Kyle Trewyn Becomes 15th A’s Manager
May 15, 2012
A young man with energy and a passion for the game will lead the Sheboygan A's into perhaps the most challenging season the club has ever undertaken.
A young man with energy and a passion for the game will lead the Sheboygan A’s into perhaps the most challenging season the club has ever undertaken.
Kyle Trewyn (Tru-in), a 24-year-old graduate assistant coach at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, has been named the 15th manager in the club’s history.
Trewyn is a native of Whitewater, who has had a star-studded career as a player in high school and in college, and now has set his sights set on a career in coaching.
“We got lucky, really lucky,” A’s general manager Denny Moyer said.
The club has known for several weeks that 2011 manager Shaun Wegner would not be returning. Wegner accepted a coaching position with the Lakeshore Chinooks.
The team immediately launched a search for a replacement. Initially, there was very little interest, and panic was about to set in. But in the past couple weeks a number of solid applicants emerged.
“As the dust was settling, I just liked Kyle’s enthusiasm, his positive nature, and the fact that he has experience at this level,” A’s general manager Denny Moyer said. “I’m confident he will do well.”
“I’m excited for the opportunity to be in Sheboygan,” Trewyn said. “Sheboygan has had a lot of success and it will be great to have a first-hand experience with a program like this. I’m looking forward to it.”
Trewyn, a catcher, was a 3-year varsity letter- winner at Whitewater, a first team all-conference, all-district, all-area and honorable mention all-state player.
He went on to NAIA Division II Cardinal Stritch where he was a 4-year starter. He captained the team for two seasons and was a 2-time scholar athlete award winner.
After graduation, he served Cardinal Stritch as an assistant coach, working with hitters, pitchers and catchers and developed and integrated team’s practice plans.
He went on to NCAA Division II Minnesota-Duluth where he just finished his first year as a graduate assistant while working on his Masters. There he he assisted the head coach in everyday operations, working as a bench, catching infield and assistant hitting coach. He aided in recruiting, implemented practice schedules and ran youth clinics.
In addition, he was the jayvee and varsity assistant coach at Waukesha Memorial and worked with high school showcase teams.
He spent the summer of 2009 as the starting catcher with the Eau Claire Cavaliers, who also play in the Wisconsin State League.
The A’s open their 50th season on May 26 with a 4 p.m. doubleheader against the Manistee Saints.
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