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Whannel joined the Coe coaching staff in the fall of 2009.  With six years of coaching at the NAIA and Junior College ranks before coming to Coe, Whannel returns to NCAA Division III baseball for the first time since graduating from Wartburg College in 2003. 

Whannel was a four-year starter at shortstop for the Knights.  Whannel led the Iowa Conference with a .435 batting average his senior year, while earning First Team All-Iowa Conference honors.  He was also an ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region First Team selection.

Following graduation, he went on to play for the Pensacola Pelicans and the Schaumburg Flyers of Independent Professional Baseball Leagues. 

A 1998 graduate of North Tama High School, he holds the Iowa High School Athletic Association record with a .678 batting average his senior year.

Whannel currently resides in Cedar Rapids and works for Whannel's Hardware, where he manages their U.S.Cellular stores.
2010 Baseball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Tanner BeckFr.IFR/R5-8160Fort Dodge, IowaFort Dodge
2Kevin BaranowskiJr.P/IFR/R5-11170Hawthorn Woods, Ill.Lake Zurich
3Scott DeAngelisSo.IFR/R5-10155Clinton, IowaClinton
4Ryan VelvickJr.IFR/R5-11175Swisher, IowaPrairie
6Joe SwansonSr.OFR/R5-8180Marion, IowaMarion
7Tyler KozelkaFr.P/OFR/R6-0170McGregor, IowaPrairie Du Chien
8Josh BarberSr.PR/L6-1185Nevada, IowaNevada
9Pat RichmondSr.IFR/R6-1195Algonquin, Ill.Dundee Crown
10Nick McKenzieSr.P/OFR/R6-3185St. Louis, Mo.Lindbergh
12Ben StrellnerFr.P/IFR/L5-10175Marion, IowaLinn-Mar
13Wade MorrisFr.P/IFR/R6-0190Conrad, IowaBCLUW
14Brian NolascoFr.IF/OFR/R5-7155Spring Valley, Ill.Hall
15Kevin SchuverJr.CR/R6-1195Marion, IowaMarion
16John LoganSo.IFR/R5-11190Marshalltown, IowaMarshalltown
17Zach PicciottiFr.P/IFR/R6-0160Scottsdale, Ariz.Horizon
18Sean RaischSo.P/OFR/R6-1190Urbandale, IowaUrbandale
19Cody RaischSr.PR/R6-5250Urbandale, IowaUrbandale
20Nick SteinFr.OFR/R5-10170Scottsdale, Ariz.Horizon
21Alec LewisSr.PR/R6-4250Mesa, Ariz.Red Mountain
22Mark ProustSo.OFL/L5-9185St. Charles, Ill.East
23Jerry EllendsonFr.P/IFL/L6-1200Fort Dodge, IowaFort Dodge
24Nick RobertsonSr.OFR/R5-10160Highlands Ranch, Colo.Mountain Vista
25Jacob SchwindSr.CR/R6-1185Burlington, IowaNotre Dame
27Josh McQuillenSo.CR/R5-8180Cascade, IowaCascade
29Ryan RayhillSr.PR/R5-11180Evergreen Park, Ill.St. Rita
30Adam NisensonSo.OFL/R6-0185Crystal Lake, Ill.Central
31Ryan SchislerSr.IF/OFL/R6-2200Morrison, Ill.Morrison
32Spencer SobbaSo.C/IFR/R6-2215Kansas City, Mo.St. Pius X
33John DelaplaneSo.IFR/R6-4220Downers Grove, Ill.North
34Jason SchoulteFr.OFR/R6-2200Farmersburg, IowaMFL-Mar Mac
35Patton HoferFr.CR/R5-11190Algonquin, Ill.Jacobs
36Kaileb ArmbrusterFr.P/IFR/R5-10205DeSoto, Mo.DeSoto
37Brock YottyJr.PR/R6-1275Kalona, IowaMid-Prairie
Steve Cook - Head Coach - 14th season
James Nelson - Assistant Coach - 6th season
Jay Whannel - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Todd Lane - Assistant Coach - 11th season
John Heald - Assistant Coach - 10th season