Troy Schader

Troy Schader

Player Profile

Position:
Volunteer assistant coach

Experience:
1st year

Troy Schader returned to Oregon State's baseball program as part of its coaching staff in the fall of 2004 as a volunteer assistant coach. He works with OSU's hitters, assists with team defense and coaches first base.

Schader, 27, had an outstanding career as he played shortstop for the Beavers from 1997-99. After his senior season, Schader was drafted by the San Diego Padres; he played three years in the minor leagues before a back injury ended his career.

After his retirement as a player, Schader returned to Oregon State and worked as an administrative assistant for the Beavers' baseball program while completing his bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. Schader is now completing work on a second degree in Turf Management.

Schader was born in Vancouver, Wash.. He graduated from La Center High in La Center, Wash., in 1995, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He then played for Green River Community College for one season, where one of his coaches was current OSU assistant coach Dan Spencer.

Schader's hobbies include any and all outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family.

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