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The University of Dubuque recently announced Paul Wyczawski as it's new head baseball coach, and seventeenth coach in the school’s history, a program which began in 1915. Become a Spartan and make your mark in baseball's new century.

UD alumni who continued their careers into the major leagues of professional baseball include Pat Parker and Lefty Taber. Parker was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 10, 1915, with the St. Louis Browns. Taber was 26 years old when he signed to play with the Philadelphia Phillies on September 4, 1926.

Spartans who continued to play after college include: Johnny Armstrong (catcher/second base played in Mississippi Valley League and Oklahoma City of the Western League, 1922-1925), Solomon Butler (Kansas City Monarchs in 1925), Fred Van Iten (catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals organization), John Don Wilson (played for the St. Louis Cardinals organization), Brandon Mather (catcher for the Dakota Rattlers), Joe Hapanionek (first base for the Sioux Falls Canaries-2005 & Frontier League-2006), and Spencer Kuehn (outfield/pitcher for the Mannheim Tornados).

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All-IIAC for Casanova, Pablo, & Parisi

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced its all-conference teams and major awards for the 2014 Baseball season with four University of Dubuque student-athletes earning recognition. The Spartans Daniel Casanova was named First Team All-IIAC Outfielder. Eddie Pablo and Vince Parisi were Second Team selections while Justin Naval earned honorable mention.

Spartans Win 8-1 on the Final Day of the Regular Season

The University of Dubuque Baseball team closed out the 2014 season with a split vs. Luther on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans won the opener 8-1 before being defeated 12-0 in the final game of the season. Dalton Garst did it all in the opener, allowing only three hits in six innings with no earned runs to earn the win on the mound while also picking up two hits at the plate.

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2014 Baseball Team

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
1 James Workman 2B/C 5-8 180 Junior Wiesbaden, DE
2 Ryan Karrick SS/2B 5-7 150 Sophomore Bartlett, Ill.
3 Will Fogel 2B/SS 5-7 135 Sophomore Crystal Lake, Ill.
4 John Henderson 3B/2B 6-0 175 Sophomore Arlington, Texas
5 Eddie Pablo 3B/2B/SS 5-8 155 Sophomore Yelm, Wash.
6 Trent Van Egtern LHP 6-0 185 Sophomore La Crosse, Wis.
7 Aaron Boettger RHP 6-0 180 Junior Windsor, Colo.
8 Daniel Casanova OF 6-0 170 Sophomore Lake Tapps, Wash.
9 Jacob Evans OF 6-1 175 Sophomore Normal, Ill.
10 Tyler Lewan SS/3B/RHP 6-0 190 Freshman Sleepy Hollow, Ill.
11 Will Doherty C 6-1 185 Freshman Cross Plains, Wis.
12 Dalton Garst RHP/C/3B 6-0 200 Sophomore Winnebago, Ill.
13 Gaetano Florio SS/2B/3B 5-8 185 Sophomore Surprise, Ariz.
14 Michael Salazar OF 5-11 185 Sophomore Scottsdale, Ariz.
15 Tyler Trifiletti LHP 5-11 195 Junior Woodbury, Minn.
16 Josh Eastman RHP 6-2 205 Senior Edgerton, Wis.
17 Quynn Clark 2B 6-0 160 Sophomore Palisade, Colo.
18 Marcel Felsmann SS/RHP 5-11 172 Freshman Friedrichsdorf, GER
19 Matt Hogan OF 6-0 170 Sophomore Palatine, Ill.
20 Doug Van Dyke RHP/OF/1B 6-1 200 Freshman Bartlett, Ill.
21 Alex Buttell OF 6-0 180 Sophomore Elgin, Ill.
22 Eric Hall OF 5-10 190 Sophomore Oak Lawn, Ill.
23 Reed Stumpf RHP 6-3 200 Sophomore Dubuque, Iowa
24 Derek Erwin RHP 6-4 215 Sophomore Surprise, Ariz.
25 Noah Burdt LHP/OF/1B 6-2 205 Sophomore Cedar Rapids, Iowa
26 Michael Riordan OF 5-10 185 Senior Naperville, Ill.
27 Austin Monfross OF 6-2 170 Senior Big Timber, Mont.
28 Kevin Scranton OF/RHP 6-0 185 Sophomore West Palm Beach, Fla.
29 Daniel Karnick RHP 6-4 210 Junior Winona, Minn.
32 Derek Kornfeind LHP 5-10 150 Freshman Lake Zurich, Ill.
33 Kyle May IF/3B/OF 5-9 160 Freshman Bolingbrook, Ill.
34 Trace Florek SS/2B/OF 5-7 145 Freshman Yelm, Wash.
36 Chris Fields RHP 6-3 210 Senior Princeton, Ill.
37 Tyler Imrich SS/2B/OF 5-10 165 Freshman Jacksonville, Fla.
38 Jacob Padilla LHP 5-11 180 Sophomore Victorville, Calif.
39 Cam Sorenson OF/C 6-2 215 Freshman Eldridge, Iowa
41 Alan Kopp RHP 5-10 245 Junior Verona, Wis.
42 Austin McWhite 1B/C 5-11 178 Sophomore Orlando, Fla.
46 Matt Stone 3B/1B 6-2 185 Freshman Des Moines, Iowa

