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Staff Profile: Blair Johnson

Vice President of Baseball Operations and Director of EA Prep

Blair Johnson grew up in Topeka, Kansas. Blair played 8 years professionally and has acquired over 20 years of coaching/instruction experience.

Drafted and signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2002, he was the 2nd round, 42nd overall pick in the MLB draft. Blair also signed a national letter of intent to play with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

He’s earned numerous achievements including:

  • 2002 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Pirates Top 10 Prospect
  • MLB Top 100 Prospects. 

Blair’s passion for the game and attention to details has helped many players become successful in the high school, college, and professional levels.  In Blair’s time away from Engaged Athletics, he enjoys watching his children’s activities. When time allows he likes playing golf, the only sport he has found that replicates the competitive nature of pitching.  His wife, Jeslyn, and their four kids reside in Shawnee, KS.