DeSales University Baseball Camps
Jim Bergeman joined Coach Neiman’s staff at the start of the 2016 season. 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.
Matt Moore joined Coach Neiman’s staff at the start of the 2018 season. He has an Associates of Science degree from the University of the State of New York and worked in the banking industry before pursuing coaching.
Moore earned All-EPC First-Team honors twice and Second-Team honors once while in high school at Northampton. He finished the postgraduate program at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, VA where he captained the baseball team. He went on to play at NJCAA Division I Montgomery C.C. In Rockville, MD where he was an All-Region Shortstop as a freshman and an All-Region second baseman as a sophomore and spent one season with the Bulldogs in 1997 batting .358 with 53 hits, 12 doubles three home runs, and 37 RBIs helping DSU advance to the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament. During the summer he played in the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League in Virginia and Maryland.
He also serves as one of the coaches for the Pride of the Diamond Prep teams.
Davis joins Coach Neiman’s staff in the fall of 2018 after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at George Mason University in the spring of 2018.
He is a 2015 graduate of Ferrum College with degrees in history and social studies. Davis earned a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Eastern Mennonite University in 2017.
Prior to his one year at George Mason, Davis was a graduate assistant coach at EMU for two years, working with the hitters and outfielders. He has also coached with the Staunton Braves in the Valley Baseball League in 2015 and 2016.
Buchanan joined the Bulldogs during the summer of 2018. Prior to DeSales, Buchanan served as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida for three seasons. During his time at AMU, Buchanan helped lead the Gyrenes to several offensive milestones including the programs home run record in 2015 and again in 2017.
In the summer, Buchanan has spent four seasons as a coach in the Perfect Game Collegiate League (Cooperstown Hawkeyes 2012, Albany Dutchmen 2013-14, 2018) working players from some of the nation’s top college programs.
Buchanan’s coaching career has also included stops at Bard College, Dutchess Community College and SUNY New Paltz, where he graduated from in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in history.
Along with his coaching responsibilities, Buchanan will be pursuing his master’s degree in secondary education from DeSales.
Karl Rentzheimer Jr.
Rentzheimer joins Coach Neiman’s in the fall of 2018 as an assistant coach on the staff and with extensive experience as both a head coach and assistant coach.
Most recently he served the as an assistant softball coach at the University of Scranton in 2018 just after spending two years as an assistant softball coach at Parkland High School from 2012-14.
Prior to becoming involved in softball, Rentzheimer served as the head baseball coach at Pleasant Valley High School from 2003-11, posting a 154-49 record and winning four Mountain Valley Conference Championships. He was named the Pocono Record Coach of the Year in 2003 and led PV to the District XI final in 2003. Prior to becoming the head coach at Pleasant Valley he was an assistant coach from 1989-02.
Rentzheimer also served as the head coach of the Lehigh Valley Prospects from 1996-01 and was with the organization from 1991-01. He saw eight players drafted into the Majors and 50+ play collegiate baseball. Rentzheimer is a member of the Northampton County Legion and Blue Mountain League Baseball Hall of Fame.
He is a 1986 graduate of West Chester University earning a BS in health and physical education and earned his Masters in Education from Wilkes University in 1991. He played baseball with WCU from 1983-85, helping the Golden Rams win two PSAC Championships and play in two NCAA Tournaments.
He currently works full-time as a health and physical education teacher in Pleasant Valley school district since 1988.