Sean OsborneManager DuPage County Hounds
On September 1, 2011, Osborne was named the first head coach of the DuPage County Hounds, one of the members of the Midwest Collegiate League, a summer baseball league in Chicagoland.
Although Osborne is now found in the dugout instructing collegiate players as a coach, his playing days were spent behind the plate as a catcher.
Osborne attended Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois, about 40 miles outside of Chicago. His abilities allowed him to partake in the Top Tier Baseball Club, one of the most elite amateur baseball organizations in the United States.
In 2005, Osborne’s collegiate baseball career began as a member of the Mesa Community College Thunderbirds. At Mesa, Osborne participated in the 2005 and 2006 Junior College World Series and performed at a high level with a .347 batting average in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference, which is a wood bat league.
In 2007, Osborne transferred to Indiana State University to finish his collegiate career. As a scholar athlete, his grit was on full display, as he set a school record for being hit by a pitch 40 times as a batter. The Sycamores recognized his leadership skills and went on to appoint Osborne as the team captain and recipient of the team leadership award.
As a college player, Osborne spent two summers playing for the DuPage County Dragons, who played under the disbanded Central Illinois Collegiate League.
After graduating from Indiana State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management, Osborne returned to Illinois to join the coaching staff as a varsity assistant at Lemont High School. In 2010, Osborne was hired as the hitting and catching coach of the Benedictine University Eagles, providing him more experience at the Village of Lisle – Benedictine University Sports Complex. In 2011, Osborne was the head junior varsity coach of the Robert University Eagles, adding to his collegiate coaching experience.
A resident of Lemont, Illinois, Osborne received his Master of Business Administration degree, with a management concentration, from Robert Morris in July 2011.