Wargo – Camp Director
Mike Weissmueller – Assistant Camp Director
Bobby Clark – Associate Camp Director
Tommy Breen – Associate Camp Director
Joanne Wargo – Director of Administration
Allen Haines - Director of Public Relations
Retired Athletic Director, Louisiana
A Louisiana Legend and one of the greatest college baseball coaches of all time, J. Stanley “Skip” Bertman has made the seamless transition into the athletics director’s chair with the same enthusiasm, vision and demand for excellence that were trademarks of his stellar coaching career.
The 2007-08 season will mark Bertman’s final year as LSU athletics director. After his tenure ends on June 30, 2008, he will remain at LSU as athletics director emeritus through 2010, working as a vital fund-raiser for the university.
In six years as LSU’s director of athletics, Bertman has added to his impressive list of on-the-field achievements. Under his direction, LSU has enjoyed arguably the greatest athletics seasons in the history of the institution.
The 2006-07 season saw 12 LSU teams finish among the nation’s top 25, including a No. 3 final ranking for the football team and a fourth consecutive Final Four appearance by the women’s basketball squad. The LSU men’s and women’s track and field teams each finished No. 2 in the nation.
John Szefc, Head Baseball Coach, University
John Szefc became the seventh head in the 120-year history of the Maryland baseball program on July 18, 2012, after serving as the associate head coach at Kansas State for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Szefc (pronounced CHEF) comes to Maryland with a proven track record as a recruiter and hitting coach. He has served as recruiting coordinator at his last three stops, and as head coach, led Marist College to four conference championships and three NCAA Regional appearances in a seven-year stint from 1996-2002.
Assistant Coach, University
An accomplished, young pitching coach, Jim Belanger is in his first season at Maryland. Belanger was named to the Terrapin coaching staff on August 13, 2012. Belanger arrived in College Park after four seasons at Monmouth University. This past season, Belanger oversaw the development of Pat Light, who was named New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA) Pitcher of the Year and drafted 37th overall in the Major League Baseball Draft by the Boston Red Sox.
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University
Rob Vaughn is entering his first season as an assistant coach at Maryland. Vaughn was named to the coaching staff in August of 2012.
Vaughn, who will also serve as the recruiting coordinator, comes to Maryland after spending the past two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Kansas State, where he coached the catchers and was in charge of base-running instruction.
A native of Humble, Texas, Vaughn began his coaching career in 2010 after spending two seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization. Vaughn served as student assistant coach before being elevated to a volunteer assistant coach prior to the 2011 season. In that capacity, Vaughn worked with the catchers, served as the first base coach, assisted with hitting and pitching instruction and oversaw all on campus recruiting activities.
Assistant Coach, University
Matt Swope is in his first season as Director of Baseball Operations with the Terps. Swope was named to the post in August of 2012. "It's very important for our program to bring a guy like Matt back into the operations position," said head coach John Szefc. "Obviously, he's a very passionate guy about the University of Maryland and particularly Maryland baseball. He has the know-how to really help me on the operation end of things as far as doing a lot of important things behind the scenes. He's also very connected with our alumni and boosters. I think he'll really help to grow that area with him being an alumnus. You can't put a price on the advantage of having Matt back in our program."
Assistant Coach, UNC
Brandon Hall is Charlotte's Associate Head Coach
and in his tenth season with the 49ers coaching staff, his seventh
season as the team's recruiting coordinator. His main on-field
responsibilities are handling the pitching staff.
In his 13 seasons as an assistant at two different
schools, Hall's teams have won seven regular-season championships
and seven of his pitching staffs have been ranked nationally
in ERA, including the top spot in the nation in 2007 (with
a team 2.64 ERA). The 2011 squad finished 10th in the country
with a 2.81 ERA, while allowing the sixth-fewest hits per
nine innings (7.43) in the nation. A philosophy that is built
on development and efficiency has consistently prepared pitching
staffs to perform at extremely high levels.
Head Baseball Coach, Southern
enters his 23 rd season at the helm of the Southern University
Baseball Program. He took over the reign on “ The Bluff ” in
1985 and has compiled 658 – 346 -1 record.
His accomplishments include 13 Southwestern Athletic Conference
Coach of the Year Awards, 13 Conference Championships, 7 NCAA
Tournament appearances and 3 NCAA Play-In Tournament appearances.
Cador holds the distinction of being the first coach of a historically
black university to win a game in the NCAA Tournament. His 1987
Jaguars upset then No. 2 ranked Cal-State Fullerton, 1-0 in
South Region play.
Head Coach, Indiana
spending the last nine seasons at Miami (Ohio) University, Tracy
Smith has been named the Indiana head baseball coach, IU Athletics
Director Rick Greenspan announced today. Smith is the 23rd head
coach in school history and replaces Bob Morgan, who resigned
after 22 seasons on June 5.
nine seasons at Miami, Smith completely changed the fortunes
of the RedHawks after inheriting a 12-40 ballclub. Miami reached
the Mid-American Conference tournament nine times, including
six championship game appearances and the 2000 and 2005 championship
titles. Smith amassed a 317-220-1 (.589) career record and
a Mid-American Conference regular-season mark of 152-95 (.615).
He led the RedHawks to eight straight 30-win seasons, marking
only the second time in program history that Miami accomplished
that feat, and he finished his career in Oxford third on the
all-time wins list.
Head Coach, University
of Central Florida
Postseason experience can mean everything in
college baseball. Helping guide a program to Omaha takes a special
coach and an emotional voice. As UCF desires to return to the
NCAA Tournament and make its first run past the regionals, its
offseason search for the next leader in the dugout quickly came
to a halt when one man took center stage: Terry Rooney. Rooney
was officially selected as UCF's fifth head baseball coach on
June 12 in the baseball complex's Tradition Room. The press
conference took place in front of a packed media contingent,
showing that the city of Orlando and Knight fans everywhere
are hopeful the team can make it back to the dance in the near
future. Rooney has 12 years of experience as an assistant coach
at the Division I level, highlighted by two campaigns at LSU
from 2007-08. Serving as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator
under head coach Paul Mainieri, Rooney and the Tigers made a
remarkable run to the College World Series in 2008. Holding
a 23-16-1 record and a 6-11-1 mark in the SEC, LSU went on to
win 16-straight to end the regular season and cruised through
the conference tournament with a 4-0 record. It lost just one
game in the NCAA Tournament en route to Omaha, where it knocked
off Rice only to drop two contests to North Carolina."
