Mikey Nantze is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Willamette University baseball team during the 2019 season. He works with the hitters, serves as the team's strength and conditioning coach, and is the third base coach during games. He also is the team's recruiting coordinator.
Nantze arrived at Willamette after serving as the hitting coach and working with catchers at Union City High School (Tenn.) in 2016.
Originally from Carmichael, California, Nantze received an Associate of Arts degree from Sierra College and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee at Martin. In 2016, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UT-Martin in Early Childhood Education.
Nantze played baseball at both Sierra College and UT-Martin. As a senior at UT-Martin, he earned a .987 fielding percentage as a catcher and ranked in the top five in the conference by throwing out 15 runners who were attempting to steal. He played in 38 games that season with 32 starts.