We are thankful to have him on our team.
Thanks for all you have done, Coach"
"Coach Koch was a pleasure to work with. I felt that his assessment of Jackson was spot on as he reached out to colleges for Jack. After Jackson made a commitment, Coach Koch spoke with Mars Hill and gave them a great evaluation of Jackson. Coach Koch works really hard for his players during recruitment and after as well, staying in contact about their development."
"Looking forward to furthering my education and baseball career! Thank you Baseball University for all your recruiting assistance! You helped lead me in the right path for the last 2 years."