New coach for Pointers
Richter to lead UWSP baseball program
For the Gazette
Former Pointers second baseman Nat Richter will return to UW-Stevens Point as the head baseball coach.
Richter becomes the 15th coach in program history and just the third since his playing days under Pat Bloom in 2004.
“We are excited to welcome back another successful alumni to head up our baseball program,” Duckworth said. “He has World Series success here as a player and his enthusiasm for the direction of the Pointers program is evident. We are committed to competing for WIAC championships, performing great in the classroom and having a significant impact on the community. Nat’s passion for Pointers baseball is unparalleled and I know he will work tirelessly to ensure our student-athletes have the best experiences possible.”
Richter comes back to UWSP after spending a season as an assistant coach at UW-Oshkosh. There he helped the Titans knock off a pair of ranked opponent in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
He also served as head coach of the Impact Sports Academy 17U Royal Team that went 20-10-1.
Prior to arriving in Oshkosh, Richter spent five years as an assistant coach at DII Northwood University of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in Midland, MI. There, he helped the Timberwolves to their first-ever back-to-back regular season and tournament championships in 2017 and 2018.
All five seasons he was at NU were winning seasons, racking up a 170-97 record, the first stretch of five-straight winning seasons in the 52-year history of the program.
Richter played for the Pointers 2002-06.
Richter takes over for Jeremy Jirschele, who led the Pointers to 82 wins over his five seasons as head coach. Jirschele spent nine seasons on the UWSP baseball coaching staff and helped the Pointers to three NCAA Tournament appearances.
Donor funding elevated the head baseball coaching position back to full-time status and Jirschele made a family decision to pursue other opportunities.