Jerry Wargo - Camp Director
  Bobby Clark - Associate Camp Director
  Tommy Breen - Associate Camp Director

  Dan Canevari - Director of Baseball Operations
  Joanne Wargo - Director of Administration
  Allen Haines - Director of Public Relations


Tom Walter, Head Baseball Coach, Wake Forest University
Tom Walter, who returned the New Orleans baseball program to national prominence after the school was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, is now in his fourth season at the helm of the Wake Forest baseball program.

Walter was named head baseball coach at Wake Forest on June 16, 2009. During his first three seasons leading the Demon Deacons, Walter has recorded a 76-92 overall record. In just his second season with the team (2011), he guided the Deacs back to the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2008 after finishing the conference schedule with a 15-15 record. He then led Wake Forest to a winning record in 2012 at 33-24, including a return trip to the ACC Tournament where the Deacs defeated NC State, 7-3.


John Szefc, Head Baseball Coach, University of Maryland
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.


Jim Belanger
Assistant Coach, University of Maryland

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.


Rob Vaughn
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Maryland

Dan 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.


Matt Swope
Assistant Coach, University of Maryland

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."


Brandon Hall
Assistant Coach, UNC Charlotte

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.


Roger Cador
Head Baseball Coach, Southern University

Roger Cador enters his 30th season at the helm of the Southern University baseball program. He took over the reign "on the Bluff "in 1985 and has compiled a 850-488-1 record. His accomplishments include 14 Southwestern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year awards, 14 conference championships, eight NCAA tournament appearances and three 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.


Dan Canevari
Assistant Baseball Coach, Southern University


Former LSU pitching coach Dan Canevari has been named Assistant Baseball Coach at Southern University. He will handle recruiting and the pitching staff for Coach Roger Cador. Prior to Southern, Canevari served for the past 4 years as Head Baseball Coach at Episcopal High School. While at Episcopal, the Knights appeared in the post-season all 4 seasons, advancing to the Regional championship game in both 2011 and 2014. Canevari was the head coach at Southeastern Louisiana from 2003-05. While at SLU, Canevari’s 2005 team set many school records, as they won the first Southland Conference Tournament games in school history. Canevari also recruited and coached present Major Leaguers Steve Clevenger of the Baltimore Orioles and Wade Miley of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Canevari returned to LSU as an assistant to athletics director Skip Bertman from 2005-2009. During that time he was involved in fundraising for the department, as well as fundraising and design for the New Alex Box Stadium. He also created the on-line auction website for the athletics department.

Matt Reynolds
Head Baseball Coach, Washington College


Matt Reynolds was named head baseball coach at Washington College in July 2014. Prior to arriving in Chestertown, Reynolds spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at the United States Naval Academy. While at Navy, Reynolds focused on hitting as well as infield and outfield defense and also coached third base. He coached a Patriot League Rookie of the Year and a Patriot League Player of the Year and a number of All-Patriot League players and Major League Baseball draft picks. With Reynolds providing hitting instruction, the Midshipmen set a number of offensive team records and top 10 all-time team totals during his tenure. In his first season, the Midshipmen broke school records for hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, and total bases. His most recent hitters have been especially disciplined at the plate as Navy led the Patriot League in walks drawn and fewest strikeouts in both 2013 and 2014.

Dustin Pease
Assistant Head Baseball Coach, Mount Saint Mary's University


Dustin Pease will return to his alma mater as an assistant baseball coach beginning with the 2014 season after playing seven years of professional baseball. The 2007 Mount graduate left his mark as one of the best pitchers to ever play for the Mountaineers and currently holds career records for wins (31), strikeouts (304), innings pitched (347.0) and shutouts (three). The lefty from Baltimore worked his way up the ranks from Independent leagues and caught on with the San Diego Padres organization. Before his retirement in 2013, Pease played for the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League in 2007-08. He went on to suit up for the Windy City ThunderBolts, Wichita Wingnuts and York Revolution before playing with the Lake Elsinore Storm, the Padres' Class A-Advanced team, in 2011.

Tracy Smith
Head Coach, Arizona State University

Tracy Smith was hired as the fifth head baseball coach in program history on June 24, 2014. Smith earned National Coach of the Year honors and was a unanimous choice for Big Ten Coach of the Year after he led IU to the school's only College World Series appearance in 2013. “His accomplishments and accolades on the field speak for themselves, and his career has been defined by class, dignity and integrity,” Anderson said. "He will be a great fit within the ASU family, our baseball community and our current student-athletes, and we can’t wait for the new era of Sun Devil Baseball to begin under Tracy's guidance.” Smith comes to Tempe with 18 years of experience as a collegiate head coach, including nine at Miami University (Ohio) and nine at IU, where he was two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year. He led both programs to a pair of NCAA Regional appearances and has more than 600 career victories.


