Meet Micah Kaczor
In less than a month, baseball player Micah Kaczor will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Though he has only been at ETSU for two years, he describes his time as the “best baseball years of his life.”
Okay, the obvious question first: when did you first develop a love for baseball?
For me, it definitely goes back to when I was a young kid. I liked all sports, particularly whatever was in season, but it was during my freshmen year at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood that I really developed a love for baseball, especially pitching. My coaches, Coach Craig and Coach Borne, were very supportive and taught me a lot.
Was being part of the baseball team why you came to ETSU?
Yes, I transferred here in the fall of 2017. Before that I was at another school and had talked to Coach Micah Posey who told me he was moving to Johnson City to be the pitching coach for ETSU. I also talked with Coach Joe Pennucci who had just been named head coach. I was excited to be part of ETSU’s team and everyone has been wonderful. The coaches have recruited an awesome and diverse group of guys. Johnson City is a “big baseball town” and it has been great seeing more fans joining us at the games.
What are some things about you that people might not know about?
I love to fish. Oh, and I am a big fan of the game MLB The Show 18. I could play it 12 hours a day!
What’s next for you?
I graduate next month with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. Through this program I have taken a lot of courses in teaching and education, and coaching is something I hope to do someday. Of course I would love to get drafted and play professional baseball. Either way, I know it won’t be long after I graduate that I will be itching to get back on the field.