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Illinois State Baseball Hires a new Assistant Coach

Written by on October 19, 2023

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The Illinois State baseball team has made a new hire at the assistant coach position, hiring Tony Jandron.

Tony Jandron has been building his reputation as a successful coach in every program he has been a part of. He was the assistant at Central Michigan for five seasons before joining the Redbirds. The Chippewas went 177-80 while he was the assistant there. Before coaching at CMU, Jandron coached for three years at Northwood where he was also extremely successful. The Timberwolves went 109-53 during his time there.  

“I couldn’t be happier to add Tony Jandron to our program,” current Illinois State head baseball coach Steve Holm said. “Central Michigan has been a powerhouse in the Midwest the last few years and Tony was an integral part to their success.”

Jandron was an All-American at St. Norbert where he was the nation’s best hitter putting up an average of .511 in 2010. He played every position in the field aside from catcher while doing this. He began his coaching career at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn Illinois where he coached for two years before moving on to Northwood. 

Over all of his time coaching at other schools, Jandron has coached 11 players who have played in MLB organizations.

“I’m thankful for all of the support through this journey and I’m excited for the opportunity to be a Redbird,” said Jandron. “There is a clear vision for the future of this program and the staff are knowledgeable, personable, and hard-working. I’m anxious to get to work to create a dynamic and exciting product on the field. Most importantly, I’m looking forward to building relationships with the players and the ISU community.”