URBANA — The Urbana University Department of Athletics announced recently that Cincinnati native Jake Oester as head baseball coach. He will began his duties today.
Oester, who has a great baseball pedigree, brings over three years of coaching experience to UU along with three years of professional playing experience with the Chicago White Sox organization.
He is the son of Ron Oester, a former major leaguer and longtime member of the Cincinnati Reds.
Oester becomes the ninth head coach in UU baseball’s history after spending the past year at Alderson Broaddus University, where he served as the Battlers’ recruiting coordinator. On the field, he was responsible for working with infielders and hitters helping guide the AB program to 31 wins, a conference championship and the team’s first NCAA Regional appearance.
“I am truly excited and grateful to lead the Urbana University baseball team,” Oester said. “I look forward to recruiting quality student-athletes and developing a culture that the Urbana community will be proud to support.”
Oester graduated from Toledo with a marketing degree in 2009. He started 194 games for the Rockets and ranks 10th all-time in program history with 129 runs scored. For his career, Oester hit.272 with 15 home runs, 34 doubles and 92 RBI.
Oester attended McNicholas High School in Cincinnati where he was a four-year letter winner and ranked as the 45th-best prospect in the state by The Buckeye Scout.