MCC Deputy Oberthien Named New Bobcats Baseball Coach | News, Sports, Jobs
The Marshalltown High School baseball program has named its next head coach.
The MHS athletic department introduced Todd Oberthien as head coach of the Bobcats on Thursday, filling the position vacated at the end of last season by Derek Wrage.
Wrage was 11-51 in his two years at the helm, following Steve Hanson’s 26-year tenure atop the Bobcat baseball program.
“We are very excited to see what Todd will do to build and sustain Bobcats baseball for the next generation of Marshalltown kids,” said Ryan Isgrig, MHS operations director. “Not only will he bring his knowledge of baseball analysis, techniques, mechanics and logistics, but Todd will also hone our children with life skills – leadership, teamwork, discipline and dedication – things what they need to succeed in life.”
Oberthien is a Shueyville native who attended Solon High School, graduating in 2013. The all-district utility player who was on back-to-back state championship teams continued his baseball career at Marshalltown Community College, Concordia (Neb.) and Mount Mercy. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Sport Management in 2018 from Mount Mercy.
His coaching experience includes experiences at HLV (Victor) High School and Central College, as well as extensive camps and clinics for Diamond Dreams Academy in North Liberty and Perfect Game All-Star Select in Cedar Rapids.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help grow and lead the Bobcats baseball program,” Oberthien said. “I will be looking to bring a new energy and a new style of play to the team. I want the kids to want to join the baseball team and know they are part of something special. Bobcat baseball is going to be fun. , competitive and energetic – it will be a staple of the community in the future.
Oberthien is currently the Housing Coordinator and Assistant Baseball Coach for Marshalltown Community College.
“I believe Coach Oberthien will rekindle that fire that the Marshalltown community has always had for baseball,” Isgrig said. “I’m confident he will cultivate a sense of pride in the Bobcats Baseball uniform and ignite a renewed passion for the game among our student-athletes.”
The Bobcat baseball season begins May 2.