C.J. Rhodes
Assistant Coach, Randolph Macon College

C.J. Rhodes enters his third season as an Assistant Baseball Coach / Recruiting Coordinator at Randolph-Macon College. Rhodes serves as the lead assistant for Ray Hedrick, who just completed his tenth year with R-MC. Rhodes leads all recruiting efforts, while assisting Hedrick in all phases of the Yellow Jacket program including on-the-field instruction, strength & conditioning, academic affairs as well as Jacket Diamond Camps. Rhodes came to Ashland after spending two years on Paul Keyes' staff at nearby VCU. While with the Rams, his primary focus was coaching the team's hitters and catchers, as well assisting with daily administrative duties. Additionally, Rhodes served as the director for Rams Baseball Camps, which is associated with PAKCAMP, Inc. During his tenure at VCU, Rhodes helped guide three players into the professional ranks: Blake Hauser (Seattle Mariners), Kyle Haynes (Pittsburgh Pirates), and Kyle Pelchy (Tampa Bay Rays).


Troy Brohawn
Head Coach, Salisbury University

Troy Brohawn was named the Salisbury University Head Baseball Coach in July 2014. The Eastern Shore native returns to the Salisbury program after a five-year stint as the head coach of the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School where he led the Vikings to the state championship in 2013. Brohawn served as the Sea Gulls' pitching coach from 2006-2009. During that time Salisbury posted a 149-32 record. While coaching, he also completed his degree in physical education, receiving his diploma in 2009. Brohawn was also an accomplished player, playing three years of Division I baseball at the University of Nebraska before a 12-year professional career. While at Nebraska, he was named to the Dean's List three times and was a first-team All-American. He set a school record at the time with 123 strikeouts in 111 1/3 innings and threw 13 complete games during the 1993 season.

Terry Rooney
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."


Alex Guerra
Assistant Baseball Coach, Radford University

Former Radford baseball standout Alex Guerra has been hired by head coach Joe Raccuia as an assistant baseball coach for the Highlanders heading into the 2013-14 season. Guerra played two seasons under Raccuia in a Radford uniform in 2010 and 2011. His duties at Radford will include working with hitters, recruiting, day-to-day operations, and serving as the team's bench coach on game day.

"We are excited to bring Alex back to Radford baseball," Raccuia said. "He has a high level of passion for the university and the baseball program. With his playing experience at RU and work at UCF, he is more than qualified to assist in developing our players and bringing our program to the next level. This is an exciting day for Radford baseball."



Jesse Leonard
Head Coach, Juniata University

Jesse Leonard, a 2006 Juniata graduate, returned to his alma mater's baseball program to serve as head coach.
Coaching 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.


Liam Bowen
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.

“Liam 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.


Bill Decker
Head Coach, Harvard University

Joe 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.

Jeff Calcaterra
Assistant Coach, Harvard University

Joe 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.

Scott Googins
Head Coach, Xavier University

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 series.

Nick Otte
Assistant Coach, Xavier University

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.

During 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.

Prior 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.


Alan Beck
Director of Baseball Operations, Western Carolina University

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."

Brian McCullough
Assistant Coach, Siena College

Brian McCullough was hired as the pitching coach/recruiting coordinator at Siena College on July 29, 2014. "Brian is extremely experienced for his age," head coach Tony Rossi said upon his hiring. "When you ask about young pitching coaches who can make a difference, I believe Brian has that knowledge and experience. He is familiar with the day to day operation of a Division I program, and the needs of student athletes. His personality, communication skills, and recruiting energy fit the College and our baseball program perfectly. We are happy to have him aboard." McCullough spent the last five years at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. where he served as interim head coach in 2014. A former starting pitcher and team captain for the Lancers, he took over for legendary head coach Charles Buddy Bolding, who retired after 35 years at the helm (953-544-4) in 2013. McCullough spent the previous four years as an assistant coach under Bolding, serving as the program's recruiting coordinator and pitching coach, while also assisting with all baseball operations.

Joe Raccuia
Head Coach, Radford University

Joe 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 baseball program.

A 1995 Radford graduate, Raccuia replaces Lew Kent, who stepped down following the 2007 season. Raccuia played for and coached under Kent.

