FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
TOLEDO, OH – Jordan Becker has been named the volunteer assistant baseball coach at the University of Toledo, skipper Cory Mee announced today. Becker will work with all aspects of the program, but his primary responsibility will be working with the outfielders.
“I’m really excited about Jordan coming to the University of Toledo and working with our outfielders,” Mee said. “I think his expertise in this area will help us improve in that area over the course of the season. Some of the things Jordan brings to the table is a passion for the game, as well as a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and I think that will rub off on our players. I’m re ally looking forward to having him be part of our program.”
Becker comes to Toledo after spending the last four-plus years filling various roles at NCAA Division III member Marietta College. He began his collegiate career as a reserve outfielder for two seasons for the Pioneers and was a member of the 2006 national championship squad. Following that banner campaign, Becker became a student coach for the ensuing two seasons, helping Marietta to a 2007 Mideast Regional Championship while working with the outfielders. Upon graduating last December, he spent the nine months as the volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater. During this time, Becker instructed drills for the outfielders and first basemen, collaborated on hitting instruction and development, recruited at statewide camps for prospected varsity players, conducted campus tours with prospective student-athletes and served as an instructor at the school’s prospect camp.
The Pioneers posted a 36-13 ledger this past spring and finished as the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season, OAC Tournament and Mideast Regional Tournament runner-up for a second straight season. Becker also worked with outfielder John Snyder, who was an All-OAC first team pick. Snyder led the team with a .412 batting average in 49 games and posted a 30-game hitting streak, collecting 51 hits, a team-high 19 doubles to go along with three triples and three home runs. He also converted 97 chances defensively without making an error.
On top of his duties with the baseball team, Becker worked five months (August 2009-December 2009) in the Marietta Sports Information Office. He helped coordinate advertising and public relations efforts for the Pioneer Athletic Department, which included updating the athletics website, creating game-day programs for various sports and assisting in game-day operations.
Beside working at Marietta College, Becker has honed his coaching skills as a volunteer assistant coach for the Southern Ohio Copperheads (May 2010) in the Great Lakes League, as well as serving as an instructor at the Coast to Coast Camp in West Palm Beach, FL (December 2009) and as an instructor at the Larry McCabe Baseball Camp (August 2005-August 2005), to go along with being the head coach of the Delweld Summer Baseball Team (May 2008-August 2009).
A native of Johnstown, PA, Becker graduated from Marietta with a degree in advertising and public relations and a minor in sports management in 2009.