Director of Baseball Operations, University
of Central Florida
Alex Guerra is in his first year serving as the
Director of Baseball Operations at UCF. He oversees the day-to-day
operations of the baseball team while serving under head coach
arrives in Orlando after spending three years at Radford University
where he was a member of the baseball team. A .311 career
hitter while with the Highlanders, Guerra finished with 11
homers, 94 RBI and a .947 fielding percentage while playing
all three infield positions.
of New York, Guerra grew up on Long Island with his parents,
Alex and Liliana and sister, Christina
Head Coach, Juniata University
Jesse Leonard, a 2006 Juniata graduate, returned
to his alma mater's baseball program to serve as head coach.
the Eagles' baseball squad is not entirely foreign to the once
standout Juniata left fielder. Upon graduating in 2006, Leonard
accepted a year-long assistant coaching position with the Eagles.
Prior to taking the coaching position at Juniata, Leonard was
named as Juniata College's director of public safety earlier
this summer. Leonard previously served as a first year area
coordinator at The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where
he was responsible for managing five first year student residence
halls housing nearly 600 students. Leonard, a two-sport athlete
during his time as an Eagle, earned spots in the Juniata record
books in both baseball and football. The two-time All-Middle
Atlantic Conference selection in football, is currently ranked
ninth in single season punting average with 38.0. In the baseball
record books, Leonard's name can be found ranked in the top
15 for career at bats with 438, single season doubles with 11,
and single season hits with 50. During his senior baseball campaign,
Leonard helped guide the Eagles to a 30-win season, the most
wins in Juniata baseball history. Leonard was also a member
on the 2004 Commonwealth Championship team, which earned the
Eagles an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament.
After earning his bachelor's in business and information technology,
Leonard continued his education at University of Akron where
he earned his master's in higher education administration. Leonard
resides in Huntingdon with his fiancé, Lauren Gates,
a 2007 Juniata graduate.
Assistant Coach, Butler
Dalton is in his first year as an assistant coach for the 2011-12
Bulldogs. He is primarily responsible for hitting and fielding
who played collegiate baseball at Huntington College in Indiana,
previously served as the head coach at Danville Area Community
College in Illinois and lead the Jaguars to a 31-win season
in 2010-11. Additionally, in 2008-09, he worked as a volunteer
assistant coach at Ball State University.
Assistant Coach, Delaware
Steinhorn enters his
first season as assistant baseball coach at UNCG after spending
the last two years at Delaware State University as the pitching
coach and recruiting coordinator.
2009 under Steinhorn, the Delaware State pitching staff enjoyed
newfound success on the mound. The pitching staff lowered
the overall team ERA 3.29 runs under the direction of Steinhorn,
while two of the pitchers received First-team All Mid-Eastern
Athletic Conference honors. One player in particular, Dan
Perkins, who was one of the all-conference performers, went
on to be named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Pitcher of
the Year. He was also drafted in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player
Draft by the Colorado Rockies, which was the first player
from Delaware State to be drafted since 2004.
to coach at Delaware State, Steinhorn served as the pitching
coach for the Allegany County Nitros in the New York Collegiate
Baseball League. He also coached one year at his alma mater
Edgewater High School in Orlando, Fla. At Edgewater he coached
seven players that signed NCAA Division I scholarships and
four players who were taken in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Steinhorn has also been an instructor for college camps and
showcases all over the country.
Assistant Coach, Georgetown
Wake Forest baseball player Grant Achilles joins Georgetown
with the Wake Forest staff after spending the last three years
at Western Carolina. After serving as an assistant coach in
2008, he was promoted to assistant head coach before the start
of the 2009 season.
During his two
seasons at WCU, Achilles helped the Catamounts to two winning
seasons, including a 35-22 mark in 2009. Along with his work
on the field, Achilles also coordinated and oversaw team travel.
Before his tenure at Western Carolina, Achilles spent a season
with the Charlotte baseball program, working with the 49er
catchers, assisting with the defense and hitters and also
serving as the first base coach. Achilles worked with all-Atlantic
10 catcher Kris Rochelle, who was drafted in the 22nd round
of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers.
Head Coach, Immaculata
Swift was introduced as the inaugural head coach of baseball
at Immaculata University on Friday, Oct. 17, as announced
by director of athletics, Patricia Canterino.
an exciting time for Immaculata University and the Athletic
Department as we continue to grow with the addition of a baseball
program,” Canterino said. “Patrick is a young
and energetic coach, who we feel will bring in talented student-athletes
to build a baseball tradition at Immaculata and further enhance
our athletic programs.”
Swift was chosen
to help build and lead Immaculata’s baseball program
that will begin play during the 2009-10 academic year, with
its first season of NCAA varsity competition in the spring
comes to Immaculata following a brief stint at York College.
Before his arrival at York, Swift was an assistant coach on
Division II Millersville University’s staff during 2008,
where he helped lead the Marauders to the Pennsylvania State
Athletic Conference (PSAC) East regular-season championship.
He served as both the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator
and also had responsibilities as the camp coordinator and
with organizing the budget.
Assistant Coach, UMBC
Liam Bowen was named volunteer assistant baseball coach
in September 2011. Bowen
comes to Baltimore after working as the pitching coach for Lincoln
Memorial for the 2011 season. The team’s ERA feel from
7.67 the year before to 5.42 in 2011. Before joining the Division
II school, Bowen worked at St. Mary’s College for four
seasons, where the team’s ERA dropped from 7.25 in 2006
to 4.60 in 2009.
has a great record as a pitching coach,” Mumma said.
“He comes highly recommended and will be a tremendous
help to our pitching staff. Plus he gets to return to the
area where he grew up, so it’s a great fit.” Bowen
earned a Bachelor’s degree in history from Macalester
College in Minnesota in 2006. He was named all-conference
and the team’s most valuable player in 2004.
Head Coach, Harvard
Bill Decker was introduced as the Joseph J. O'Donnell '67 Head Coach for Harvard Baseball on September 26, 2012. Decker, the 2008 ABCA National Coach of the Year, completed his 22nd season as head coach of the Trinity College (Conn.) baseball team in the spring of 2012. Trinity’s all-time winningest coach, he owns a 529-231 (.696) record while winning five conference championships and advancing to nine NCAA Tournament appearances and winning one national championship. In 2008, Decker led Trinity to a 45-1 mark en route to the school's first-ever NCAA Division III National title. After finishing the regular season undefeated, the Bantams ran their record streak to 44 games, which is the longest winning-streak in Division III history. The .978 winning percentage set a new NCAA record in any division in any sport. On top of being selected as the 2008 ABCA National Coach of the Year, Decker was also selected as the New England Coach of the Year in 1999, 2004, 2008 and 2009 as well as the New England Small College Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2009.
