Bo Jackson's Elite Sports | Lockport, Illinois

Ryan Quigley named Director of Throwing Development

Cangelosi Baseball powered by Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports proudly announces the addition of Ryan Quigley as Director of Throwing Development. Our initiative has always been to provide answers and solutions to the questions of the baseball community that we serve. Arm care has been a hot topic in the baseball industry. The addition of Ryan Quigley will help us integrate arm care, velocity training and throwing mechanics into all of our programs and travel baseball training, including the Cave Velocity program. After an exhaustive search, we are extremely pleased that someone of Ryan’s background will be setting the curriculum for players who seek these answers.

Ryan’s personal experience with injury is what ignited his passion for training players to throw correctly and maximize their potential. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in the fall of 2008, he made a decision to give professional baseball another pursuit. Upon returning in 2009, his velocity ranged from 88-92 mph. He began to experiment with alternative off-season throwing and arm strength programs. The results of this training were an eye-opening experience for Ryan. His velocity on average increased 5 mph up to 97, and he developed an arm action that rarely ever produced soreness or fatigue. Since then, Ryan’s directive has been to continue to learn and share this information with people who are looking to achieve the same results. His motives and goals are in-line with ours entirely and we cannot be happier with the latest addition to the Cangelosi Baseball team.

Quigley brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our staff. His playing career includes six years of professional baseball with the Padres, Nationals and Diamondbacks. In 2012, he led the California League in strikeouts as a reliever.

Prior to professional baseball, Ryan starred at Joliet Catholic Academy, and went on to star at Saint Xavier University, where he accumulated many accolades, including NAIA Region VII Pitcher of the Year, and twice earning NAIA honorable-mention All-American. Ryan finished his career at Saint Xavier second all-time in wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched.

He went on to earn his Masters degree from St. Xavier while serving as the team’s graduate assistant baseball coach.  Ryan also worked as an area scout for the Prep Baseball Report and is now the Director of Admissions and Varsity Pitching coach at Joliet Catholic Academy.

Ryan resides in Shorewood, IL with his wife Lindsey and their son John Patrick.

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Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports (BJES) is renowned as one of the leading indoor sports training centers in the country. As an air-supported structure we offer 88,000 square feet of unique training space for athletes, with clear spans and 65′ high ceilings. BJES allows training opportunities for turf sport teams (baseball/softball, football, soccer, and lacrosse) as well as to individual athletes, of any sport, who desire to improve athleticism and personal leadership skills. BJES is home to Cangelosi Baseball, Bo Jackson’s Football, and Bo Jackson’s Sports Leadership Centers of America. Our team has developed an extraordinary model for player development that is delivered to athletes by our professional staff of coaches. At BJES we are dedicated to “Training Athletes Inside Out” which speaks to our training philosophy to not only provide skill training, but also develop the whole athlete. From a training standpoint, we are rooted in the belief that developing athletes to be Bigger.Stronger.Faster gives them a competitive edge. We believe “there is an elite performer in all of us” and we are committed to helping each athlete realize his/her path to excellence.