FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
PHILADELPHIA – Greg Lemon, a former Division III All-American and currently a professional baseball player, has been named an assistant baseball coach at Temple, head coach Rob Valli announced today. Lemon, who recently finished his second season with the St. George Roadrunners of the Golden Baseball League, spent last spring as an assistant coach at Georgetown. He will work specifically with the infielders and coach first base at TU.
“Greg is the son of a hall of fame high school coach, a collegiate All-American, professional player, and a former Division I baseball coach in the Big East,” Valli said. “Bringing Coach Lemon to Temple is a grand slam for our program.”
“I’m excited to be joining Rob Valli’s coaching staff,” Lemon said. “Temple University has a rich baseball tradition and I am looking forward to making a contribution to the program.”
Lemon batted .386 this season for the Roadrunners with seven home runs, 57 RBI and a team-high 22 stolen bases. He made his professional debut last summer with St. George, batting .380 in 22 games.
The Wilmington, DE native (St. Mark’s HS) was a four-time all-conference selection and a First Team Division III All-American choice in 2006 at Salisbury University. A three-time all-region pick, Lemon holds numerous career records including most runs scored (193), walks (95) and doubles (50) and is ranked second all-time in hits with 240.
He also holds the single-game record for hits in a game with six and the longest hitting streak in program history (23 games). The infielder ranks in the top two in seven different offensive categories. Salisbury won a pair of Capital Athletic Conference titles during his career and advanced to four NCAA Tournaments, including the College World Series in 2004.
As a senior at SU, he led the Sea Gulls with a .410 batting average, 17 doubles, five triples, five home runs and 24 stolen bases to help Salisbury set a school record with 37 wins. He batted .372 during his career.
As an assistant at Georgetown in 2008, Lemon helped the Hoyas to a .282 team batting average and 43 home runs, good for fifth in the Big East Conference. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Sanford (DE) High School in 2007 under his father Tom, a Delaware Baseball Coaches Hall of Famer with over 250 career wins.
Lemon also was an assistant coach for the Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2007, leading the Big Train to a 24-18 record. He has worked camps and clinics at St. Mark’s High School, Catholic University and the University of Delaware.