Brett Haring
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Central Michigan University
Graduating Year: 2003
Experience: 3 Years
Phone: (989) 774-2123
Brett Haring
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 07/11/2013

Brett Haring's impact on the Central Michigan baseball program can be seen after three seasons with the Chippewas, as they captured back-to-back Mid-American Conference West title in 2010 and ’11 and advanced to the MAC Tournament championship game in 2012.

Haring joined the Central Michigan baseball coaching staff as an assistant coach in January 2010 and served in the position through the 2013 season. He worked closely with the Chippewas' position players as the hitting instructor.

The tutelage of Haring was instrumental in Nate Theunissen becoming the program's all-time hit king as the local Mount Pleasant native finished his career ranked first in hits (256) and at-bats (804), second in doubles (53), third in runs batted in (183), extra-base hits (83) and total bases (397) and tied for seventh in home runs (27).

The Chippewas offense ranked in the top 50 in the country in five offensive categories in 2012, including runs scored (32nd -386), hits (45th - 605), doubles (46th - 112), home runs (48th - 40) and base on balls (14th - 274). CMU also set a new program record with a combined 2,175 at-bats. 

In 2011, the Chippewas scored the third most runs and pounded out 66 extra-base hits against MAC opponents while ranking fifth in the MAC in batting average and hits in conference play. Junior Tyler Hall had a breakout season at the plate under Haring's tutelage, hitting .367 overall with 84 hits and 46 runs scored. His 11 triples led the NCAA and set a CMU single-season record.

During Haring's first season in the 2010, the Chippewas rose all the way to fourth in team batting average, hitting .315 during league games, after posting the lowest team batting average a year prior. The Chippewas also drew a league-best 106 walks during MAC games.

His work with the position players in the field also helped raise the fielding percentage from a league-worst .940 in MAC games in 2009 to a .965 clip in 2010, ranking fifth.

A CMU baseball alum, Haring earned four letters from 1994-97. He twice earned both honorable mention All-MAC honors and honorable mention Academic All-MAC honors and helped the Chippewas to a pair of MAC Tournament titles in 1994 and 1995, securing a pair of bids to the NCAA Tournament. Haring was selected to the all-regional tournament team in 1995 after hitting .600 at the LSU Regional.

Prior to his return to CMU, Haring spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Northwood University. While at Northwood, Haring spent time as the recruiting coordinator, hitting coach and pitching coach. In 2009, he helped the Timberwolves to their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship Game in program history.

Professionally, Haring spent five seasons as a pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds' and Texas Rangers' organizations. He was named the Reds' minor league left-handed pitcher of the Year by the Sporting News in 1999 and posted the third-best ERA in 1998 and 1999. Haring also spent parts of one season with both the Rangers and Long Island of the Atlantic League.

Haring graduated from nearby Coleman High School, where he helped lead the Comets to the 1993 state championship. He was selected as a Detroit Free Press Dream Team member as an outfielder his senior season after stealing what was then the second-most bases (63) in MHSAA history.

After leaving Central Michigan in 1997 to compete professionally, Haring returned and earned a bachelor's of science degree in education with concentrations in physical education and earth science in 2003.

The Haring File
2010-2013 Central Michigan University Assistant Coach