Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach
Sean Kenny joined the Michigan baseball coaching staff in 2012, and serves as the Wolverines’ pitching coach. The U-M pitching staff led the Big Ten with 440 strikeouts and 24 pickoffs in 2014, while the team ERA of 3.21 was third in the league. Kenny guided freshman Brett Adcock to Big Ten All-Freshman team and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors.
In his first season in Ann Arbor, Kenny coached Evan Hill, a Big Ten All-Freshman team selection and a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.
An Ann Arbor native and Pioneer High School grad, Kenny comes to U-M after spending three seasons with Bakich as the University of Maryland’s pitching coach. He was also an assistant at Pepperdine (2004-09), San Diego (1999-2003) and Saint Mary’s (1997) in California.
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Nick Schnabel joined the Michigan program in 2012 and is the recruiting coordinator for the Maize and Blue. He also works with the Wolverine infielders. Schnabel helped the Wolverines garner the 20th-best recruiting class in 2013, according to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. He also coached shortstop Travis Maezes, who was named an All-Big Ten third team selection in 2014 and earned Big Ten All-Freshman team honors as a rookie.
Schnabel was East Carolina’s hitting instructor, infield coach and recruiting coordinator for three seasons. Prior to his appointment at ECU, Schnabel served for two seasons as the hitting instructor, recruiting coordinator and third base coach at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He spent two seasons at the U.S. Military Academy, serving as Army’s hitting instructor while working with their infielders and overseeing the club’s defensive alignment.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Aaron Etchison, the Wolverines’ volunteer assistant coach, joined the U-M staff in the fall of 2012. Etchison assists with the catchers, including 2014 graduate Cole Martin, an All-Big Ten third team selection in 2013 who threw out 32 base runners in his final two years in the Maize and Blue. Etchison comes to Ann Arbor after a two-year playing career at the University of Maryland. The Pendleton, Indiana, native was a captain on the 2012 team that won 32 games, which was a 15-win improvement from 2010.