Assistant Coach, Harvard
Jeff Calcaterra was named as Harvard’s top assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator November 1, 2012. He most recently served as head coach at the University of Hartford from 2005 to 2011, winning 82 games. Prior to Hartford, Calcaterra spent 11 seasons as the full-time assistant coach at Indiana University. At Hartford, he recruited nine players that would find their ways into the program’s record books including Andy Drexel who played a record 208 games and had 59 doubles and 12 triples with the Hawks. Most notable among his recruiting capabilities, Calcaterra produced six America East All-Rookie team selections in his seven years.
Head Coach, Xavier
Scott Googins begins his fourth season as the
head coach for the Xavier baseball team. The 2008 campaign was
another record-breaking year for the Musketeers as XU built
upon the success of the 2007 season. The Musketeers made it
to the championship game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2008
for the first time in school history after winning the team's
second all-time A-10 regular season title. XU won a record-breaking
19 conference games last season and did not lose a single A-10
Assistant Coach, Xavier
Nick Otte joined the Xavier baseball staff in
July of 2009 after serving as an assistant at Miami (Ohio) for
three seasons. He will serve primarily as the pitching coach
for the Musketeers.
his time at Miami, Otte was responsible for overseeing the
progress and development of the outfielders. Additionally,
he designed and implemented a year-long speed development
program for the team as well as a strength and power program
for the pitching staff.
to his stint at Miami, Otte spent two years as the first assistant
at Georgetown College overseeing several aspects of the team.
He served as the recruiting coordinator, strength and conditioning
coordinator and pitching coach while also coordinating outfield
play and base running. Otte coached the Mid South Conference
and Region IX Player of the Year and in his second year lowered
the team ERA from 5.23 to 4.13.
Director of Baseball Operations, Western
Carolina head baseball coach Bobby Moranda today announced the
hiring of Alan Beck as an assistant baseball coach. Beck will
work primarily with the Catamount hitters, as well as serve
as the recruiting coordinator. Beck replaces Nick Mingione who
took a position with Mississippi State in mid-June after one
season on staff at WCU. It is the second-time that the Hudson,
N.C., native has coached in Cullowhee. He was on staff as a
graduate assistant for two seasons from 2004 and '05. "I am
extremely excited about the addition of Alan Beck to our coaching
staff," said Moranda, who is entering his second season as the
WCU head coach. "Alan was a great player during his playing
days in Cullowhee and has a great coaching background. He has
a tireless work ethic. I heard nothing but great things from
everyone I talked to about him." He added, "He is a perfect
fit to be our recruiting coordinator. As an alum that got it
done while at Western, Alan knows what it takes to play here
and will help us raise the bar for Catamount baseball both in
the classroom and on the field."
Head Coach, Radford
Raccuia - Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle
announced Tuesday afternoon that Radford alumnus Joe Raccuia
has been named as the Highlander's fifth head baseball coach.
"We are thrilled that we have found a Radford alumnus with the
background and experience to lead our baseball team,' Kyle said.
"His familiarity with our program and the Big South Conference
combined with his accomplishments at all levels of college baseball
will lay the foundation for unprecedented success for the Highlander
A 1995 Radford graduate, Raccuia replaces Lew Kent, who stepped
down following the 2007 season. Raccuia played for and coached
first stint at Concord lasted five seasons – three as
a player (2000-2002) and two as an assistant coach (2003-2004).
The Mountain Lions qualified for the WVIAC Tournament in all
five seasons and reached the championship game three times.
In 2001, Concord won the WVIAC title and a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
After Concord, Wright was an assistant coach at West Virginia
University from 2005-2007, working in all aspects of the Mountaineer
program, with an emphasis on pitching. Wright was Head Coach
of the Wilmington Sharks in the Coastal Plain League in 2006
and 2007 and most recently served as the lead instructor at
the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Baseball Facility in Bethesda, MD.
During his time in Maryland, Wright served as pitching coach
at The Georgetown Preparatory School and was part of the Milwaukee
Brewers’ scouting efforts in the Washington, DC area.
Head Coach, Bellarmine
On June 14, 2011 Matt Tyner was introduced
as the 17th coach in Bellarmine baseball history as he was charged
to take over the program for the departed Deron Spink. “Matt
is a great fit for Bellarmine University,” said Athletic
Director Scott Wiegandt, who is a former Bellarmine baseball
All-American as well as a former Bellarmine head coach. “He
has extensive experience at different levels of baseball, and
his enthusiasm is infectious, which will go a long way in building
a competitive, cohesive baseball team.”
Tyner comes to Bellarmine after most recently serving as
associate head coach for Butler University. A former professional
in the Orioles organization, Tyner has a wealth of coaching
experience at the collegiate, youth and camp levels. He completed
two different stints on the Butler staff and also coached
several youth baseball teams in the Indianapolis area, winning
back to back 17-under national titles when he was an assistant
coach for the Indiana Bulls. Also a veteran of multiple camps,
Tyner has owned and been lead instructor at camps in Indiana,
Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. The Bellarmine post
will be his first collegiate head coaching position. “I
really can't express in words how much this opportunity means
to me,” Tyner said. “I plan to hit the ground
running, and I can't wait to start working with my new team.
And by new team, I mean not just the players, but also my
fellow coaches and staff members. I'm also looking forward
to building strong relationships in the Louisville baseball
Head Coach, George
For the past 35 years, there have
been several constants at George Mason University: the enrollment
has increased yearly, there has been some sort of construction
on campus, and Bill Brown has been involved with the Patriot
After spending two years as a player and two years as an
assistant coach, Brown enters his 31st season as the head
coach at his alma mater. In that span, Brown has gone from
being the then-youngest Division I head coach in the nation
to the dean of coaches in the Colonial Athletic Association.
He has maintained the success he inherited with the program
and lifted it to new heights as the Patriots are an annual
contender for the CAA championship and a berth in the NCAA
Brown has been honored as CAA Coach of the
Year a record six times and has guided George Mason to some
of its greatest accomplishments. Since 1985, the Patriots
have won two CAA titles and finished second three other times,
and they have made six appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
George Mason also has posted at least 30 victories in a season
13 times in the last 25 years, including a school-record 42
wins and an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2009.
