Jordan Niespodziany begins his first year as assistant baseball coach after serving as a volunteer assistant each of the last two seasons.
A 2013 DePauw graduate, Niespodziany served a graduate assistant in athletics communications at his alma mater for two years where he provided content for and maintained the DePauw athletics social media outlets and DePauwtigers.com in addition to staffing home and select away events.
Niespodziany earned honorable mention all-North Coast Athletic Conference as a senior after posting a 4-2 record with a 3.32 earned run average. The wins and ERA both were team bests. He missed his sophomore and junior seasons after battling back from Tommy John surgery.
During the last four summers, the South Bend, Ind., native served as a camp counselor and coach at the University of Notre Dame Baseball Camp. He previously served as a summer coach for the South Bend Sultans.
Niespodziany earned a bachelor's degree from DePauw while majoring in computer science. He then obtained a master of recreation and sport management degree from Indiana State in May 2015.
As a student at DePauw, he was a first-year resident assistant as a sophomore and a community resources assistant during his junior year.