Nat Ballenberg just got a new job with the Minnesota Twins, working as a coach with the Fort Myers Miracle of the Florida State League. He has found Florida to be hot, but not nearly as hot as Arizona.
In the fall Nat plans to help tranisition a new coach into his old role as the Pitching Coach at Haverford College, which he held from 2010-2019. (He was also the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Haverford from 2014-2019.)
Nat helped guide the Fords to 3 Centennial Conference Championships and saw 2 pitchers selected in the MLB draft. He oversaw 9 Strength & Conditioning All-Americans. Nat realizes that he didn't throw any of the pitches or lift any of the weights that let to these accomplishments, and he finds it weird to write in the third person.
Although no longer overseeing day to day operations, Nat is still involved and in love with DiverseCITY Baseball, an organization that seeks to use baseball as a platform to create global citizens. The camp brings together kids from all walks of life and uses the lessons of the game to help players learn about being a good person, a good teammate, and a good citizen.
In 2017, Nat served as the Pitching Coach for the Milwaukee Brewers AZL club. Tasked with teaching the young, talented staff about the daily growth mindset needed for long-term success, the club won the Central Division’s first half championship.
Nat is a proud alumnus of Haverford College, holding his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He also has a Master’s Degree in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University. Nat is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is getting really into PRI and the constraints-led approach to training.
He lives in Bryn Mawr, PA with a thriving tomato plant and a wonderful lady.