Dutch athletes visit campus to learn from baseball team

Members of the Dutch National Baseball Team visited with Commodore coaches and players. Pictured (l-r): Netherlands coach Steve Janssen, Floris Timmer, Vanderbilt Associate Head Coach Derek Johnson, Kaj Timmermans, Tim Halderman and Martijn Nijhoff. (Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics)

In late September, two coaches and three players from the Netherlands National Baseball 18-and-under Team came to campus to observe team practices and learn from Vanderbilt players and coaches.

Vanderbilt associate head coach and pitching coach Derek Johnson has been active on the international speaking circuit over the last year, making multiple trips to Europe to speak about baseball. During his travels, he met members of the Dutch team and invited them for a visit.

The Dutch team is expected to return the favor and host Johnson prior to the Commodores’ upcoming season.

Contact: Kyle Parkinson, (615) 343-0020