OKC CAGES COACHES
- born in Australia
- played 5yrs of NSW country baseball playing at the national championships(14’s,16’s,18’s)
- played for Australian junior national team 2002-2004
- attended MLBAAP(Australian junior team academy) 2002-2005.
- played in World AAA(19’s) championships in Taiwan.
- World All-star at AAA World championships.
- Attended Cowley County JC 2005-2007
- conference champs 2007
- played at Juco world series in Grand Junction, CO
- 2nd team all-conference catcher as a sophomore
- attended University of Louisiana at Monroe 2007-2009
- 2nd team all-sunbelt utility 2008
- coached as grad assistant at ULM in fall of 2009
- sunbelt conference champions 2008
- coached at Cowley county from 2010-2012
- been a hitting instructor for 3yrs
- head coach of the School of Baseball program.
- Lettered in Football and Baseball for 2 years at College of the Canyons JC in Valencia,CA (2002-2004)
- Won 4 Western State Conference Championships (2 x baseball, 2 x football)
- Lettered in Baseball at the University of Oklahoma for 2 years (2005-2006)
- Big-12 All-Conference in 2006 as a starting/relief pitcher.
- Drafted in 2006 MLB Amateur Draft in the 26th round by the Philadelphia Phillies
- Won 2006 South Atlantic League Championship (Class A) Lakewood Blue Claws
- Won 2007 Florida State League Championship (Advanced A) Clearwater Threshers
- 2009 Threw the First No-Hitter in Wichita Wingnuts history
- 2010 Mid-West League All-Star (Great Lakes Loons)
- 2011 Southern League All-Star (Chattanooga Lookouts)
- 2011 Most Wins in Southern League
- 2012 Invited to Major Spring Training with Los Angeles Dodgers
- 2 years in the “Grande Ligas” in Venezuelan Winter League
- 8 year professional career
Nicole Denes Bio
Nicole Denes is respected nationally and internationally as a professional athlete, coach, and pitching instructor. She is a national certified counselor and licensed professional counselor in the state of Oklahoma.Nicole Denes is respected nationally and internationally as a professional athlete, coach, and pitching instructor. She is a national certified counselor and licensed professional counselor in the state of Oklahoma.
Nicole is a former pitcher for the University of Oklahoma. Nicole received Academic All Big 12 Honors in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Nicole is a four time Division I Regional Champion (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006), making two Division I Super Regional appearances (2005 and 2006), and two appearances in the Women’s College World Series (2003 and 2004). Nicole experienced a season ending heart arrhythmia amidst her strongest preseason performance, finishing the 2004 campaign with a 16-6 record, 1.77 ERA, five shutouts, 12 complete games and 128 strikeouts in 142.1 innings of work in early March of her sophomore season. Nicole underwent corrective cardiac ablation surgery entering her junior year, and received the 2005-06 Athletics Council Achievement Award for outstanding personal achievement for overcoming this adversity.
Nicole graduated from OU with a degree in Psychology, as well as a Master’s degree in Education, specializing in Community Counseling. She continued her professional softball career both in the United States (as a member of the Professional Fastpitch X-treme Tour) and abroad. In 2009, she played her first season on the international circuit, winning the Swedish National Championship and coaching with the Swedish National and Junior National Team(s).
In 2011, Nicole earned her license to practice psychotherapy in the state of Oklahoma. She has worked in the field for 8 years, providing therapy to clients of all ages but has found her niche working with adolescents. Nicole is a board approved supervisor and provides training and mentorship to therapists working toward their licensure.
In 2015, Nicole rejoined her Sooner Softball family as the Volunteer Assistant Coach. Nicole assisted with the pitching staff, practices, and administrative duties for the 2014-2015 season – helping the Sooners clinch the Big 12 Championship, Division I Regional Championship, and making another Super Regional Appearance in the 2015 season.
Currently, Nicole is the founder and owner of NCD Consultants, LLC. She has drawn from her experiences as an athlete, instructor, coach, and therapist to create a business model that incorporates athletic instruction, mental toughness training, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help young female athletes reach their full potential. Nicole facilitates several pitching clinics and mental toughness seminars a year for various organizations and groups around the region. Nicole is an active member of the Crossfit community, competing in several local competitions per year, and is involved with America’s Team where she coaches teams of American high school aged athletes overseas, introducing them to international play and travel. Nicole is originally from Coppell, Texas and attended Coppell High School. During her high school career, Nicole compiled an 88-20 career record with a .50 ERA, 1,181 strikeouts, 32 no-hitters and 5 perfect games. She won the 2001 High School Softball 5-5A State Championship, and earned several awards throughout her career, including; Louisville Slugger High School All-American, and Dallas Morning News Player of the Year. Nicole is married to her husband, Joseph Oslica, and is living in Oklahoma City.