Rider Hall of Fame BIO
  •  Sport: Baseball
  •  Date Inducted: February 2009     

    In his three seasons at Rider Koehler set the Bronc career home run record of 33, which still stands today. Koehler set a Rider record with 17 homeruns in one season, finishing 19th in the nation with 0.32 home runs per game. In three seasons, Koehler owned a career batting average of .314 with 161 hits in 147 games, 39 doubles and 117 runs batted in. Koehler earned All-America honors in 1995, the eighth Bronc ball player to achieve that honor, and earned GTE CoSIDA Academic All-American honors in the 1995 season, the first Bronc to achieve that. Koehler also earned All-East Region, All-ECAC, All-NJ, and All-NEC honors in his junior year. In 1996, he was drafted in the 17th round by the Toronto Blue Jays and played for the St. Catherinas Stompers of the New York-Penn League.