Mike Coduto enters his second season with the Earlham College baseball program in 2018.
The offensive and infielders coach, Coduto mentored four First Team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) infielders in Matt Barger, Eric Elkus, Cody Krumlauf, and Brennan Laird during the 2017 season. The Earlham offense finished 29th in NCAA Division III in scoring by averaging 7.8 runs per contest while leading the country in stolen bases (155). In addition, Coduto helped head coach Steve Sakosits lead the Quakers to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time.
Coduto came to Earlham from Birmingham-Southern where he served as an assistant coach since August of 2014. As a Panther, Coduto managed all aspects of infield play and the short game. He was also an assistant hitting coach, assistant recruiting coordinator, assistant strength & conditioning coach, and first base coach.
Birmingham-Southern finished with a program-best 39 wins in 2016 and appeared in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Coduto was a part of two Southern Athletic Association (SAA) regular season conference championships as well as an SAA Tournament title in 2016. The Panthers finished seventh in NCAA Division III in hits (558) and second double players turned (55). He coached 13 All-SAA honorees, eight All-South Region players, and two All-Americans.
Coduto was a four-year letter winner at North Park University where he led the Vikings to back-to-back Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) championships and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2012. Coduto was honored with First Team All-CCIW honors twice as well as Division III and ABCA All-Central Region honors in 2014. He also earned ABCA/Rawlings Regional and National Gold Glove honors for second basemen.
A 2014 North Park graduate, Coduto majored in psychology. He resides in Richmond.
Beau Smith is in his second season as an assistant baseball coach at Earlham in 2018.
The Quakers' pitching coach, Smith mentored Howie Smith to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Most Outstanding Pitcher honors in 2017. The Earlham pitching staff finished the 2017 campaign with a 4.70 ERA under Smith, tops in the HCAC during conference play. In addition, Smith helped head coach Steve Sakosits lead the Quakers to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time.
Smith came to Earlham from Thiel College (Pa.) where we spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach. Under his tutelage, Thiel led the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) in strikeouts and saves while finishing in the top half of the league in earned run average. He was also named an Associated Scout for the Kansas City Royals in 2014.
Prior to Thiel, Smith served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Mount Union, in 2013. The Purple Raiders won their first Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) title since 1970 during that season and advanced to the NCAA Division III Regional for the first time in program history.
Smith earned three varsity letters at Mount Union as a pitcher. He led the team in innings pitched twice and was honored with Academic All-OAC honors. Smith gained further coaching experience every summer since 2013. He has coached in both the Beach Collegiate Baseball League and the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Smith earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Mount Union in 2012. He furthered his education with a master's degree in college athletic administration from Coker College in 2015.
Smith and his wife, Madalyn, reside in Richmond.
Brandon Pennington is in his eighth year as an assistant coach with the Earlham College baseball program, after serving as the mentor at Cambridge City Lincoln for 10 years.
Pennington, who coordinates the running game for the Quakers, helped Earlham lead all of NCAA Division III baseball in stolen bases (155) and stolen bases per game (3.52). In addition, Pennington helped head coach Steve Sakosits lead the Quakers to an NCAA Division III Tournament appearance for the first time.
Lincoln was ranked No. 1 in Indiana (2A) during 2010, while the Golden Eagles posted a school record 22 victories. Pennington was named the Co-Coach of the year by the Indiana Baseball Coaches Association for District H.
In his 10 seasons at Lincoln, the Golden Eagles won 129 games, while winning a pair of Tri-Eastern Conference championships, two Wapahani Invitational championships and an Eastern Indiana Invitational championship.
Pennington is a 1996 graduate of Lincoln. He graduated with honors from Ball State University earning a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education in 2000.
As a player in high school, Pennington was a 3-year letter winner at Lincoln. He was a starter on the 1994 team that won the TEC title and Lincoln’s only baseball sectional championship. He was All-TEC in 1996.
Kevin McGee enters his second season as an assistant baseball coach for Earlham in 2018.
McGee aided Head Coach Steve Sakosits to leading the Quakers to a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular season title for the first time in program history. Earlham went on to win the 2017 HCAC Tournament and achieve the College's first NCAA Division III Tournament victory (6-2 over the College of Wooster) in any sport.
McGee's wife, Lindsey, a member of Earlham's teaching faculty in the biology department.
Garrett enters his third season as an assistant baseball coach for Earlham after spending four years as a member of the program from 2012-15.
York worked with Pitching Coach Beau Smith to vault the Quakers to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular season and tournament titles in 2017. Both were firsts in program history. Earlham went on to win the College's first NCAA Division III Tournament contest with a 6-2 win over the College of Wooster.
Matt Barger enters his first year as an assistant baseball coach with the Earlham College baseball program after spending the last four years as a member of the program.
Barger, a member of the Quakers' first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular season and tournament championship teams, sits in the top five in career doubles, runs scored and stolen bases.
He resides in Oxford, Ohio.