Andrew Wright
Assistant Coach, Concord University

Wright’s 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.

Billy Brown
Head Coach, George Mason University

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 baseball program.

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 Tournament.

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.



Jimmy Jackson
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.


Tim Hill II
Head Coach, State College of Florida Manatee

Tim Hill II enters his 3rd year as head coach after serving as an SCF assistant coach for 14 seasons before that. Only the 3rd head baseball coach in SCF’s 55 year history, he takes over the program from his father, Tim Hill Sr., who retired on June 30, 2012 as the Florida JUCO all-time wins leader with 1192 victories. During Hill's tenure as an assistant coach from 1999 to 2012, SCF teams advanced to the state tournament all 14 seasons while winning state championships and advancing to the JUCO World Series in 1999, 2002 and 2010. During this time, SCF won 7 Suncoast Conference titles and were state runners-up in 2006 and 2008. Hill had 125 players advance to 4 year colleges and universities including 62 players who signed with NCAA Division 1 universities. Sixty-four players signed professional contracts, including three players who advanced to the major leagues (John Webb – 1999, Callix Crabbe – 2002 and Matt Maloney 2003). Nine players received All-American honors and four players were named the Florida JUCO Player of the Year. He also coached 7 Suncoast Conference Players of the Year and 116 All Suncoast Conference selections.

Tracy Woodson
Head Coach,University of Richmond

Tracy Woodson's baseball career has taken him from coast-to-coast. It brought him home on July 23, 2013 when University of Richmond Director of Athletics Keith Gill introduced Woodson, a Richmond, Va. native, as the Spiders eighth head baseball coach in its 100-year history.

Woodson, 50, made history during his seven-year tenure as head coach at Valparaiso (2007-13), where he guided the Crusaders to back-to-back Horizon League titles in 2012 and 2013, ending a 44-year NCAA tournament drought at the northwestern Indiana school. Valpo’s victory over Florida in the 2013 NCAA Regional was the school's first tournament triumph since 1966.

Matt Tyner
Assistant Coach,University of Richmond

Matt Tyner enters his first season as the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach for the Richmond Spiders in 2014. Tyner will be the top assistant under head coach Tracy Woodson.

"Matt’s a great communicator and a dynamic recruiter," Woodson said at the time of Tyner's hiring. "Matt will be able to get the type of student-athlete we are looking for here at Richmond. Matt's also a great, established hitting coach who has a reputation for developing talent and I’m excited to have him on staff."

Rob Cooper
Head Coach,Penn State University

Rob Cooper was selected as the 14th head coach in Penn State history on August 9, 2013. He comes to Happy Valley after nine seasons as the manager at Wright State.

After taking over a team that had six losing seasons in a seven-year span, Cooper built Wright State into a perennial contender in the Horizon League with seven 30-win seasons, two Horizon League regular-season titles, three Horizon League Tournament crowns and six Horizon League Championship game appearances. During his tenure with the Raiders, Cooper has seen 47 players earn all-conference accolades and 18 garner all-newcomer honors. He has also produced five Horizon League Players of the Year, one Pitcher of the Year, three Relief Pitchers of the Year and two Newcomers of the Year.

Brian Anderson
Assistant Coach,Penn State University

Brian Anderson joined Rob Cooper's coaching staff this summer shortly after the announcement of the new head coach. At Penn State, Anderson will be primarily coaching the Nittany Lion pitching staff and catchers. Anderson comes to University Park from Radford University, where he joined the coaching staff in July of 2007 and played a key role in engineering the revitalization of the Highlander program. Anderson's duties at Radford included serving as the Highlanders' pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, along with assisting in the day-to-day operations of the program, including practice, game-day preparation and scouting.

Mike Scappa
Head Coach,York College

Mike Scappa was named the fourth York College baseball coach in the 44 years of the program’s history in July of 2011. Scappa replaced long-time head coach Paul Saikia, who had served as the Spartans’ leader since 1998. Saikia was named the Spartans’ Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation in late spring of 2011.

Scappa's first year at the helm of the program saw the Spartans notch a record of 22-20. After a rough start to the campaign, York rallied to win 10 of their final 14 games with a young and talented roster that is primed for very good 2013 season. The Spartans were very close to having a much different record in 2012 as the Spartans lost nine one-run decisions.

