New coach brings excitement

By Spencer Paterick, ’21 staff writer

Although LVC’s baseball season does not officially start until spring, players are eager to get to work as a change in leadership occurred during the offseason.

This past summer, head coach Keith Evans retired after 15 seasons. The College hired Jonas Fester to serve as the 33rd Head Coach of LVC’s baseball team. Fester served as an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University from 2008 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2018.

“I am looking forward to preparing, developing and competing with our players on a daily basis,” Fester said. “The combination of our talent, dedication and character have the makings for a special season.’

Fester is excited for the upcoming season and looks to embrace any challenges that may arise.

“Baseball players spend an incredible number of hours at the field for games,” Fester said. “Balancing a rigorous course load and other on and off-campus activities with a competitive baseball schedule is always challenging.”

Not only does Fester want his players to succeed on the field, but also in the classroom and in daily life. He wants his players to improve both on and off the field this year.

“If we can put in the time and energy to get the most out of our baseball skills, challenge ourselves in the classroom and be a model citizen then we will have a successful season,” Fester said.