TULSA, Okla. – Former Oral Roberts baseball pitcher Daniel Martony returns to campus, this time to the coaching staff as the graduate assistant coach starting this fall.
"We are very excited to bring Daniel back to our program," Head Coach Ryan Folmar said. "He has experiences at many different levels as a player and now as a coach and will bring a great energy to our staff. He is familiar with ORU and our culture so we are fortunate to have him back."
After spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Westmont College, he will work primarily with Golden Eagles' pitchers and assistant coach Sean Snedeker. Martony also is the co-owner and general manager of the Santa Barbara Foresters Baseball Club and the head coach of the 18U College Exposure team.
Martony put together a three-year career in south Tulsa making 45 appearances from the ORU bullpen amassing a 9-1 record with two saves from 2010-12. Following his tenure with the Golden Eagles, he went on to play professionally with the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League and the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association.
"I am extremely excited to be heading back to campus and being a part of the ORU baseball program again," Martony said. "With such a veteran coaching staff as well as the vast amount of talent on this club, I can't wait to get started this fall."
ORU's pitching staff posted one of its most successful seasons in program history in 2017 ranking sixth in all of NCAA Division I baseball with a 3.06 earned run average, which was eighth all-time in a single season for the Golden Eagles. ORU had the three-lowest starting pitcher ERAs in the conference, led by Summit League Pitcher of the Year and NCBWA Second Team All-American Miguel Ausua.
Martony earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, while picking up minors in sociology and social work from ORU in 2012. He will begin a Masters of Education degree in school administration program this fall.
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