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Pitching Coach from Wabash College Joins Bucks

NORTHWOODS LEAGUE ANNOUNCES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: February 13, 2009

Pitching Coach from Wabash College  Joins Bucks

(WATERLOO, IA) The Waterloo Bucks announced the hiring of Mike Schultz to serve as pitching coach for the 2009 season. Schultz will be new to Waterloo’s staff in ’09.

Prior to being hired by the Bucks, the Crown Point, IN native spent three seasons as a pitcher for Wabash College before focusing his efforts on coaching for Wabash. In 2007, Schultz suffered an arm injury that kept him from pitching the rest of that season and would end up ending his collegiate career. Coming back as a student coach rather than a player in his senior season, Schultz took on the roll as pitching coach and will continue to hold that title in 2009 for the Little Giants. 

Field manager Pete Lauritson is excited to have a high character individual like Schultz on his staff.

“Mike is a young coach that has what it takes to be successful in college coaching,” said Lauritson. “He is in coaching for the right reasons and I look forward to working with him and watching him guide our pitching staff this summer.”

A two-year letterman in 2006 & 2008 at Wabash, Schultz, after suffering his career ending injury, received one more chance to take the mound. After doctors told him he could not do any more damage to his arm, Schultz stepped on the hill for the final time in his career just a few miles from his hometown. He retired all three North Park batters he faced, including a strikeout against the second hitter of the inning.