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Celt Baseball taps Cole Wesneski as assistant coach

New UST Baseball Assistant Coach Cole Wesneski After announcing Torry Peterson as head coach, Celt Baseball names its latest addition, Cole Wesneski as assistant coach. After a four-year career at Sam Houston State University, Wesneski enters the collegiate coaching scene to help with Celt pitchers.

“We are so excited to add such an awesome mind to our coaching staff,” Head Coach Peterson said. “Cole played at the highest level of collegiate baseball while under an amazing coaching staff. He will be imperative to our staff moving forward.”

The Wesneski Way

A native of Cypress, Texas, Coach Wesneski played high school baseball at Cy Fair High School under Head Coach Billy Hardin. While pitching for the Bobcats, Wesneski and his squad made the playoffs in three of his four seasons. After that, he committed to start his collegiate career at Navarro College, before coming home to play for Sam Houston State U. As a member of the Bearkats, Wesneski appeared in 45 games totaling 104.1 innings. In those games, he achieved 6 wins and 83 strikeouts. He was also named WAC Pitcher of the Week after a stellar outing against Tarleton State, striking out a career-high 10 batters while issuing zero walks. After graduating in 2022 with a criminal justice degree, Wesneski became an assistant coach at Episcopal High School prior to coming to UST. With these experiences, Coach Wesneski is excited to begin his collegiate coaching career at the University of St. Thomas. 

About UST Baseball

Since returning to St. Thomas in 2019, baseball has consistently made progress toward being competitive each season in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. In 2022, the Celts made the SCAC tournament for the first time. In 2023, they followed it up with their first 20-win season. With a roster that includes six All-SCAC selections, notably second-teamers Dylan Lamb and Kadin Munson, the Celts are gearing up for a promising 2024 season with Torry Peterson leading the way as the new Head Coach.