Landon Steiner joins the Transylvania baseball team as an assistant coach for the 2020 season.
"We're very excited about bringing Landon on to our staff,” says Transylvania baseball head coach Zack Getsee. “He's an extremely versatile coach who stood out throughout our process of finding our next assistant. I know our guys are excited about working with him."
A native of Lexington, Steiner makes his homecoming to the Bluegrass as he joins the Pioneer baseball coaching staff for the 2020 season.
Steiner comes to Transylvania after two seasons with the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coastal Plain League in Asheboro, North Carolina where he served as a first base and hitting coach for the team. In his most recent season on the Asheboro coaching staff, the Copperheads set a club record for home runs in a season with 50; over his two seasons with the club, Asheboro had six players selected to the Coastal Plains League All-Star Game. Steiner helped Asheboro improve its win total by six games from 2018 to 2019.
Steiner, 26, began his coaching career with Asheboro after playing professional baseball with the White Sands Pupfish of the Pecos League in New Mexico. Steiner signed his professional contract with White Sands after completing his collegiate baseball career at NCAA Division II Winston-Salem State University in 2017.
Steiner spent the final two years of his collegiate career at Winston-Salem State as a versatile talent, registering a 2.84 earned-run average with 26 strikeouts and five saves in 19 innings of work as the team’s closer in his senior year of 2017. In the 2017 season, Steiner was named a First Team All-CIAA award-winner as a first baseman as he led his team to a conference title. Though WSSU came one game short of the Division II College World Series in 2017, Steiner was named to the All-Atlantic Region Tournament Team. As a junior at WSSU, Steiner logged a team-high batting average of .358 and was again named to the All-CIAA First Team. In his two years at WSSU, Steiner totaled 71 runs batted in, 12 home runs, and a career batting average of .349.
Steiner began his collegiate career at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, North Carolina where he overcame injury to log a team-best batting .368 batting average and notching six home runs for the season. He graduated from Winston-Salem State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management.
In 2019, Steiner returns to his hometown of Lexington where he starred at Henry Clay High School as an infielder and pitcher.