Nic Mishler enters his first season as head coach after serving one season as pitching coach/recruting coordinador for the Bears.
Before coming to DMACC Mishler was at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana for five years where he coached both catchers, and pitchers as well as played a big part in their recruiting efforts. He was the catching coach for three-year starter Scott Kapers, who was selected in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers. Kapers became the eighth Valpo player drafted in nine years and Valpo's highest draft pick since 2011. Along with Kapers, Mishler coached four additional players that were selected in the MLB draft or signed pro contracts with an affiliated team.
Prior to his time at Valparasio University, Mishler spent two years at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, where he served as the bullpen coach and assisted with pitchers. While at Grand Canyon University he was part of a staff, led by Head Coach Andy Stankiewicz, that went to the NCAA Division II World Series. During his time at Grand Canyon University there were two different pitchers taken in the MLB draft as well as one Rawlings Gold Glove winner.
Mishler spent the summer of 2013 as pitching coach of the East Texas Pump Jacks of the Texas Collegiate League. He also worked with infielders and outfielders while with East Texas.
Mishler played two years of collegiate baseball at Kellogg Community College where he served as the teams closer and pitched in the Division II Junior College World Series. After KCC Mishler finished his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management at Grand Canyon University.
A native of Shipshewana, Indiana, Mishler graduated from Westview Jr. Sr. High School in 2009