Week eight of the NIU Baseball Podcast, reviewing the sweep of the Akron series, highlights of the weekend and previewing the upcoming series with Central Michigan.
Former Huskie second baseman Marvin Sanchez joined the Northern Illinois coaching staff in January 2013 as the team's third assistant, working with the infield and serving as the team's first base coach while he works on his Master's degree. Sanchez played for Head Coach Ed Mathey and Assistant Coach Tom Carcione in his days with the Huskies.
Sanchez, a Chicago native who attended Clemente Academy, played four seasons with the Huskies from 2008-11 with 106 appearances during his career with 51 starts between second base and shortstop.
The former Huskie was a part of two Mid-American Conference Tournament teams at Northern Illinois and was also a member of the NIU squad that defeated Mississippi State and No. 15 Missouri in 2009. During his senior year, NIU started the season 0-10 and went on to finish 30-27 to finish second in the MAC West and earn a championship berth.
Sanchez earned his bachelor's degree from NIU in the spring of 2012 in sociology. He is pursuing his master's degree in sport's management at Northern Illinois, and also teaches undergrad courses at NIU.