Volunteer Assistant Coach
Mitch Karraker is in his third season as a member of George Horton’s staff. The Oregon alum coaches catchers after spending the 2016 season as the team’s pitching coach.
Karraker, who also serves as the team’s first base coach, has been a part of the Ducks’ program since its return before the 2009 season. He was a catcher for the Ducks from 2009 to 2011 before spending the next five seasons in various roles with the baseball program.
During the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Karraker served as an administrative assistant at Oregon with duties in the baseball office and on the field as well as assisting with Oregon baseball camps. Before moving into that role, he spent one season as an undergraduate assistant coach and one season as a student manager.
Karraker joined head coach George Horton on the U.S. National Team coaching staff in the summer of 2016, serving as the bullpen coach. The College National Team wrapped up a three-country swing with Team USA’s first ever series win in the country of Cuba. Karraker was also the bullpen coach for the CNT in the summer of 2012.
Karraker spent time coaching outside the Oregon baseball program. He was the head coach of the Klamath Falls Gems in the West Coast Summer League for two seasons before serving as an assistant coach with the Eugene Challengers, an American Legion team, in the summer of 2015. He currently serves as the liaison during summers between the Oregon athletic department and the Eugene Emeralds, while also working in the bullpen for the Ems during home games.
Karraker graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012 with a degree in sociology. He earned his Masters of Education from Northwest Christian University in 2014 and lives in Eugene with his wife Kelly.