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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 C/2B 5-8 175 Sophomore Mons, Belgium
2 Ryan Karrick SS/2B 5-7 145 Freshman Bartlett, Ill.
3 Will Fogel 2B/SS 5-7 135 Freshman Crystal Lake, Ill.
4 John Henderson 2B/SS 6-0 175 Sophomore Arlington, Texas
5 Eddie Pablo 2B/SS 5-8 155 Freshman Yelm, Wash.
6 Vince Parisi C 5-11 200 Senior Tinley Park, Ill.
7 Aaron Boettger RHP 6-0 180 Freshman Windsor, Colo.
8 Daniel Casanova OF 6-0 170 Freshman Lake Tapps, Wash.
9 Jacob Evans OF 6-1 170 Freshman Normal, Ill.
10 Harley Miller RHP 5-11 165 Freshman Oak Lawn, Ill.
11 Austin McWhite 1B 5-11 180 Freshman Orlando, Fla.
12 Dalton Garst P/C/3B 6-0 195 Freshman Winnebago, Ill.
13 Gaetano Florio 3B/2B 5-8 175 Freshman Youngtown, Ariz.
14 Michael Salazar OF/P 5-11 170 Freshman Scottsdale, Ariz.
15 Tyler Trifiletti P/OF 5-11 185 Sophomore Woodbury, Minn.
16 Josh Eastman P/1B 6-1 200 Junior Edgerton, Wis.
18 Justin Naval RHP 5-10 190 Freshman Oak Lawn, Ill.
19 Trent Van Egtern LHP 5-10 180 Freshman La Crosse, Wis.
20 Steve Ryan OF/C 5-11 185 Senior Loveland, Colo.
21 Daniel Porteous 2B 5-6 165 Sophomore Twin Lakes, Wis.
22 Eric Hall OF 5-11 185 Freshman Oak Lawn, Ill.
23 Joseph Kilsdonk RHP 5-10 160 Senior Appleton, Wis.
24 Ryan Moritz P/1B 6-3 225 Freshman Forest Park, Ill.
25 Noah Burdt P/1B 6-1 200 Freshman Cedar Rapids, Iowa
26 Michael Riordan OF 5-10 175 Junior Naperville, Ill.
27 Austin Monfross 3B/2B 6-0 160 Junior Big Timber, Mont.
29 Daniel Karnick RHP 6-4 210 Sophomore Winona, Minn.
31 Mitchell Haferbier RHP 6-5 215 Sophomore Charlotte, Iowa
32 Quynn Clark 2B/SS 6-0 160 Freshman Palisade, Colo.
33 Matt Hogan OF 6-0 165 Freshman Palatine, Ill.
34 Jacob Padilla LHP 5-11 200 Freshman Victorville, Calif.
35 Jonathan Vercimak RHP 6-0 190 Freshman Crown Point, Ind.
36 Chris Fields RHP 6-3 215 Junior Princeton, Ill.
40 Derek Erwin RHP 6-4 220 Freshman Surprise, Ariz.
41 Alan Kopp RHP 5-10 255 Sophomore Verona, Wis.
42 Reed Stumpf RHP 6-3 194 Freshman Dubuque, Iowa
44 Lucas Kahl P/1B 6-2 250 Sophomore Big Foot Union, Wis.


Date Opponent Location   Time/Result  
February 28, 2014      at Fontbonne University (2) St. Louis, Mo. CANCELLED
March 1, 2014 at Elmhurst College (1) St. Louis, Mo. CANCELLED
March 7, 2014 at Westminster College (2) Fulton, Mo. L, 0-2;  L, 2-5
March 10, 2014 vs. Elmhurst College (2) Jacksonville, Ill. (Lenz Field)   W, 4-1;  L, 6-12
March 11, 2014 vs. Iowa Wesleyan College (1)      Dubuque, Iowa CANCELLED
March 16, 2014 vs. Bethel University (2) Fort Myers, Fla.  L, 1-12;  L,5-11 
March 17, 2014 vs. Southern Vermont College (1)   Fort Myers, Fla. W, 6-2
March 18, 2014 vs. UW-Platteville (1) Fort Myers, Fla. W, 5-3
March 19, 2014 vs. SUNY Plattsburgh (1) Fort Myers, Fla. L, 3-6
March 20, 2014 vs. Wooster College (1) Fort Myers, Fla. L, 1-12
March 21, 2014 vs. UMass - Boston (1) Fort Myers, Fla. W, 5-4
March 28, 2014 vs. Central College (2) ** Dubuque, Iowa POSTPONED to 3/30
March 29, 2014 vs. Central College (2) ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 6-4;  W, 8-7
March 30, 2014 vs. Central College (2) ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 2-1;  L, 2-3
April 1, 2014 vs. Loras College (2) ** Dubuque, Iowa L, 4-9;  L, 6-10
  -- moved to UD because of poor playing conditions at Loras  
April 4, 2014 at Coe College (2) ** Cedar Rapids, Iowa      POSTPONED to 4/6
April 5, 2014 at Coe College (2) ** Cedar Rapids, Iowa L, 0-3;  W, 10-0
April 6, 2014 at Coe College (2) ** Cedar Rapids, Iowa L, 3-8;  L, 2-10
April 8, 2014 at Loras College (2) ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 13-4;  L, 4-5
April 11, 2014 vs. Wartburg College (2) ** Dubuque, Iowa L, 1-4;  L, 7-19
April 12, 2014 vs. Wartburg College (2) ** Dubuque, Iowa L, 3-4;  W, 5-4
April 18, 2014 at Buena Vista University (2) ** Storm Lake, Iowa L, 1-8;  L, 2-8
April 19, 2014 at Buena Vista University (2) ** Storm Lake, Iowa L, 4-11;  L, 10-17
April 22, 2014 vs. Clarke University (1) Dubuque, Iowa W, 6-2
April 25, 2014 vs. Simpson College (2) ** Dubuque, Iowa L, 4-6;  L, 3-13
April 26, 2014 vs. Simpson College (2) ** (Senior Day) Dubuque, Iowa W, 6-4;  L, 6-12
May 2, 2014 at Luther College (2) ** Decorah, Iowa L, 0-1;  W, 6-3
May 3, 2014 at Luther College (2) ** Decorah, Iowa W, 8-1;  L, 0-12
  ** Iowa Conference Opponent    

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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

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
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

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

Office Location: 223 Mercer-Birmingham

Luke Kalb
Luke Kalb
Graduate Assistant Baseball

MBA (in progress), University of Dubuque

Office Location: 223 Mercer-Birmingham


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