Coach Rubin is entering his 15th year as a manager in the DYBA travel program. In 2017, Coach Rubin will manage the 13 Grey team. Coach Rubin has managed more than 225 DYBA players through his tenure. Coach Rubin grew up in Wheeling and was himself a travel baseball player starting at 8 years old. It was that experience that excited him about the greatest game in the world. His youth experience wasn't only about learning baseball, but learning life lessons. Youth baseball was also an amazing family experience for Coach Rubin as his Mom never missed a game (and still comes to watch him coach). After his travel baseball experience, Coach Rubin made his way to Wheeling High School where he played baseball under some amazing coaches. It was that high school experience that helped him realize that while playing the game was a fantastic experience, helping teach the game was even more fun and rewarding. Coach Rubin attended Indiana University-Bloomington and graduated with a broadcast journalism and sports marketing degree. He then spent 9 years as a television sports anchor working in Terre Haute, Indiana, Springfield, Missouri, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Coach Rubin anchored the sportscasts on the local newscasts and often reported from live events. In his career he got to cover fun events such as the Super Bowl, World Series, NCAA Final Four, and lots of high school games. While working in TV, Coach Rubin got to cover and work with great coaches which inspired him to consider coaching as a career. He also enjoyed working with the college interns at his various stations, teaching them the basics of broadcast journalism. While working in Springfield, Missouri Coach Rubin officially became Coach Rubin when he volunteered one year as a manager of a 11-12 year old baseball team through the local Boys & Girls Club. Working with those players and seeing them develop through the season was one of the best experiences in his life (Scott, PJ, BJ, Sean, Chew Bros, QT...I remember you guys). In 2003, Coach Rubin went back to school and got his Masters degree in education. It was also in 2003 when Coach Rubin called up Dave Mandel, the Director of Baseball for DYBA, to ask if he needed any volunteer coaches. After meeting with Dave, they asked Coach Rubin to coach a house league Bronco team and the rest is history (GO BRONCO RED SOX). Coach Rubin has now been involved with DYBA for over a decade serving on the baseball committee as draft coordinator, and as a Board member for many years. After a 3 year stint teaching broadcasting at Evanston Township High School, Coach Rubin now teaches broadcasting at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook. In addition to coaching baseball, Coach Rubin also coaches golf in the fall and bowling in the winter. Coach Rubin and his lovely wife Abby reside in Deerfield.
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