Schedule

Mar. 7

at Elmhurst College (9/9)

Jacksonville, Ill.

1:00 PM

Mar. 8

at Elmhurst College (9)

Jacksonville, Ill.

12:00 PM

Mar. 14-20 at Spring Break 
Gene Cusick Classic

(8 9-inning games, 1 7 inn. doubleheader)

Ft. Myers, Fla.

TBA

Mar. 14

vs. St. Lawrence Univ. (N.Y.)

Ft. Myers, Fla.

3:00 p.m.

Mar. 15 vs. UM-Morris (Minn.) Ft. Myers, Fla. 9:00 a.m.
Mar. 15 vs. McDaniel College (Md.) Ft. Myers, Fla. 12:00 p.m.
Mar. 16 vs. Lassell College (Mass.)** Ft. Myers, Fla. 9:00 a.m.
Mar. 17 vs. Manchester College (Ind.) Ft. Myers, Fla. 9:00 a.m.
Mar. 18 vs. Keystone College (Pa.) Ft. Myers, Fla. 9:00 a.m.
Mar. 19 vs. UW-Platteville Ft. Myers, Fla. 9:00 a.m.
Mar. 20 vs. McDaniel College (Md.) Ft. Myers, Fla. 9:00 a.m.

Mar. 27

vs. Buena Vista Univ. (7/9)*

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 PM

Mar. 28

vs. Buena Vista Univ. (7/9)*

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 PM

Mar. 31

at Loras College (7/9)*

Dubuque, Iowa (LOR)

3:30 PM

Apr. 3

at Central College (7/9)*

Pella, Iowa

1:00 PM

Apr. 4

at Central College (7/9)*

Pella, Iowa

1:00 PM

Apr. 10

at Wartburg College (7/9)*

Waverly, Iowa

3:30 PM

Apr. 11

at Wartburg College (7/9)*

Waverly, Iowa

1:00 PM

Apr. 17

vs. Luther College (7/9)*

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 PM

Apr. 18

vs. Luther College (7/9)*

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 PM

Apr. 21

vs. Loras College (7/9)*

Dubuque, Iowa (UD)

1:00 PM

Apr. 24

vs. Coe College (7/9)*

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 PM

Apr. 25

vs. Coe College (7/9)*

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 PM

May 1

at Simpson College (7/9)*

Indianola, Iowa

3:30 PM

May 2

at Simpson College (7/9)*

Indianola, Iowa

1:00 PM

May 7

at IIAC Conference Tourney

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

TBA

May 14

at NCAA Regional

TBA

TBA

May 21

at NCAA DIII World Series

Appleton, Wis.

TBA

 *Iowa Conference doubleheaders
(7/9 = 7 innings/9 inning)

**7 inning doubleheader

 

 

 

Season Statistics

Coaches

University of Dubuque Baseball Coaches Profile
Paul Wyczawski
Paul Wyczawski
Head Baseball Coach

BS, Health and Physical Recreation, South Dakota State University
ME, Physical Education, University of South Dakota
ME, Educational Leadership, Mississippi State



Email: PWyczawski@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3124
Office Location: 217 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to close

Paul Wyczawski (pronounced WHY-CHOW-SKI) has been named the 17th coach in the history of the baseball program at the University of Dubuque, Director of Athletics Dan Runkle announced in 2012.

"I am pleased to welcome Paul Wyczawski to our coaching staff," commented Runkle. "Paul has the game skills, the leadership, and the commitment to move the Spartan baseball team to the next level. He has shown he can compete with teams of a national caliber and win."

