MILWAUKEE – Jordan Guth and Kyle Karvala have joined the MSOE baseball team coaching staff ahead of the 2017-18 school year, head coach Steve Sanfilippo announced today.
Both Guth and Karvala were drafted into the Philadelphia Phillies organization, with Guth a ninth-round pick in 2012 and Karvala a 31st-round selection in 1994.
Guth is making his coaching debut this season after recent completing his college hockey career at MSOE. He was a three-year letterwinner in baseball at Division I Milwaukee before being drafted by the Phillies. Guth played three seasons of affiliated, logging just under 200 professional innings with a 9-13 record and 4.26 ERA.
Upon retiring, Guth enrolled at MSOE and joined the hockey team, where he had two years of eligibility remaining. He appeared in 47 games for the Raiders with 11 goals and 12 assists.
Karvala brings extensive coaching experience to the staff, having been a mainstay in the area's baseball programs as a program director, coach, and individual instructor. He's also coached at the high school level at New Berlin Eisenhower. As a player, he was an All-American pitcher at UW-Whitewater before being drafted by the Phillies. He posted a 10-2 career record with a 2.90 ERA and a pair of saves over two seasons.
The baseball team just started its non-traditional fall season as it builds toward a run at a third-straight NACC Tournament berth. The Raiders have also won 20-plus games the last two seasons for the first time since the 1980-81 seasons.