Benjamin School hires ex-MLB veteran Jeff Schwarz as coach

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Former MLB player and coach Jeff Schwarz has been hired as Benjamin’s new head baseball coach.

Schwarz played two major league seasons from 1993-1994 as a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and the California Angels. His career spanned a total of 17 years between the MLB, the minor leagues and a year in the Nippon Professional Baseball Central League in Japan.

After his playing days ended, he quickly progressed through the coaching ranks, becoming the pitching coach in the Marlins organization from 2000-2016, including a stint as the team’s pitching coordinator from 2014-2016.

Schwarz was also the assistant pitching coach for Team USA at the 2013 World Baseball Classics.

He will take over a Benjamin team that had a tough 2022 season, going 8-14. Black replaces Matt Lynch, who has coached the Buccaneers since 2018.

“We are delighted to have Jeff Schwarz as our new head varsity baseball coach,” Benjamin athletic director Ryan Smith said in a statement. “Coach Schwarz has extensive experience at the highest level of baseball, having played and coached in MLB. . . . Most importantly, Jeff is committed to developing students off the field, which includes their academic and personal development.”

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