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Bernatow Named Mount Marty College Alumni Coach of the Year


Published Date2\16\2012
The Mount Marty College athletic department is pleased to announce the selection of Andy Bernatow as the MMC Alumni Coach of the Year. Coach Bernatow is a 1999 graduate of Mount Marty College and was a part of four conference championships during his time as a baseball player for MMC. Bernatow has had a significant amount of success at the helm for the Lancers which includes the GPAC Conference Regular Season Championship in 2010. The 2010 Lancers set a school record with 39 wins and finished as runners-up at the National Opening Round Tournament in Lubbock, Texas ending the season one game away from the NAIA World Series.

For his teams' efforts, Bernatow was named GPAC Coach of the Year for 2010. Under the direction of Bernatow the Lancers also have two GPAC Conference Tournament runner-up finishes. The Lancers finished the 2009 season with a 30-23 record and lost the Conference Tournament Championship game in extra innings. In 2007 the Lancers finished 29-17 where they were also GPAC Conference Tournament runners-up.

After his seven years with MMC, Bernatow has coached 70 academic All-Conference athletes, 39 Daktronics All-American Scholar athletes, 39 GPAC All-Conference players, 5 GPAC Gold Glove players, 3 All-Americans, 2 GPAC Players of the Year, 1 NAIA Preseason All-American, 1 GPAC Pitcher of the Year, and 1 Region III Gold Glove Player. The Lancers' baseball team has also been named NAIA Baseball Scholar Team for eight consecutive years.

Outside of his work with Mount Marty College, Bernatow has also been highly involved with baseball in the Yankton area and is currently a Yankton Baseball Association Board Member. Bernatow has coached at the Teener, High School Club, Legion, and Amateur levels and holds an overall head coaching record of 410-328. In 2001 Bernatow was named the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Manager of the Year for District 3A, the same year that he guided the Yankton Black Sox to a 15-16 year old Class A State Teener title. Bernatow led the Yankton High School Club team in 2003 to a Class A Runner-up finish and led the Yankton Post 12 Legion team to a Legion State Tournament berth. The Post 12 team received the Porter T. Talcott Sportsmanship Award for their efforts at that tourney.

Bernatow is currently in his eighth year as the head baseball coach of the Mount Marty College baseball program and in his fifth year as the Sports Information Director for MMC's Athletic Department. Bernatow resides in Yankton, SD with his wife, Stephanie, and their three kids, Brooklyn, Luke, and Trey.

For more information the Mount Marty College baseball program please visit www.mmclancers.com.