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Head coach Brian Schmack named Mike Stalowy as his top assistant coach in September of 2013.
Stalowy arrives to Valpo having spent the past two seasons as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Bellarmine University (Ky.). Stalowy worked extensively with the hitters and infielders while under former Knight head coach Matt Tyner. He came to Bellarmine after a season as student assistant coach at Illinois State University, Stalowy's alma mater.
In addition to his responsibilities to Bellarmine, Stalowy also worked as both tournament director for Diamond Sports Promotions and private hitting instructor. Under Stalowy's tutelage, eleven players have gone on to sign professional contracts.
Stalowy was a standout on the diamond in his four years at Illinois State. An All-Missouri Valley Conference selection, he accumulated 169 hits in 178 games as a Redbird from 2006 to 2009. The former first baseman finished his playing career with 30 stolen bases and a .296 batting average. Stalowy received his bachelor's degree in parks and recreation administration from Illinois State in 2010.
"Mike is a guy that will challenge our guys on and off the field. No stone will be unturned when it comes to the teaching and development of our student athletes," Schmack said.