Coach Donohew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his 17 years of collegiate coaching to Post Grad Sports. He has 12 years at the NCAA Division I level, and as a former head coach he has an abundance of expertise in all areas of collegiate coaching.
During his playing career at Georgetown College, he was a four year starter and NAIA College World Series Area 7 MVP and participated in the 1988 NAIA World Series helping team to a top five national ranking. His coaching career started at Georgetown College (NAIA) soon after he graduated. Coach Donohew then became an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator at Mount Union College (NCAA Div III). From there, his career began to take off as he moved up to the NCAA Div I level as an assistant coach at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He was promoted to head coach the following year.
The rest of his career includes positions at Division I schools of Kent State University, Cleveland State University and University of Akron. He later became an associate scout for the Houston Astros and then the Atlanta Braves organization. He then took a pitching coach position at South Mountain Community College which brought him to Phoenix Arizona. Since then, Coach went to work outside of baseball. However his passion for the game has brought him back on to the field as the Post Grad Sports Head Baseball Coach.
Along the way, some of the notable players he has coached and/or recruited are:
Chris Bassit - 16th Round White Sox, Currently with Oakland
Andrew Brown -23rd Round Colorado Rockies
Steve Procner - 28th Round Baltimore Orioles
Devan Ahart - 16th Round Los Angeles Dodgers
As a former Seattle Mariner, coach at USC and San Diego State University, High School All American, All State 2 years, high school strikeout record holder … Coach Gunnar brings an abundance of experience to all players he works with at every position. Coach Gunnar has been fortunate to train with many Hall of Fame athletes and coaches for over 35 years. Besides his impressive training background, he also brings 15 years of teaching in the classroom to his repertoire.
Coach Gunnar has worked with coaches and players from all over the world, which included traveling to China, Canada, The Netherlands, Columbia, Mexico and throughout the US. His background also includes San Diego School of Baseball, West Coast Baseball School, The Cages Facility in Phoenix and many other programs.
“The baseball field has been my classroom for over 35 years and I strive to bring the best information and training methods to each player every day….” -Coach Gunnar