Renz Named New Head Coach
MOORHEAD, Minn. (5/18/23)---Concordia Athletic Director Rachel Bergeson announced that acting head coach Anthony Renz has been named the full-time head coach for the Concordia baseball program.
Renz, who served as the assistant coach for the past five seasons, takes over for Chris Coste, who resigned earlier in the spring. He becomes the fourth Cobber baseball head coach since 1970 and 20th overall in the program's history.
There's no better time to be the head baseball coach at Concordia than at this very moment," Renz said. "Having the opportunity to lead the program and represent the college every day is a true honor and responsibility that I will take a tremendous amount of pride in on a daily basis."
Renz has a long history in baseball. He has been the hitting and bench coach for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks since 2018. During that time, he helped the RedHawks capture the championship of the American Association in 2022. Before joining the RedHawks staff, Renz was an assistant coach for Shippensburg University, where he helped the team qualify for the NCAA Tournament in 2017.
"I am extremely excited for Anthony to lead our baseball program," Bergeson said. "Aside from his infinite baseball wisdom, he is a true professional and has our student-athlete's best interest at heart. He is a wonderful addition to our department."
Renz played collegiately at Mansfield University (Pa.), where he was a 4-year starter and 3-year captain. He was a 3-time PSAC scholar-athlete and was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team as a senior in 2015. Renz earned a bachelor's degree from Mansfield in Mass Communication in 2015 and received a master's degree in Communication Studies from Shippensburg University in 2018.
"I'm looking forward to continuing to build off our recent successes and lead the program into a new era of Cobber baseball, "Renz added. "With the support we have from alums and the current talent we have on the roster, I think we have an extremely bright future which will be showcased in every game at Bucky Burgau Field."