Jack Krawczyk brings a wealth of playing experience in college and professional baseball in his first year as the pitching coach for Arizona State University. Krawczyk was an All-American and All-Pac-10 pitcher at the University of Southern California and played professionally for six years in the minor leagues.
Appointed to his first college coaching position in August 2004, Krawczyk comes to ASU after a successful summer stint as the pitching coach for the Mat-Su Miners in the prestigious Alaskan Summer League. Krawczyk helped the Miners to the Alaskan League title and a second-place finish in the 2004 National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series in Wichita, Kan. Under his tutelage the Miners led the ABL with a 2.47 ERA.
Krawczyk is widely considered the top relief pitcher in college baseball history. He set the NCAA record with 49 saves during his college career at USC from 1995-98. He also holds the USC, Pac-10 and NCAA single-season saves record with 23 saves during the Trojans' 1998 national championship season. His 23rd and final save that broke the NCAA career mark came a 21-14 win over Arizona State to win the national championship. He also holds the USC and Pac-10 records with 114 career pitching appearances. Overall, Krawczyk was 13-8 with a 3.35 ERA during his college career. He was a first-team All-American and All-Pac-10 selection in 1998, in addition to being named to the 1998 All-College World Series Team.
Following his record-breaking career at USC, Krawczyk was the 25th round selection of the Milwaukee Brewers. He played six professional seasons in three different organizations (Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers), reaching as high Triple-A with the Indianapolis Indians in 2002. He compiled a career 30-18 record with 28 saves and a 3.52 ERA as a minor leaguer and was named an all-star in 2002 (Southern League) and 1999 (California League). He ended his career in 2003 as a player/coach with the South Bend Silver Hawks (Diamondbacks).
Krawczyk graduated from USC in 1998 with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Development. He has also served as a pitching instructor with NorCal Baseball and Jaeger Baseball.
A Scottsdale native, Krawczyk returns to the Valley where he graduated from Arcadia High School in 1993 where he was a standout pitcher. The 29-year-old Krawczyk and his wife, Cindy, have son named Cole. Cindy is a publicity manager for the San Francisco 49ers.