Since starting in 2006, Coach Howard has racked up an impressive 170-86 (.664) overall record. Under his guidance, the Wildcats have captured two Penn State University Athletic Conference Championships (2008 & 2009). He was named the PSUAC Coach of the Year in both those years. In addition, the team also made its first appearance at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships in 2009.
In 2012, Howard led the squad to one of its strongest seasons posting a 23-14 record and earning berths to the PSUAC playoffs and USCAA National Tournament in Springfield, Ill. The following year, the team finished second at the PSUAC tournament and in the top six of the USCAA Small College World Series. They captured 24 wins, a program record.
Prior to Penn College, Howard was a member of the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball Club. As a catcher, he played for the team from 1991-95. He ended his major league career with the Boston Red Sox in 1998.
A native of San Diego, California, Howard attended the University of Oklahoma from 1984-1987 where he lettered in baseball and football. He was a member of the 1985 national championship football team. He transferred to the University of Louisiana – Lafayette where he finished out his baseball career.
Howard resides in Williamsport with his three children Alec, Cynthia and Sofie.