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John Yurkow // Head Coach

After seven seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania baseball program, John Yurkow was promoted in July 2013. He recently completed his third year as the W. Joseph Blood Head Coach of Baseball at Penn in 2016.

In 2016, Yurkow led a freshman-heavy roster to a 19-22 record and a second place finish in the Gehrig Division.

For the second year in a row, Penn had the Ivy League Player of the Year, this time Tim Graul, and for the first time since 2008, it had the Rookie of the Year in Matt O'Neill.

In 2015, Yurkow guided Penn to a 22-15 overall record, with a 16-4 Ivy League mark. The 16 wins in league play were the most in program history. The Quakers fell to Columbia, 4-2, in a playoff game to determine the Ivy League Gehrig Division title.

The Quakers led the Ivy League in earned run average on the mound and slugging percentage at the plate, while finishing second in batting average and home runs offensively. Penn finished 14th in the country in slugging percentage with a .494 mark.

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Mike Santello // Assistant Coach

Promoted to the role of Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator in July of 2013, Mike Santello recently completed his fifth season as an assistant coach at Penn in 2016.

In 2016, Santello helped the Quakers to an Ivy League-best .282 average and 32 home runs. He also helped both catchers capture Ivy League honors with Tim Graul winning Ivy League Player of the Year and Matt O'Neill winning Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

In 2015, Santello assisted in guiding Penn to a 22-15 overall record, with a 16-4 Ivy League mark. The 16 wins in league play were the most in program history. The Quakers fell to Columbia, 4-2, in a playoff game to determine the Ivy League Gehrig Division title.

The Quakers were ninth in the nation in slugging percentage at .494 and seventh in doubles per game. Penn also led the Ivy League in earned run average on the mound and slugging percentage at the plate, while finishing second in batting average and home runs offensively.

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Josh Schwartz // Assistant Coach

Josh Schwartz joined the Penn baseball coaching staff in July 2013 as the pitching coach after spending six successful seasons in the same position at Gloucester County College. During his tenure, the Roadrunners won two NJCAA Division III National Championships (2010, 2013). He also helped develop seven All-American pitchers. Schwartz recently completed his second season at Penn in 2015.

In 2016, Schwartz helped the Quakers to a 3.99 ERA, good for second in the Ivy League. Under his tutelage, Gabe Kleiman won Philadelphia Big Five Student-Athlete of the Year, as well as All-Ivy and All-Big Five selections.

In 2015, Penn finished with a 22-15 overall record, with a 16-4 Ivy League mark. The 16 wins in league play were the most in program history. The Quakers fell to Columbia, 4-2, in a playoff game to determine the Ivy League Gehrig Division title.

On the mound, the Quakers led the Ivy League in earned run average (3.34) setting a new mark besting the 2014 season for the lowest in Head Coach John Yurkow's association with the program. Penn also lead the league in WHIP (1.30), and finished with 209 strikeouts, averaging 6.53 per game.

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Mark Royer // Assistant Coach

Mark Royer, recently completed his second season on the Penn baseball coaching staff serving as the volunteer assistant. Royer works with the outfielders and assists with the hitters.

In 2015, Penn finished with a 22-15 overall record, with a 16-4 Ivy League mark. The 16 wins in league play were the most in program history. The Quakers fell to Columbia, 4-2, in a playoff game to determine the Ivy League Gehrig Division title.

The Quakers led the Ivy League in earned run average on the mound and slugging percentage at the plate, while finishing second in batting average and home runs offensively. Penn finished 14th in the country in slugging percentage with a .494 mark.

Senior catcher Austin Bossart was named Co-Ivy League Player of the Year, the first under Yurkow, and the fifth in program history. He was also a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award recognizing the nation's best catcher.

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