DeSales University Baseball Camps
Kevin Jordan will be joining Coach Neiman’s staff for his first season with DeSales University. Jordan graduated from Wake Forest University with B.A. in Communication in 2015.
Jordan, a 19th round draft pick by the New York Yankees in 2010, opted to accept a scholarship to Wake Forest University. During his tenure he started four seasons in left field, making two ACC tournament appearances, and playing summer ball in the Cape Cod and Coastal Plains league.
After graduating in 2015, Jordan coached for two seasons with the 15/16U Atlanta Blue Jays (2016/2017).
Kevin will be pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration.
Doc Neiman joins Coach Neiman’s staff for his third season. Neiman, the son of head coach Tim Neiman, graduated from DeSales in 2011 as a sport management major, playing four years for the Bulldogs from 2007-11.
Neiman was named All-Freedom Conference First-Team once (2011) and Second-Team twice (2007 and 2008), while also earning Freedom Conference Rookie of the Year honors in 2007. Currently he still ranks among the all-time leaders in a few statistical categories including at-bats (7th), runs scored (17th), hits (12th), doubles (T-25th), RBIs (t-21st), stolen bases (t-13th), and putouts (4th).
Following graduation he signed a professional contract with the Washington Wildthings of the Frontier League. He also worked as the bullpen catcher for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs from 2010-14.
Neiman currently serves as Player Developer for Pride of the Diamond Baseball. He also serves as one of the coaches for their Prep teams. Neiman spent part of the 2014 and 2015 summer coaching in the 15u World Summer League down at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. He is currently pursuing his Masters in criminal justice at DeSales.
Jim Bergeman joins Coach Neiman’s staff for his second season as an assistant coach.
Bergeman graduated from Kutztown University in 1988. He was a four year member of the baseball team, starting as a pitcher during his freshman year before taking a regular spot in the field the following three seasons. He was selected All-PSAC Eastern Division First-Team as a shortstop in 1987. He was also played for the Quakertown Blazers during their 1985 season.
Prior to college Bergeman was a key member of the Boyertown Legion program from 1982 to 1984. During those years the team won PA State Titles all three years; won the Mid-Atlantic Championships in 1982 and 1983; won a National Championship in 1982, and were National Runners-Up in 1983.
Bergeman is a member of the PA Youth Legion Baseball State Committee and serves as the Lehigh Valley Youth Legion Director.
Outside baseball Bergeman works as a Chief Estimator for a local Heavy/Civil Construction Contractor.
Coach Bergeman resides in Coopersburg, Pa., with his wife, Jayne; daughter, Julia; and son, Nicholas.
Hezel joins Coach Neiman’s staff for his first season as the Bulldogs’ Pitching Coach. Hezel comes to DeSales after serving as the Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Northampton Community College for the past five years. Northampton CC enjoyed tremendous success while Hezel was on staff recording multiple 25+ win seasons and region final four appearances. In addition to recruiting, Hezel's primarily role was as the Pitching Coach in which he helped tutor multiple All-Conference and All-Region selections. In his final season with the team (2016) the staff finished the season ranked in the NJCAA DIII top eight in strikeouts, ERA, shutouts and batting average against. They also finished the year leading the NJCAA DIII in strikeouts per nine.
In the summer, Hezel also serves as the Pitching Coach for the Quakertown Blazers of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. The ACBL is a charter member of the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB) and is partially funded by Major League Baseball.
Hezel competed two years for Lehigh University where he would win a Patriot League Championship prior to transferring and finishing his collegiate career at East Stroudsburg University. He finished his senior season with a 6-1 record and a sub-4.00 earned run average. He was also named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team that same year.
Hezel graduated summa cum laude from East Stroudsburg University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management.
Coach Hezel currently resides in Allentown, PA with his wife-to-be Ashley.