Pioneer grad Sean Kenny one of two new hires to Erik Bakich's Michigan baseball staff
New Michigan baseball coach Erik Bakich has his coaching staff.
Complete with a local flavor.
Michigan announced Thursday that Bakich has hired former Maryland pitching coach -- and Ann Arbor Pioneer graduate -- Sean Kenny and former East Carolina hitting instructor Nick Schnabel to serve as assistant coaches for the Wolverines.
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After graduating from Pioneer High School, Kenny went on to become a two-time All-Mid-American Conference pitcher for Eastern Michigan before being drafted by the New York Mets in 1993.
Following his playing career, Kenny had coaching stops at Laney Community College, St. Mary's, San Diego and Pepperdine.
He recently served as Bakich's pitching coach at Maryland for the past three seasons, helping the Terrapins score the third-best team earned-run average (3.21) in 2012.
Schnabel, meanwhile, was a former college teammate of Bakich's at East Carolina in 1999 and 2000. For the past three seasons, Schnabel has served as ECU's hitting instructor, infield coach and recruiting coordinator.
During that time, Schnabel had six players drafted by Major League Baseball clubs.