Matt Wollenzin enters his first season as an assistant coach for Bethany Lutheran College. In his first year, he will serve primarily as the hitting and catching instructor.
Wollenzin comes to Bethany from the University of Evansville (Division 1, Missouri Valley Conference, Evansville, IN). Matt spent two years (2016-2017) at Evansville where he served as the catching instructor and assisted with hitters as well as other day to day operations. Previous to Evansville, he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater Austin Peay State University.
As a player at Austin Peay, Matt was a four year starter as a catcher, first baseman, and DH. Wollenzin's playing career was highlighted by three NCAA Division 1 Regional appearances (2011-2013) as well as individual honors of 2011 NCBWA Freshman All-American Team and 2011 OVC All-Freshman Team.
Wollenzin also coaches in the summer with the Mankato Moondogs of the Northwoods League where he is the hitting coach and third base coach.
Matt graduated from Austin Peay University in 2014 with a Bachelors in Healthcare Management. He earned his Masters in Healthcare Administration in 2015. Wollenzin is a native of Lakewood, CO and graduate of Green Mountain High School.
Danny Kneeland graduated from Bethany Lutheran College in 2017 with a degree in Secondary Social Studies Education. Danny played four years under head coach Ryan Kragh, appearing in 105 career games as a catcher and second basemen for the Vikings. Danny served as team captain his senior year and now enters his first season as a coach.
Danny is the son of Doug and Shari Kneeland and attended Windom Area High School.