Jordan Baitinger was named the head coach of the Marian baseball program in the summer of 2016 becoming just the fourth head coach since the program's inception in 1988.
"I am honored to have Jordan Baitinger as the next head coach of our baseball program," Bartelt said. "He had an extremely successful playing career under the great late Gordie Gillespie. His leadership is infectious and look forward to him continuing to build a championship caliber baseball program."
Baitinger had spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach for the program and leading the pitching staff. He quickly turned the program around to begin his tenure and in 2018 led Marian to a second place finish in the NACC going 13-7 in conference action earning him NACC Coach of the Year recognition.
As a player at Ripon, he capped off his senior season by being named First Team All-Midwest Conference North Division Pitcher of the Year. Jordan was also named ABCA & Rawlings First Team All-Region. He made history by becoming only the second pitcher ever to throw a no-hitter in the NCAA Division III tournament, doing so in the first round against St. Olaf (Minn.).
Jordan finished his senior year with a 7-1 record, leading the team in wins, ERA (1.84), innings pitched (68.1) and strikeouts (44). Baitinger completed his career with a 15-2 overall record, 88 strikeouts and a 1.81 ERA.