Sean Bendel begins his 20th season as assistant baseball coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology during the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.
Bendel served as an assistant coach at Metropolitan State College for three years and received a bachelor's degree in human performance, sport, and leisure in 1997.
The Engineers have compiled a record of 500-306-1 in the 19 seasons that Bendel has served as assistant coach. Team accomplishments include a school record 36 wins in 2004; trips to the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2016; the deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history in 2014 and 2016; Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament titles in 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2016; HCAC regular season championships in 2012 and 2016; and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Eastern Division Championships in 1999, 2003, 2004 and 2006.
He also served as an assistant football and baseball coach at Northglenn High School in Colorado from 1996-98 and has been involved in coaching at various levels for nearly 35 years.
Bendel and his wife Kathleen reside in Brazil, Indiana. Bendel earned a master's degree in physical education and coaching at Indiana State in December 1999.