Oct. 30, 2007
LOS ANGELES, CA - LMU head baseball coach Frank Cruz ended his search for a new assistant coach with the hire of Drew Keehn. Keehn fills the vacancy left by former associate head coach Vince Beringhele.
Keehn comes to the bluff after spending the last three years in various coaching roles. Since June of 2005, he served as an assistant coach, working primarily with the pitchers and catchers, and recruiting coordinator at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, AZ, where he was a standout pitcher from 1992-94. Under his guidance, the team finished as the 2007 Region I Champion and District runner-up. Keehn also spent the last two summers at the helm of the Liberal Blue Jays baseball club in Liberal, KS.
Prior to coaching at Central Arizona, Keehn spent one year as an assistant coach at Odessa College. Under that title, Keehn served as the recruiting coordinator and organized daily practice schedules for the position players and pitchers. Before accepting the job at Odessa, Keehn spent a year at the reigns of Ironwood High School in Oro Valley, AZ.
Keehn was drafted in the 1993 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies. He went on to play three professional seasons in the Rockies organization, making 26 relief appearances during his 62-game Rookie League season in 1995. Keehn went on to pitch 70 innings during a 142-game season in Asheville, NC, the Rockies' Single-A affiliate.
Keehn received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 2001 and also earned his masters in Education from the University of Phoenix in 2004. After finishing his professional baseball career, he started working in the classroom, starting as a substitute teacher in 2001 and most recently working as an instructor at Central Arizona this past year.
Keehn and the 2008 Lions will open their season at Sacramento State February 22-24.