- Assistant Coach
Keith Keener joined the Franklin & Marshall softball staff as the team’s hitting instructor prior to the start of the 2020 season.
Keener coached at the Gold Travel Level for 11 years, amassing over 300 wins and coaching his teams to third- and fifth-place finishes at the PONY Nationals.
Keener previously served as a hitting instructor at Lancaster Bible College, coaching the Chargers with current F&M Head Coach Brad Brubaker. After working with LBC hitters during the fall 2015 non-traditional season, the Chargers improved their team batting average from .287 in 2015 to .328 in 2016, good for second-best among the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s 12 programs that season.
From 2008-15, Keener was an assistant coach at Elizabethtown High School, during which the Bears won the Lancaster-Lebanon League and PIAA District III AAAA Championships in 2010.
As a private instructor, Keener has sent 11 athletes to play at the Division I level and 10 athletes to the Division II level.
Keener is a former NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III umpire. He continues to call games during summers on the USSSA tournament circuit.
Coach Keener resides in Elizabethtown with his wife Lori. The couple has two daughters. He is a financial counselor for UPMC Pinnacle Health in Lancaster.