Mason was nationally-ranked for the first time in school history
that year, rising into the top 30 in both the National College
Baseball Writer's Association and Collegiate Baseball polls.
Assistant Coach, Fordham
Jimmy Jackson enters his first year at Fordham
University as the Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.
Jackson spent the past three years at Siena College, the
last two as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
In his years at Siena, the Saints brought in the two largest
recruiting classes in the history of the program. When promoted
to pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, the team increased
their win total by 12 games. The pitching staff also led the
conference in ERA in his first season as pitching coach and
finished second in the conference in year two. Jackson's staff
lowered their ERA by two full runs each season, and in 2011,
made it to the championship game of MAAC tournament. Before
taking over as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator,
Jackson was the volunteer assistant at Siena for one year.
He worked primarily with catchers and outfielders and assisted
with the hitters.
Assistant Coach, Indiana
Neal is in his second season as the Indiana baseball team's
pitching coach. Neal's impact on the Hoosier pitching staff
was immediate in 2006, as he helped All-Big Ten selection Doug
Fleenor post the lowest ERA by a Hoosier reliever in 10 years.
Indiana's pitching saw strong growth throughout the season,
as freshman Joe Vicini emerged as the team's go-to closer, posting
a 3.93 ERA and tallying three saves. Neal was also a key force
in seeing IU's ERA drop by more than six-tenths of a point in
the final month of the season. Neal joined the Hoosiers after
serving as the pitching coach under IU head coach Tracy Smith
at Miami in 2005. That season, Neal guided Miami's staff to
a 3.33 ERA, the 16th-best mark in the nation, as the team earned
a trip to the NCAA Tournament and matched a school record with
45 victories (45-18 overall). The team's top three starters
compiled a 26-3 mark, including a sparkling 2.77 ERA, with Keith
Weiser earning a spot on the Mid-American Conference's (MAC)
first team, while John Ely and Graham Taylor secured second
Assistant Head Coach, Manatee
Hill II is in his 9th year as an assistant coach at Manatee
Community College. A 1990 graduate of MCC, Coach Hill played
in the Lancer baseball program from 1988 to 1990. He was named
to the 1988 All-State Academic team and the 1990 All-State Tournament
Assistant Coach, Manatee
Batson graduated from Bradenton Christian High school in 1983
after helping the Panthers to a district championship in 1981
and back-to-back Bay Conference championships in 1981 and 1982.
He played his college baseball at Montreat-Anderson College
and the University of Charleston and graduated from Charleston
with a bachelor of arts degree in Mass Communication in 1987.
Coach Batson has been an assistant coach at Sarasota Cardinal
Mooney and Bradenton Southeast high schools and head coach
of the Manatee HEAT. He led the HEAT to district runner-up
finishes in 2005 and 2006.
Assistant Coach, Hillsborough
Locks is the newest addition to the coaching staff at HCC. He
brings twelve years of coaching experience to the Hawks baseball
program, and is currently the public relations manager, as well
as the new player recruiter for the Hawks. Locks is a 1997 graduate
of Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee, with a degree
in English Telecommunications. He played parts of three seasons
for the Pioneer Baseball Program. He was part of a Tennessee-Virginia
Athletic Conference Championship Team as a sophomore that finished
34-13 and was runner-up in NAIA regional play.
Head Coach, Virginia
Over the past seven seasons, the VMI baseball program has enjoyed
unprecedented success. Winning games against top-10 teams, receiving
national rankings and being regarded as one of the top programs
in the state and in the region are now attributes of a program
built under head coach Marlin Ikenberry.
concluded his seventh season, 2010, at the helm of the program
as the winningest coach in the history of VMI Baseball. In
recent years, the Keydets posted three consecutive winning
seasons for the first time in 52 years, defeated a ranked
team for four straight years, and in 2010, earned VMI's first
win over a top-ranked team in Institute history, beating #1
Virginia at Gray-Minor Stadium. This year's team set new school
records for batting average (.325), slugging percentage (.529),
hits (629), runs (414), doubles (133), home runs (78), RBIs
(390), at bats (1933) and total bases (1022).
On the mound, the
staff’s 441 strikeouts were tied for the most in school
history, while the team’s 8.26 strikeouts per nine innings
rate is the third-best. In addition, the 11 saves the team
posted is tied for fourth on the list and the 3.46 walks per
nine innings rate comes in seventh. Finally, the team’s
ERA (5.43) ranks ninth in the Alumnium Bat Era.
was named head coach on July 22, 2003, being promoted to the
top spot in the program after former head coach Tom Slater
departed VMI in the summer of 2003 to accept a coaching position
at the University of Florida.
Associate Head Coach, University
Kevin McMullan has been promoted to the position of associate
head baseball coach, following three seasons as the Cavalier
hitting coach and recruiting coordinator. McMullan's duties
will remain the same on head coach Brian O'Connor's staff.
"Our baseball program is very fortunate to have been able to
maintain consistency in our coaching staff," O'Connor said.
"Kevin (McMullan) and assistant coach Karl Kuhn have both done
a great job on the field and in recruiting. As recruiting coordinator,
Kevin has done an outstanding job in attracting talented players
who are the right fit for UVa."
In three years, McMullan has helped Virginia rise to one of
the top teams in the nation. The Cavaliers have advanced to
three straight NCAA Regionals. Virginia has had three-straight
40-win seasons including registering a school record 47 wins
and 21 conference wins in earning the program's highest ranking
at No. 5. The 2006 team set school records in total hits (687)
and RBIs (416) and total bases (928). The Cavaliers scored the
second-most runs (464) and had the second-most stolen bases
(115) and doubles (122) in program history, while ranking in
the top 20 nationally in batting avg. (.322) last season.
"The success we have experienced at UVa in the past three years
has a lot to do with Kevin's efforts on the field and in our
recruiting," O'Connor said.
Head Coach, Towson
May, Mike Gottlieb reached another significant milestone in
his college coaching career. When the Tigers beat Drexel on
4, he became the first Towson coach to win 400 games in any
His 400th career win was one of many highlights as the Tigers
posted their fourth winning season in the last five years with
a 28-25 record. Last year, the Tigers finished fifth in their
second season in the rugged Colonial Athletic Association, a
league that sent two teams to the NCAA Tournament. Towson qualified
for the CAA Tournament for the first time, finishing the league
schedule with an 11-9 record.
