Friday, 16 May 2014

Jeff Castner: Baseball Star

Jeff Castner transferred from Glen Oaks Community College to Marian University, and he has been associated with Marian in one way or another ever since.

Jeff Castner spent two years on the baseball team as a Marian University Knight. He became a dominant pitcher who compiled a record-setting 16-3 win-loss record over two seasons. In his first year, Jeff Castner lost only one game, and had a 1.88 earned run average. In 1986, his second season as a Knight, Jeff Castner threw a no-hitter. Jeff Castner was named the team’s Most Valuable Pitcher in 1985 and 1986, and for both of those years he was all-conference and all-district 21.

He graduated from Marian University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. After graduation, Jeff Castner was an assistant baseball coach from 1995-99. As pitching coach, he guided the Knights to two conference championships. Jeff Castner also coached four pitchers who were named to the All-MCC team. 

Jeff Castner currently works for Marian University as the Assistant Director of Operations. He is married and the father of two. Both of his children have inherited their father’s aptitude for athletics. One of them went on to play volleyball at the University of Denver in Colorado, while the other enjoys playing baseball, football, and basketball.

Jeff Castner is confident that the Marian University Knights will continue to experience success on the baseball diamond in the years ahead, and that another championship is a very real possibility. He attends as many games as possible.

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