Marshalltown, IA – Head Baseball Coach, Anthony Everman, announced the hiring of Connor Dawson, as the Tigers Assistant Baseball Coach. Dawson will spend most of his time working with outfielders and catchers, as well as running the strength and conditioning program.
"I am very excited to have Connor join our staff," stated Everman. "He has a strong desire to help MCC baseball continue to improve and help our players reach their potential on and off the field."
Dawson has served as Everman's assistant coach once before, as a member of Everman's staff last year at Benedictine College. Coach Everman felt his experience with Dawson was positive and knew he could assist in the development of the team stating, "After working with Coach Dawson in the past, I know we are getting a great person with a lot of expertise and experience with developing hitters and helping guys improve physically in the weight room."
Dawson has a unique perspective in junior college athletics, as he is a product of junior college baseball, playing at Neosho Community College for two years. Following his time there, he went to Benedictine College. After his playing career, Dawson coached the U17 Kansas City Bullets, with his main duties revolving around getting players noticed by college programs. During the 2015-16 school years, Dawson coached at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, winning a High School State Championship and assisting in the development of two MLB draft picks. Dawson made his way back to Benedictine to assist Coach Everman in the 2018 season and spent the 2018 summer at 108 Performance as an MLB consultant.
"I'm so happy to be back with Coach Everman again and I'm really excited about being here at MCC," stated Dawson. "Along with helping our student athletes grow as individuals, I'm excited to help develop them from a strength, movement, and skill perspective. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great community and MCC."
Along with his coaching responsibilities, Dawson will also serve as a Housing Coordinator in On-Campus housing. Dawson started his tenure at MCC on August 21.