2016-17 is Coach Ansley’s 20 plus year coaching select baseball in the Houston area. He has spent the last 4 years as the President of Rising Star Baseball Academy-Houston located at 9690 Almeda Genoa Rd. Houston TX 77075. During these years of coaching, he has coached and trained players such Carl Crawford of the Los Angela’s Dodgers and current Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon.
Prior to coaching select baseball Mr. Ansley Played 5 years in the Houston Astros Farm system. He was drafted seventh overall in the 1988 draft as the Astros #1 pick.
Coach Ansley was a top prospect and awarded the South Atlantic league Most Outstanding Major League Prospect in 1989. He was on the Astros 40 man roster in 1993 & 1994. Coach Ansley played 2 years in the Summer Mexican Professional League before retiring from the game.
Before playing professionally, he was a 3-sport star at Plainview High in Plainview TX. Mr. Ansley was a 4-year varsity athlete in each of the sports.
Willie was All-State in Baseball in 1987 & 1988. He was the Gatorade Player of the year in TX as well as the Regional player of the year.
Mr. Ansley has been married for over 26 years and has 4 children.