Drew Keehn enters his third season as an assistant coach with the Lions, and will continue to serve as the program's pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
Keehn came to the bluff after spending three years in various coaching roles. From June of 2005 to his start at LMU, he served as an assistant coach, working primarily with the pitchers and catchers, and recruiting coordinator at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Ariz., where he was a standout pitcher from 1992-94. Under his guidance, the team finished as the 2007 Region I Champion and District runner-up. Keehn also spent two summers at the helm of the Liberal Blue Jays baseball club in Liberal, Kan.
Prior to coaching at Central Arizona, Keehn spent one year as an assistant coach at Odessa College. Under that title, he served as the recruiting coordinator and organized daily practice schedules for the position players and pitchers. Before accepting the job at Odessa, Keehn spent a year at the reins of Ironwood High School in Oro Valley, Ariz.
Keehn was drafted in the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft by the Colorado Rockies. He went on to play three professional seasons in the Rockies organization, making 26 relief appearances during his 62-game Rookie League season in 1995. Keehn went on to pitch 70 innings during a 142-game season in Asheville, N.C., the Rockies' `A' affiliate.
Keehn received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Arizona in 2001, and also earned a Masters of Education from the University of Phoenix in 2004. After finishing his professional baseball career, he began working in the classroom, starting as a substitute teacher in 2001 en route to becoming an instructor at Central Arizona in 2007.
Keehn currently lives with his wife, Aybuke, in Costa Mesa, Calif.