Assistant Baseball Coach, Virginia
Palumbo, who was named assistant baseball coach on July 13,
2011, enters his first season at VCU. Palumbo joins the Rams
after spending the previous three years at the University of
Central Florida and will focus primarily on fielding and hitting
instruction, while assisting in the program's recruiting efforts.
In 2011, Palumbo helped guide UCF to a 39-23 record –
its best since 2005 – and its first trip to the NCAA Tournament
in seven years with a No. 2 seed in the Tallahassee Regional.
The Knights also posted their best Conference USA finish (fourth)
since joining the league in 2006. "We are very excited
to welcome Jeff as a member of our baseball program," said
Keyes. "He's done an outstanding job during his six years
as an assistant and he's proven to be one of the game's bright
young coaches. He knows the league well having played and coached
at George Mason in the early 2000's, and he'll be a great addition
to our program."
Regarded as one of the top fielding coaches in the country,
Palumbo's 2011 UCF squad shattered the school's single-season
record with a .978 fielding percentage, committing only 53
errors in 62 games. Behind strong defense, including a stretch
of eight-straight games without recording an error, the Knights
posted two wins each over Florida, Stetson and Rice, in addition
to victories against Florida State and Alabama. Palumbo has
been outstanding on the recruiting trail during his time as
an assistant coach. Under the direction of first-year skipper
Terry Rooney in 2009, Palumbo and the Knights put together
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper 's fourth-ranked recruiting
class and followed with the nation's 20th-best class heading
into the 2011 season. Those rankings were the highest-ever
in program history.
Head Coach, Chesapeake
starting his 10th season with the Skipjacks, led Chesapeake
to its first 20-win season in 2001, first 25-win season in 2003,
and first 40-win season in 2005. That 2005 squad became the
first Chesapeake baseball team to win region and district titles,
advance to the NJCAA Division II World Series, and win a World
Series game on the way to a fifth-place national finish."We
feel like we’ve built a solid foundation for the baseball program,"
said Szymanski, who has compiled a 236-177-5 record with the
Skipjacks. ""We’ve been in the playoffs every year and we’ve
been competitive with almost every team. We really feel like
we’re headed in the right direction." Winning has almost become
expected under Szymanski, who has guided the program to six
straight 25-win seasons and four consecutive 30-win campaigns.
Chesapeake finished 32-18-1 in 2008, winning a school-record
21 conference games and reaching the NJCAA Division I Region
XX Final Four for the first time in its two seasons since moving
up to Division I.
Assistant/Pitching Coach, Virginia
Stiffler joins the Black and Gold’s coaching staff this season
and will serve as the Rams’ pitching coach, as well as coordinating
the recruiting for the VCU program.
A native of Somerset, Pa., Stiffler was an assistant coach for
the past five seasons at his alma mater, George Mason. His impact
was felt immediatley as Mason’s pitching staff lowered their
ERA each year he was there. The Patriot pitchers had a team
ERA of 4.73 in 2002, 4.16 in 2004 and 4.03 in 2005, the third-lowest
in school history.
the head baseball coach at Dundalk Community College for four
years, Scott Roane is starting his first season as an assistant
baseball coach for the Tigers.
A Baltimore native who graduated from Davis & Elkins College
in 1995, Roane led Dundalk to an impressive 116-69 record in his
four seasons as head coach. The Lions had four consecutive winning
seasons under his direction, including a 34-14 mark in 2003 when
they finished fourth in Region 22.
Coach, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
John O'Neil is entering his second year as an assistant coach with the Hawks.
His first season in Princess Anne in 2012, the Hawks improved their winning percentage overall and in the MEAC, including a third-place finish in the conference tournament. Seven of UMES's regular starters in the lineup, including three sophomores and two newcomers, hit over .265, improved from just three the year before, helping the Hawks to their second-best win total since 1996.
O'Neil comes to UMES with multiple years of collegiate coaching experience. Most recently he spent the 2011 season in Philadelphia as the assistant coach with the University of the Sciences. In that one year, O'Neil helped the team to its best conference finish, first postseason appearance, and their first conference tournament victory for the school. In the two seasons prior to that, he coached at his alma mater, Colby-Sawyer College, assisting the Chargers to a post-season appearance in 2009. He has coached five all-conference student-athletes and two all-region performers within that time frame.
Prince, a two-time semifinalist for the prestigious Johnny Bench
Award and two-time all-ACC catcher at Georgia Tech, has joined
the Yellow Jacket baseball staff as an assistant coach, head
coach Danny Hall announced Tuesday, July 10, 2007.
Prince, who spent
last season as an assistant coach at Indiana where he directed
the Hoosiers' hitters and catchers, will serve in the same
capacity at Georgia Tech. "We are excited to have Bryan join
the staff," said Hall. "He was a great player on a lot of
great teams for us at Georgia Tech, and I think that he will
be a huge asset for us as a coach because he is a Tech graduate
who also played professional baseball.
completing just his first season at the helm of the Navy baseball
team, Paul Kostacopoulos' work in progressively rebuilding a
program that has won over 60 percent in its 111-year history
can easily be seen.
Inheriting a team
that won only 12 games in 2005, Kostacopoulos engineered a
team that went 32-21-1 in 2006, the second-highest win total
in school history and most by a first-year Navy skipper. The
20 victories over the previous season's mark ranks as the
best turnaround in school history and tied for the largest
win-improvement in Patriot League history. Navy's 24 victories
in non-league contests also established a school record last
Head Coach, University
of Maryland, Baltimore County
Bob Mumma has been promoted to head baseball
coach at UMBC, Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown announced
“Bob Mumma bleeds black and gold,” Dr. Brown
said. “He was an outstanding student-athlete for the
Retrievers, earning All-Conference honors and national recognition
as an Academic All-American. After playing professionally
in the White Sox organization, he came back to UMBC and has
been a dedicated assistant coach. He deserves an opportunity
to skipper the Retrievers. I am looking forward to seeing
him lead our baseball program back to prominence.”
After a stellar collegiate career at UMBC and two seasons
of professional baseball, Mumma returned to his alma mater
in the fall of 1996 and has served as the Retrievers’
assistant baseball coach for the past 15 seasons. Mumma succeeds
John Jancuska, who coached the Retrievers from 1978-2011.
