- Greicar signs Michigan Native VanWagoner to DWU Baseball December 11, 2014
MITCHELL, S.D. – With his first full recruiting season underway, first-year Dakota Wesleyan University baseball coach John Greicar reached out to the Great Lakes state to pull in another talent for the 2015 class.
Mancelona, Mich., native Cole VanWagoner signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the Tigers, it was announced Thursday.
“Cole is a dynamic player with a great sense and baseball awareness,” Greicar said. “He’s very driven and his character really reflects that, both on and off the field. I’m very excited about Cole joining our program and look for him to make an immediate impact.”
The 5-foot-10 outfielder bats and throws from the right side and is in his senior year at Mancelona High School. He has played four years of varsity baseball for the Ironmen and has earned two letters for the school’s football team.
As a junior, VanWagoner batted .448 and was named to the All-Conference, District and Region teams. He batted .492 as a sophomore, earning All-Conference and District honors in the process.
In the class room VanWagoner has been is a member of the National Honor Society.
Cole is the son of Jim and Michele VanWagoner and he plans to major in sports management at DWU.