Former Xavier lefty Daniel Rosenbaum is currently playing for the Washington Nationals' AA affiliate Harrisburg Senators. Rosenbaum played for the Musketeers in 2008 and 2009 before being taken in the 22nd round by the Nationals.
Dan Hayden not only played for Xavier he returned and is now an assistant coach for the baseball team. He is the first coach featured in the new Xavier's Assistant Coaches segment.
Former Musketeer standout catcher Daniel Hayden started as an assistant coach for the Xavier baseball team in 2011. Hayden, a 2008 graduate of Xavier University, was captain of the 2008 Atlantic 10 regular season champion Musketeers.
"I am very excited to have Danny (Hayden) on our staff," said Xavier head coach Scott Googins. "He was a terrific player and he will bring a wealth of experience to our staff. His experience as a player here at Xavier will help him as he works with our current players."
"I'm very excited to be back at Xavier," said Hayden. "My time spent playing here was some of the more memorable years of my life. I look forward to helping keep the Musketeers at the top of the Atlantic 10 and to continue the success that has become expected of our program."
Hayden was a three-year letterman for Xavier and spent his freshman year at Miami University. He attended McNicholas High School in Cincinnati where he was a First Team All-Greater Catholic League selection and team captain. While a student-athlete at both Miami and Xavier he was an active member of Athletes in Action. He earned his bachelor's degree in sport studies from Xavier in 2008 and is currently pursuing a master's in kinesiology.