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COLLEGE BASEBALL: UW-Superior hires BHS grad as assistant coach

Brainerd High School graduate Rhett Williamson has been hired as an assistant baseball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Williamson’s responsibilities with the Yellowjackets will include coaching infield and hitting instruction. He will also be a coordinator for the Youth Yellowjacket Baseball camps.

A volunteer coach for the Yellowjackets last season, Williamson played four seasons for the Yellowjackets and was part of head coach Eddy Morgan’s first recruiting class at UW-Superior in 2007-08, a class recognized helping build the program into what it is today.

The Brainerd native played shortstop for the Yellowjackets four seasons, earning honorable mention on the All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team in 2011. As team captain his senior season, he batted .310, and led the team in runs, walks, and stolen bases.

Williamson is a UW-Superior graduate, earning a bachelor of science degree in mathematics in 2011. He is working toward completing a masters degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

BHS grads Robbie Veith and Tom Fairbanks are members of the UWS team.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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