Dan Ninemire was named assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh in August of 2018 by head coach Mike Bell.
“My family and I are truly honored and genuinely excited to be a part of the Pitt family,” Ninemire said. “Coach Bell possesses a tremendous passion and a clear vision for where the Pitt baseball program is going and I am truly honored to be a part of this dynamic staff that he has assembled.”
Ninemire joins the Panthers after spending the 2018 summer as a USA Baseball East Championship 15U and 16U Task Force Member. Ninemire has previously worked as a scout for the Cleveland Indians (1999-2001) and the Seattle Mariners (2005-07).
This will be his second stint with the University of Pittsburgh. He served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2001-05, working primarily with the infielders and catchers. During his first tenure at Pitt, he coached six All-Americans, six all-region performers and saw 20 players sign professional contracts.
In August 2005, he started the All-American Baseball Team and All-American travel organization in Trafford, Penn., where he helped developed more than 200 college baseball players and 40 NCAA Division I student-athletes. He is currently the owner of UPMC All-American Park in Trafford, Penn.
Ninemire’s All-American Trained Catchers have been ranked the No. 1 Catching Prospect in Pennsylvania by Prep Baseball Report in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2021. In 2018, RHP Tyler Smith was the selected in the eighth round by the Los Angeles Angels, becoming the highest Team All-American player to be selected in program history.
Ninemire began his playing career in 1993 at Mohawk Valley Community College before transferring to Gannon University. In 1996, he signed and played with the Newark Barge Bandits of the North Atlantic League before graduating from Gannon in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation. In 1998, he graduated from Syracuse University with a master’s degree in Special Education.