Dr. Tom Hanson, HeadsUp Baseball 2.0

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HeadsUp Baseball and The Truth About the Mental Game By Dr. Tom Hanson and Ken Ravizza Take a breath. Have a routine. Go to your focal point. Play one pitch at a time. All these are solid tips for improving a player’s mental game. If you tell a batter to 1) put his back foot…

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Brian Hollamon, Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks

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Brian Hollamon was named head coach of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks baseball program on August 21, 2017. An appointed alumnus and former Hawks assistant, Hollamon joins the Hawks after 14 years of success as head coach at nearby Parkside High School. Hollamon was a graduate assistant with the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks from…

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David Esquer, Stanford Cardinal

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The Stanford Cardinal named David Esquer as the Pac-12 school’s Clarke and Elizabeth Nelson Director of Baseball on June 16, 2017. Esquer is the 21st head coach in program history, succeeding Mark Marquess, who retired after 41 years at the helm of the Cardinal. Esquer played under Marquess on Stanford’s 1987 national championship team, and served as…

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Billy O’Conner, Xavier Musketeers

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The Xavier Musketeers named Billy O’Conner as the seventh head coach of the school’s baseball program in June after a decorated playing career and six years on the staff as an assistant. This past spring O’Conner completed his fourth season as an assistant on the XU staff , helping the Musketeers to a third BIG EAST Championship…

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Ryan Garko, Pacific Tigers

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The University of the Pacific named Ryan Garko head coach of the Tigers baseball team on July 25 when the former major league first baseman accepted the position in Stockton. Garko resigned his position as the manager of the Tulsa Drillers, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, to accept the head coaching job with…

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Kerrick Jackson, Southern Jaguars

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Kerrick Jackson was named head baseball coach of the Southern University and A&M Jaguars in late July. Jackson replaces Roger Cador, who spent the past 33 seasons as the Jaguars’ head coach. “I want us to get back to winning conference championships on a regular basis,” said Kerrick Jackson at his introductory press conference in…

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Mike Federico, Louisiana Monroe Warhawks

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Michael Federico was named the 12th head baseball coach in the history of the University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on June 27. The last nine seasons Federico was at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, where he served as assistant coach, responsible for pitchers and catchers. During those nine seasons Southern Miss won five Conference USA…

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Derek Matlock, UTRGV Vaqueros

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on June 10 that Derek Matlock, who spent the last five years as the recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at West Virginia and the 19 years prior coaching in Texas, is the new head coach of the UTRGV baseball team. “On behalf of the…

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Matt Reynolds, UMass Minutemen

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Matt Reynolds was named the 15th head coach in program history of the University of Massachusetts baseball team. Reynolds is a letterwinner and alum of the school and the UMass Minutemen program. “I am pleased to welcome Matt Reynolds back to Amherst and the University of Massachusetts,” Bamford said. “Matt comes highly regarded from his…

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Matt Tyner, Towson Tigers

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Matt Tyner of the Towson Tigers is nothing if not energetic and passionate. Everything he does–whether it has been related to business, baseball or family–the former University of Miami slugger is all in, all the time. That is the same approach he is taking as the new head baseball coach at Towson University. Tyner was…

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