BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – It was announced earlier this week that former Penn State Harrisburg baseball assistant coach Trent Verlin has accepted an assistant coaching position at Bowling Green State University.
BGSU is an NCAA Division I program that competes as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Verlin will join the Falcons' staff under head coach Danny Schmitz for the 2020-21 campaign.
The Stockton, Calif. native recently served as Penn State Harrisburg's top assistant under head coach Ryan Bown during the program's most successful era, helping lead the Lions to an NCAA Tournament victory in 2019, as well as a pair of 30-win seasons and back-to-back Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championship Series appearances. During Verlin's tenure, the Blue & White ranked among the nation's most dangerous lineups, competed against and defeated numerous perennial powerhouses, and earned the program's first-ever national ranking. As individuals, Bret Williams and Miguel Torres became the first players in program history to earn all-America recognition, while the pair, along with Travis Van Houten, received multiple all-region accolades.
In addition to a key role in recruiting, Verlin was also crucial in contributing to the program's camps and clinics experience. Before beginning his coaching career, he earned his degree in sport management from the University of the Pacific.