2012 Iowa Conference champions
PELLA — Former Wheaton College (Ill.) assistant Jordan DeGeorge is a new varsity assistant baseball coach at Central College.
DeGeorge joins the staff of coach Adam Stevens, working with pitchers and catchers.
Since 2010 he has served at Wheaton, coaching pitchers and catchers and developing the team’s strength and conditioning program. He also worked at the Chicago White Sox Training Academy at Glen Ellyn, Ill. during that time as a catching and fitness instructor. Previously he spent two summers coaching in an American Junior Legion league in Beloit, Wis., his hometown. He’s also served as a camp instructor and offered private instruction.
A 2010 honors graduate at Beloit College, DeGeorge was a two-time all-Midwest Conference pitcher. He was also a third-team all-region pick and a three-time academic all-conference honoree. He set school season strikeouts and victories records, helping lead Beloit to the 2009 league title and an NCAA Division III tournament berth. DeGeorge spent his freshman season at Coe College in 2006, when the Kohawks advanced to NCAA tourney play.
At F.J. Turner High School in Beloit, he was an all-state selection and the Rock Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2005.
“Jordan really impressed us in his interviews,” Stevens said. “He’s very energetic and passionate about baseball and about coaching.”
DeGeorge’s father, Dave DeGeorge, has been head baseball coach at Beloit since 1991, and his uncle and grandfather have coaching backgrounds as well.
“Jordan’s been around coaching his whole life,” Stevens said. “He has a good knowledge of the game and brings a lot of energy to the program. He’s got some solid college experience and has been at some good schools, which is something we were looking for. It should be a smooth transition.”