Massillon City Schools Welcomes Former New York Yankee as
New Baseball Coach
The Massillon City School District has hired Neall French, a former New York Yankee, as its new high school baseball coach. French has spent the past 24 years either playing or coaching baseball. Like many other players, he began his career in little league, eventually working his way up to high school, college and eventually professional baseball.
"My passion is the development of the young player and person," French said. "I also strive to assist my players in finding the best opportunity to continue their careers at the next level, whether that is college or professional baseball. I look forward to meeting and working with the student athletes here at Massillon."
In addition to his professional career, French is the president/owner of Midwest Pelicans Baseball, where he works with young men on developing their baseball skills and life skills, and assisting them in continuing their baseball careers. His organization has assisted 50 students to reach their goal of playing at the college level and another 29 at the division one level. French is also the president/owner of All-Prospect Baseball, which specializes in organizing and hosting elite-level baseball tournaments and showcases for the 15-18-year-old player.
Before starting his own businesses, French played baseball for Grand Rapids Community College and the University of Cincinnati before joining the New York Yankees, where he played for three years.
"Neall will be an excellent addition to the Massillon City Schools athletic department," said Superintendent Richard Goodright. "His professional experience, as well as his desire to build character and life skills, will help create a well-rounded and successful group of student athletes."