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Northwood University Baseball
Northwood University Baseball

Coaching Staff

Kyle Schroeder
Assistant Coach

Kyle Schroeder begins his second year at Northwood University for the 2016 season.

Northwood set a school-record for GLIAC wins in a season (20) while finishing with the best conference winning percentage in a year (.625) in 2015. NU reached the GLIAC Tournament for the second time in school history, earning the No. 3 seed in the event.

Schroeder came to Northwood after serving as an assistant coach at NAIA Midland University during the 2013-14 school year. He worked primarily with the outfielders and catchers while also assisting as hitting coach. During his time at Midland, he helped the Warriors to a school record 43 wins.  Midland set 28 school records during the 2014 campaign, were among the top 10 nationally in multiple categories including runs scored (8th), doubles (3rd) and ERA (8th).  Midland also achieved its first ever win in the NAIA Opening Round of the National Tournament while winning 6 games against teams that appeared in the season-ending NAIA national poll.

Prior to his time at Midland, Coach Schroeder spent the 2012-13 season at NCAA Division II Northwest Missouri State University working with catchers and also assisting with hitters.

From 2009-12, Coach Schroeder served as the hitting coach under head coach, Jordan Bischel, with the Green Bay Bullfrogs. Schroeder helped the Bullfrogs to the 3rd best record in the prestigious Northwoods League during this stretch and helped in the development of over 40 players who were selected in the Major League Baseball draft.

Schroeder also spent five seasons as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Luther College. While there, Luther offenses set school records for doubles, triples, and batting average. Schroeder also helped guide the 2009 team to an Iowa Conference title.

A catcher at Luther College from 2004-2007, Schroeder’s 30 career home runs, 172 career RBI and .652 slugging percentage rank as the highest totals in school history. Schroeder also ranks in the school’s top 3 in career batting average, doubles, at-bats, hits and runs scored. Schroeder was the IIAC’s Player of the Year in 2007 while leading his team to a 31-11 record.

Schroeder is a native of Sparta, Wisconsin, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Luther College and a Master’s in Applied Health and Sports Science from Northwest Missouri State University.

Nat Richter
Assistant Coach

Nat Richter begins his second season at Northwood University for the 2016 season. Coach Richter will work with the infielders, hitters and base runners with the Timberwolves.

Northwood set a school-record for GLIAC wins in a season (20) while finishing with the best conference winning percentage in a year (.625) in 2015. NU reached the GLIAC Tournament for the second time in school history, earning the No. 3 seed in the event.

Richter spent eight seasons as an assistant coach at St. Norbert College prior to coming to Northwood.  While at St. Norbert, Coach Richter helped the Green Knight baseball program re-write the team’s record books.  During his time there, St. Norbert compiled a 192-105 record (.646 winning percentage) while recording six of the seven winningest seasons in school history.  St. Norbert made NCAA Division III Tournament appearances in 2009, 2012 and 2014 and won the Midwest Conference North Division title five times.

A specialist in infield defense, St. Norbert finished in the top four in the Midwest Conference in fielding percentage in seven of his eight years.  St. Norbert also led all of Division III baseball in double plays turned per game in 2009 while finishing fourth nationally in 2007.

During the summer of 2012, Richter assisted Head Coach Jordan Bischel with the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League while helping in the development of 13 future Major League Baseball draft picks.

Richter had tremendous success as player at the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point.  A three-year starter at second base, the Pointers compiled a 124-59 record during Richter’s four seasons.  A .295 career hitter, Richter slugged an impressive .487 over the course of his career.  Richter hit nine home runs and compiled 39 RBI in the 2005 season.  An outstanding defender, Richter compiled a .948 career fielding percentage.   Richter played in the 2006 NCAA Division III World Series and was a teammate of future MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmerman.

Richter holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Stevens Point and is currently completing his Master’s Degree through St. Norbert College.

Tony Jandron
Assistant Coach / Head JV Coach

Tony Jandron is entering his first year at Northwood University for the 2016 season.

Jandron spent the last two years as an assistant at the College of DuPage, a Junior College in Illinois. At DuPage, he worked primarily with hitters and outfielders. Jandron helped the Chaparrals to a sixteen game win increase from his first season, finishing (39-20). While there, he helped produce 11 All-Region players and 1 All-American. In each season, those teams were nationally ranked in the top 15 in batting average.

As a player at St. Norbert, Jandron played eight different positions on the diamond. He earned All-Region and All-Conference honors four straight years, also contributing on the mound finishing with the most wins in school history. Prior to Jandron’s senior season, he competed in the prestigious Northwood’s League under Coach Jordan Bischel. Jandron had a historical senior season winning the NCAA batting title, leading the nation with a .511 batting average. He was named All-American, Region and Conference Player of the Year in 2010.

Jandron is a native of Negaunee, Michigan, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Norbert College in Business Administration.

Tyler Beatty
Student Assistant Coach

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