Wyczawski joins the Spartans after spending the past two seasons as head coach at University of Texas-Tyler where the Patriots finished 33-12 in 2012 and 33-8 in 2011 en route to the back-to-back ASC East Division Championships and qualified for the NCAA Regionals in 2011.

Wyczawski joined UT-Tyler after serving six seasons as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Murray State University in Murray, Ky. Prior to Murray State, Wyczawski spent 10 seasons as the head coach at Hillcrest Christian School in Jackson, Miss., finishing with a record of 252-73 and captured three-straight state championships from 1996-98. Wyczawski also led Hillcrest to state runner-up finishes in 1999 and 2003.

Wyczawski has also served as an associate scout for the Texas Rangers (1996-2003) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1994-1995).

“I’m excited to be the new head baseball coach at the University of Dubuque,” commented Wyczawski. “I’m anxious to get going and start recruiting. I believe the school and athletic department are exciting places to work and the opportunity certainly provides a chance to do some great things and develop a program to compete for Iowa Conference Championships. I appreciated meeting President Bullock, Athletic Director Dan Runkle and all the staff when I interviewed. The University of Dubuque has a wonderful administration to keep us moving forward.”

Wyczawski began his coaching career in 1984 as the head coach at Yankton College (S.D.). After a 9-7 season at Yankton, Wyczawski spent five seasons as the head coach at Peru State (Neb.) posting a career record of 108-100, including five trips to the NAIA postseason tournament.

Wyczawski left Peru State after the 1990 season and joined legendary coach Ron Polk’s staff as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State. Wyczawski served as the assistant pitching coach and bullpen coach on two NCAA Regional Tournament teams. In his time in Starkville, Wyczawski helped tutor three first-round draft picks.

Wyczawski started his collegiate ball at St. John’s (MN) in 1978 before finishing at South Dakota State University where he was a two-time letterwinner for the Jackrabbits. As a senior, he served as a team captain, earned All-North Central Conference honors, and was named academic All-NCC in 1981.

Wyczawski graduated from SDSU in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical recreation. He received his master’s degree in physical education from University of South Dakota in 1984 and his second master’s degree from Mississippi State in 1991 in educational leadership. He was inducted as a member of the New Ulm Hall of Fame in 2002.

 
  Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque  
Year Overall IIAC  
2013    11-25       9-19    8th Place
2014 14-26 9-19 7th Place
Total: 25-51 18-38  

Eric Munson
Assistant Baseball Coach
Email: emunson@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3124
Office Location: 217 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to close

Eric Munson joined the University of Dubuque Baseball staff as an assistant coach for the 2013 season. Munson will primarily work with the hitters and catchers while also providing a wealth of knowledge and on the field experience. The Spartan assistant was recently named to the USA Baseball 18U National Team coaching staff.

A first round selection (#3 overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 1999, Munson spend parts of nine seasons in the major leagues with the Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays, Houston Astros, and Oakland Athletics. While at the University of Southern California he was named The Sporting News National Freshman of the Year (1997) and First Team All-American (1999). Munson was also a member of the USA Baseball Collegiate Team in 1997 and 1998. 


Greg Smolinski
Greg Smolinski
Assistant Baseball Coach

BA, Service Management, UW-Stout



Email: gsmolinski@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3646
Office Location: 217 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to close
Greg Smolinski enters his second season as an Assistant Baseball Coach. Before coming to the University of Dubuque, he was a 4 year starter at Wisconsin-Stout. He ranks 15th in Stout history in career At Bats (442) and Career Hits (147) and compiling a .333 career batting average. In 2009, He was an  Honorable Mention All WIAC selection as a Designated Hitter and an 2011 WIAC All Academic Selection. Also, was a two time team captain.
 
Originally from Menasha, Wis. where he was a 4 year varsity starter, and two time honorable mention all conference utility player at Menasha High School.
 
Smolinski, graduated from UW-Stout with a bachelor’s degree in Service Management with an emphasis of Marketing and Business Education in 2011 and is currently working towards a Masters of Communication degree from the University of Dubuque.

Matt Wohrley
Matt Wohrley
Assistant Baseball Coach

Email: mwohrley@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 223 Mercer-Birmingham

Luke Kalb
Luke Kalb
Graduate Assistant Baseball

MBA (in progress), University of Dubuque



Email: lkalb@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 223 Mercer-Birmingham

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