After playing 2 years of professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization, Mike Odenwaelder rejoined the Amherst College Baseball program as an Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator.
During his career at Amherst Odenwaelder was a part of some of Amherst College’s most successful years in baseball, winning a NESCAC Championship, and appearing in 3 NCAA Regionals. Some of his accolades include: NESCAC Rookie of the Year, two-time NESCAC Player of the Year, two-time All-American, and ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner. Following his junior season at Amherst, the Baltimore Orioles selected Odenwaelder in the 16th round of the MLB Draft.
Mike has experience working with athletes at all levels. During his off seasons he would train baseball players, both individuals and teams, ranging from middle school to colligate age athletes. Following his professional career, Mike took a job at the IMG Academy working in the Basketball Operations department, specially working with players preparing for the NBA Draft.
He returned to Amherst to finish his undergraduate degree and while he did so, played football during his final semester.