Former Nevada baseball star Austin Byler will kick-start his coaching career at San Domenico School in San Anselmo, Calif., which sits in Marin County.
Panthers interim athletic director Carrie Robley made the announcement earlier this week.
"As a former professional athlete with a strong understanding of leadership and personal development, Coach Byler has built a career around baseball and the power of sport," Robley said in announcing the hiring.
Byler, 27, was a three-time all-conference honoree as a first and third baseman at Nevada from 2012-15, hitting .320 and ranking top 10 in program history in homers (39, fourth place), walks (115, fifth), triples (11, fifth), games played (209, sixth), at-bats (757, seventh), doubles (50, seventh), runs (180, eighth) and hits (242, eighth). Byler was a two-time MLB draft pick, going in the the ninth round to the Nationals in 2015 and the 11th round by the Diamondbacks in 2016.
In three seasons in the minor leagues, Byler hit .259 with a .343 on-base percentage and .454 slugging percentage, reaching High-A. He hit 32 homers in 270 games. Byler played indy ball in 2018 before retiring to start Major League University, which focuses on the mental side of the game.
San Domenico is the closest co-ed boarding school to San Francisco. The baseball team went 6-8 last season.