The 2019-2020 season marks Kenny Creehan's second season at the helm of the Penn State Greater Allegheny Baseball team. He helped continue the winning tradition of the program leading the team back to the Penn State University Athletic Conference playoffs for the sixth time in the last nine seasons.
At the beginning of the season, Creehan only had ten returners to the team. However, through hard work and recruiting, he built a team of 18 that was a competitor all season long in the PSUAC. It came down to the final doubleheader of the season, with PSUGA needing a win to clinch a playoff spot. They would do just that as Matt Givler tossed a five-inning no-hitter in a 14-0 win over PSU-New Kensington. PSUGA would go on to face PSU-Mont Alto in the first round of the PSUAC playoffs and fell 9-1 ending their season.
Creehan coached three PSUAC All-Conference players, including First-Team selection Dylan Ernst, and two United States Collegiate Athletic Association All-Americans in his first season with PSUGA. He looks to continue the winning culture surrounding the program, and get them back to the USCAA Small College World Series.
Creehan has head coaching experience at almost every level of NCAA and has seen success in a majority of his endeavors. Creehan began his collegiate career in 1989 at Allegheny College. In his first season with the Gaotrs, Creehan led them to the NCAA Division III Regional tournament for the first time in school history. Creehan would then make the jump to the NCAA Division I circuit when he went to the Citadel.
This is where he had his first big break through leading his team to the Division I college world series in Omaha. His team was the first ever Military Academy to make it to the Division I World Series. Creehan got a chance to work under legendary Citadel head coach Chal Port and gave him many lessons that he uses in his coaching today. He got his first stint as a head coach a couple years later when he took over as head baseball coach at Lincoln Memorial College. Over his four years as head coach at Lincoln Memorial, Creehan’s teams broke over 60 school records and Creehan won over 100 games as manager over those four seasons. Creehan would remain in the college circuit returning to Allegheny College, the place where his coaching career started, as an assistant for several seasons.
He then turned his attention to training the next generation of college players when he turned to the AAU Circuit. Along with his head coaching duties at PSUGA, Creehan is also the head coach at Team All-American, which is a top AAU program. During his tenure, his teams have won over 400 games and been in 50 different championship events. His proudest moments were leading his 16-year old team to a National Championship and then again leading his 17-year old team to yet another National Championship. He was also the 16U Ohio Valley USA NTIS Skipper in the summers of 2017 and 2018.
Kenny, his wife Amy and their three children Brent (18), Briauna (14) and McKenzie (11) reside in Irwin, PA.