October 21, 2016 – With the 2017 Texas Collegiate League season seven months away, the Victoria Generals have added to their coaching staff with the addition of Assistant Coach Bryant Mistler. Mistler is currently in this third season as the assistant coach at Indiana Tech University in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
"We are excited to have Bryant join the coaching staff and look forward to what he can bring to the Generals, "commented Mike Yokum, the General Manager for the Victoria Generals. " Bryant brings several years of Summer ball coaching experience and is a proven winner at numerous levels of baseball."
Mistler, a native of the Dallas area, played baseball at Lon Morris Junior College in Jacksonville, Texas for two seasons and later went on to finish his playing career at East Central University in 2012. Following his playing career, Mistler continued as a graduate assistant at East Central University for two season where he was responsible for recruiting, outfield position coach and field maintenance.
Mistler was a head coach of the Bay Frogs in the Beach League in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the Summer of 2014. In 2015, Mistler moved on to the Western Major Baseball League in Melville, Saskatchewan as the head coach of the Melville Millionaires in Canada.
Last season (Spring 2016) at Indiana Tech University, Mistler and the Warriors compiled a 40-20 record and advanced to the NAIA World Series.
"I look forward to working with Bryant as he will definitely fit in with his coaching experience to help drive our offense this Summer, "stated Michael Oros, Generals Head Coach. " Bryant's coaching connections in the north east will assist us get top talent from an area of the country that we have been lacking in recent years. "
Mistler earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in education from East Central University in May of 2014. He then went on to earn his master's in sports administration in May of 2016.
The Generals will begin their season in late May at Riverside Stadium. The 2017 schedule should be released soon and will be published on the Victoria Generals website at www.victoriagenerals.com Stop by the Generals Team Shop and get your team merchandise located at 1307 E. Airline Road, Suite H in the Town & Country Shopping Center.