After serving as the head baseball coach for 15 seasons, Jason Bartelt transitioned to the full-time Director of Athletics role in the summer of 2016.
Since his arrival in 2001, the Marian baseball program became a consistent force in the NACC. Herr-Baker Field was constructed in 2008 to the dawn of a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility in 2011 and a growing roster size that has grown two-fold.
Behind a record-setting offensive lineup, his 2015 team captured the NACC regular-season championship and qualified for the NACC tournament.
The 2014 season saw the Sabres fall a win shy of qualifying for the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference tournament with a 17-21 mark, including a 9-11 record in conference play. In spite of it all, the Sabres finished second in the league in team batting average (.315), on-base percentage (.406) and slugging percentage (.419).
Five players made All-NACC, including sophomore Tony Grannis, who was a First Team selection and D3baseball.com All-Midwest Region choice as a second baseman. Senior Chad Langley earned Second Team All-NACC honors, while senior Brandon Winfield and junior Jordan DeBoer were honorable mention selections and Tanner Biwer made the All-Freshmen Team.
Bartelt came to Marian from Lakeland College, where he served as hitting/infield instructor for four seasons with the Muskies, the last two as a full-time assistant coach. Bartelt started his coaching career under former Muskie Head Coach John Weber after completing his playing career at Lakeland. The two-time All-LMC shortstop wrapped up his collegiate career in the top five of almost every category in the Muskies record book.
Bartelt graduated from Lakeland College with a degree in Exercise Science and Secondary Education with an emphasis in Biology.
He and his wife, Ann, and sons, Casey and Carter, currently reside in Fond du Lac