3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Chris Youngberg begins his third year as an assistant coach with the Lynn University baseball team. Youngberg previously spent one season at NCAA Division I North Florida and four years at Newberry College. With the Fighting Knights, he will assist with in-game strategies, conditioning of the pitching staff and day-to-day operations of the baseball program.
In his time at Newberry, the Wolves (then Indians) had six pitchers named to the All-South Atlantic Conference teams, including two which garnered first team recognition, one drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the fifth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft and one earning SAC Freshman of the Year accolades.
The 2010 season saw Youngberg coach and develop the SAC strikeout leader for the fourth consecutive season. It marked the third different pitcher under Youngberg’s tutelage to lead the SAC in strikeouts. Newberry’s pitching staff earned-run average improved each season following his arrival to a program best 4.57 in 2009.
Youngberg went to Newberry from the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs, where he served as an assistant coach. The Diamond Dawgs are part of the Florida Collegiate Summer League (FCSL). The FCSL is a summer wooden bat league that serves as a developmental organization for collegiate baseball players. Youngberg also served as head coach for the Nashville Catamounts where he won the Tennessee “Sand Lott” Collegiate Summer League Championship.
In addition to coaching summer league collegiate baseball, Youngberg also coached the Colonial High School baseball team from 2001 to 2006 where he accumulated a 71-44 record in four years.
In 2004, Youngberg was selected to serve at a national level as a scout and instructor for USA Baseball’s 18 and under National Trials at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. Youngberg boasts playing experience at the international level as a member of Greece’s National Baseball Team from 2004-05. With the Greek National Team, Youngberg played in the 2004 European Championships, 2005 Olympic Qualifiers and served as an alternate on the 2005 Olympic Team in Athens, Greece.
Youngberg was a Division I pitcher at two programs. From 1996-97, Youngberg took the mound for East Carolina, before finishing his collegiate career at the University of Central Florida (UCF) from 1997-00. Youngberg served as a team co-captain for the Knights from 1999-00. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UCF in business administration in 2000.
- B.S. Business Administration, UCF