Tom Rider (1967-75) and Hal Sparks (1976-77) are the only
other coaches to pilot the UMBC baseball team in the program’s
45 years of varsity competition.
Head Baseball Coach, Salisbury
Doug Fleetwood, now in his seventh season as head coach of the Salisbury University baseball team, has added to the rich tradition of the program by taking the Sea Gulls to six NCAA Tournaments which includes two NCAA South Regional titles and two trips to the NCAA Division III World Series. In addition, Fleetwood has guided his teams to four Capital Athletic Conference championships and recorded at least 30-wins in five of his first six seasons. Through his first six seasons, Fleetwood has accumulated a combined record of 196-71-6.
Head Baseball Coach, Hampden-Sydney
Kinne has been coaching collegiate baseball since 1994 as both
a head and assistant coach. As Head Coach at New Hampshire
Technical Institute, Kinne led the Capitols to the NNESCC title
in 1995. He also served as an Assistant Coach at Charleston
Southern University, VMI, Washington and Lee, and Mary Washington
College. Currently Kinne is in his second year as Head
Coach at Hampden-Sydney. He led the Tigers to their best
season since 1991, finishing third at the ODAC Tournament.
Head Baseball Coach, University
of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Maryland Eastern Shore's (UMES) Acting Director
of Athletics, Keith Davidson announced today the hiring of William
Gardner as the new skipper of the Hawks' Baseball Program. "It
is a very exciting day," said Davidson when announcing the new
coach. "Coach Gardner comes to us with a wealth of experience,
not only in baseball but in athletic administration. He also
knows the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the local
area; he is familiar with our program and the challenges we
face. We think that we couldn't have found a better fit." "I
am extremely excited about this opportunity and looking forward
to the challenge," Gardner said. "I am familiar with this area,
conference and I have been at HBCUs. I think a lot of the challenges
presented here are not new to me and there will be a short learning
curve, which will enable me to hit the ground running."
Prior to his arrival at Delaware State, Gardner held posts as
the Director of Athletics and Associate Head Baseball Coach
at Anne Arundel Community College where his Pioneer squad tallied
a 62-65 record from 2001-2003. Gardner is no stranger to Head
Coaching duties, serving as Head Baseball Coach and Compliance
Coordinator at Bowie State University from 1998-2001. Gardner
tallied 51 wins in three seasons there with his most successful
season coming in 2001 with a 26-22 mark. His career head coaching
mark stands at 51-70.
Assistant Baseball Coach, USC
USC Aiken head baseball
coach Kenny Thomas announced the addition of Jason Walck as
an assistant coach on Saturday, July 3, 2010.
Walck has spent the last three seasons as a member of the
New Orleans coaching staff. For his final two seasons with
the Privateers, Walck served as the first base coach and worked
with the hitters and outfielders. He was also used as a batting
practice pitcher, while also handling various gameday responsibilities.
This summer Walck is working as an assistant coach of the
Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League. In the summer
of 2009, Walck coached the Silver Springs Thunderbolts in
the Cal Ripken Collegiate League.
Prior to joining the staff at UNO, Walck worked with the
Mid-Maryland Red Sox and as an assistant coach at Reservoir
High School in Columbia, Md.
Head Baseball Coach, Marshall
University Director of Athletics Bob Marcum has announced the
hiring of Jeff Waggoner as the Thundering Herd's new head baseball
coach. Waggoner, an Alliance, Ohio native, spent the last two
seasons as an assistant coach with the nationally-ranked North
Carolina State University baseball team. "Marshall is a great
fit academically and athletically," Waggoner, 30, said. "That
is what attracted me to this job more than anything. I am excited
about the future of this program and I am in the mix of hiring
some great coaches."
"It is great to have someone of his caliber to head our baseball
program," said Marcum. "I'd like to thank our screening committee
(Beatrice Crane Banford, Sam Stanley, Jack Cook, and Dave Robinson)
who assisted me in this process." While with the Wolfpack, Waggoner
was a part of two N.C. State teams that had a combined record
of 81-41 and played in two NCAA Tournaments. In 2006, N.C. State
finished second in the ACC Tournament and was runner up in the
NCAA Austin Regional. The Wolfpack ranked as high as seventh
in the nation last season while finishing third nationally in
hitting (.333) and second in the ACC in fielding percentage
Assistant Baseball Coach, Radford
Kyle Werman, a
former George Mason assistant coach and standout player at Virginia,
was named assistant baseball coach at Radford University by
head coach Joe Raccuia on Tuesday.
Werman, whose primary on-field assignments will be working
with Radford hitters and coaching third base, will assist
in all aspects of the Highlander program, including recruiting
and the team’s day-to-day operations. “This is
a great opportunity and I’m excited about where this
program is headed,” Werman said. “My philosophies
about player development and how to play the game offensively
fit in well with where this program is going. Radford offers
a lot, in terms of its baseball program and university, and
we have a chance to make a lasting mark in the Big South.”
Werman comes to Radford after two years as the hitting coach
under Bill Brown at George Mason. Werman was part of a Patriot
team that advanced to NCAA Regional play in 2009, and his
offensive coaching abilities helped four Mason position players
become MLB First-Year Player Draft picks, including Scott
Krieger, Chris Henderson and Justin Bour in 2009, and Ryan
Soares in 2010.
“Kyle’s offensive philosophy and knowledge of
the game make him a great hire for Radford University,”
Raccuia said. “We share a similar vision when it comes
to the hit-and-run and putting pressure on other teams defensively,
and he believes in what we’re doing as a program. In
addition, he’s helped teams that he’s coached
at George Mason and Virginia advance to Regional play.”
Assistant Baseball Coach, West
Sherald enters his fourth season with the Mountaineer baseball
program and serves as the hitting coach, while also working
with the catchers and assisting with recruiting for WVU. Sherald
also serves as the bench coach on game days. Sherald has had
great success at West Virginia where his hitters have dominated
BIG EAST statistics and have been among the best in Division
I. Sherald came from Lamar University where he served as an
assistant coach for three seasons. At Lamar, Sherald worked
primarily with the catchers and pitchers. He assisted the Lamar
pitching staff to three consecutive Top 25 rankings in ERA,
including sixth-best in the nation in 2004.
Assistant Baseball Coach, Shenandoah
The newest member of the SU baseball staff is Baltimore, Md.
native Bruce Cameron. Cameron came to Shenandoah University
in July 2008 after spending the past 11 years as an assistant
coach at West Virginia University.
