Jonathan Koenigsfeld enters his sixth season as assistant baseball coach at the College of Central Florida. He got his coaching start as a graduate assistant at Valdosta State University before moving on to Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, Miss. where he was the hitting and infield coach.
Koenigsfeld has been instrumental in the Patriot success over the past five years, including a No. 3 FCSAA finish in 2014, falling to eventual state and national runner-up Miami Dade in the semifinals of the FCSAA State Tournament.
Koenigsfelds has helped more than 20 players move on to the NJCAA Div. I, II and NAIA levels. He was also instrumental in the development of SEC and University of Kentucky standout Luke Heyer, who was drafted in the eighth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018.
This past season, Koenigsfeld helped develop one of the top offenses in the state en rout to a Mid-Florida Conference runner-up finish and state tournament qualification. The Patriot squad shattered the previous CF home run record (56) by blasting 94 homers on the year, good for No. 1 in FCSAA and No. 7 in the NJCAA. Five of the Top 10 home run hitters in the state were from CF.
As a squad, Koenigsfeld helped the Patriot offense to No. 1 FCSAA finishes in on-base percentage (.428) and slugging percentage (.568), while finishing No. 2 in team batting average (.322). CF ranked Top 10 in the state all season long and garned six MFC All-Conference selections and an all-state selection in Smallwood.
Koenigsfeld is no stranger to CF as he helped lead the Patriot baseball team to a Mid-Florida Conference title and state runner up finish in 2007. The FCSAA First-Team All State infielder then continued on to Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. There he was a three-year starting shortstop and team captain and garnered Gulf South Conference honors as well as various academic accolades. As a senior, Koenigsfeld helped lead Valdosta to a Gulf South Conference Championship.
Koenigsfeld spent one season as a graduate assistant baseball coach at Valdosta State while earning his Master of Education in school counseling. During the summer months he coaches in the JUCO Summer League as well as for the high school travel ball team Marion County Hammers. Koenigsfeld also coached various college baseball summer camps around the southeast.
Koenigsfeld resides in Ocala with his wife, Stephanie, and son, Addison. They love to watch all sports and volunteer in their spare time.