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Dave Schrage, Butler Bulldogs

Butler Bulldogs

Dave Schrage, who has led six baseball programs to success, was hired as head coach of the Butler Bulldogs prior to the 2017 season. He arrived on campus with 28 seasons of collegiate head coaching experience, having spent the previous five seasons at South Dakota State. The Butler Bulldogs went 31-20 in 2017, which was…

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Dick Cooke, Davidson Wildcats Baseball

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Dick Cooke is in his 28th year as head coach of the Davidson Wildcats baseball program for the 2018 season and has also served as the Senior Men’s Administrator for the past 12 years. Cooke led the charge as the Wildcats shifted from the Southern Conference to the Atlantic 10, where the program has seen rapidly improving…

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Todd Interdonato, Wofford Terriers

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Todd Interdonato, Wofford Terriers head coach, is in his 11th season as the leader of the Southern Conference member. He was named head coach of the Terriers on June 26, 2007 after previously serving for two seasons as an assistant coach at Wofford. With 251 career wins, he is first all-time among Wofford baseball coaches…

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Nick Mingione & Sean Hjelle–Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats won their first regional in school history last year and the program possesses as much momentum as any in the country. Optimism is at its zenith in Lexington, thanks in large part to the enthusiasm generated by second-year head coach Nick Mingione, who guided the Wildcats to 43 wins in his first…

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Mike Rooney, ESPN College Baseball Analyst

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Over the past several years, Mike Rooney has become the face of college baseball and without question one of the sport’s biggest and most enthusiastic supporters as an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of college baseball. His foray into college baseball began as a player at the University of Notre Dame, where Rooney earned his bachelor’s…

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Chris Lemonis, Indiana Hoosiers

Indiana Hoosiers

Chris Lemonis enters his fourth season in 2018 leading the Indiana Hoosiers baseball program and his 24th overall year in coaching. Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass announced the hiring of the former Louisville assistant coach as the 24th head coach of the program on July 2, 2014. Lemonis took over an Indiana…

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Tom Walter & Johnny Aiello, Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have enjoyed tremendous success over the past two seasons. In 2016 Wake Forest earned its first regional appearance in eight years and then posted a 43-20 mark in 2017 to reach a super regional for the first time since 1999 before falling to eventual national champion Florida in a hard-fought…

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Rick Heller, Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa Hawkeyes

Rick Heller has turned the University of Iowa Hawkeyes baseball program into a perennial Big Ten Conference and NCAA contender in his first four seasons as the team’s head coach. Heller has injected new life into the Iowa program, leading the Hawkeyes to the best four-year stretch in program history, winning 140 games, advancing to…

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Tod Brown, North Dakota State Bison

North Dakota State Bison

Tod Brown enters his 11th season as the North Dakota State Bison head baseball coach. Brown has a record of 247-273 (.475) in 10 seasons in the dugout for the Bison, including a 172-153 (.529) tally the last six seasons. He came to NDSU in 2007 with a comprehensive plan for everything from jerseys and equipment to travel accommodations…

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Kermit Smith, Appalachian State Mountaineers

Appalachian State Mountaineers

Kermit Smith named the 13th head baseball coach at Appalachian State Mountaineers on July 14, 2016. In Smith’s first year, the Appalachian State Mountaineers finished with 19 wins and taking a key victory against nationally ranked Louisiana on March 18. Appalachian improved in many facets of the game in just year one under Smith, having the most home runs and…

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Craig Cozart, High Point Panthers

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The 2018 season is head coach Craig Cozart’s 10th at the helm of the High Point Panthers. Cozart has a reputation for recruiting and developing pitching staffs. He has had 32 pitchers selected in the Major League Baseball draft under his guidance, including former Panther and current Cleveland Indian closer Cody Allen, who was drafted in…

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Mike Gambino, Boston College Eagles

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Mike Gambino, a 1999 Boston College graduate, was named head baseball coach on July 19, 2010. He led the Boston College Eagles to the program’s first NCAA Tournament in seven years in 2016 and back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference Championship appearances. Gambino guided the 2016 Eagles to 35 overall wins, the most since 2005, tying for the…

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Kevin O’Sullivan, Florida Gators

