DJ Throneburg, who is in his second year as an assistant coach, came to Butler in the winter of 2010 after a successful run at Parkland College, one of the top junior college baseball programs in the nation. Throneburg, who led Parkland College to a national junior college championship in 2009, is Butler's pitching coach and also helps with recruiting, scouting and practice organization.
During his four seasons at Parkland, Throneburg served as pitching coach. The team went 50-13 in 2010, finishing fifth in the nation. In 2009, the team posted a 49-9 record and captured the NJCAA National Championship.
“We are very excited to have DJ coming into our program," head coach Steve Farley said. "The job he did with the pitching staff at Parkland College in 2009 was one of the primary reasons the Cobras won a national championship. He’s a proven recruiter and he can teach the fundamentals of the game. Our pitching staff and our entire team gains from his expertise.”
Throneburg, who has also worked as an associate scout for the Philadelphia Phillies, played college baseball at Parkland and also Charleston Southern. He has camp experience at some of college baseball's most storied programs, working as an instructor at Florida State, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Illinois.