38  Jim Koerner
Jim Koerner
Position:
Assistant Coach, Second Season

Jim Koerner, entering his second season at Marshall University, joined the baseball staff in August 2004 to serve as the outfield coach and assist with hitters and recently added recruiting coordinator to his list of duties.

Prior to Marshall, Koerner spent the 2004 season as an assistant coach at Monmouth University in New Jersey. He helped lead the Hawks to a conference-record seventh straight Northeast Conference tournament appearance. At Monmouth he worked directly with the first basemen and assisted with the hitters. During his time Monmouth landed three players on the all-conference teams, as well as having a freshman first baseman named to the New Jersey all-freshman team.

From 2001-03, Koerner served as the head coach at Medaille College (N.Y., Division III). During his three seasons he recruited and developed two All-America Northeast Region players, as well as the 2003 Conference Player of the Year and Conference Pitcher of the Year. He also was named the North East Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2003. The 2003 team broke nearly every offensive and pitching record in the history of the school as well as having one of the top turnarounds in Division III.

In the summers of 2003 and 2005, Koerner coached the USA International team in the Belgium Open (Antwerp) and the Aruba Goodwill Series, and he collected victories over the French and Belgian Olympic teams.

In the summer of 2002, Koerner served as the assistant coach for the Geneva Lakers in the New York Collegiate League.

Koerner played for four years at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., before signing with the Richmond Roosters of the Independent Frontier League in 1998.