Brad Warnimont enters his 9th season as the head coach at the University of Rio Grande. In his previous eight seasons the RedStorm have been to the regional tournament six of those eight years. In Warnimont's 20-year college coaching career he is just five wins away from 500 victories.
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 six times and is among the best in the nation at the NAIA level 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 re-wrote the team and individual school record books. In 1995, he guided Ashland to the NCAA Division II College World Series in Montgomery, Alabama. Warnimont accomplished that feat in just five short years at Ashland.
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 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 title in 1989. Warnimont also served as an assistant coach at Ohio State where he worked as a graduate assistant. He was also an assistant coach at Capital University and Cornell University. While at Cornell, Warnimont worked with Hall of Fame Coach Ted Thoren. 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 baseball and football, earning seven letters. In baseball, Warnimont still holds records for most home runs 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.
2010 Baseball Roster
|1||Michael Lynch||JR||INF/OF||L/R||5-7||168||Cleveland, OH||Notre Dame College|
|3||Tyler Schunk||SR||3B/RHP||R/R||5-10||165||Cincinnati, OH||Northern Kentucky University|
|4||Jared Azar||FR||3B||R/R||6-3||195||Belpre, OH||Belpre High School|
|6||Christian Frias||JR||2B||S/R||5-10||165||Salinas, Puerto Rico||Jarvis Christian College|
|7||John Storey||SR||OF||L/R||5-11||190||Wheelersburg, OH||Wheelersburg High School|
|8||Derek Green||SO||OF||R/R||5-10||160||Bean Station, TN||Walters State CC|
|9||Ryan Yakura||SR||OF||R/R||5-9||160||Pickering, Ontario, Canada||Salem International|
|10||Cameron Kirby||FR||C||R/R||6-1||170||Radnor, OH||Buckeye Valley High School|
|11||Joseph Stolpa||FR||INF||R/R||5-9||160||Galloway, OH||Westland High School|
|12||Richard Hernandez||SO||P||R/R||5-10||170||Beavercreek, OH||Beavercreek High School|
|13||Ryan Chapman||SO||RHP||R/R||6-1||215||Racine, OH||Racine Southern High School|
|14||Ryan Robertson||FR||P/OF||L/L||6-1||210||Waverly, OH||Waverly High School|
|15||Brad Konrad||JR||SS||R/R||5-11||160||Maumee, OH||Springfield High School|
|16||Jimmy O'Brien||SR||1B||R/R||5-9||230||Wadsworth, OH||Wadsworth High School|
|21||Francisco Ramirez||JR||1B||L/L||6-3||225||Columbus, OH||Ohio Dominican|
|22||Jacob Cooke||SO||3B||S/R||5-9||175||South Charleston, OH||Southern High School|
|24||Chris Mahon||SR||OF||L/R||5-10||175||Hamilton, OH||Hamilton High School|
|25||Dominick McAllister||JR||1B||R/R||6-1||235||Columbus, OH||Bishop Watterson High School|
|27||Zach Jordan||FR||OF||R/R||5-8||160||Proctorville, OH||Fairland High School|
|28||Jesse Brown||JR||LHP||L/L||6-5||215||Mt. Pleasant NC||Walters State CC|
|29||Josh Allen||SO||OF||R/R||6-0||192||Lebanon, OH||Lebanon High School|
|30||Brandon Lay||JR||OF||R/R||5-10||195||Columbus, OH||Briggs High School|
|32||Desmond Sullivan||JR||RHP||R/R||6-2||205||Scarborough, Ontario Canada|
|33||Mark Parent||FR||P/INF||R/R||6-0||165||New Albany, OH||New Albany High School|
|35||Robbie Easterling||FR||3B||L/R||5-11||200||Proctorville, OH||West Virginia State|
|36||Eric Ford||FR||SS/P||R/R||6-4||160||Chagrin Falls, OH||Kenston High School|
|37||Tyler Godby||FR||C/P||R/R||6-3||185||Proctorville, OH||Fairland High School|
|39||Ben Schlater||SO||RHP||R/R||6-0||170||Lewisburg, OH||Tri-County North High School|
|41||Anthony Bills||FR||INF/P||S/R||6-2||150||Columbus, OH||Franklin Heights High School|
|42||Phillipe Dumont||FR||OF||L/L||5-10||165||Columbus, OH||Bishop Ready High School|
|43||Sean Zelasko||FR||P/OF||L/L||5-8||160||Bedford, OH||St. Peter's Chanel High School|
|44||Tyler Plumpton||SR||C||R/R||6-2||205||Peterborough, Ontario, Canada||Salem International|
|45||Angel Santiago||JR||RHP||R/R||6-3||240||Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico||Elvira M. Negron High School|
|47||Bryan Earley||JR||RHP||R/R||6-4||220||Cincinnati, OH||Illinois State|
|49||Taylor Hill||SO||C||R/R||6-0||165||Ostrander, OH||Fairbanks High School|
|50||Tyler Hayslip||FR||1B||L/L||6-1||240||Clarksville, OH||Clinton-Massie High School|
|55||Ryan Cramer||SR||DH/LHP||L/L||6-5||275||Olympia, WA||Green River CC|
#23 Brad Warnimont
#20 John Combs
#18 Nate Chau