40-year old Jason Isringhausen is joining the SIUE Cougars – as the pitching coach for the 2013 baseball season.  Izzy collected 300 saves in his 16-year Major League Baseball career.  He spent 7 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals from 2002-2008.  He is the Redbirds’ all-time saves leader with 217.

In 2004, he turned in a career-high 47 saves for St. Louis. 

Isringhausen pitched for the Cardinals, Mets, A’s, Rays, and Angels during his 16-year MLB career. 

SIU-Edwardsville opens its baseball season Saturday at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.