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Jan Weisberg
Jan Weisberg
Title: Head Baseball Coach
Phone: (205) 226-4797
Email: jweisber@bsc.edu

On August 15, 2006, Jan Weisberg was named as the 11th head baseball coach in school history.

In his first five seasons on the Hilltop, Weisberg has posted an impressive 150-54 record after leading the Panther Baseball program through the transition to Division III. For his efforts, Weisberg was named 2010 Alabama College Coach of the Year by the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Co-Coach of the Year.  In 2012 he was named the DIIIbaseball.com South Region Coach of the Year.

In Weisberg's time at BSC, the Pathers have won 4 SCAC Eastern Division Championships (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).  In 2012 they won the SCAC tournament championship and finished in the NCAA Central Regional Championship Game after earning the #1 ranking in the South Region with a 31-7 record in the regular season.   

From 2008-2012, 33 players have earned All Conference honors under Weisberg's watch.  The accolades include 3 Panthers who were named Freshman of the Year in the SCAC (Sam Hill 2008, Bruce Maxwell 2010, Blake Stevens 2012).  Two players earned SCAC Player of the Year Awards (Drew Leachman 2011, Bruce Maxwell 2012) and one earned SCAC Pitcher of the Year recognition (Clay Malcolm 2011). 

In additon to SCAC awards, 17 players have earned All-South Region Awards.  This includes BSC's two South Region Player of the Year recepients (Drew Leachman 2011, Bruce Maxwell 2012). 

Five Players have received All-America recognition (Brandon Ricco 2010, Drew Leachman 2011, Bruce Maxwell 2012, Miles Nordgren 2012, Blake Yance 2012).  Bruce Maxwell was named the NCAA DIII National Player of the Year in 2012 and was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd Round of the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft.  Maxwell joined Leachman as the 2nd player to be drafted in Weisberg's time at BSC.  Leachman was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2011. 

Prior to coming to BSC, Weisberg led Transylvania University to a second-place regular-season finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, the highest finish ever in school history, and to its first-ever conference tournament berth in 2006. He had seven players earn All-Conference honors and implemented academic strategies which helped raise the team GPA from 2.83 to 2.95. Weisberg also created the first ever support group that raised over 15 percent of the 2006 budget and directed the school's first-ever summer baseball camps that had over 300 attendees.

Before Transylvania, Weisberg spent from 1991-2005 as a player and coach at the University of Kentucky. He earned two varsity letters from 1991-92, helping the Wildcats to a then-school-record 41 wins and an NCAA Regional berth in 1991. In 1992, the team captain finished the year ranked fifth on the single-season RBI list. Weisberg played at San Jose City College from 1987-90 before signing with UK. He helped SJCC to a California Junior League Final Four appearance in 1989 and was voted team captain in 1990.

He moved into the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant from 1993-94 before moving up to full-time assistant from 1994-2005. Weisberg added the tag of recruiting coordinator in 1999, serving in that capacity until his departure in 2005. He had three top 25 recruiting classes and 60 percent of UK players earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher during that stint. He also coordinated the team offense, instructed hitters, catchers and infielders, and coached third base. In 2000, the UK offense set new school mark for slugging percentage.

He and his wife Alyssa have two sons, J.T. (10) and Evan (3). Weisberg earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Kentucky in 1993.