Karl Rentzheimer enters his first season as an assistant coach for the University of Scranton softball team. He was hired to the post in November of 2016.
Karl, who's daughter Morgan is a junior at the University of Scranton and is member of both the volleyball and softball programs, joins the Royals staff with 25 years of experience in the high school coaching ranks in both softball and baseball.
His last coaching job was at Parkland High School, where from 2012 through 2014 he was an assistant for the school's softball team. In 2014, he helped Parkland advance all the way to the semifinals of the PIAA AAAA State Tournament, as the team won the LVC and District XI championships on their run to the semifinals.
Before joning the Parkland staff, Rentzheimer served on the baseball coaching staff at Pleasant Valley High School for over 20 years, acting as head coach from 2003 through 2011.
The 2003 Pocono Record Coach of the Year, Rentzheimer posted a 154-47 record as head coach, as two of his players went on to be drafted by Major League Baseball. Rentzheimer also helped 21 players move on to play collegiately, as well.
Rentzheimer also served as a coach of the Lehigh Valley Prospects from 1991 through 2001, acting as head coach from '96 through '01. There, he helped 15 players get drafted by MLB and 50+ players move on to collegiate playing careers, as well.
Rentzheimer earned his bachelors degree in health and physical education from West Chester in 1986, then added a masters degree in education from Wilkes in 1991.
He has served as a health and physical education teacher at Pleasant Valley since 1988, and resides in Laurys Station, Pa.