2013 Baseball Coaches
Brad Warnimont
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Head Coach - 12th Season

Brad Warnimont enters his 11th season as the Head Coach at the University of Rio Grande. In his previous ten seasons, the RedStorm have averaged 31 wins a season playing a very competitive schedule. In Warnimont's 22 year college coaching career, he has totaled 573 victories. In 2010, Warnimont guided the RedStorm to their first conference championship since 1978 and first appearance in the National Tournament.

 

Warnimont attributes that success to the aggressive style of play and putting constant pressure on the defense by stealing bases. The University of Rio Grande has led the region in stolen bases eight of Warnimont's ten years, including leading the NAIA in 2010. The RedStorm are among the nation's best in NAIA baseball in stealing bases.

 

Aggressive is exactly the way to describe Warnimont's approach and past history. In his previous coaching positions at Ashland University and Salem International, Warnimont's teams rewrote the team and individual school record books. In 1995, he guided Ashland to the Division II College World Series in Montgomery, Alabama. Warnimont accomplished that feat in just five short years at Ashland. 

 

Warnimont's teams have earned the reputation as being aggressive running teams that apply constant pressure on the opposition. In 1999, Warnimont's Salem International team led all collegiate divisions in stolen bases with an average of 3.92 per game.

 

Warnimont is highly respected on the regional and national level. He has served on numerous national committees, including the Regional Selection Committee and the All-American Committee for the North Atlantic Region and the North Central Region.

 

Before coming to Rio, he guided Salem to a tournament appearance in 1998. Warnimont spent seven years at Ashland where he totaled 167 wins including a conference championship, a regional championship, and a trip to the Division II World Series. Prior to Ashland, Warnimont began his head-coaching career at Bethany College where he led the Bison to a share of the conference championship in 1989. Warnimont also served as an assistant at Ohio State where he worked as a graduate assistant, Capital University, and Cornell University. While at Cornell, Warnimont worked with Hall of Fame Coach, Ted Thoren, now retired. Warnimont also coached with Thoren in 1996 as the two coached the Austrian National Team in the "B" Pool tournament in Hull, England where the country had its best finish ever; that being fourth.

 

Warnimont earned a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education in 1986 from Ohio Wesleyan University where he was All-Conference in both football and baseball and earned seven letters. In baseball, Warnimont still holds records for most homeruns in a game (3) and most runs scored in a game (6). He and his wife, Sue, reside in Rio Grande with their two sons, Caleb and Tyler.

 

BRAD WARNIMONT'S COACHING RECORD

 

                                                                                       W-L-T                        WINNING %

1 Year                      Bethany College                        10-26-2                                 .278

7 Years                    Ashland University                167-132-4                                 .552

4 Years                    Salem International                86-106-2                                 .438

10 Years                  University of Rio Grande      310-232-1                                .572

                                                                Total           573-514-9                                .527

 

 

John Combs
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Assistant Coach - 5th Season
John Combs enters his fourth season on the RedStorm coaching staff. He is very familiar with the program, having played for Coach Warnimont and the Redmen for four years from 2003-2006. During his time with the Redmen, Combs played the outfield and earned the NAIA Champions of Character Award in 2006. 
After graduating in 2006 with a degree in Education, Combs returned to his alma mater, Whiteoak High School, in Mowrystown, Ohio, and coached two seasons for the Wildcats. Coach Combs completed his Master's degree in Special Education in 2011.  
John spends his summers as the head coach of the New Market Rebels in New Market, Virginia, of the prestigious Valley Baseball League. He has spent the previous four seasons as an assistant, with the last two years as the assistant head coach.  Combs has seen 15 players from this team move on to the professional ranks. 
Coach Combs is currently pursuing a second Master's degree in Educational Leadership. He is a Hillsboro, Ohio native and currently resides in Rio Grande.
 

Dominick McAllister
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Grad Assistant - 2nd Season

Dominick McAllister enters his first season on the RedStorm coaching staff. However, Dominick is no stranger to the program having played in the infield for the RedStorm from 2008-2011. McCallister was a member of the 2010 Mid South Conference Championship and National Tournament appearance team. Dom put his name in the RedStorm record books with back to back pinch hit home runs in 2011. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Management and currently pursuing his MBA. 

Coach McAllister is a 2007 graduate of Bishop Watterson High School, having played for Hall of Fame coach Scott Mannahan. He is a Columbus, Ohio native and currently resides in Rio Grande. 

 

Chris Mahon
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Grad Assistant - 2nd Season

Chris Mahon enters his first season on the RedStorm coaching staff. However, Chris is no stranger to the program, having played in the outfield for the RedStorm from 2007-2010. Mahon was honorable mention All-Mid South Conference, Academic All-Mid South Conference and Rio Grande's NAIA Champions of Character Award winner in 2010.  Chris was instrumental in the RedStorm's 2010 Mid South Conference Championship and National Tournament appearance. 

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Special Education and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Educational Leadership. He is a 2006 Hamilton High School graduate, a Hamilton, Ohio native and currently resides in Rio Grande.

 

Ryan Chapman
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Student Assistant - 1st Season