Now entering his fourth season at the helm of the Oregon baseball program, two-time National Coach of the Year George Horton continues his effort to rebuild a competitive baseball legacy at the University of Oregon.
During his three seasons with the Ducks, Horton has coached one All-American, 14 all-conference players, two collegiate national team players and 15 Major League Baseball draft picks.
Horton has an 86-90-1 record in three years at Oregon. He was chosen as the man to resurrect the program in September of 2007, after Oregon baseball had been dormant since 1981. Horton's greatest accomplishment during his tenure is Oregon's selection to the 2010 NCAA Tournament, in the program's second year back from reinstatement.
In 2011, the Ducks' 33-26-1 record did not allow for an NCAA Tournament bid despite the club getting hot late and finishing with a 10-3-1 record in its last 14 games as well as posting series wins over tourney teams Stanford, Arizona and Oregon State. Despite the disappointment of missing the postseason, Oregon witnessed a record eight players drafted, including first-round selection Tyler Anderson. Anderson was Oregon's first first-round draft pick and All-American since 1972.
Mark Wasikowski joined the Oregon baseball coaching staff in August of 2011 as the program's recruiting coordinator and offensive expert.
Wasikowski came to Oregon with 10 years of experience in the Pac-12 Conference working at Arizona with Andy Lopez's staff.
In addition to serving as recruiting coordinator and running the offense, Wasikowski will also coach the outfielders and instruct UO's base runners while working with assistant coach Jay Uhlman to coach Oregon's hitters.
Known as a highly regarded and fastidious recruiter, his prowess on the recruiting trail paid dividends for Arizona. The Wildcats' first four recruiting classes with Wasikowski on staff were tabbed in the top 10 in the nation (No. 10 in 2002, No. 4 in 2003, No 6 in 2004 and No. 7 in 2005 by Collegiate Baseball).
Jay Uhlman returned to the Oregon baseball family in August of 2011 as George Horton announced the hitting guru as part of his 2011-12 staff.
Uhlman had previously served as UO's volunteer assistant for the 2010 season and departed Oregon in January of 2011 for a fulltime position at Kansas.
Similar to his responsibilities with the Ducks in 2010, Uhlman will instruct the infielders and coach third base. In addition, Uhlman will also assist with recruiting, coach the hitters, and develop scouting reports.
The native of Redondo Beach, Calif., is a proven run producer at the collegiate level. In 2010, Uhlman worked with the Ducks' offense, instructing hitters and coaching base runners as UO saw major improvements from 2009 to 2010.