Curtis Brown
Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator,Georgetown University

Curtis Brown, entering his seventh season with the Georgetown baseball team, was promoted to Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator in September 2010. Brown has been the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Georgetown for the last six seasons. In that role, Brown has assisted in all facets of running the baseball program. His duties have included recruiting, travel, scouting, academic review, and budget maintenance.

"It's a great pleasure to promote Curtis," Head Coach Pete Wilk said. "He's been a vital part of our program the last four years and has done a tremendous job with our pitching staff. We've been able to make some moves upward in the BIG EAST Conference and a lot of that credit goes to the hard work Curtis has put in."

Barry Batson
Assistant Coach, State College of Florida Manatee

 Barry Batson begins his eighth season as assistant coach with State College of Florida baseball. Batson's duties include coaching first base, middle infielders, outfielders and assisting with recruiting. During his tenure as an assistant coach, the Manatees have been to seven straight state tournaments winning the State Championship in 2010 and advancing to the JUCO World Series. 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 led the Panthers in batting average (.388) and stolen bases as a senior and was selected first team All-Bay Conference shortstop and MVP. He was the only baseball player in Manatee County to receive a college baseball scholarship in 1983. He played his college baseball at Montreat-Anderson College and the University of Charleston (UC) and graduated from UC with a B.A. in mass communications in 1988. Batson was an assistant coach at Cardinal Mooney and Southeast high schools, as well as the head coach of the Manatee HEAT. As the head coach, he led the team to district runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2006.


Kevin McMullan
Associate Head Coach, University of Virginia

Virginia's 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.

Mike Gottlieb
Head Coach, Towson University

Last 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 sport.
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.

Frank Szymanski
Head Coach, Chesapeake College
Szymanski, 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.
Frank Szymanski

Shawn Stiffler
Assistant/Pitching Coach, Virginia Commonwealth University

Shawn 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.
 


Scott Roane

Assistant Coach, Towson University

Formerly 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.


John O'Neil

Assistant 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.


Paul Kostacopoulos

Head Coach, Naval Academy

After 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 season.


Bob Mumma
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 today.

“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.


Jeff Kinne
Head Baseball Coach, Hampden-Sydney

Coach 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.

 
Jeff Waggoner
Head Baseball Coach, Marshall University

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 (.970).


Bruce Cameron
Assistant Baseball Coach, Shenandoah University

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.

Lew Jenkins
Head Baseball Coach, St. Mary's College, Maryland

The 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.

Kenny Bean
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.

Ross Natoli
Head Baseball Coach, Catholic University

Head 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.


Guy Robertson
Head Baseball Coach, Frostburg State University

Robertson 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.

Todd Carroll
Assistant Coach, MIT
Todd 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.

Josh Jordan
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.

Mike Ranson
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.

Monte Lee
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."

Luke Howard
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).

Dewey Oriente
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.

Jason Tawney
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.

Tom Eller
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.

Taylor Furlough
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.

Lee Bradley
Head Baseball Coach, University of Charleston


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Gregg Ritchie
Head Baseball Coach, George Washington University


Gregg Ritchie '86 is in his third season as head coach of the George Washington baseball team in 2014-15. In his second season, Ritchie's hitting philosophy resulted in the Colonials leading all of Division I in both the least amount of total offensive strikeouts (207) and the least amount of offensive strikeouts per game (4.14). Additionally, Ritchie's inaugural recruiting class went on to make GW one of the youngest teams in the nation. GW was one of just two teams to start at least seven freshmen position players in half of its 2014 games. Two of the freshman, third basemen Bobby Campbell and outfielder Joey Bartosic, earned Atlantic 10 All-Rookie honors. The duo marks the first time GW has produced an All-Rookie performer since the 2008 season.

Robbie Bailey
Recruiting Coordinator, Hampden Sydney University


Robbie Bailey returns to his alma mater for his second year coaching with the Tigers while also serving as the recruiting coordinator. Bailey returned to the Hill after spending two years as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. While working with the Hawks' pitchers, Bailey helped UMES set a school record for most strikeouts in a season. His staff also recorded the second-lowest ERA in a season. At Hampden-Sydney, Bailey was a four-year pitcher under head coach Jeff Kinne from 2007-10. He appeared in 40 games while making 24 starts. Bailey was impressive on the mound, recording 106 strikeouts - including 43 Ks in both his freshman and sophomore year. He also posted a career record of 11-7. Bailey is a 2010 graduate of Hampden-Sydney with a bachelor of arts in economics and commerce. He received his Master's of Criminology from Maryland Eastern Shore in 2012.


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Baltimore Orioles

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Baltimore Orioles


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