Assistant Baseball Coach, Pennsylvania
Folmar begins his first year as an assistant coach at Penn State
after spending the last four seasons as an assistant coach at
his alma mater, Old Dominion University. At Penn State, he will
be responsible for coaching the infielders, recruiting, and
assisting with the day-to-day operations of the program.
While Folmar was at Old Dominion from 2002-05, he assisted the
team’s hitting coach and was also responsible for coaching the
team’s infielders and catchers while also assisting with recruiting.
He was also the third base coach for one season and was the
first base coach for three years. Folmar also served as ODU’s
Head Baseball Coach, St.
Mary's College, Maryland
2009 season marks Lew Jenkins' 15th season at the helm of the
Seahawk baseball team. His overall record of 249-239-3 includes
four 20-win seasons such as the 21-17-1 mark posted during the
2004 campaign. The Seahawks had three consecutive 20-win seasons
from 1998-2000 under Jenkins' tutelage, marking the first three
ever such seasons in the program's history. The 26-7 mark in
1999 set team records for most wins and best winning percentage.
Jenkins is probably best known for his 25 years as head coach
of Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland, where he
won 326 games, No. 1 on the state's all-time list at the time
of his retirement. He left Surrattsville after the 1993 season
with a lifetime winning percentage of .718. After the state
playoff system took effect in 1975, his teams qualified for
postseason play 18 straight years. Jenkins won 11 Prince George's
County titles at a time when that area was considered a hotbed
of baseball talent. During his 40+ year coaching career, he
has notched almost 600 wins between his high school and college
coaching days. After his retirement from high school coaching,
Jenkins spent three seasons as an assistant at two of the premier
Division I programs in the region, Georgetown and George Washington
Universities. Several players from those teams went on to play
professional baseball. He also coached the United States Junior
National Team for four years.
Assistant Coach, St.
Mary's College, Maryland
Kenny Bean returns to the Seahawk coaching
staff for his fifth season in 2012 and will continue to focus
his attention on the hitters.
Head Baseball Coach, Catholic
Coach Ross Natoli, in his 20th season at Catholic University,
has built the Cardinals into one of the most respected and competitive
NCAA Division III programs in the East. He has led CUA to 20
or more victories eight times in the past 12 years and in 2003
picked up his 300th career victory.
Under Natoli's direction, the Cardinals’ on-field personality
reflects his own philosophy that perseverance, team unity and
commitment form the foundation for a successful program. He
continues to strive to develop his teams with the goal of being
consistent contenders for NCAA tournament play in the future.
A native Washingtonian, Natoli was a standout outfielder at
cross-town rival George Washington University, from which he
earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1981. After
playing for two teams that advanced to the NCAA Division I Tournament
(1977, 1979), he served as the Colonials’ topassistant coach
from 1981-1984. He became the Cards' head coach in the fall
of 1985, and is also widely recognized for founding and directing
the highly regarded Catholic University Instructional Baseball
Camps & Clinics for youth in the Washington metropolitan area.
Head Baseball Coach, York
Saikia enters his 19th year as Head Baseball Coach at York College
of Pennsylvania. Faced with the challenge of rebuilding York's
once powerful baseball program, Saikia began his career in 1988
with 14 straight losses and a hard-to-swallow first-year mark
of 8-26. Three years later, the Spartans won the Capital Athletic
Conference Championship and made their first trip to the NCAA
in eight years. As the number one seed in the Mid-Atlantic region,
York finished the campaign with a then school-record 28 wins
in 39 games.
Saikia's 1992 squad earned another trip to the NCAA tournament
with a 27 win season while the skipper earned Capital Athletic
Conference Coach of the Year honors. After a two-year absence,
the Spartans returned to the NCAA Tournament in both 1995 and
1996. The 1996 season also included York’s second Capital Athletic
Conference championship and Saikia's second Coach of the Year
selection. The Spartans capture their third CAC Championship
in 1999 and Saikia earned his third Conference Coach of the
Head Baseball Coach, Frostburg
brings with him a great deal of experience coaching the game
of baseball including a solid background within the state of
Maryland. He comes to Frostburg after serving as the Director
of Recruiting for the Baseball Factory in Columbia, Md. since
July 2006. While there, he helped place kids with colleges and
universities all across the country. Robertson served as the
head coach at NCAA Division I Coppin State from 2002 through
2006. He is the all-time leader in winning percentage, second
all-time in both CSU wins (64) and MEAC wins (30). He also holds
the school record for victories in a single-season (21). In
2005, he was selected as the MEAC Coach of the Year after posting
a 10-7 league record.
Assistant Coach, MIT
Carroll was named the MIT pitching coach in January of 2010.
No stranger to northeast baseball, he had previously been an
assistant coach at UMass-Boston, Salem Community College and
Harvard University. At UMass-Boston, Carroll helped the Beacons
to their first winning record in school history in 2002. At
Salem, both of Carroll’s pitching staffs finished the
year with earned run averages under four. In 2007, Harvard’s
pitching staff led the Ivy League by nearly a full run, and
this past spring, the Engineers finished with a team ERA of
4.62, good for 54th in the country out of 359 Division-III teams.
Carroll has also gained experience through summer baseball,
coaching in three of the most prestigious leagues in the country.
From 2002-2005 he was the pitching coach of the Mill City All
Americans of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, working
under current MIT assistant coach Chip Forrest. In 2007, Carroll
served as an assistant coach with the Wareham Gatemen of the
Cape Cod Baseball League, and in 2008, he served as the Head
Coach of the Bennington Bombers of the New York Collegiate League.
Assistant Baseball Coach, Duke University
Josh Jordan was named an assistant coach in June 2012. Jordan will work with the team’s catchers and outfielders while serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator. Jordan will also be involved in teaching both hitting and base running. Jordan joins the Blue Devils after spending six seasons as an assistant coach under head coach Chris Pollard at Appalachian State. With the Mountaineers, his responsibilities included working primarily with ASU’s catchers and outfielders as well as serving as the team’s first-base coach. In Jordan’s tenure in Boone, Appalachian State won 210 games as the Mountaineers secured six straight 30-win seasons.
