Nick Bredeson is entering his first season as an assistant coach for the Ohio baseball program under seventh-year head coach Rob Smith in 2018.
Bredeson played for the Bobcats for five seasons (2013-17). He fought through and overcome numerous injuries over his five years in Athens to become Ohio's starting catcher and a valued leader in the dugout. After playing in a career-high 42 games as a freshman in 2014, he was limited by injuries over the next two years. In 2017, he returned to the field and set career highs in hits (31), doubles (8), runs scored (14) and RBIs (21) while helping direct an Ohio pitching staff that ranked among as one of the best in the Mid-American Conference as the Bobcats went on to win the 2017 MAC tournament championship. He was also a member of Ohio's 2015 MAC tournament championship team. Unfortunately, his 2018 senior campaign was cut short due to an injury. At the time his season ended, he ranked second on the team with a .312 batting average and third with 24 hits.
A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Bredeson earned his undergraduate degree in sport management from Ohio and is pursuing a graduate degree in coaching education.