Ethan Westphal

Director of Pitching

Ethan Westphal serves as Director of Pitching at CSP-FL. He began his pitching career at Southwestern Community College in Iowa before transferring to the University of Central Missouri. While at UCM, he helped lead the team to the NCAA Division II World Series in 2016. After his junior season at UCM, he was signed by the Colorado Rockies and went on to pitch two years in their organization before pitching a year in the Frontier League. At the conclusion of his playing career, he began his coaching career as Head Pitching Coach at Simpson College in Iowa. Ethan then moved to Kansas City and was the Pitching Coordinator at Kansas City Strength and Conditioning. Following his time at KCSC, he became the Head Pitching Coach at his alma mater, UCM. In his two years as Pitching Coach at UCM, he helped lead them to a national runner-up finish – and had four pitchers go on to play professionally. Ethan has made many stops along his journey which add up to playing or coaching at every level of baseball. His experiences along the way have helped shape how he coaches each player at their respective level. He prides himself on creating lasting relationships with his players, as well as helping to create a fun and productive experience while at the facility.

Free Access to Eric’s 47-Minute UNE Lecture

Hip-Shoulder Separation in Rotational Athletes: Making Sense of the Thoracic Spine.

Welcome to Cressey Sports Performance

Over the years, Eric Cressey’s given this lecture to more than 10,000 coaches, players, sports medicine professionals and enthusiasts and it’s been a huge hit. In the video, you will observe a lot of our CSP athletes training and learn:

  • Why different athletes need different approaches to power development?

  • Why it’s essential that you learn to train outside the sagittal plane?
  • Which medicine ball and plyometric variations I use with baseball players?
  • Why not all throwers have identical deceleration patterns or training needs?

  • How your arm care programs can be improved to reduce the risk of injury and improve throwing velocity?