The Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs are proud to announce that they have hired Idaho native Greg Casper as their pitching coach for the 2021 season.
Casper currently serves as the pitching coach at Missouri Valley College, an NAIA school located in Missouri.
“Casper brings excellent knowledge to our team overall and to our pitchers particularly,” said DiamondDawgs owner Travis Heiser. “We are excited to have Greg on our staff and for our pitchers to glean as much knowledge as they can from him.”
Greg played for Tacoma Community College, Division 1 baseball at South Dakota State, and earned his Master’s of Business Administration as a graduate transfer at Northwest Nazarene University.
Greg was a relief pitcher for the Tacoma CC Titans, leading the team in K/9 innings, appearances, and saves. During his time as a relief pitcher for South Dakota State,
Casper led the team in K/9 innings, appearances, and saves, as the Jackrabbits earned the 3rd place finish in the Summit League standings.
While earning his MBA at Northwest Nazarene University, Casper set an All-Time GNAC record for K/9 innings. During the 2018 season, Casper led the conference in K/9 innings and the lowest batting average against. Greg was also a relief pitcher for the Victoria Harbourcats of the West Coast League. By the time he was done, Casper was the all-time franchise leader in K/9 innings and saves.
“I am excited to come to the Mohawk Valley this summer and be a part of this championship organization,” said Casper. “I can’t wait to help continue their winning atmosphere for the players, the organization, and the fans.”
“I have the utmost confidence in Greg and his ability to lead our staff,” added Heiser. “He brings a terrific mindset to the organization, and as such, our pitchers are going to learn from one of the game’s brightest young minds.”
“I am really looking forward to upstate New York this summer added Casper. I appreciate the organization for extending the invitation to be a part of one of the best organizations in the PGCBL.”
The 2015 and 2017 PGCBL Champions Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs play at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Little Falls, New York, and have had several players reach the MLB level including MLB World Series Champion James Hoyt (Houston Astros), Caleb Thielbar (Minnesota Twins), Tyler Rogers (San Francisco Giants), and 2019 Baltimore Orioles All-star pitcher and American League Rookie of the Year finalist John Means.
The DiamondDawgs will kick-off their quest for another PGCBL title in June 2021. We look forward to seeing all our Dawgs fans back at the ballpark this summer.