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Evan Brandt takes reigns of baseball program

May 30, 2017

Evan Brandt Finlandia Baseball

Today Finlandia University’s athletic office announced Evan Brandt as the head coach of the FinnU baseball team. Check out the announcement from last week below or at fulions.com

Evan Brandt has been named the head baseball coach at Finlandia University.  He had spent the last two years as the assistant coach for the Lions.

“We’re fortunate to have someone like Evan to take over our baseball program,” said Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg.  “He is very familiar with Finlandia and the area having played and coached here. Evan’s passion and enthusiasm for the game along with his contacts in the mid-west will be an asset to the team and university.”

A native of Eau Claire, Wis., Brandt earned two letters in baseball at Finlandia. He worked for the Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan School District before returning to FinnU. Brandt helped in the development of Luke Paul, 2016 AD3I Player and Pitcher of the Year.  In addition, the Lions have broken six team/individual school records, one career record (Joshua Gregory – stolen bases) and had the first no-hitter in school history (Joey Krug – 2017) during his tenure.

“I want to thank Curtis Wittenberg and Finlandia University President Philip Johnson for entrusting me with the program,” said Brandt. “This is a huge honor and I’m excited to take the helm and guide the program to new heights. This is a special community here at Finlandia and I’m looking forward to helping build on that foundation. I also want to thank coach Steve Nordstrom for empowering me over the last two years and allowing me to grow as a coach. With that said I’m excited to start a new chapter with Finlandia baseball and help the university grow through athletics.”

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