Pete Horner enters his first summer with the Wilmington Sharks and his second year as a coach in the Coastal Plain League. Set to work primarily with the pitchers in a developmental role, Pete is a senior at Bowling Green State University. A mathematics major with a specialization in date science, Horner started his coaching career by working closely with the BGSU Baseball program for three years.
Horner also has a background in biomechanics and kinesiology. During the college baseball season, he worked closely with the Falcon Baseball program and pitching coach Kyle Hallock. Among other duties, Horner aids in pitcher development and film analysis. Horner is the head student assistant with BGSU Baseball.
In the summer of 2018, Horner served as the pitching coach for the Wellsville Nitros of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. The Nitros pitching staff complied an ERA of 4.63 and led a squad that finished the summer with an overall record of 23-19. Horner was a part of the coaching staff at the 2018 New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game.
In the summer of 2019, Horner took a job as an assistant coach with the Macon Bacon in the Coastal Plain League, working primarily with the pitchers. Horner wrote daily throwing programs for the pitchers, assisted pitchers with mechanical development, and wrote/updated daily scouting reports. He helped lead the Macon Bacon to a 33-23 record, a South Regional Championship, also having 7 Bacon Players Selected for the All-Star team. The pitching staff also thrived, finishing the summer 3rd in the CPL in ERA and 1st in Hits Allowed.