Gus Kaplanges

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Career Highlights

  • 40+ years of baseball coaching experience
  • 25+ years of assisting families in the college recruiting process
  • Director of Maryland State Baseball Association
  • 2018 All-County High School Coach of the Year - Baltimore Sun
  • Executive Director of CrabFest Baseball
  • Hundreds of players placed in NCAA D1, D2, & D3 baseball

Colleges My Players Have Played For

NCAA DI: Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Duke, Brown, Maryland, University of Virginia, Boston College, Navy, Air Force, University of Rhode Island, Lehigh, George Washington, Xavier, Villanova, UM Baltimore County, James Madison, Kent State, VMI
NCAA DII: Flagler, University of Charleston West Virginia, Millersville, Mercyhurst, USC-Aiken, Pfeiffer
NCAA DIII: Salsbury, Johns Hopkins, Haverford, Dickinson, Washington & Lee, Catholic University, Gettysburg, Franklin & Marshall, St. Marys, Ursinus, Frostburg

Career Bio

Gus Kaplanges joins the SportsForce Team with over 40 years of baseball coaching experience, including 25+ years at the high school and Showcase levels.  Affectionately known to his HS & Showcase players as "Coach Gus", he currently is the Head Baseball Coach at Annapolis HS and is proudest of his Annapolis Baseball Program's 3.75 GPA for the 2018 school year. Gus was recently named the 2018 All-County (Anne Arundel Co) High School Coach of the Year by the Baltimore Sun and the Capital Gazette News Paper.  In addition to being the Head Coach at Annapolis HS (MD), "Coach Gus" has also coached on the HS Showcase Circuit with notable teams like the EvoShield CANES over the years, winning numerous titles, among other top programs during his many years of coaching. Gus is the Executive Director of CrabFest Baseball; a player development, special events and showcase program.

With over 25 years, as a coach, consulting families, players and other coaches through the collegiate recruiting process, Gus has developed a large network of personal relationships based on respect for his reputation of integrity with collegiate recruiters and head coaches throughout the industry.  Gus Kaplanges has helped place literally hundreds, if not more, student/athletes into NCAA, NAIA & NJCAA baseball programs at the D1, D2, and D3 levels. Having "Coach Gus" as your SportsForce adviser during the collegiate recruiting process will place you miles above your competition.

Gus has 3 children and currently resides on the Eastern Shore of MD with his wife Sandy.

Why Athletes & Parents Are Raving About Us

  • Austin Mowrey Austin Mowrey Columbia University - Baseball Team
    I would recommend SportsForce to other student-athletes because of the work they do for you. They provide all student athletes with the chance to continue their education and athletic careers.  
  • Garrett Hastings Garrett Hastings University of Kentucky - Basketball Team
    They (Sports Force) have an understanding of the process, templates and the data to develop communication for schools across the country and all athletic and educational levels. But be prepared as a family to make an effort to work together and research. 
  • Joel Brown Joel Brown Chapman University - Baseball Team
    I would recommend SportsForce to any other athlete because recruiting today is entirely different than it was 10 years ago. You can’t just be a star athlete on your high school team or have a good weekend at a tournament and receive a college scholarship. You have to go out of your way and contact as many schools as possible and SportsForce makes sure you are able to successfully do this. They helped me receive opportunities I wouldn’t have been able to receive on my own. SportsForce is the way to go if you are serious about playing college athletics.  
  • Austin Ruiz Austin Ruiz Azusa Pacific University - Baseball Team
    I highly recommend getting involved with Andrew and his talented team as early on in the process as you can. It will save you a lot of frustration and money in the long run. His team is very knowledgeable and they can help in many ways. It was money well spent and we thank you guys for everything you have done for our son as well as our family. Jenna is next!  -Parents of Austin Ruiz

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