Joe Renner Tabbed As Herd Pitching Coach|
July 7, 2009
Renner, a native of Lima, Ohio, will coach the Marshall pitchers. He has served as a pitching coach since the 1995 season, working with 22 pitchers who advanced to the professional level.
"Joe brings a great deal of experience to our team," Waggoner said. "He does a great job of developing pitchers. Justin Moore and Shane Farrell worked with him in the past and have shown a great deal of improvement after working with him."
Renner comes to Marshall from the College of Mount St. Joseph, which is located in Cincinnati. He worked as the pitching coach there since March of 2008 and helped lead the team to the HCAC Conference Regular Season Championship.
While at Mount St. Joseph, Renner spent four months in the summer of 2008 coaching the pitchers of the Delaware Cows of the Great Lakes Collegiate League.
Prior to his time at Mount St. Joseph, he worked four five years at the Champions Baseball Academy in Cincinnati as a Pitching Instructor. In the summer of 2005, he was the Pitching Coach for the Champions Summer College League Team before managing the squad a year later.
Before working for Champions, Renner held four pitching coach positions, working at Miami (Ohio) from 2000-02, the Midland Redskins, an amateur team from Cincinnati, from 1997-2002, Northern Kentucky University from 1995-97 and the Minot Mallards of the Prairie League in 1995. He also worked heavily in recruiting in his positions at Midland and Northern Kentucky.
He has had a great deal of postseason success as a coach, leading Midland to the Connie Mack National Championship in 1997 and 98 and finishing runner up in the Mid-American Conference Tournament in 2001.
"We believe that Joe will help us put out one of the best pitching staffs in Conference USA," Waggoner added. "His expertise will help us get to the next level."
Renner graduated from Northern Kentucky in 2000 with a B.S. in Sociology. He was a four-year letterman for the NKU baseball team from 1989-92.
What they are saying about Renner:
Tracy Smith - Head Coach - Indiana University
J.D. Heilmann - Pitching Coach - Xavier University
Brian Hiler - Scout - Kansas City Royals/General Manager - Midland Redskins
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