Max Dakin Takes Dual Role on CLPB Staff in 2021

March 12, 2021

The CLPB is happy to announce that Max Dakin will serve as the Head of Day to Day Operations as well as the Pitching Coordinator for the CLPB in the summer of 2021.  Max started working with the CLPB in the 2019 summer as a team operations intern, and returned in 2020 as the Head of Interns.  Over the last couple of seasons Max has taken on all aspects of the CLPB from field prep, managing interns, social media, inputting stats, operating the backend of the league website, and data collection.  

Dakin was a “no brainer” for the CLPB as a pitching coordinator due to his experience working with Cressey Sports Performance over the past few years.  Max has spent his summers and winters training and throwing at both Cressey Sports Performance locations in Massachusetts and Florida. Over this past summer with COVID and the delay to the start of the MLB season, he was able to shadow the pitching coordinators at Cressey Sports Performance, Brian Kaplan and Mark Lowey, as they were working with all the professional players that train at their facility in Florida. 

Dakin calls Macomb, Illinois home and was an All-State high school baseball player at Macomb Junior Senior High School, home of the Macomb Bombers.  Max is currently in graduate school at Tiffin University and in his fifth year playing Division 2 baseball as a pitcher.  Over Dakin’s five year career at Tiffin, he has done it all for the pitching staff including collecting a number of starts his first two years, and multiple appearances out of the bullpen.  Due to a bicep injury his junior year and COVID shortening his senior season, Dakin has been able to obtain two additional years of eligibility and plans to use both of them to continue his athletic career while obtaining his Masters of Sports Administration. 

Once Dakin completes graduate school and his baseball career is over, he would like to work in the business of baseball.  “This summer will provide me with another more in depth side of running a collegiate league as well as working with the pitchers.  I haven’t decided what direction a career may take me, but these opportunities working with the CLPB and Cressey Sports Performance continue to build on my baseball knowledge and increase my desire for a career in the baseball world.” 

“Over the past two summers I have had the amazing opportunity to intern for the CLPB and learn the ins and outs of how the league works and I love the direction the league is headed in.  When this job was first introduced to me I just knew I had to jump on the opportunity.  I love the art of pitching and trying to help pitchers in any way that I can as I have been helped in my career over the years.  I also loved the idea of getting a chance to work more in-depth with the administrative side of a baseball league, and look forward to seeing how I can thrive in this kind of role for the league.” 

Dakin concludes, “When I was offered this job opportunity I did not hesitate!  I look forward to continuing to learn all about the administration of CLPB, working with Cressey, as well as enjoying another summer in Florida.” 

According to CLPB league representative Jeremy Plexico, “Max is going to have a huge role in our league this year.  He brings a lot of energy and knowledge to the league and will be a great resource for the players.”