Whats better than playing baseball? Coaching it, and thats what AJ Sagen excels at. Sagen is a seven-year veteran of the Bulls/Sox Academy instructor staff and has deep roots both as a player and coach.
AJ is a native of Naperville, Illinois and attended Naperville Central High School from 1998-2002. There, he earned two varsity letters and team captain in 2002. In the two varsity years at NCHS Sagen started at multiple infielder positions and was the backup catcher. AJ finished his high school career as a honorable mention All-Area and a unanimous All Conference selection in 2002. Coach Sagen continued his baseball career for the Loras College DuHawks in Dubuque, IA 2002-04 where he played first base and started as a sophomore at catcher. In two years at Loras he ended with a lifetime career batting average of .332. AJ went on to transfer to Western Illinois University in 2004.
Having played many positions, Coach Sagen has an all-around feel for the game. Outside of his playing experience, AJ managed the 2012 White Sox Academy 12U traveling team. He is qualified to teach the finer points of just about any aspect of baseball.