David is a 2010 Sauk Rapids-Rice High School graduate and former member of the Sauk Rapids Storm, Indian Hills Falcons, St. Cloud State University Huskies, and Duluth Huskies out of the Northwoods League. He currently resides in Sauk Rapids, MN and plays baseball for the town amateur team, the Sauk Rapids Cyclones.
In High School David was a three sport athlete.
Baseball – 2x Captain, 4x letter winner, 3x All-Conference, 3x All-Section player. Played pitcher and shortstop for the storm and holds school record for the lowest ERA 0.90.
Football – Captain, 4x letter winner, 2x All-Conference, 2x All-section player. Played QB and was 17-4 as a starter.
Basketball – Captain, 3x letter winner, All-Conference & All-Section his senior season.
A recent honors student-athlete, David graduated from SCSU with degrees in Mass Communications and Communication Studies where he was a part of the award winning UTVS News and Sports program and Lambda Pi Eta. He spent some time doing some on-air play-by-play and color commentating as well as some behind the scenes producing for all Husky sports.
He was a sports production intern at FOX Sports North his senior year at SCSU working along side professional broadcasts.
Through 49 innings pitched at St. Cloud State, David struck out 55. He was a pitching mainstay in the Huskies bullpen, often finding himself late in games in the set-up and closer role. A member of the All-NSIC academic team, David was a part of 84 victories, one NSIC Championship and two regional tournament appearances over two seasons with SCSU.
His time in the Northwoods league was spent playing for the Duluth Huskies. Kroger posted a 3.49 era that summer as a reliever and was 2-0 on the mound.
Early parts of his collegiate playing career were spent down in the southern part of Iowa, playing for the Indian Hills CC Falcons who are members of NJCAA DI. With over 40 innings pitched he went 2-1 on the mound with 3.85 ERA and 27 strikeouts. When he wasn’t on the mound he found himself in the outfield. David posted a .250 batting avg. at IHCC.
David is a young, energetic trainer whose life has been changed by health, fitness and baseball. Post graduation, he has turned his attention back to the game which he has been apart of for 22+ years. This move is what brought him here to Acceleration! David is a baseball and fitness trainer here and also offers his coaching and videography skills for recruiting purposes. His passion for sharing his baseball and fitness knowledge is what makes him a perfect fit here at Acceleration!
In his free time, he loves to spend it with family, going camping, attending sporting events, lifting weights, playing baseball and basketball. David, is also closing in on becoming a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Where he will specialize in personal training, performance enhancement and fitness nutrition.