38   Todd Coryell
Todd Coryell

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
First season

Alma Mater:
Western Illinois


01/04/2013

2013 NIU Baseball Quick Facts

Updated Jan. 4, 2013

12/06/2012

Elite Prospect Camp Slated for January 21 at DeKalb Recreation Center

Huskies will host camp indoors

11/21/2012

Baseball Adds Four Pitchers in Class of 2013

Skipper Ed Mathey signs four right-handed pitchers, three of whom are transfers

10/04/2012

Huskie Baseball Hosting Elite Prospect Camp Oct. 20

Elite Prospect Camp Oct. 15

09/25/2012

Ed Mathey Adds Tom Carcione and Todd Coryell to Coaching Staff

Carcione served on NIU's 2008 coaching staff and Coryell coached at Eastern Michigan from 2004-07

03/20/2014

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To accomplish a great task, an unprecedented feat must be completed. You're either moving backwards, or you're moving forwards. It's time to move forward. It's time to take The Road Through Avon.

02/28/2014

2014 NIU Baseball Podcast - Southern Illinois

Week 3 of the NIU Baseball podcast returns to preview the Southern Illinois and review the Huskies trip to New Mexico.

02/19/2014

2014 NIU Baseball Podcast 2/19/14 - New Mexico

Week 2 of the NIU Baseball Podcast, where Head Coach Ed Mathey and Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Scheerer discuss all things NIU Baseball. This week, Mathey reviews the Huskies trip to Arizona and shares his thoughts on the series with Minnesota.

02/11/2014

NIU Baseball Podcast: 2/11/14

The NIU Baseball Podcast returns in 2014 for its second season, talking all things NIU baseball with Head Coach Ed Mathey and assistant media relations director Matt Scheerer. Join Ed and Matt as they discuss the upcoming series with Minnesota, preview the 2014 team and some of the happenings in the program.

11/01/2013

NIU Fall Baseball Podcast

The first ever fall update from Head Coach Ed Mathey on the NIU Baseball Podcast.

Todd Coryell became a Huskie assistant coach September 25, 2012 after three seasons at Western Illinois, serving as the team's pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. Coryell will serve in the same capacity with the Northern Illinois baseball program. As a former assistant at Eastern Michigan, his knowledge of Mid-American Conference baseball is not lacking and along with his success identifying and developing professional talent aptly suit the NIU baseball program.

Coryell made an instant impact on the pitching staff as Northern Illinois dropped its earned run average to 5.01 and led the MAC in complete games at nine. The Huskies also collected Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week honors four times during nine weeks of conference play.

Despite not returning a starting pitching from the 2012 weekend rotation, the trio of Eli Anderson, Alex Klonowski and Jordan Ruckman combined for a 2.36 ERA in 291.1 innings with 180 strikeouts, 92 walks, a shutout and a combined shutout. Each pitcher hurled at least one complete game during the season. Anderson led the league in ERA (2.18) and in innings pitched (115.1) en route to first team All-MAC honors and was named semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award, given to the Breakout Player of the Year in Division I college baseball. He was named MAC West Pitcher of the Week three times in nine weeks of play.

In Macomb, Coryell guided a revamped pitching staff that collected 18 victories in 2011 between the Leathernecks starting rotation, including a combined 19 quality starts by Dan Russell, Zach Sterling, Ryan Wachholder and Alexander Zarate. The pitching staff carried an ERA of 5.03 that season, over three runs fewer than the previous. Opponents batted .283, over 50 points fewer than 2010 and in his two seasons as the pitching coach, Coryell cut the ERA in half from over 10 in 2009.

Prior to WIU, Coryell worked as a scout for the Cincinnati Reds organization for two seasons while also serving as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Grand Rapids Community College. He also was also an assistant at Kellogg Community College in 2008 and helped guide the Bruins to the Junior College World Series.

He started his coaching career at Eastern Michigan under his father, EMU Hall of Fame coach Roger Coryell. He first served as a student assistant and then became the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. While there, Todd coached 2004 and 2006 Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Year Ryan Ford and Jeff Fisher, respectively, as well as the MAC Player of the Year Brian Bixler in 2004. The Eagles won the MAC Regular Season Championship and was the MAC Tournament Runner-Up in 2007.

All told, Coryell has produced 20 players who have gone on to sign with Major League Baseball affiliated teams, including 12 MLB Amateur Draft selections in his time as a coach, including Bixler (second round), Fischer (10th round) and Ford (15th round).

He started his career as a scout for the Seattle Mariners organization in 2003.

THE CORYELL FILE

Coaching Experience
2010-11 Assistant Coach, Western Illinois
2009 Assistant Coach, Grand Rapids Community College
2008 Assistant Coach, Kellogg Community College
2004-07 Assistant Coach, Eastern Michigan

Professional Experience
2008-09 Scout, Cincinnati Reds
2003 Scout, Seattle Mariners

Education
B.S.
Western Illinois