John Vodenlich recently completed his 19th season at the helm of the UW-Whitewater baseball program in 2021-22. He has taken the Warhawks to heights unreached prior to his arrival on campus.
While the UW-Whitewater program has had longstanding success, Vodenlich has set a new standard, turning the Warhawks into a NCAA Division III college baseball power. He entered the 2020 season ranked fourth among active Division III coaches in winning percentage and 29th in wins, and 14th all time in Division III history in winning percentage.
During Vodenlich’s 18 full seasons as head coach, the Warhawks have won 14 Wisconsin Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference championships, qualified for the NCAA Championships 16 times and appeared in the NCAA Division III College World Series six times, including winning the 2014 and 2005 NCAA Division III National Championships.
UW-Whitewater has swept the WIAC regular season and tournament championships in two of the last three seasons (2019, 2021) and is currently on a streak of appearing in 14 straight NCAA Tournaments. The team most recently won the NCAA Whitewater Regional and finished as NCAA Whitewater Super Regional runner-up in 2022.