Travis Janssen became head baseball coach at Northeastern State University on July 1, 2011.

Janssen, an assistant at Jacksonville (Ala.) State from 2006-2011, replaced Sergio Espinal who resigned in May after 11 seasons.

While at JSU, Janssen’s primary coaching responsibilities were coaching infielders and hitters, while serving as third base coach. The Gamecocks won at least 30 games during his six seasons, made two NCAA regional appearances, won a pair of Ohio Valley Conference titles and had two other OVC runner-up finishes. JSU also boasted the highest MLB draft pick from the state of Alabama in 2009 & 2010.