"The Gopher Way"

Lee Swenson 

Swede begins his 21st season with the Golden Gopher Baseball program and his fifth season as the Director of Operations. In his previous 12 seasons, he was the Gophers' volunteer coach until taking the operations position in 2010. While the volunteer coach, Swede primarily worked with the catchers during the season.

Ty McDevitt

Ty McDevitt is in his third season as the Pitching Coach for the Golden Gophers after an outstanding career in which he appeared in over 50+ games, went 11-4 with a posted a 3.68 ERA in 4 seasons in the Maroon & Gold. McDevitt already has a successful pedigree and background in working with pitchers being skilled in biomechanics and kinesiology apart from working with the states top amateur players at his privately owned business, "The Cages". McDevitt is also the Director and Manager of NorthStar Baseball Club.

Patrick Casey

Packy enters his sixth season in Gold Country, the young Casey comes to Minnesota as an Assistant Coach after spending time with St. Thomas and the hitting coach at Butler University. Casey was selected to attend MLB Scout School and spent time scouting with the Minnesota Twins. Casey was the Northwoods League Coach of the Year for the Waterloo Bucks in 2013. Packy is currently the hitting coach for the Gophers and works with the catchers.

John Anderson 

Nationally renowned as one of the best collegiate coaches in the country. Coach Anderson recently completed his 36th year at the helm of the Golden Gopher baseball Program. He holds a B1G career record of 1,124-748-3 and holds the all-time B1G wins record with 506 victories. Anderson has led the Gophers to nine regular season Big Ten titles and nine Big Ten Tournament titles, to accompany his 17 visits to the NCAA Tournament. A living legend who will go down as one of the greatest coaches of all-time. 

Rob Fornasiere 

Rob had been an integral part of the Golden Gopher baseball program for the last 30 years. Currently, as the Associate Head Coach, a position he has held since 1992, he specializes in teaching defensive skills, hitting mechanics and base running fundamentals. Since Rob has been a member of the program, Minnesota has had 50 players named First-Team All Big Ten, and 18 All Americans. Widely regarded as one of the best college coaches in the country, recipient of the prestegous ABCA Coach of the Year Award