Rachel Balkovec Biography

Rachel Balkovec is an accomplished American minor league baseball manager. She had also served in Major League Baseball and in Minor League Baseball as the first full-time female hitting coach and manager respectively.

Early Life

Rachel Balkovec was born on 5th July 1987 in the largest city in the U.S. state of Nebraska, Omaha. She was raised up with her two sisters – Valerie Dorgan and Stephanie Balkovec by her parents. Rachel’s father worked as a customer service manager for American Airlines while her mother was a bookkeeper in a local library. Rachel was always interested in sports and used to play softball, soccer, and basketball during her high school days.

Rachel completed her high school education at Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, Balkovec. She went to Creighton University for further education but was later transferred to the University of New Mexico, where she earned a degree in exercise science. Rachel studies human body movements and got her Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University. She has also pursued a second master’s degree at Vrije University in the Netherlands.

Rachel Balkovec Career

Rachel started playing sports when she was a school-going kid, also she was an active sports player in her university. She officially began her career in 2012 with Saint Louis Cardinals as a temporary contract strength and conditioning coach and later took over as a full-time strength and conditioning coach. In 2016, she was hired as a Latin American strength and conditioning coordinator by the Houston Astros, and later she got promoted as the Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks’ strength and conditioning coach in 2018.

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While pursuing her second master’s degree she served for the Dutch baseball and softball programs as an assistant hitting coach. In spring training 2020, she became the first woman to serve as the New York Yankees’ hitting coach. Recently, she was announced to be the first-ever female Manager of the Low-A Tampa Tarpons. She has overcome many gender base hurdles to make her career, as a woman she had to struggle a lot for getting the position of a coach in male baseball teams.

Rachel Balkovec Biography

Real Name Rachel Balkovec
Birth Date 5 July 1987
Age (as of 2022) 34 Years
Birth Place Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Nationality American
Profession Baseball Coach
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 79 kg  –  in Pounds –  176 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Athletic


Sister Two


School Skutt Catholic High School
College Louisiana State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her boyfriend/husband? No

Personal Life

Rachel is not married to anyone yet, she is single and not dating anyone as of now. There is no evidence found over the web of her current or past dating life. Rachel is a famous social media personality, she has a huge fan following over various social media platforms. Rachel has a verified account on Instagram under the username @rachel.balkovec and has 43.5k followers over there. She is also connected with her friends through her Twitter account under the username @_rachelbalkovec which is followed by 19.1k followers. She also has a page on Facebook @damselinthedugout and 2,908 people follow her page.

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Rachel Balkovec Net Worth

Rachel is a successful baseball coach and an affiliated baseball team manager. She has worked hard and had faced many challenges to achieve what she has. Rachel makes a decent amount of money from her career and lives a wealthy life. According to the sources, her net worth is around $5 million.


  • Rachel is a gym freak person, she regularly goes to the gym and workout there. She also motivates other teenage girls to follow a healthy lifestyle and not to worry about guys not liking their muscular bodies.
  • She loves spending time with her family, she usually goes on vacation and outings with her sisters and her husband, especially their nephews.
  • In her struggling days, Rachel had to change her name from Rachel to Rae on her resume so that people don’t judge her on the basis of her gender rather than her skills.

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