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Nate Yeskie

 
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Renowned pitching coach and 2017 D1Baseball Assistant Coach of the Year Nate Yeskie was named associate head coach for Texas A&M in June of 2021.

"Simply stated, Nate Yeskie is widely known as one of the premier pitching coaches in the country at any level, both in professional and amateur baseball," Scholssnagle said. "His track record speaks for itself and I have no doubt that he will not only attract outstanding pitchers who want to reach their full potential to Texas A&M, but also develop the guys currently within our program. We are so excited to have Nate, Brittney and Avery in Aggieland!"

Yeskie arrives in the Brazos Valley after two seasons on Jay Johnson's staff at Arizona, including the 2021 College World Series campaign. In his first year with the Wildcats, Arizona showed vast improvement before COVID-19 shut down the season. The staff's ERA dropped from 6.21 in 2019 to 3.87 while the WHIP (1.75 - 1.30) and opponent batting average (.287 - .212) were also slashed.

Prior to his stint at Arizona, Yeskie coached 11 campaigns with Oregon State with the tenure culminating in a College World Series title in 2018 and honors as D1Baseball Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017.

Yeskie has chiseled out a reputation as one of the elite pitching coaches in the country during his 16-year career. He has twice earned National Pitching Coach of the Year recognition from Collegiate Baseball and was tabbed the D1Baseball Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017. His career corps of pitchers have amassed 14+ all-conference selections, 15+ All-America honors and 10+ Freshman All-America picks.

"Nate is regarded as one of the best and most respected pitching coaches in the country at any level…," Johnson said of Yeskie upon his arrival in Tucson. "… Nate is an exceptional communicator and teacher; he connects with his players on the highest possible level, which has led to the development of some of the best pitchers and pitching staffs in college baseball."

From 2009-19, Oregon State earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament in 10 of 11 seasons, highlighted by the national championship run in 2018. Yeskie's hurlers led the nation once and paced the Pac-12 in ERA three times. The 2017 pitching staff set a school record with a 1.93 ERA, the best in the country. Oregon State's ERA ranked in the top 20 in the nation on six occasions and was in the top four in the Pac-12 every year.

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