Continuing a winning tradition. That’s one of the top priorities for Todd Barhorst ‘10 as he takes over the Eagles baseball team.
Barhorst was named the new head coach for Eagles baseball on Friday, November 15. Barhorst, who has been an assistant coach with the team since the 2012 season, replaces his father, Mike Barhorst ‘85.
"I am confident in Todd leading the back-to-back state champion Eagles baseball team,” said Jeremy Greenleaf, Athletic Director. “The transition will be seamless for the players and with Todd at the helm, they will continue to strive to be one of the elite teams in Ohio."
“This has been a goal of mine since joining the team as an assistant coach,” Barhorst said about being named the head coach. “My love for CJ baseball started when my dad would take me to the field when he was coaching and it’s never stopped. I want CJ baseball to remain synonymous with baseball greatness in Ohio”
Barhorst played for the Eagles all four years of his high school career, being named a team captain both his junior and senior year.
Since joining the team as an assistant coach in 2012, the Eagles baseball team has been recognized as a top team in the state - including winning both the 2018 and 2019 Division II state titles.
Barhorst said a reason for that success — the players’ dedication and the team’s preparation.
“I’ve had my fingerprints on this program for years,” Barhorst noted. “One of my biggest roles as an assistant was leading the team throughout the winter. I have a speed program I put together to work on bat speed work and work for our pitchers.
“Going into the 2020 season, I have a lot of confidence in our senior class,” Barhorst continued. “There is only so much I can control, but all I ask is that when the players talk about me, they tell others that I’m a coach who cared and did everything possible to make them the best person and player off and on the field.”
Posted November 18, 2019