Josh Renick was born in London, Ohio and comes to Tennessee Wesleyan via Sarasota, FL. He comes from a family with a wealth of knowledge in the game of baseball. He will be helping the Bulldogs this season with hitting, base running, and infield play. Also he will be assisting Coach John Hendricks in recruiting and strength and conditioning.
Renick graduated from Riverview High School (1997) where he lettered in baseball for three years and football for two. After graduation he went on to play baseball for Manatee Community College (1998-1999) under Coach Tim Hill. Played in the 1999 Junior College World Series, and was selected in the 47th round by the Pittsburg Pirates.
Turning down the opportunity to start his professional career Renick attended Middle Tennessee State University. He played for Coach Steve Peterson from 2000-2001 and competed in two NCAA regional tournaments. After his senior year he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the eleventh round.
After signing Renick spent two years playing for the High A Fort Myers Miracle and one year for the Double A New Britian Rock Cats. Leaving the Minnesota organization Renick found himself playing for the St. Paul Saints for 3 years. While with the Saints he traveled to Japan for two weeks playing baseball. In 2006 his contract was bought out by the Cincinnati Reds where he spent a year playing for the Double A Chattanooga Lookouts. Leaving the Lookouts he played the next season for the Atlantic City Surf. While sitting out the 2008 season he went back to MTSU and graduated with a Liberal Arts Degree. While back in school Renick helped MTSU baseball with infield work and hitting.
After graduation from MTSU Renick found himself playing baseball in the Dutch Big leagues for Corendon Kinheim. While with them he competed in the final four for the European Cup in Barcelona, Spain finishing in third place.
Renick has two brothers Ty Renick(38) Shad Renick(36) a sister-in-law Katherine Renick and three nephews Arianna(9) Eli(6) Aden(2). His mother Libby Renick and father Rick Renick have been in professional baseball for 40 years.