Steen joins Pitt State baseball coaching staff

Taylor Steen comes to PSU from Minnesota-Crookston
Steen joins Pitt State baseball coaching staff


Pittsburg State University head baseball coach Bob Fornelli announced today (July 26) that Taylor Steen has been hired as an assistant coach for the Gorillas.

Steen replaces Aaron Meade who left Pitt State to become the head coach at NCAA Division II member Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

“I am excited to have Taylor Steen join the Gorilla baseball family,” Fornelli said. “He’s a talented young coach and someone I’m very familiar with as a former player and assistant coach for me at Emporia. I think he’ll do a great job helping our continued growth at Pitt State. I’m also excited for Aaron Meade’s opportunity at Tarleton State. He’ll do a great job down there and we wish him all the best.”

Steen comes to Pitt State after serving as an assistant coach the past two years at the University of Minnesota Crookston. He helped the Golden Eagles post a 28-21 record during the 2019 season, including a 20-12 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Prior to his time at UMC, Steen served as an assistant coach for Fornelli at Emporia State University in 2017, coaching catchers and assisting with hitting instruction.

Steen played collegiately at Indiana State University for three seasons (2013-15) before transferring to Emporia State for his senior season in 2016. He helped the Hornets to a 39-19 overall record and a berth in the NCAA Division II National Tournament that year.

Steen earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation from Emporia State in May 2016.


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