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Josh Threlkeld named Head Coach

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    Threlkeld Head Shot

    Josh hails from Burnsville, MN where he was an All-Conference performer for the Blaze. After high school he went on to start for four years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Josh served as a volunteer assistant for the Bulldogs and Head Coach Bob Rients in the fall of 2011. During the summer months from 2008-2012 Josh served as the hitting coach for the Burnsville Legion team which made State Tournament appearances in three of his five seasons, Including a third-place finish in 2012. In 2013 he served as the head coach of the Burnsville Rattlers Junior Legion team and shifted in 2014 as the head coach for the Prior Lake Legion team. Josh has coached many players that have gone on to play college baseball at schools such as the University of Minnesota, University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Minnesota State-Mankato, University of Nebraska Omaha, Wichita State University, Minnesota-Duluth, Nebraska, East Carolina, among others.

    From 2012-2014 Josh was the Graduate Assistant with the Minnesota State University-Mankato Mavericks. Josh worked with the outfielders and hitters. His time with the Mavericks would culminate in a conference tournament championship in 2013, a regular season conference championship in 2014, regional tournament championships in 2013 and 2014, capped off by finishing as Division II national runners-up in 2013 and third place in 2014. During his two seasons he saw one outfielder be named all-conference, one receive conference tournament all-tournament team honors, three receive all-region tournament team honors, and one be named to the all-world series team.

Josh would serve as the assistant coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, IA for the 2014-2015 season overseeing both the offense and defense. Currently, Josh lives in Savage, MN with his fiance Erin. He has spent the past three years as a Social Studies teacher at Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School working with students grades 8-12. Josh has served as an associate with Prep Baseball Report for the past four years working to help coordinate showcase events. Most recently Josh has served as the Varsity Coordinator and Head of Offensive Development at Starters Sports Training in Shakopee, MN.

"I'm excited and humbled to be named the next Head Coach at Century College. Coach Kotila and his staff have done an extraordinary job building this program literally from the ground up. Just walking to the field and seeing drafted players names and previous team’s championship banners speak volumes to the great things that can be accomplished here both as a team and an individual. The coaching staff and I will work diligently to ensure that we honor the past by continuing to put player and team development above all else.

Whether it’s teaching or coaching, getting to form relationships with players and their families while doing our best to guide the kids into successful, well rounded people is the greatest reward you can have. I look forward to creating individual paths for our players at Century that ultimately will help guide them in achieving the goals they set for their baseball career and the one we collectively set for our team.”

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