Rob Reinstetle (pronounced RINE-stet-ul) was named the head baseball coach at The University of Toledo on July 8, 2019. A Columbus, Ohio native, Reinstetle is the 12th coach in program history and comes to Toledo following a four-year stint as an assistant coach at Western Kentucky University.
Prior to arriving at WKU, Reinstetle also served on coaching staffs at Ole Miss (2007-09), South Alabama (2006), College of Charleston (2004-05), Northwest Florida State College (2003), Cincinnati (2002) and Ohio Dominican (2000-01). Before beginning his coaching career at ODU in 2001, Reinstetle served as an associate professional scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 12 seasons as a college assistant, Reinstetle was part of programs that compiled records of 449-313-1, won four conference championships, advanced to six NCAA Regionals, as well as a pair of Super Regionals. Seventy-nine players coached by Reinstetle have been selected in the MLB Draft, highlighted by major leaguers Zack Cozart, David Freese, Brett Gardner, Lance Lynn and Drew Pomeranz.
In 2018, Reinstetle helped mentor WKU's Jake Sanford, who earned All-America honors after becoming Conference USA's first regular-season Triple Crown winner (.402 average, 22 HR, 65 RBI) and a third-round draft pick by the New York Yankees in this year's MLB draft.
Reinstetle served as the recruiting coordinator at Ole Miss from 2007-09, where he helped sign four Top-20 recruiting classes and aided the Rebels in two Super Regional appearances. In his last season, Ole Miss fell one game shy of the College World Series and had five everyday starters finish the season with a batting average of .335 or higher. Reinstetle left Ole Miss following the 2009 season to work in the private business sector for his family-owned business in Powell, Ohio. During this time, he also provided personal baseball instruction for six- to 18-year olds.
Reinstetle also helped attract a Top-50 recruiting class as the recruiting coordinator at South Alabama in 2006. The Jaguars set single-season school records in hits (707) and batting average (.326), in addition to posting a 39-21 record and making an NCAA Regional appearance.
Reinstetle is a 1999 graduate of Ohio Dominican University. He and his wife Christy are the parents of one son, Cale (9). He also has two stepdaughters, Brittany (24) and McKenzie (18).
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT ROB REINSTETLE
"The University of Toledo has made a tremendous hire by choosing Rob Reinstetle to lead their program into the future. He is a tireless, passionate, and committed coach who will be a great leader for all of his student-athletes. Rob will make an immediate positive impact that will be felt far beyond the playing fields and classrooms. Toledo Baseball is in great hands." - Western Kentucky Baseball Head Coach John Pawlowski
"I'm excited for Rob and the future of Toledo Baseball. I have come to know Rob through the recruiting trail and know that he is a tireless recruiter and has the energy to move the Rockets in a positive direction." - Ohio State Baseball Head Coach Greg Beals
"Rob Reinstetle will do an outstanding job leading the Toledo Baseball program into the future. He has a wealth of coaching experience, is a tireless and compassionate recruiter, and is a great person." - Kent State Baseball Head Coach Jeff Duncan