Florida Gators

The sixth time proved to the charm for Kevin O’Sullivan and the Florida Gators in 2017. The Gators defeated the LSU Tigers in the College World Series to win the national championship for the first time in program history. Currently in his 11th season as the Gators’ head coach, O’Sullivan and his staff have transformed…

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Steve Owens, Bryant Bulldogs

Bryant Bulldogs

Steve Owens enters his eighth season at the helm of the Bryant Bulldogs baseball program in 2018. In seven seasons, Owens has posted a 255-141-1 record, building the Bulldogs into one of the best in the Northeast Region and one of the top mid-majors in the country. He has led the Bulldogs to three 40-win…

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Adam Ward, Charleston Southern Buccaneers

Charleston Southern Buccaneers

Ward begins his seventh season with Charleston Southern Buccaneers and his second as head coach. He previously served as the associate head coach after receiving a promotion prior to the 2016 season. During his time at CSU, Ward has worked predominantly as the pitching coach and has helped the Bucs set numerous school records while evolving into…

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Chris Finwood, Old Dominion Monarchs

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ODU Director of Athletics Dr. Wood Selig announced a contract extension for Chris Finwood, head baseball coach of the Old Dominion Monarchs, on June 27, 2017. The new extension is for four years and will run through the 2021 season. “Coach Finwood has done an outstanding job in every aspect of leading ODU’s baseball program since his arrival in…

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Jared Moon, Houston Baptist Huskies

Houston Baptist Huskies

Jared Moon enters his 13th season as head coach of the Houston Baptist Huskies. Moon guided HBU to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance with a berth in the 2015 Houston Regional. In 2017, the Houston Baptist Huskies posted a 29-25 overall record, including an 18-12 mark in the Southland Conference. After losing their first game in the Southland…

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Josh Holliday, Oklahoma State Cowboys

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Josh Holliday returned home to Stillwater in 2012 and has led the Oklahoma State Cowboys back to national prominence over the past five seasons. Holliday was named the 15th head coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys program on June 8, 2012. The OSU alumnus and native of Stillwater had served the previous three seasons as an assistant…

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Mike Glavine, Northeastern Huskies

Northeastern Huskies baseball

Mike Glavine, the 2017 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year, begins his fourth season as head coach of the Northeastern Huskies baseball team in 2018. This school year marks Glavine’s 12th season overall with the program, having previously served as the Huskies’ full-time assistant and recruiting coordinator. He was named Neil McPhee’s successor as head…

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Mike Kennedy, Elon Phoenix

Elon Phoenix

Winning baseball continues to be the tradition for Mike Kennedy and the Elon Phoenix baseball as the skipper enters his 22nd season as head coach in 2017-18. His previous 21 Elon Phoenix teams have collected 17 winning records and 15 campaigns of 30 or more victories, all while facing many of the country’s finest programs.…

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John Russo, Hofstra Pride

Hofstra Pride

John Russo is in his 10th season on the Hofstra Pride Baseball staff in 2017-18 and his seventh as head coach. He is the 14th head coach in program history and was tabbed to lead the Hofstra Pride on May 6, 2012, after serving as interim head coach since January 2012. In his six seasons at the helm of the…

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Jim Sherman, Delaware Blue Hens

Delaware Blue Hens

Former standout outfielder and University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame member Jim Sherman is in his 18th year as the head coach of the Delaware Blue Hens baseball program in 2018, and his 24th year at the school. The Delaware Blue Hens are coming off a 2017 campaign in which the team posted a 33-22…

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Link Jarrett, UNCG Spartans

UNCG Spartans

Link Jarrett is in his sixth season as the head coach of UNCG Spartans baseball program. Jarrett, formerly a two-time Assistant Coach of the Year award winner and offensive mastermind brought 13 prior years of coaching experience to the program, including stops at Flagler, Mercer, Florida State, East Carolina and Auburn. In eight of the last ten…

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Todd Whitting, Houston Cougars

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Returning to his alma mater, Todd Whitting rejoined the University of Houston Cougars baseball program as its head coach on July 1, 2010. Whitting became the eighth head coach in program history, bringing a solid resume as a coach and as a recruiter, roles he held for seven seasons at TCU and as an assistant…

