Coach Pinkman is a nationally recognized baseball educator with over 25 years experience, devoting the last 15 years to professional pitching instruction. Collegiate Baseball Magazine describes him as "one of the top pitching coaches in the country". He is a national columnist, lecturer, and clinician and currently writes and speaks on pitching, the teaching technologies of professional baseball instruction and baseball school operation.
Since 1992 Coach Pinkman has run the Pinkman Baseball Academy (PBA) in Northern Virginia, which operates two indoor baseball academies training students from ages 6 to 66.
The academy pitching program is one of the largest in the country with over 1000 pitchers. In a weekly program this past winter PBA trained over 100 pitchers from more than 50 area high schools. During the past several years more than 150 Pinkman Pitchers have moved on to pitch in college (13 in the Ivy League). In 2003, in association with Mike Epstein Hitting, PBA began a rotational hitting program that has dramatically grown in popularity by increased players' hitting skills.
In his role as a national leader in training Coach Pinkman selects the College Pitching Coach of the Year recipient. He also selects the top ten baseball products ("Best in Show") from over 300 exhibitors at the American Baseball Coaches Association annual trade show.
Coach Pinkman serves as an advisor to parents, students and coaches at all levels of the game including college and professional teams and has developed innovative programs such as "Marketing Yourself to College Baseball", pitching and hitting mentorships, and sports vision programming.
In the winter of 2008 he started the first of several ongoing Athletic Leadership courses in cooperation with the United States Naval Academy. Concerned with the whole player, Coach Pinkman is routinely called upon to counsel both parents and players in all aspects of adolescent development.
Coach Pinkman is an innovator and nationally recognized expert in video analysis for bio-mechanical assessments and fundamental throwing improvement. Pinkman Baseball Academy collaborates with medical professionals and is responsible for sore arm diagnosis and related issues in pitching research and development.
With Washington Redskins Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Ray Thal, Coach Pinkman developed a continuing education course accredited by the National Association of Physical Therapists.
"Many of my patients have benefited from John's outstanding investigative knowledge of throwing mechanics", says Dr. Thal.
John also collaborates on patient care with one of the Washington Nationals Orthopedic Surgeon's, Dr. David Johnson.
The Summer of 2008 saw Coach Pinkman, along with colleague Jim Meier, create The Project for Athletic Leadership, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to provide educational and training materials directed toward leadership training of young athletes. Among other initiatives they are producing the Championship Thinking radio show on www.ChampionshipThingingCoach.com.
The spring of 2003 saw the debut of Coach Pinkman's training site, PITCHINGTV.COM, a website incorporating state of the art video streaming technology designed to specifically and economically further the education of parents and pitching coaches throughout the world.
Coach Pinkman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from William Paterson College. John is joined in the Pinkman Baseball Academy management team by his two sons Jeff & Pat. Both boys were awarded 4 year Division One College Scholarships.....and yes...they are pitchers.