Indiana Wesleyan - Baseball

Coaching Staff

Rich Benjamin
Head Coach - 3rd Season

Rich Benjamin begins his fifth year at the helm of the Indiana Wesleyan University baseball team in 2019-20.


In Benjamin's first year at Indiana Wesleyan the Wildcats had one of the most successful seasons in program history as they advanced to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round for the first time. Indiana Wesleyan went 1-2 in their first appearance which included a win over #RV LSU Shreveport. IWU concluded the season with a 37-25-1 record which was the first winning season since 2007-08. The Wildcats topped their 2016 success two years later going 37-20 in the 2018 season, winning the Crossroads League and reaching the NAIA Opening Round for the second time in program history. Coach Benjamin was named the Crossroads League Coach of the Year for his leadership during the 2018 season.

Indiana Wesleyan won its first Crossroads League championship in 31 years when they tied top-seed Taylor (Ind.) in the Tournament Championship game in the 2016 season. The two teams were named co-tournament champions after the title game was rained out after 5 innings in a 3-3 game.

Prior to Indiana Wesleyan, Benjamin was the head baseball coach at Judson (Ill.) for eight season where he accumulated the most wins in program history with 304. Benjamin led Judson to five NAIA Regional or NAIA National Championship Opening Round appearances and won three CCAC regular season championships and four CCAC tournament championships. Benjamin was named CCAC Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

Rich and his wife Casey live in Marion and they have one son, Ty.

Kris Holtzieter
Assistant Coach - 4th Season

Eric George
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Bruce Davis
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season