Former Grizzly Seth Wheeler returns to the Butler baseball program, this time as an assistant coach.
He will work primarily with catchers and the defense, also assisting with pitchers. In addition, his administrative roles will include working with the media relations department on social media efforts.
Wheeler played at Butler during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He helped the Grizzlies claim the Jayhawk West Conference title in 2010. He then transferred to Central Missouri. After redshirting during the 2012 season, he helped the Mules earn a regional berth in 2013 and was an All-MIAA selection as a catcher in 2014 when Central Missouri won the league championship.
Wheeler earned an undergraduate degree in marketing from Central Missouri.
Wheeler played summer baseball for Mac-n-Seitz A’s, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, Hutchinson Monarchs and the Junction City Brigade. Last year, he served as a hitting coach for Junction City. The team won the Mid-Plains League and had the highest team batting average in the league with Wheeler coaching the offense.