Prior to joining Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, as an undergraduate student and member of the university’s baseball team, Darren Bates was a successful athlete in Gahanna, Ohio. During his time as a student at Columbus Academy, Darren Bates excelled as a two-sport athlete, receiving numerous All District and All League honors in baseball and football and serving as captain of the football team during his senior year. He spent the summers after his sophomore and junior years playing in the Old World Baseball European Tour, gaining experience in international competition. Following his senior year at Columbus, he committed to playing baseball at Brandeis.
Beyond his studies and athletic activities, Mr. Bates enjoys staying physically fit. A few of his personal interests include traveling and spending time with his family in Gahanna. He also supports local charitable organizations such as the 2nd & 7 Foundation, a group committed to promoting reading to children, in part through interactions with local student athletes.