Defiance College Baseball
The 2013 season will be the first for Cameron Castro as a member of the Defiance College baseball coaching staff. Castro will work primarily with the DC pitchers, while assisting with the recruiting process.
Castro brings plenty of coaching experience with him to the Yellow Jackets, after stints with IMG Baseball Academy, Diamond Indoor Sports, Notre Dame Cathedral Latin and the Ontario Blue Jays.
The Lorain, Ohio, native graduated from Lake Erie College with a degree in legal studies in May of 2012, after playing on the LEC baseball team in all four seasons and serving on the Student Ambassador Program in each of his final three years.
Castro started his coaching career in June of 2011 as an assistant coach with the Ontario Blue Jays, where he oversaw the pitching staff and helped lead the team to a second-place showing in the NABF Regionals and a spot in the NABF World Series.
Following his time with the Blue Jays, Castro accepted the junior varsity head coaching position with Notre Dame for a season, while also giving private coaching lessons at Diamond Indoor Sports in the summer of 2012.
Prior to coming on board at DC, Castro served as a summer instructor at the IMG Baseball Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he worked with top high school student-athletes from around the nation.
Along with serving on staff with the Purple and Gold, Castro will work towards earning a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in sport management.
Scoop Miller joined the Defiance College coaching staff prior to the 2009 campaign and is in his fifth year with the Purple and Gold coaching staff in 2013.
Miller brings additional coaching experience to the DC dugout, after spending 10 seasons as the head baseball coach at Archbold High. During his time at Archbold, Miller guided the Blue Streaks to a 190-69 record on the diamond, while leading them to the 2005 Division III Ohio State Championship. Miller also piled up nine sectional championships, four Northwest Ohio Athletic League titles, three district championships and one regional crown.
During his time as a high school baseball coach, Miller garnered five Coach-of-the-Year honors, was named a 2004 State All-Star Coach and won the Ohio High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award in 2008.
The 1984 graduate of Goshen College tossed the first no-hitter in GC history and also lettered on the hardwood, where he was a two-time all-league selection in the Mid-Central Conference.
Miller is currently teaching physical education at Archbold Middle School and is pursuing a master’s degree from DC.
He and his wife, Janet, have two daughters, Jordan and Taylor, and one son, Paxson.
The 2013 season will be the fourth for Keith Klein with the Defiance College baseball coaching staff.
Klein lettered on the diamond four times for Defiance College under head coach Craig Rutter, before graduating with a degree in mathematics from DC in 1989.
Klein went on to gain his master’s degree in education from Defiance College in 1997 and is currently working on his doctorate in education from Walden University, while teaching mathematics at Hilltop High.
The Osceola, Ind., native and Penn High graduate excelled as a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball. Klein was the captain of his basketball and baseball squads and also won the Kingsman-of-the-Year award as a senior.