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Brian Murphy, William & Mary Tribe

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Brian Murphy was named head coach of the William & Mary Tribe baseball program on Dec. 3, 2013, and he enters his fifth season as the team’s head coach. It will be his sixth season in Williamsburg, after spending one season as the Tribe’s top assistant coach. The former one-year assistant guided the Green and Gold to three…

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Rob Childress, Texas A&M Aggies Baseball

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One of the top pitching coaches and recruiters in the country, Rob Childress enters his 13th season as the head coach of the Texas A&M baseball program. Childress has led A&M to a school-record 11 consecutive NCAA Championship appearances, six NCAA Regional titles, two conference regular-season crowns, four league tournament titles and the 2011 and 2017…

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Tim Sinicki, Binghamton Bearcats

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Having led his team to four NCAA Regional berths in the last nine years, Tim Sinicki enters his 26th season at the helm of the Binghamton Bearcats baseball program in 2018. He is the longest-tenured coach at the university and has consistently positioned the Bearcats among the elite teams in the America East and the Northeast. Sinicki’s…

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Skip Johnson, Oklahoma Sooners

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It does not take long while listening to the Oklahoma Sooners Skip Johnson on the College Baseball Now podcast to realize why University of Oklahoma Vice President and Athletics Director Joe Castiglione hired Johnson as the 10th head coach of the OU baseball program on June 19, 2017. In the College Baseball Now podcast, Johnson gives…

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Jeremy Beard, Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners

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After serving one year as interim head coach, Jeremy Beard was hired as permanent head coach of the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners in July of 2017. The Roadrunners went through fall practice in 2016 with head coach Bob Macaluso before firing him in mid-December. School officials said they wanted a more positive direction for the…

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Mark Calvi, South Alabama Jaguars

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Mark Calvi became the fifth head coach in South Alabama baseball history at the conclusion of the 2011 season, after spending the year as associate head coach/head coach in waiting, and begins his seventh season as Jaguar head coach in 2018. Calvi has led the Jaguars to four Sun Belt Conference championships in the last five years. The…

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Tim Parenton, North Florida Ospreys

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Tim Parenton was named head coach of the University of North Florida Ospreys in June after serving as an assistant coach at the school from 2010-13. Parenton returned to Jacksonville after serving as manager of the Hudson Valley Renegades, a short-season Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. As the manager for the Renegades,…

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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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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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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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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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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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The State of College Baseball

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The State of College Baseball is a press conference held annually at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The press conference was held on Friday afternoon, the day prior to the start of the CWS. This year the participants included Ron Prettyman, NCAA managing director for championships and alliances; Division I Baseball Committee chair Scott…

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Joe Raccuia, Radford Highlanders

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Joe Raccuia is in his 10th season as head coach of the Radford Highlanders. A 1995 Radford graduate, Raccuia returned to his roots on July 10, 2007 when he was named the fifth head coach in Highlanders’ baseball history. Throughout his 14 seasons in a Highlander uniform, Raccuia has been part of 369 total wins as a player…

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Dick Cooke, Davidson Wildcats

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Dick Cooke is in his 27th season as head coach of the Davidson Wildcats. In the Atlantic 10 Conference baseball tournament, the Wildcats emerged from the losers’ bracket and swept a doubleheader from top-seeded Virginia Commonwealth on the final day to win the school’s first title in the program’s 115-year history. The Wildcats will make…

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Bob Mumma, UMBC Retrievers

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Bob Mumma is in his sixth season as head coach of the UMBC Retrievers baseball program. In late May 2017, the Retrievers won the America East Baseball Tournament with a walk-off walk to defeat Maine in the championship game. After a stellar collegiate career at UMBC and two seasons of professional baseball, Mumma returned to…

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Reggie Christiansen, Sacramento State Hornets

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Reggie Christiansen is in his seventh season as head coach of the Sacramento State Hornets. The Hornets overcame a tough spot in the middle of the 2017 season to win the Western Athletic Conference Tournament with four straight victories, including a 5-0 triumph in the championship game against Cal State Bakersfield. The Hornets have a 32-27 record…

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