Shockers name Mike Pelfrey new pitching coach

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- Wichita State names former Shocker Mike Pelfrey as the next pitching coach.

This comes after Mike Steele stepped down after two seasons this week.

Pelfrey appeared in 275 MLB games as a pitcher, suiting up for seven seasons with the New York Mets, three with the Minnesota Twins, and one each with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox.

Over a four-year stretch in New York from 2008 through 2011, he started at least 31 games each season, totaling 45 wins, 435 strikeouts and just 263 walks in 782 2/3 innings.

A graduate of Heights High School in Wichita, Pelfrey played three seasons at Wichita State before being selected ninth overall in the 2005 amateur draft.

Pelfrey, who is a member of the Shocker Sports Hall of Fame and was an All-American for Wichita State, joins the Shockers after spending the previous two seasons as the pitching coach for the Newman University Jets.