Nobody has won more baseball games at the University of Southern Indiana than Head Coach Mike Goedde. He became USIís all-time winningest coach with the Screaming Eaglesí 11-6 victory over Indiana University Southeast on April 3, 2001, and has a career record of 304-266 (.533).
Entering his 13th season in 2006, Goedde will field 14 returning players from a squad that was 26-30 in 2005. Among the 14 returning players are seven hurlers that combined for 18 of the 26 victories. The Eagles also were 18-22 in the 40-game GLVC schedule.
Goedde guided the Eagles back to the GLVC Tournament in 2001 with a second place finish in the South Division at 15-12. USI finished 28-29 overall and placed fourth in the league's post-season tournament, falling in 12 innings to the eventual NCAA II regional champion.
The Evansville, Indiana, native steered the Eagles on a course to a 30-win season in 1999, completing the year at 34-19 overall, 17-10 in the GLVC. USI also led the conference in hitting (.319) with wood bats and lowered the ERA to a respectable 4.59.
In 1998, he completed his fifth season with a 26-19 overall record, 9-13 GLVC. His team was one of the most offensive-minded in USI history, setting the school record for batting average for the second straight season and boasting three .400 hitters.
During the 1997 campaign, Goedde steered the Eagles to a 30-16 overall record and a 16-9 conference mark, missing the league divisional playoffs by a half game. At the conclusion of the season, he had led the Eagles to the 30-win mark for the second time in six seasons, and back into the regional races.
He successfully led the 1996 team to a 27-22 overall record, 14-12 in the GLVC, while leading the 1995 team to a 29-23 record and a 10-8 GLVC record.
In his first season, he led the Eagles to a 36-19 record and berths in the GLVC and NCAA Division II Central Region tournaments.
Prior to coming to USI, Goedde was an assistant coach at the University of Evansville (UE), under Head Coach Jim Brownlee, from 1986-1988 and 1990-1993.
While Goedde was at UE, the baseball team was the Midwestern Collegiate Conference champion in 1988 and 1990. In 1988, the pitching staff had the second best ERA (2.99) in the country. The staff featured former major league All-Star Andy Benes.
After being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the fourth round of the 1983 draft, Goedde spent three seasons in the Reds' farm system (1983-1985). In 1989, Goedde was a pitching instructor with the Reds' organization in the Pioneer League in Billings, Montana.
Goedde graduated from UE with a degree in sports administration, and from Evansville Mater Dei High School. He and his wife Soozie live in Evansville. Her children are Julie, a cast member of the Las Vegas production of Jubilee; Brian, who is employed by Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida; and Kyle, a team member of the Indiana University men's basketball program.
In addition to his duties as baseball coach, Goedde also is a physical education instructor at USI.
|GOEDDE AT USI||OVERALL||GLVC|
|1994||36-19 (.655)||11- 7 (.611)|
|1995||29-23 (.558)||10- 8 (.556)|
|1996||27-22 (.551)||14-12 (.538)|
|1997||30-16 (.652)||16- 9 (.640)|
|1998||26-19 (.578)||9-13 (.409)|
|1999||34-19 (.642)||17-10 (.630)|
|2000||24-31 (.436)||12-14 (.462)|
|2001||28-29 (.491)||15-12 (.556)|
|2002||23-28 (.451)||12-17 (.414)|
|24-27 (.471)||13-17 (.433)|
|23-33 (.411)||17-23 (.425)|
|26-30 (.464)||18-22 (.450)|
|330-296 (.533)||164-164 (.500)|
Assistant Coach Chris Barney returns for his 13th season at USI as the hitting instructor, working with the infielders and outfielders, and coaching third base. The Eagles finished first in the GLVC in 1999 with a .319 team batting average while using wood bats.
He joined Head Coach Mike Goedde's staff in 1993-94 after spending the 1992-93 year at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee. Prior to working at Tusculum, Coach Barney spent three-and-a-half years (1989-92) with Tennessee Wesleyan College as an assistant coach. At both schools, he was responsible for daily practices, field maintenance, and fund-raising projects.
While Barney was the head coach of the Quincy Gems of the Central Illinois Collegiate League, his teams won the CICL Tournament Championship twice (1996 and 1998), the Western Division twice (1998 and 1999), and had the best overall record in the CICL in 1998 at 40-10.
Barney took over the CICL's Springfield Rifles in 2001, helping them capture a share of the Western Division Championship and a tie for the league's best record at 28-20 in 2002. In eight seasons, he has a CICL record of 217-159 (.577).
A 1992 graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan with a degree in business administration, Barney has worked summer baseball camps in Florida, Tennessee, Indiana, and Michigan. In 1995, he managed the Chet Lemon Juice 14-year-old team that went on to the National AAU Tournament held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and finished fifth.
Dave Sensenbrenner Assistant Coach
Dave Sensenbrenner joined the USI
coaching staff for 2003-04, assisting Head Coach Mike Goedde in all facets of
the team with an emphasis on pitching.
Sensenbrenner joined the USI staff after nine seasons as the head coach at Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana. He compiled a record of 175-80 (.686) during his tenure.
An alum of the Screaming Eaglesí baseball program, Sensenbrennerís 1.36 ERA in 1979 remains a USI single-season record. During his four-year career with the Eagles, he had a career record of 14-15 with a 3.69 ERA in 202.2 innings pitched. He also posted 14 complete games and three shutouts.
Following his collegiate career, Sensenbrenner moved on to the professional ranks and reached triple-A with the San Francisco Giants.
Andy Rock makes the switch from player to student assistant coach in 2005-06, after playing for the Screaming Eagles the previous four seasons. Rock split time between catcher and designated hitter during his collegiate career.
In four seasons, Rock batted .279 in 66 games with 19 RBIs, seven doubles, and a home run. His best season came as a junior when he hit .271 in 23 games. Rock was limited to action in 27 games as a senior due to a broken hand after being hit by a pitch.
Rock had a career-high three hits and two RBIs in USI's win at Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2004.
Prior to his USI career, Rock lettered in baseball at Lakota East High School in Liberty Township, Ohio. He also competed in the AAU World Series at Disney's Wide World of Sports with the Cincinnati Sharks in 2001.