Wausau, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks are excited to announce that Corey Thompson is returning as the Head Coach for the 2022 season.
Wisconsin Woodchucks President and General Manager Ryan Treu says, “I’m thrilled to announce that Corey Thompson is coming back for another summer in Wausau. This last summer he achieved a lot of success on the field and we are excited to build off that. At first we were unsure if he was going to be able to come back for another season with his new college coaching job, so to have it all work out is really exciting. We are already putting together a very talented group of players who will call Wausau home next summer!”
Thompson led the Wisconsin Woodchucks to a record-breaking 2021 season, setting the team franchise wins record with 44 wins. The Woodchucks also set a season walks record of 350. The Woodchuck bullpen combined for 27 saves–tops in franchise history, as well as a Northwoods League high in 2021. The Chucks finished the regular season with the best overall record in the six-team Great Lakes West Division at 44-28.
Thompson is currently in his first year at Keiser University as the Pitching Coach. Prior to that, Thompson was the Recruiting Coordinator and Pitching Coach at Point University. As a player, Thompson spent two seasons at Jefferson Davis Community College followed by two seasons at Point University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Education. Thompson is a native of Lakeland, FL.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Woodchucks as your favorite team.
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