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MidAmerica Nazarene University Baseball

College Coach Olathe, Kansas
Ryan Thompson, MNU Baseball
Ryan Thompson
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Coach Thompson started coaching at MNU in the spring of 2007, and his leadership has been instrumental in guiding the program to national prominence at the NAIA level. From 2009-2012, the Pioneers improved their overall record from the previous year, setting school records for wins and conference wins in 2011 and again in 2012. In 2011, the Pioneers won the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) West Division and advanced to the HAAC tournament championship game while going 32-17 overall.

2012 saw the program reach unprecedented heights, as the Pioneers shared the HAAC regular season championship, going 19-7 in conference play, and shattered the school record for wins a second year in a row, with a 38-14 overall record. The Pioneers also cracked into the NAIA top 25 poll for the first time ever, landing at #23.

In 2014, MNU won the overall conference title for the first time since 1984 with a record of 22-4 and swept the conference tournament for the program’s first title. The Pioneers qualified for nationals for the first time and played in the Faulkner Opening Round, going 1-2. Thompson was selected HAAC Coach of the Year.

In Thompson’s tenure at MNU, the Pioneers have an overall record of 382-265 (.590). During this time, Thompson has coached numerous All-Conference selections, 8 Rawlings Gold Glove award winners, 4 Conference Players of the Year, 5 NAIA All-America honorees, and numerous NAIA Scholar-Athlete selections.

Thompson’s Pioneers were honored with the 2011 Buffalo Funds NAIA Champions of Character Team Award, a prestigious award given to only one team in each sport nationally. The Pioneers have also excelled in the classroom, with a team GPA of over 3.0 in each of the last several years.

Prior to accepting the head coach position at MNU, Thompson spent three seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at the Air Force Academy. Under Thompson’s tutelage, AFA’s pitching staff struck out 151 batters in Mountain West Conference play in 2005, third-highest total in Falcon history.

Prior to his stint at AFA, Thompson served as the pitching coach at Bethel College (IN) for three years. His tutelage helped the Pilots win consecutive conference championships and an NCCAA National Championship. His pitching staffs at Bethel ranked among the national leaders in strikeouts, earned run average, and fewest hits allowed per game. Three Bethel pitchers were selected in the Major League Baseball draft under his guidance, with two of his former Pilots currently pitching in Major League Baseball.

A native of Cowden, IL, Thompson graduated from Bethel in 2000 where he was an All-Conference, All Region, and All-America right-handed pitcher. In addition to his coaching duties, Thompson teaches in the Department of Health and Exercise Science and serves as the Champions of Character liaison for the MNU athletic department. He and his wife Kristie live in Olathe with their children: Ty, Kade, Beau, Bailee, Kamryn, and Taylor.

MidAmerica Nazarene Baseball Camps thanks you for taking the time to visit our camp webpage! Join us for a future camp on the campus of beautiful MNU! Our Staff prides itself in providing a highly instructional, affordable, and the most exciting camp experience in the Midwest! Our camps range in age and various skill levels in an effort to provide a program that fits your specific needs as a baseball player. Each of our camps are held at our home venue, picturesque Dixon Stadium in Olathe, Kansas. Our baseball camps have proven very beneficial to the recruiting process! We pride ourselves in compiling a camp staff of experienced and qualified instructors made up of current MNU Coaches and Players as well as top high school coaches in the area. We guarantee an exceptional instructor to camper ratio, to ensure more than adequate communication and instruction. When searching for your next baseball camp, do not miss out on this outstanding opportunity to learn from the MidAmerica Nazarene Coaches and gain the best baseball experience!  MidAmerica Nazarene University is not responsible for any expenses related to your participation in the camp or cost incurred in the event of cancellation of all or any portion of the camp. According to NCAA rules and regulations, all camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants regardless of skill/level (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender.) GO PIONEERS

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Ryan Thompson, MNU Baseball
Ryan Thompson
Head Coach Read more Read less
Coach Thompson started coaching at MNU in the spring of 2007, and his leadership has been instrumental in guiding the program to national prominence at the NAIA level. From 2009-2012, the Pioneers improved their overall record from the previous year, setting school records for wins and conference wins in 2011 and again in 2012. In 2011, the Pioneers won the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) West Division and advanced to the HAAC tournament championship game while going 32-17 overall.

2012 saw the program reach unprecedented heights, as the Pioneers shared the HAAC regular season championship, going 19-7 in conference play, and shattered the school record for wins a second year in a row, with a 38-14 overall record. The Pioneers also cracked into the NAIA top 25 poll for the first time ever, landing at #23.

In 2014, MNU won the overall conference title for the first time since 1984 with a record of 22-4 and swept the conference tournament for the program’s first title. The Pioneers qualified for nationals for the first time and played in the Faulkner Opening Round, going 1-2. Thompson was selected HAAC Coach of the Year.

In Thompson’s tenure at MNU, the Pioneers have an overall record of 382-265 (.590). During this time, Thompson has coached numerous All-Conference selections, 8 Rawlings Gold Glove award winners, 4 Conference Players of the Year, 5 NAIA All-America honorees, and numerous NAIA Scholar-Athlete selections.

Thompson’s Pioneers were honored with the 2011 Buffalo Funds NAIA Champions of Character Team Award, a prestigious award given to only one team in each sport nationally. The Pioneers have also excelled in the classroom, with a team GPA of over 3.0 in each of the last several years.

Prior to accepting the head coach position at MNU, Thompson spent three seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at the Air Force Academy. Under Thompson’s tutelage, AFA’s pitching staff struck out 151 batters in Mountain West Conference play in 2005, third-highest total in Falcon history.

Prior to his stint at AFA, Thompson served as the pitching coach at Bethel College (IN) for three years. His tutelage helped the Pilots win consecutive conference championships and an NCCAA National Championship. His pitching staffs at Bethel ranked among the national leaders in strikeouts, earned run average, and fewest hits allowed per game. Three Bethel pitchers were selected in the Major League Baseball draft under his guidance, with two of his former Pilots currently pitching in Major League Baseball.

A native of Cowden, IL, Thompson graduated from Bethel in 2000 where he was an All-Conference, All Region, and All-America right-handed pitcher. In addition to his coaching duties, Thompson teaches in the Department of Health and Exercise Science and serves as the Champions of Character liaison for the MNU athletic department. He and his wife Kristie live in Olathe with their children: Ty, Kade, Beau, Bailee, Kamryn, and Taylor.

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According to NCAA rules and regulations, all camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants regardless of skill/level (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender.) GO PIONEERS.

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Each camper is encouraged to bring his or her own baseball equipment. Players should bring a glove, bat, cleats, running shoes or turf shoes, hat, helmet, and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete. Catchers must bring their own gear. We recommend bringing sunscreen during the summer. We also advise youth campers to wear proper baseball attire but it is not necessary to participate in camp.

Each camper must bring his or her own baseball equipment. Players should bring a glove, bat, cleats/spikes, running shoes or turf shoes, hat, and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete. Catchers must bring their own gear. Helmets will be provided.

We have plans in place for all of our camps to run whether rain or shine. We will communicate any changes made to camp through the email provided during registration if the weather forecast looks like it will prevent us from being on the field.
Players should bring appropriate footwear for any indoor activities i.e. sneakers or turf shoes.

All camps held at MNU have medical staff present. MNU Athletic Training
provides trainers for our each of our camp sessions. It is important to indicate any pre-existing medical conditions prior to camp on the required forms so our trainers can assist your child as needed.

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