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Baylor Baseball adds Karraker to coaching staff

September 16, 2019

WACO, Texas – Head baseball coach Steve Rodriguez announced the addition of Mitch Karraker to his staff as the volunteer assistant coach on Monday afternoon. 
"We are excited to bring Mitch, his wife Kelly and daughter Ella into the Baylor Family. He brings great knowledge and experience of the game as both a player and coach from the University of Oregon and will be an outstanding addition to the staff," said Rodriguez.  
Karraker brings a wealth of experience from the University of Oregon, where has been since 2009, both as a player and serving in various roles within the baseball program. He spent the last four seasons coaching catchers as a member of then-head coach George Horton's staff, including spending the 2016 season as the team's pitching coach. 
"I am honored to be a part of the Baylor baseball program," Karraker said. "I am grateful that Coach Rodriguez and his staff have allowed me to join this team. Baylor place has a rich history of success on and off the field. I am excited to build on the great history they have created here."
During the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Karraker served as an administrative assistant at Oregon with duties in the baseball office and on the field as well as assisting with Oregon baseball camps. Before moving into that role, he spent one season as an undergraduate assistant coach and one season as a student manager.  
Karraker joined head coach George Horton on the U.S. National Team coaching staff in the summer of 2016, serving as the bullpen coach. He was also the bullpen coach for the CNT in the summer of 2012.
Karraker also spent time coaching outside the Oregon baseball program. He was the head coach of the Klamath Falls Gems in the West Coast Summer League for two seasons before serving as an assistant coach with the Eugene Challengers, an American Legion team, in the summer of 2015. He also served as the liaison during summers between the Oregon athletic department and the Eugene Emeralds, while also working in the bullpen for the Ems during home games. 
Karraker graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012 with a degree in sociology. He earned his Master’s of Education from Northwest Christian University in 2014 and lives in McGregor with his wife Kelly and daughter Ella.

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