Jason Ball enters the 2019-20 season marking the start of his second year with the Cardinals. Ball works with pitchers and coordinates and oversees the recruiting process.
Ball helped coach the Cardinals to 344 strikeouts in the 2018-19 season, good for fourth in the GLIAC, and led the Cardinals to an overall record of 21-29-1. He played a key role in leading the Cardinals to the GLIAC Championship game for the first time since 2003. Ball also coached thirdbaseman/pitcher Jordan Swiss to All-GLIAC Second Team honors.
A native of Sandusky, Michigan, Ball was a left-handed pitcher for St. Clair County Community College for 2 seasons. Ball then went on to be a Volunteer Assistant at Central Michigan University from 1999-2001 where he worked closely with current SVSU Head Coach Steve Jaksa.
Following CMU, Ball was an associate scout for the Milwaukee Brewers for 3 years. He has also coached at Essexville Garber and Nouvel Catholic Central, along with being involved with the Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs travel organization.
Ball received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from CMU. His wife Jill, a proud SVSU alum, is a school administrator. They have a son and daughter – Nathan and Morgan.