Shocker pitching coach Brent Kemnitz talks about Stephenson’s career

Brent Kemnitz

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WICHITA, Kansas — Shocker pitching coach Brent Kemnitz was the lone member of the baseball staff asked to stay on.

Kemnitz has spent the last 35 seasons at Wichita State every year but one of Stephenson’s tenure.

In addition to his duties as pitching coach, he also served as recruiting coordinator.

“I think Gene is going to embrace me being a part of this. Because when you build something, the last thing you want is for it to crumble. He will be excited that I will be a part and maintain and hopefully grow what he has built. Gene is a guy that cares about other people. I think he is certainly happy that I will be part of the future at Wichita State,” said Kemnitz.

Thirteen former Shockers have reached the major leagues after pitching for Kemnitz.

He’s already removed his name from consideration for the head coaching job.

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