Mount St. Joseph baseball names new pitching coach

Mount St. Joseph baseball names new pitching coach

CINCINNATI, Ohio-- Mount St. Joseph University head baseball coach Jeff Newman and Director of Athletics Steve Radcliffe would like to announce the hiring of Anthony Kidston as the Lions new pitching coach. 

Coach Kidston comes to The Mount after a stellar playing career at Division I baseball powerhouse Louisville. He started off his career as a pitcher at Louisville in unbelievable fashion jumping out to a 14-0 record before being dealt his first loss. During his freshman season he was named a freshman all-american. Over his career he was a part of two teams that qualified for the college world series in Omaha. He was also honored for his leadership on the field being named a team captain during his junior season. After his playing career was over at Louisville, Anthony signed a free agent contract to play professional baseball with the Kansas City Royals. 

"I am extremely excited to start this journey at Mount St. Joseph, I want to say thank you to coach Dan McDonnell for helping me to get this job. I would also like to thank coach Newman for giving me this opportunity." Coach Kidston went on to say, "I have played for two great pitching coaches, Tom Held and Roger Williams, and I am going to utilize everything they taught me to help out the pitching staff here at The Mount". 

Head baseball coach Jeff Newman when asked about Kidston said, "We are very excited to add Anthony to the staff, he will bring a new energy level and passion into the program." He added that "He played for one of the best college baseball programs in the country, and studied pitching under some of the best coaches in the country, we are extremely lucky to have Coach Kidston on board."