“Mike Sirianni is going to be a valuable addition to our coaching staff,” Butler said. “He is a young and energetic coach and his father was a college coach for many years. His brother is now an assistant coach at Sam Houston State. He is a local coach from Newman University and an up and coming coach and we are very excited to add him to our staff.”
Sirianni comes to the Shockers after spending the last three years as the head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Newman University in Wichita.
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with such an experienced, talented, and well respected coaching staff,” Sirianni said. “It is exciting to be working at Wichita State with such a rich baseball tradition.”
While he was at Newman, Sirianni was in charge of all the position players, running the offense, coaching third base, developing scouting reports and all field care and preparations.
He helped lead the Jets to the conference tournament two out of the three seasons and to the highest conference finish in school history. He also helped guide the offense to several school records and the team to the best finish in school history.
Sirianni recruited and coached six Gold Glove winners and 14 all-conference position players. He also recruited and coached the Freshman of the Year in the Heartland Conference.
During the summer in 2009, 2010 and 2011, he was the Head Coach for the Jonesboro Ricemen, an American Legion team. He led the team to the Arkansas State Legion Championship in 2009. During his time with the Ricemen, he led the team to four conference championships and guided 19 players to go on to play college baseball.
From 2008-11, he was the junior high physical education teacher and assistant varsity baseball and football coach at Valley View School District in Jonesboro, Ark.
From 2007-11, he was an associate scout for the Cleveland Indians and assisted with seven players being drafted.
During the 2008 season, he was an assistant coach at Iowa Western Community College. The team finished sixth in the nation that season and he coached two All-Americans. Sirianni was in charge of the development of infielders and hitters and assisted with all aspects of recruiting.
In 2007, he was the volunteer assistant at Arkansas State and helped with the development of hitters and infielders and coached first base. He was the student assistant coach for ASU in 2006.
Sirianni, who is a native of Indianola, Iowa, earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Arkansas State in 2006.
He was a two-year starter at Arkansas State in 2004-05 and set the single season record for runs scored in 2004. He also played two years at Creighton from 2002-03.
Mike and his wife Mandy reside in Wichita.