| HEAD COACHKEVIN TOMASIEWICZ
Kevin Tomasiewicz (tom-ah-shev-its) enters his sixth season as UW-Oshkosh's head baseball coach.
Tomasiewicz owns a 118-87-1 overall record in his first five seasons at the helm. He has helped 11 Titans garner a total of 15 All-WIAC first team accolades as well as five players to seven NCAA Division III All-Midwest Region honors and one player to All-America recognition.
Last season, Tomasiewicz led UW-Oshkosh to a 34-10 record and its first Division III regional appearance since 2008. The Titans, who received an at-large berth to the Division III Championship, placed second in the WIAC standings for their best league finish since sharing the title in 2009. UW-Oshkosh, which reached the championship round of the Saint Paul (Minn.) Regional, finished with a school-record 111 doubles and ranked second in program history with 319 strikeouts by the pitching staff.
In 2017, Tomasiewicz and the Titans compiled a 22-20 record. UW-Oshkosh finished second in the WIAC standings with an 11-9 mark for the program's best showing since claiming a share of the 2009 conference title.
During the 2016 season, Tomasiewicz led UW-Oshkosh to a 19-21-1 record, including a fourth-place 9-11 mark in the WIAC. The Titans went on to place third at the WIAC tournament.
In 2015, Tomasiewicz guided UW-Oshkosh to a 26-17 overall record and a 14-10 WIAC mark. The Titans produced their most wins since 2008, finishing fourth in the regular season league standings and third in the WIAC tournament. UW-Oshkosh also set a program record with 96 stolen bases.
In his debut season of 2014, Tomasiewicz led the Titans to a 17-19 overall record.
Tomasiewicz came to UW-Oshkosh from North Park University (Ill.), where he served as associate head coach from 2012-13.
With Tomasiewicz handling the pitching staff, the Vikings qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship with a 32-14 record. North Park University won College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) regular season and tournament titles to earn its first postseason berth in 22 years. In 2013, North Park University finished with a 21-21 record.
Under Tomasiewicz, pitchers Steve Kuligowski and Nick Soldano achieved impressive seasons in 2012. Soldano was named an All-American and the CCIW Pitcher of the Year, while Kuligowski collected all-region honors.
Tomasiewicz was an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Southwest Minnesota State University from 2010-11. The squad went 29-18 in 2010, with the pitching staff posting a 2.06 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Tomasiewicz mentored Adam Schrader, who was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 2010 MLB Draft.
A pitcher at UW-Whitewater from 2002-05, Tomasiewicz is the WIAC's career leader with 35 victories. He received All-America awards in 2003 and 2005, while being named the Most Valuable Player at the 2005 NCAA Division III World Series. Tomasiewicz led the Warhawks to a national title in 2005 and a fourth-place finish in 2003.
Tomasiewicz went 16-0 during the 2002 and 2003 seasons. His 2005 campaign featured league records with 15 wins and 108 innings. Tomasiewicz finished his career with a 35-5 record, 3.19 ERA and 232 strikeouts over 253.1 innings. In 2012, he was named to the WIAC All-Centennial Team.
The New York Mets selected Tomasiewicz in the 26th round of the 2005 MLB Draft. He pitched four years in the minor leagues, totaling a 17-8 record and 4.04 ERA. Tomasiewicz compiled 19 saves and a 2.60 ERA for the Hagerstown (Md.) Suns during 2006. In 2008, he reached the AA level for his highest advancement in the system.
Tomasiewicz, a native of Sleepy Hollow, Ill., earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from UW-Whitewater in 2005 and his master's of business administration from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2011. He is the sixth head coach in UW-Oshkosh history, including just the third since 1971.
ZACH DEUTSCHER | ASSISTANT COACH
Zach Deutscher has joined the UW-Oshkosh baseball program as an assistant coach following six seasons as a member of the coaching staffs at Central (Iowa) and North Central (Ill.) colleges.
Deutscher comes to UW-Oshkosh from Central College, where he served as an assistant coach the past two seasons.
Deutscher spent the 2013 through 2016 seasons as an assistant coach at North Central College while also instructing hitters and catchers at The Edge in Plainfield, Ill. In the summer of 2016 he was the field manager for the Force Elite, a summer collegiate baseball team located in West Chicago (Ill.).
As a player at North Park University (Ill.) from 2008-11 (133 games), Deutscher hit .307 (144-469) with 29 doubles, 26 home runs, 105 runs scored and 114 runs batted in. His home run total is the sixth-highest in school history.
Deutscher earned three All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) awards during his playing career, including a First Team citation in 2011 and a Second Team reference in 2010.
Deutscher received NCAA Division III All-Central Region Second Team honors in 2011 after helping the Vikings to a 30-12 record and a share of the CCIW championship. Deutscher hit .312 that season with 15 doubles, nine home runs, 37 runs scored and 37 runs batted in.
In 2012, Deutscher signed a free-agent contract with the River City Rascals (O’Fallon, Mo.) of the independent Frontier League. The Batavia High School graduate played 46 games for the Rascals that year and hit four doubles and three home runs with 14 runs batted in.
Deutscher earned his bachelor’s degree in business & economics from North Park University in 2011 and a master’s degree in business administration from North Central College in 2016.