RISE Baseball News

James Bierlein: Director of Baseball Operations


Director of Baseball/ Lead Pitching Instructor/ Fielding instructor & Team Training Instructor

James joined RISE Baseball in 2012 and has quickly become a very important part of the pitching academy, and one of the most renowned pitching coaches in the Richmond, Chesterfield, Midlothian area. James is currently the Director of Baseball Operations after retiring from professional baseball with Southern Illinois Miners.

At RISE Baseball James runs pitching lessons, team training, and head coach. After pitching at Randolph Macon, James spent most of his time in professional baseball as a back end bullpen reliever for multiple organizations.

James’ lessons vary from pro, college and high school pitchers to kids learning to pitch for the first time. His instruction is advanced but simplistic and works very well for pitchers at every level of the game.

“James is the heart of RISE Baseball & is one of the best pitching coaches if not the best pitching coach in central Virginia.”… Chris Martin