— Illinois Baseball (@IlliniBaseball) July 29, 2015
I’ve come back from vacation and whoa, Illinois Baseball now has a new assistant coach! That’s right, the University of Illinois has hired Adam Christ, formerly of Minnesota State, to work with the position players and serve as third base coach.
Christ (FYI, it’s pronounced like “list”) has spent seven years with the Minnesota State Mavericks. He must have done something right. In his time there, the Mavericks went an impressive 306-86. That included seven NCAA tournament appearances and four outright Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference titles.
Adam Christ Bio
Hometown: Waseca, MN
Playing Experience: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Iowa State, Des Moines Area Community College
Coaching Experience: 2012-15 Associate Head Coach, Minnesota State, 2009-11 Assistant Coach, Minnesota State
Christ will mostly take on the coaching duties left by the departure of Spencer Allen who recently left to take on head coaching position at Northwestern. He joins head coach Dan Hartleb, assistant coach Drew Dickinson and volunteer coach Kyle Hudson.
Welcome to the Fighting Illini, Adam Christ!
Every Illinois baseball season has its highlights and positive footnotes but this past year was an exceptional one. The interns at FightingIllini.com took the time to document pretty much all of the awards, records, and highlights of the 2015 Illinois baseball season. Be forewarned, it’s a long list!!
Again, fantastic year by each and every one of the players!