Asalon is entering his ninth season as the baseball head coach
at Northern Kentucky University. Asalon owns a 278-190-1 record
in seven years as the Norse head coach and has led NKU to the NCAA
Division II Tournament four times. His 176 wins in the Great Lakes
Valley Conference are the most by any GLVC team over the last eight
During his tenure, seven players, including six pitchers,
have been selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. Last season,
became the first NKU field player to be drafted when he was selected
in the 15th round by the Seattle Mariners.
Last season, Asalon led
the Norse to a 38-24 record and their fourth Great Lakes Valley
Conference title in the last seven years. He is
the first coach in GLVC history to amass four titles so quickly into
his tenure and only the second coach in GLVC history to amass four
conference titles such a short span.
coach Irish O’Reilly
won four GLVC championships at Lewis between 1985 and 1990.
the Norse finished 27-26 and claimed the GLVC Pitcher of the
Year in Matt Marksbury. The Norse challenged themselves
taking on the previous three national champions – Delta State,
Florida Southern and Tampa – in the first three weeks of
Asalon guided NKU to the Great Lakes Valley Conference
championship last season and an appearance in the NCAA Division
II Tournament. The Norse finished 42-20-1 overall, 36-11-1 in the
The 42 wins are the most for NKU since 1989, when the Norse finished
Three years ago, Asalon led NKU to a 31-26 record. It marked
the fourth time in the past five years that Asalon led the Norse
at least 30 victories.
In 2004, Asalon guided NKU to a 37-25 record
and its second Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament championship
in three years.
The Norse also advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament and
GLVC Pitcher of the Year Derrik Moeves, who was drafted by the
Pittsburgh Pirates in 2005.
In 2002, Asalon led NKU to a 37-24 record
and guided the Norse to their first-ever GLVC Tournament championship.
Asalon was named
Coach of the Year in 2002, and he guided the Norse to the NCAA
Division II Tournament for the first time since 1990.
spent six years as the baseball head coach at Thomas More College
prior to taking the NKU position in 2000, is a 1994
graduate of NKU. Asalon played baseball for the Norse from 1980-83,
and he was a three-year starter at catcher.
Asalon earned All-Region
honors in 1981 and served as team captain in both 1982 and '83.
later was an assistant baseball coach for the Norse from 1991-94,
before taking the Thomas More coaching job in 1994.
“This is a great opportunity to go back and coach where
I played college baseball, and it is a dream come true to coach
the baseball program
at Northern Kentucky University,” said Asalon, who posted
a 144-92 record in six years at Thomas More.
Asalon led Thomas More
to a school-record 32 victories in 2000
and its first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. He
Association of Mideast Colleges Conference Coach of the Year
In addition to being the baseball coach, Asalon also served
as Thomas More's athletic director for two years.