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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Joe Santilli, Triple Crown Sports

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Joe Santilli of Triple Crown Sports is proposing a new year-end Division I tournament for college baseball. Known as the National Invitational Baseball Championships, the 32-team event would consist of the top schools that failed to make the 64-team NCAA Tournament tournament. Triple Crown Sports currently hosts similar Division I events for women’s basketball, the…

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Nick Derba, Maine Black Bears

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Nick Derba was named head coach of the University of Maine Black Bears baseball team by UMaine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech on June 23, 2017.  Derba, who assumed the role as interim head coach December 17, 2016, becomes the 25th head coach of the University of Maine baseball team, which began in 1881. “We’re…

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Brad Bohannon, Alabama Crimson Tide

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Brad Bohannon, the 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America National Assistant Coach of the Year, was named head baseball coach at the University of Alabama on June 1. Bohannon is the 32nd head coach in Crimson Tide baseball history. A former assistant coach at Auburn University, Bohannon replaced Greg Goff, who was fired after one year as…

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John Szefc, Virginia Tech Hokies

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John Szefc was named the 25th head baseball coach at Virginia Tech on June 9 and was formally introduced by the Hokies’ Director of Athletics Whit Babcock on June 15. Szefc accepted the position after leading Maryland to three NCAA appearances and a 180-122 (.596) overall record as the Terrapins’ head coach. He owns a…

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Jayson King, Dayton Flyers

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Jayson King was named the new head coach of the Dayton Flyers on June 29. King was introduced by University of Dayton Vice President/Director of Athletics Neil Sullivan. “We are extremely pleased to announce that Jayson King is our new baseball coach,” Sullivan said.  “He is a proven winner, a proven recruiter and a proven teacher…

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Danny Sheaffer, Princeton Rays Manager

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Danny Sheaffer, manager of the Princeton Rays, is in his fifth season guiding the Rookie-league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays that competes in the Appalachian League. The 55-year-old Sheaffer guided the P-Rays to the Appy League playoffs in each of the past three seasons and came within one pitch of winning the championship in 2015. The…

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