Baseball Tabs Throneburg As Pitching Coach

INDIANAPOLIS - DJ Throneburg, who led Parkland College to national junior college championship in 2009, has been named pitching coach for the Butler baseball program. In addition to working with BU's pitching staff, Throneburg will also help with recruiting, scouting and practice organization.

Throneburg comes to Butler after four seasons at Parkland, a juco in Illinois. With Throneburg serving as pitching coach, Parkland went 50-13 last season and finished fifth in the nation. In 2009, the team posted a 49-9 record and captured the NJCAA National Championship.

“We are very excited to have DJ coming into our program. He was highly recommended by some outstanding college coaches and he comes from a great family," head coach Steve Farley said. "The job he did with the pitching staff at Parkland College in 2009 was one of the primary reasons the Cobras won a national championship. He’s a proven recruiter and he can teach the fundamentals of the game. Our pitching staff and our entire team will gain from his expertise.” 

Throneburg, who has also worked as an associate scout for the Philadelphia Phillies, played college baseball at Parkland and also Charleston Southern. He has camp experience at some of college baseball's most storied programs, working as an instructor at Florida State, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Illinois.

Throneburg replaces Jeff Thomas, who is leaving the Bulldog program for an opportunity in business.