MIDLAND, MICH. – Jordan Bischel has resigned as the head coach of the Northwood University baseball program.
Bischel has accepted the head coaching position at Central Michigan University.
"I am thrilled about the tremendous opportunity to coach at Central Michigan University, but it doesn't make leaving Northwood any less difficult," said Bischel. "Northwood University and the city of Midland have truly become our home and family the last four years. I cannot thank Dr. (Keith A.) Pretty, Dave Marsh, all of our tremendous coaches and the amazing support staff at Northwood enough for all they do for Northwood Baseball. Most of all, I would like to thank the young men in our program that are the reason for all of the success we have had. They have create innumerable lifelong memories for Katie and I. I cannot wait to see them continue to accomplish great things on and off the field.
"Our family is thrilled to be able to stay in Mid-Michigan, which has truly become our home over the last four years."
Bischel spent four seasons as the head coach at Northwood and guided them to unprecedented success. The Timberwolves won the last two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships as well as the last two GLIAC Tournament titles. In his four seasons at Northwood, Bischel went 137-76 overall (.643) and reached the GLIAC Tournament three times. In the previous 49 years in Northwood baseball history, Northwood won no GLIAC titles, reached the GLIAC Tournament once and had a win percentage of .416 (843-1185). Over the last two years, Northwood won 84 games – the best two-year stretch prior to Bischel's arrival featured 55 wins (1989-90).
"We are very grateful to Coach Bischel for all he has done for Northwood University and our baseball program," said Northwood University Athletic Director Dave Marsh. "His impact on our program has been phenomenal, bringing us to new heights. We wish him the best in this new opportunity at Central Michigan and know he will be successful there as well. We will begin our search for a new head coach immediately and are confident our baseball program will continue to compete at the high level we have enjoyed the past few years."