Gabe GrinderAssistant Coach
Alma Mater: Southeastern University-2012/1st Year
Coach Grinder is entering his first season with the Southeastern University baseball program where he will be in charge of the Fire pitching staff. He most recently coached at Florida Christian College where he helped start a first year program,and at FCC he was in charge of a pitching staff that won 27 games and helped the team to a runner-up finish in the NCCAA World Series. In his one year at FCC he coached two First Team All-Americans and one Honorable Mention (NCCAA).
Coach Grinder played three years at Southeastern University from 2008 through 2011. In that time he accumulated 72 appearances in relief with 20 saves and posted a career ERA of 3.59. In 2009 he led the NAIA Independents with 14 saves and finished 3rd overall in the country in saves. He was named 1st Team All-South Region and Honorable Mention All-American in 2009.
Coach Grinder is also the Assistant Sports Information Director at Southeastern. He currently resides in Lakeland, Fla.