Dizzy Peyton was named the third head coach in Northern Kentucky baseball’s program history on June 8, 2021 by Ken Bothof, director of athletics.
Peyton spent the previous 17 years on the Norse bench as an assistant coach, where he was responsible for the development of the Norse pitching staff. Since joining the NKU staff in 2005, Peyton has sent ten pitchers into the professional ranks, including four by way of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Nate Jones, who was taken in the fifth round as the 179th pick, highlights that list.
Peyton’s leadership has extended to the classroom as well. Impressively, Norse baseball has posted a team GPA above 3.0 in each of the last 14 semesters.