Pepperdine Finds New Baseball Assistant Coach in Danny Worth

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Danny Worth, Pepperdine baseball assistant coach

Waves baseball head coach Rick Hirtensteiner announced at the end of July that Danny Worth has been hired as an assistant coach of the Pepperdine University baseball team.

Worth begun his work with the Waves’ baseball team back in the fall of 2017, as he served as a volunteer assistant on the team before returning to train for professional baseball.

“I am excited to announce Danny Worth will be joining the Pepperdine Baseball coaching staff,” Hirtensteiner said in a statement shared by Pepperdine Athletics. “Danny will return to his alma mater after enjoying a 10-plus year professional baseball career. During his time as a player at Pepperdine, Danny developed into one of the best shortstops in the country and now he will be working diligently to develop Pepperdine student athletes both on and off the field. Danny served as our undergraduate assistant last year and played a large role in our offensive improvement for the 2018 season. 

“Danny is a dedicated and hardworking husband and father, a great role model for our current players and future recruits, and is a great fit for Pepperdine University,” the coach said.

Worth played for the Waves from 2005-07, and he ended his career by cementing himself as one of the best shortstops in Pepperdine history. He currently ranks 12th all-time in at-bats with 741, and 11th all-time in hits with 237. Throughout his time at Pepperdine, Worth hit for a .320 average along with seven home runs and 108 RBIs. The California native hit 59 doubles over his career, making him second all-time in Pepperdine history and ninth all-time in the West Coast Conference. 

Worth was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the second round of the 2007 MLB draft, and he made his major league debut with the team in 2010. In his six-year career, he amassed a .223 batting average along with two home runs in 149 games. Worth moved on from the MLB, however, as he joined the SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Association in 2017.