Chippewa Falls (WQOW) -- One day after announcing the departure of Mitch Jacobson, McDonell Central names Ryan Baier as the Macks new head baseball coach.
Baier, a 2012 graduate of McDonell Central, played baseball, basketball, and football for the Macks, prior to attending Minnesota-Duluth for college. This past season, Baier was with the Chippewa Falls H.S. baseball program, serving as the Cardinals' junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach.
In a statement, Baier says he's excited and thankful for the opportunity to lead the McDonell program. Macks athletic director Archie Sherbinow says Baier's energy and enthusiasm will be infectious for the program, adding that McDonell baseball is in good hands.
The Macks job became available with Jacobson moving on to take a teaching position in the River Falls.
McDonell Area Catholic Schools News Release (Tuesday, July 3, 2018) --
Athletic Director Archie Sherbinow announced today the hiring of Mr. Ryan Baier as head baseball coach for the 2019 season. Mr. Sherbinow said, “I am excited for Ryan to bring his passion for sports and specifically baseball to the McDonell Athletic Program. Ryan will prove to be a fine leader for our student athletes.”
Ryan Baier is a native of Chippewa Falls and a fourth generation McDonell alum who graduated in 2012. He attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth where as a student manager he experienced the game of baseball at a high level. During his time at McDonell he was a three season athlete (football, basketball, baseball) and was fortunate to see WIAA State Tournament in all three sports.
“I am extremely excited and thankful for the opportunity to lead the McDonell Baseball program,” stated Ryan. “This program has been known as one of the most successful for high schools in the state, led by Eric Wedemeyer and most recently Mitch Jacobson. I am looking forward to not only continuing this winning style of baseball, but building a program of resilient fine young men.”
“I anticipate his energy and enthusiasm to be infectious for our program. McDonell baseball is in good hands,” stated Sherbinow.
Ryan most recently was the baseball head varsity assistant and head coach for the junior varsity baseball at Chippewa Falls Senior High School.