Assistant Baseball Coach, Furman University
Mike Ranson is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Furman Paladins. Ranson, who will serve as pitching coach, came to Furman after serving two seasons as pitching coach/recruiting coordinator at the University of Delaware. "We are thrilled with the addition of Mike Ranson to our staff," said Smith when announcing Ranson' addition to the staff this summer. "Mike has quality experience and an impressive track record of success at the Division I level. He's also a great teacher of the game and top notch recruiter." In two seasons at Delaware Ranson helped guide the Blue Hens to winning campaigns, going 27-26 and finishing fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in 2011 before posting a 31-27 mark and third place regular season finish this past spring. The 2012 campaign saw the Blue Hens win four games in the CAA Tournament and advance to the championship game before dropping a 10-8 decision to top-seed UNC Wilmington.
Assistant Baseball Coach, College of Charleston
Monte Lee has finished his fourth season as head coach at the College of Charleston. Lee, a former College of Charleston standout and South Carolina assistant coach, was named the Cougars' head coach on July 3, 2008.
Lee joined the Cougars after spending the six seasons as an assistant at South Carolina under head coach Ray Tanner. He served as the Gamecocks' recruiting coordinator in his last season. "Our goal is going to be to win the Southern Conference championship on an annual basis," says Lee. "We want to reach the NCAA Tournament and ultimately play in the College World Series."
Assistant Baseball Coach, King College
In just one season the effects of Luke Howard’s teachings to the King Tornado pitching staff have become evident after the Scarlet and Navy achieved 30 wins and advanced to the conference postseason tournament, largely behind the Tornado’s arms. Howard begins his second season with King serving as the team’s pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. Despite the loss of the team’s ace from 2011, Howard helped mold a three-armed machine that accounted for 22 of the team’s 30 wins last season. He helped Cory Rhoades become the Tornado’s No. 1 hurler, leading the team in wins (9), earned run average (3.09), and strikeouts (74) en route to achieving All-Conference honors. Rhodes was second in the conference in overall wins and third in strikeouts while posting numbers across the board that were personal improvements for the sophomore. Howard also groomed lefty Reiss Stanley into a full-time starter while turning Wes Houser into a threat from the bump at any point in the game with his seven wins, two saves, and three complete games while leading the team and finishing second in the league in innings pitched (98.0).
Assistant Baseball Coach, Widener University
Dewey Oriente enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Pride. Along with being the Recruiting Coordinator, he also serves as the hitting coach and works with the outfielders and corner infielders. Oriente competed four years for Saint Joseph’s, being named all-region and Honorable Mention All-Atlantic 10 Conference in 2009. He also was picked to the Philadelphia Big Five All-Academic Team. Oriente also was tabbed first team All-Big Five in 2009 and 2010 as well as second team All-Atlantic 10 in 2010. Oriente in the summer of 2009 competed for the Kutztown Rockies of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. He presently is an instructor and coach for MapleZone Sports and Fitness Complex. He also was worked with Nexxt Level Sports and the Delaware Valley Youth Athletic Association as a coach and camp coordinator. Oriente graduated Saint Joseph’s in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Finance.
Assistant Baseball Coach, Stevens Institute of Technology
Hired on September 15, 2009, Corey Paluga enters his third season as an assistant coach for the Stevens Institute of Technology baseball team. Paluga, who served as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater Lynchburg College, will work primarily with catchers, outfielders and hitters, while serving as the team's recruiting coordinator. In 2012, Paluga helped Stevens post a 24-18 record, a ten-win improvement from the previous season. Stevens was named the No. 1 seed in the six-team ECAC Metro Tournament and advanced all the way to the tournament's championship game where the Ducks lost 2-1 in extra innings. During the year, Stevens tallied seven wins against regionally ranked teams including triumphs over Ithaca College, St. John Fisher College, Ramapo College and Farmingdale State College, all of which competed in the 2012 NCAA tournament. Stevens' strength of schedule was rated as the 35th most difficult in the nation amongst 371 teams.
Head Baseball Coach, Stevenson University
Tawney enters his eleventh season as the head baseball coach at Stevenson in 2013. During his tenure, Stevenson has amassed two NEAC regular season championships, three second place finishes in the NEAC conference tournament and two in the CAC.
In addition, numerous players have earned both conference and regional recognition. In their six seasons in the CAC, the Mustangs totaled 116 wins, appeared in two championship games, had 13 All-CAC selections and two CoSIDA All-Americans. This past season, the Mustangs totaled a 21-21-2 record while finishing second in the CAC Baseball Championship. Four players were named to the All-CAC team, including seniors Justin Anderson and Tony Prescott who were named to the All-CAC first team while also becoming the second and third CoSIDA All-Americans at Stevenson in its 17-year history. Anderson became the all-time career hits leader while Prescott broke the record for home runs in a season with 11.
Head Baseball Coach, Harford Community College
With head coach Tom Eller at the helm of the Harford baseball team, the Fighting Owls have soared to new heights. Under the guidance of the five-year head coach, Harford has recorded its most successful campaigns in program history in back-to-back years, capped by the record-breaking 44-win 2011 season. This past season, Eller amassed his 100th career victory while clinching the regular-season NJCAA Region XX title and the school’s first-ever top seed in the regional tournament. For his efforts, Eller was rewarded with the 2011 MDJUCO Coaches’ Association Co-Coach of the Year.
Assistant Baseball Coach, Millersville University
Nolan Neiman enters his second season as Millersville's recruiting coordinator and assistant coach in 2013. In his first season, he oversaw the Marauders' baserunning, which improved from 1.3 steals per game to 1.6 per game in 2012. The Marauders ranked third in the PSAC in steals. Neiman boasts an extensive and impressive resume, coaching and developing players at the highest level of college baseball. Prior to his arrival at Millersville, he served two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland. Neiman’s responsibilities included coaching the catchers and hitters, coaching third base on game days and assisting with the day-to-day operations of the team. He arrived in College Park after spending the 2009 season as the assistant coach at the Florida Gulf Coast University, where he helped guide the Eagles to a 36-18 overall record.
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Head Baseball Coach, Chowan University
Taylor Furlough is in his second season as Head Baseball Coach for the Hawks. In his first season Furlough led the Hawks to a 25-23 record. He has been an assistant coach for the past four seasons. In Furlough's first season as assistant coach (2008), he helped the Hawks to the most successful season in program history after posting a 36-20 record. That season, Chowan garnered a NCCAA South Region Championship and finished in fourth place at the NCCAA National Championship Tournament. In 2011, Furlough helped Chowan gain their sixth winning season in the last seven years. Furlough worked with the Hawks pitching staff and helped produce All-CIAA performers Brett Garrett, Ryan Moore, and John DesChamps in 2011.
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