From Bear, DE…to Utica, MI!

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November 9, 2017

From Bear, DE…to Utica, MI!


Hello everyone!


We are a bit late posting this here on our website, but we still wanted to announce that our President and Founder, Paul Niggebrugge, has stepped down as the head baseball coach at Caravel Academy in Bear, DE to pursue an opportunity as the Field Coordinator for the United Shore Professional Baseball League in Utica, MI.


During his tenure at Caravel Academy, Coach Nick’s team made the state tournament 28 of the 31 years as head coach. He led the Bucs to┬áthe final four in each of the last 7 years, including 3 state titles during that span and 5 titles overall. He went out a champion as Caravel captured the 2017 state championship in what would be Coach Nick’s final game as coach.


He leaves to become the field coordinator of the USPBL, a 4 team independent league focusing on the development of players with the goal of having them be signed to an MLB team. One of Coach Nick’s good friends, Justin Orenduff, Founder of the Delivery Value System, is the Director of Baseball Operations for the league, so it is a great match having Coach Nick involved with the league.


Coach Nick will still live in Delaware during the fall, and winter, and will continue to train young athletes through private instruction, camps, and clinics when he is home.


If you are interested in a tryout for the USPBL, send Coach Nick an email at!


The season is just around the corner! Will you be ready on day one?


Best wishes,

Coach Nick and The BBA Team

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