Athletics: Baseball

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Coaching Staff:

Head Coach Tod Gross
Tod GrossTod Gross was named head baseball coach at Muhlenberg College in May 2012, bringing 10 years of experience as a collegiate assistant coach at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels, including three years at Centennial Conference rival Franklin & Marshall.

Inheriting a program that finished last in the CC in 2012, Gross elevated the program to a third-place finish, its first CC playoff berth in six years and its first postseason win in 11 years in two short seasons.

Gross has a record of 37-40-1 in his two years, coaching an all-region selection in each season and the Mules' first-ever CC rookie of the year in 2014.

Gross led the Mules to the fourth 20-win season in program history in his initial campaign. Muhlenberg had its lowest team ERA in 10 years and set a school record for doubles in a season.

A 2002 graduate of Shenandoah University, Gross was an assistant at Davidson College for the prior three seasons, serving as hitting coach, working with the infielders and outfielders and coordinating recruiting for a highly selective institution. During his time at Davidson, Gross coached two All-Southern Conference freshman performers and two NCAA Division I Freshman All-Americans along with several Academic All-Conference student-athletes.

Before joining the Davidson staff, Gross served as an assistant at Belmont Abbey College for two seasons. In 2009, Belmont Abbey won the Southeast regional, advancing to the Division II College World Series and finishing the year ranked in the top five in both major polls. The 2008 team set a school record with 41 wins. Prior to his tenure at Belmont Abbey, Gross spent two seasons on the staff at Guilford College. In his first season, the Quakers set a school record for batting average.

Gross began his coaching career at Franklin & Marshall in 2003. In his final season there, 2005, the Diplomats won the Centennial Conference regular-season and tournament titles, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years. F&M recorded a 66-52 record in Gross' three seasons.

Gross was a four-year letterwinner at Shenandoah and served as a captain during his junior and senior seasons. After his senior season, Gross received the inaugural Irene A. Schutt award for dedication and Inspiration on and off the field.

Gross, who attended Manheim Central High School, is married to Shannon Gross.

Josh Baltz Assistant Coach Josh Baltz

Josh Baltz, a 2008 graduate of Moravian, has completed three seasons as an assistant coach at Muhlenberg, working with the outfielders and hitters. A native of nearby Easton, he was a two-time all-conference selection for the Greyhounds before missing his entire senior season due to injury and ranks among the school's all-time leaders in hits, doubles and walks. Baltz played two summers for the Lehigh Valley Catz of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, serving as a team captain his second year.

Dan Horoshock Assistant Coach Dan Horoshock

Dan Horoshock joined the Muhlenberg coaching staff in 2004 after 12 years as an assistant coach on the scholastic level, six at Saucon Valley High School and six at Palisades High School. He also was assistant coach for the Quakertown Blazers of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League the last three summers. Horoshock is a 1997 graduate of East Stroudsburg University and currently serves as a health and physical education teacher in the Easton Area School District.