Sean Snedeker joined the ORU baseball staff in July 2012, bringing nearly 20 years of experience to the Golden Eagles, most recently spending six years as the pitching coach at Duke, leading a staff that finished eighth in the nation in ERA in 2008. Snedeker's staff also improved in strikeouts each year, finishing 2012 with an average of eight strikeouts per nine-inning game, good enough for nineth in the country. He helped develop over a dozen professional pitching prospects while at Duke, including Marcus Stroman who went 22nd overall to the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2012 MLB draft.
"We are excited with the addition of Sean to our staff," said Folmar. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program. He is an outstanding coach with a national recruiting base that will add depth to our recruiting efforts. We are adding a quality person with a great family to this outstanding University."
Prior to his time at Duke, Snedeker spent 12 seasons as a pitching coach in the Chicago White Sox organization and another year in the Los Angeles Dodgers system, coaching more than 50 current or former major league pitchers, including 2012 All-Star and National League Cy Young runner-up, Gio Gonzalez.
A standout at Texas A&M from 1987-88, Snedeker had a 17-4 overall record. In 1988, Snedeker turned in a 9-2 record and a 3.50 ERA while stricking out 87 batters and walking 41, earning the C.E. "Pat" Olsen Outstanding Pitcher Award that season.
Snedeker was selected in the 30th round of the 1988 MLB Amateur Draft, reaching Double-A level before leaving to join the coaching ranks. Professionally, he compiled a 34-21 record with a career 3.24 ERA. His career highlight came while pitching for Class A Vero Beach when he tossed a perfect game on August 28, 1991, against the Port St. Lucie Mets.
Snedeker owns both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M. He and his wife, Mary Jane, have two children, a daughter, Sydney (19) who attends Texas, and son, Sy (14).