FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland baseball head coach Erik Bakich announced today that Nolan Neiman will join the 2009-10 baseball staff as a volunteer assistant. The hire completes the coaching staff, with Bakich having previously hired Sean Kenny as pitching coach and Dan Burton as recruiting coordinator.
"Nolan Neiman is a tremendous addition to our coaching staff and will do an outstanding job on the field as well as administratively," said Bakich. "His experience coaching catchers, hitters and pitchers will be a great asset in the development of our players. His extensive background with camps and clinics will also be an invaluable addition in generating interest in Maryland baseball throughout the mid-Atlantic."
Neiman joins the Terrapins after spending the 2009 season as the assistant coach at the Florida Gulf Coast University, where he helped guide the Eagles to a 36-18 overall record. FGCU also won the Atlantic Sun regular season championship with a 23-7 conference mark.
Prior to his stint at FGCU, Neiman spent two seasons (2007-08) as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at DeSales University, where the Bulldogs won the Freedom Conference Championship in 2008 and finished runner-up in 2007.
Prior to that, Neiman served as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he served as the head coach for the New Market Rebels in the Valley League in 2008 and the Limeport Milkmen in 2007.
Neiman attended DeSales University, where he was a three-year starter at second base. He helped lead the Bulldogs to four consecutive Freedom Conference Championships, four NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournaments, helped capture the school’s first-ever Regional Championship and was a member of the only team in school history to advance to the NCAA Division III College World Series in 2003.
At DeSales, Neiman earned All-Freedom Conference honors three times, was named the Freedom Conference Player of the Year his junior year and earned American Baseball Coaches Association All-Mid-Atlantic Regional honors three times. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports management.