Steve Gruver is a left-handed pitcher from Austintown, Ohio, still holding highest and second highest single season strike out record at his high school. Gruver played three seasons at the University of Tennessee where he was a two-year SEC starter. During his junior season he posted 95.2 innings and an ERA of 3.95 before getting drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round.
Gruver played four season of minor league ball and finished his professional career with a lifetime 3.17 ERA in 312 innings.
Most recently, Gruver finished the 2016-17 season as student assistant coach at UT.