Patrick Arntson is in his 5th year as an assistant coach for the Minot State baseball team.
Arntson assists in all aspects of the Beaver baseball program, with a primary focus on coaching hitting.
He helped guide the Beavers to a record-setting season in 2017 as MSU tied a school record with 29 wins, qualifying for the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament for the first time in school history. The Beavers ranked in the top 5 in multiple offensive categories in 2017 including second in on base percentage and third in slugging. MSU was fourth in the league in batting with a .302 average.
During the 2017 season, he helped coach Jordan Schulz to the NCBWA All-Central Region team as Schluz hit .381 overall. He also worked with Michael Borst who set the school record with 59 runs batted in. Both Schulz and Borst were named All-NSIC in 2017.
Under Arntson's guidance in 2016, MSU batted .287 as a team and freshman Celestino Rodriguez set the school's single-season home run record with 15. As a team, the Beavers stroked 60 home runs to finish fourth in the NSIC.
In 2015 the Beavers had the best power numbers since years past, blasting 54 home runs and ranking 21st in the nation for home runs per game (1.20 PG). During his first three seasons on staff, the Beavers have hit .292 .295 .283 as a team, all three coming towards the top of the conference for team batting average.
Arntson came to Minot with experience from playing baseball in the tough Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. He played two years at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. As a Peacock, Arntson played first base and hit .305 with two home runs and 26 runs batted in during his senior season.
Before arriving at Upper Iowa, Arntson played two seasons at Muskegon Community College in Muskegon, Mich. As a sophomore, he was named to the All-Conference team as well as First Team All-Region and Third Team All-American.
Arntson received a Bachelors Degree in Exercise & Sports Science from Upper Iowa in 2012 and a Masters in Business from Minot State University in 2015.
He is the son of Karen and Tom Arntson, and is a native of Muskegon, Michigan.
Assistant Coach / Sports Information
Sean Arbaut is in his 6th year as a sports information assistant and begins his 4th year as an assistant baseball coach.
Arbaut handles all aspects of the sports information department, but specializes in gameday photography. Along with photography, Arbaut is the main contact for the Beavers Instagram page and has been a social media specialist for the Athletic Department's various social media platforms.
For the Minot State baseball team he handles coaching the infielders. He helped guide the Beavers to a record-setting season in 2017 as MSU tied a school record with 29 wins, qualifying for the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament for the first time in school history. His infielders had a solid year, fielding at a .962 rate.
He played two seasons for the Beavers. Arbaut appeared in 59 games for the Beavers, making 52 starts at First base, shortstop and second base. He holds the single season record for fielding percentage with 1.000% in 304 total chances in his senior season. He attended Taft College for two seasons before enrolling at Minot State.
Arbaut is a graduate of Tehachapi High School in Tehachapi, Calif., and graduated from Minot State with a Bachelors in Corporate Fitness.