Isaac is a native of Chicago, from St. Laurence High School, where he is a member of the sports Hall of Fame. Isaac played his collegiate ball at Kiswaukee Junior College and then Northern Illinois University as a middle infielder.
He has dedicated his professional life to baseball and has been working as a full time instructor since 2005. Isaac worked at the Chicago White Sox Training Academy where he led camps and classes and coached the White Sox 17U and 18U travel teams to back to back National Championships in 2005 and 2006. Isaac became the Director of Player Development for the Chicago White Sox ACE program for the 2009 season.
Isaac has worked along side of coaches and players at the professional level for some time and strives to continue to learn the game. He has sent countless players to college and professional baseball and continues to work with professional players during the offseason. Having given private instruction for over 10 years, Isaac opened his own instructional business in Chicago’s western suburbs, Around the Horn Baseball Training, in 2009.
Coach Stone’s comments on Isaac Valdez – “Isaac and I have worked together since I moved to Chicago in 2004. You see a lot of each other’s teaching in each of us. Isaac has a unique skill that surprisingly few baseball coaches do – the ability to teach individual fundamentals and team ‘game play.’ He is so valuable because he is so well rounded, and I’m proud that we can still work together in a lot of different baseball endeavors.”