Grant Yoder was hired as the first baseball coach at Penn State Schuylkill on December 7, 2012. A 1996 Wilkes University graduate, Coach Yoder played his high school ball at Pottsville Area High School under Coach James Steidle. A pitcher at Wilkes University, Yoder was a team captain as a Senior and led the Colonels in starts, complete games and innings his senior year. Coach Yoder is still listed in the Wilkes record books for combined strikeouts in a game, career appearances, complete games and appearances in a season. In addition to his baseball achievements at Wilkes,Yoder was a member of the Colonels football team earning two letters during his two years on the team, with the four he earned on the baseball diamond.
Prior to starting his coaching career at Schuylkill, Yoder was the head coach of the Pottsville Lions Legion Baseball team and volunteered as an assistant with Jim Steidle’s Pottsville teams.
Coach Yoder lives in Pottsville with his wife, Sarah, daughter, Alexis, 15, and son Patrick, 13.