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Veale recognized for 1,000th win

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Head Coach Keith Veale was honored Wednesday with a commemorative plaque recognizing his 1,000th win with MVNU baseball. Coach Veale was joined by his wife, Toni, to accept the award from Athletic Director Chip Wilson. Former players were also in attendance to congratulate Veale on his continued success.

For 30 seasons, beginning with a 15-9 victory over Hanover on March 9, 1990, Keith Veale has been the head coach of Mount Vernon Nazarene baseball. Over an illustrious career that includes nine conference championships, four conference tournament championships and five NCCAA World Series championships, Veale has been the steady and constant influence that built a winning legacy at MVNU. That legacy continues as Veale reached 1,000 career coaching victories, achieving the feat on March 25, 2019, against Indiana Wesleyan, winning 11-3.

Veale becomes one of eight active NAIA coaches to reach the milestone. He is currently the third-winningest active coach at a four-year institution in the state of Ohio, trailing only Tim Pettorini of the College of Wooster and John Schaly of Ashland.  

Veale joins Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Paul Swanson who marked his 1,000th coaching win on Oct. 23, 2013.

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.