Dillon Napoleon enters his first season with Iowa Western Baseball.
Napoleon spent the past two seasons at Northwestern University, serving as the Wildcats video coordinator, camp coordinator, and assistant coach. Helping to assist three Northwestern student-athletes get drafted in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft. They included Nick Paciorek (Yankees, 7th Rd.), Alex Erro (Red Sox, 17th Rd.), Jack Dunn (Nationals, 20th Rd.).
Before working in Evanston, Napoleon spent five seasons in Mount Berry, Georgia, at Berry College, serving as the program's pitching and strength and conditioning coach, and video coordinator. One of his former pitcher's was also selected in the 2019 MLB Draft, Dylan Beasley (Nationals, 32nd Rd.).
As a student-athlete, Napoleon was a standout pitcher at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Earning 2nd team All-Conference USA honors in 2011 and becoming the first player in UAB history to be named Conference USA's Newcomer of the Year. As a senior at UAB, Napoleon put together a 5-4 mark on the mound and earned victories over three nationally-ranked teams, including No. 5 Rice, No. 14 Central Florida and No. 16 Clemson.
Napoleon transferred to the Blazers after an All-American career at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois. In addition to earning NJCAA All-America honors at Heartland, he was named the Midwest Athletic Conference's Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore, earning a career record at HCC of 19-1.
Coach Napoleon has his master's degree in Sports Leadership from Concordia-Chicago ('18), his bachelor's degree in Communication Management from the University of Alabama-Birmingham ('12) and his associate's degree from Heartland Community College ('10).
Dillon and his wife, Bethany, reside in Omaha, with their daughters, Evelyn and Cora.