Tom Kinkelaar
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Assistant Coach
(Pitching)

Tom Kinkelaar joined the Tech coaching staff on July 24, 2007 after spending three seasons as the program's director of operations. In that position, Kinkelaar was responsible for the overall operations of the baseball office, including team travel, baseball camps and numerous other administrative duties.

Kinkelaar originally joined the Tech program after a successful four-year stint as a teacher and head varsity boys basketball coach at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, N.C. He led the Wolverines to the North Carolina 4-A state championship in 2004.

Kinkelaar spent 1996-2000 as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Miami (Ohio) University. Working primarily with the pitching staff, Kinkelaar had 12 of his pitchers drafted into professional baseball.

Kinkelaar earned a degree in Education from Miami in 1977 and was a four-year letterwinner as a pitcher for the RedHawks. He was a fourth-round draft pick of the New York Mets in the 1973 Major League Baseball draft.

Kinkelaar is married to wife Margaret, and has a daughter Sara, 12.