Steve Guden is back for his second season as a member of the UWM coaching staff following a pair of decorated seasons as Miwaukee's starting third basemen.
As a junior in 2001, Guden finished third on the team with a .379 batting average and nine home runs. Following the season Guden was named a Second-Team All-MCC Selection as well as being named to the MCC All-League and All-Newcomer squads.
In 2002, the Medford-native finished second on the team in home runs (4), and finished as the only Panther to not only play, but start, in all 56 games. Following his senior campaign, Guden was named to the a First-Team All-Horizon League player and an all-tournament team selection.
Guden finished his career as one of only six players to post two multi-home run games in a career. His first multi-homer game came as part of a three-home run day in a doubleheader.
"Steve's strength as a coach is his versatility. He's caught he's played infield and he knows what it's like to hit in the middle of the lineup," assistant head coach Scott Doffek said. "He will also serve as our primary defensive coach. Steve will go as far as he wants to in coaching."
A two-time league player of the week, Guden came to Milwaukee following two successful seasons at Madison Area Technical College. At MATC, he was selected to the all-conference teams both years, with an all-region selection, as well, in 2000.
Guden recently added to his resume when he was named an assistant coach for the Front Royal Cardinals of the Valley League. The Valley League is an NCAA sanctioned summer league enjoying that has been featuring some of the best collegiate baseball players for the last 40 years. Guden will help assist Front Royal, one of eight teams in the league.
Guden graduated this past May with a degree in education.
Guden, 23, is single and lives in Milwaukee.