Craig Shanks is entering his first season of coaching with the Mount St. Joseph baseball team.
He graduated from The Mount in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology/Sociology. Shanks guides the team’s infielders and hitters. He is also involved with recruiting.
Shanks played three years (10’-12’) for former Lions’ Head Coach Chuck Murray. He was an infielder for those three years and would also serve as a relief pitcher for the Lions as a senior. Craig was able to attain a career .300 batting average and posted a 1.08 ERA during his only year as a pitcher for the Lions.
Coach Shanks has nine years of experience as a high school assistant coach in the Northern Kentucky area and has also served as the head coach of a 16u summer team in the area.
Shanks, a St. Henry High School graduate, works in Research & Development at Procter & Gamble. He and his wife Jaclyn reside in Independence, KY.