Head Baseball Coach
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Josh Rabe was named the Quincy University baseball head coach on June 11th, 2010 and in doing so returned to where he first gained wide recognition on the field. Rabe, a graduate and two-time All-American at Quincy, played professionally for nine seasons before entering the coaching ranks.
Rabe was a member of the Hawk program from 1998-2000, where he was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Freshman of the Year in 1998 and GLVC Player of the Year in 1999 while being named First Team All-Conference all three seasons. He helped the Hawks to the 2000 GLVC Tournament title and is Quincy's career leader in hits, doubles and runs scored, second in career home runs and third in career batting average and runs batted in.
Following his junior season Rabe was drafted in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins, reaching the major leagues in July of 2006, hitting .286 and helping the team to the American League Central Division Title. Rabe was named and All-Star at each of his minor league stops and was named the Twins' Man of Steal Award in 2004 for leading the organizations minor league affiliates in stolen bases.
Rabe retired in 2008 due to injuries and entered the coaching ranks by joining the staff of fellow GLVC school Saint Joseph's College. Rabe spent two seasons with Saint Joseph's, serving as the program's recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. Under his direction the Pumas hit 51 home runs in 2009, the third most in school history.
Rabe graduated from Quincy University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and was inducted into the GLVC Hall of Fame in 2007.