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One of many spotlights about Badin graduates and their successes in life.

Brett McKinney ’09 has an outstanding athletic career as a student athlete at Badin High School. He pitched in the state championship game and earned a college scholarship to play baseball at The Ohio State University. During his senior year at OSU, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and has pitched for them in the minor leagues for the last five seasons. Brett is married to the former Ashley Unger ’09 and lives in West Harrison, Indiana. If you know of someone you would like to recommend for a Beyond Badin Alumni Spotlight, Click HERE.


Brett McKinney, '09

Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization


Who inspires you and why? My Dad, Chuck McKinney. He has taught me everything I know about baseball. He gave me the opportunity to play and pursue my dream.

What is your favorite book or movie? My favorite movie is ‘Remember the Titans’ because it’s a great example of what can come from bringing people of different backgrounds together in pursuit of one goal.

What is your best advice for current Badin students? Take advantage of the opportunities that life presents you with. Don’t ever be afraid to take risks, because if you don’t take them you never know what the outcome could be.

What is your best memory as a Badin student? Playing in the 2008 and 2009 baseball state championship games. Also, beating Clinton Massie in the 1st round of football playoffs in overtime.

If you could have lunch with anyone living or dead, who would it be? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson because he is an awesome role model. He worked his way from nothing and although is one of the top celebrities today, he consistently gives back to those around him.


Are YOU our next Spotlight Alumni? Do you know someone that should be? Nomination form is HERE!


Previous Alumni in the Spotlight:
Mike Mulcahey, '92
Michael Fey, '93
Kristina Anderson, '07