Arkansas State adds Tim Kendrick as Volunteer Assistant

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

TimKendrick JONESBORO, Ark. (09/09/09) – Arkansas State head baseball coach Tommy Raffo announced Wednesday that Tim Kendrick will join the Red Wolves’ coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2010 baseball season.

A native of Middletown, R.I., Kendrick comes to ASU after serving three and one-half years as an assistant coach at Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss. During his time at Mississippi College, Kendrick worked as the recruiting coordinator and position player coach. He maintained the softball and baseball fields and facilities at Mississippi College, coordinated camps and organized practices, academic progress and travel for the Choctaws.

“We are very lucky to have a quality individual in Tim to help ASU baseball on and off the field,” said ASU head coach Tommy Raffo. “We are very excited about having him be a part of our staff, and he will be an important part of our program.”

“Tim will work with our catching corps and assist with our offense,” Raffo added. “His knowledge and experiences at the collegiate level will help the Red Wolves baseball program continue to improve and move in a positive direction.”

During Kendrick’s time at Mississippi College, the Choctaws won two conference championships in 2006 and 2009 and had 21 all-conference selections and 13 student-athletes named to the ASC All-Academic Honor Roll.

In both 2008 and 2009, the Choctaw coaches were named American Southwest Conference Eastern Division Coaching Staff of the Year.

Kendrick also served as an assistant coach at Keene State College and with the Keene Swampbats in 2004 and 2005. At Keene State, Kendrick worked as a catching and hitting coach and assisted in recruiting, administrative work and field/facility maintenance. With the Swampbats, he assisted in organizing practices, game management and served as a catchers’ coach. In 2005, Kendrick was chosen as an assistant coach in the New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game.

Kendrick earned his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Mississippi College in 2007 and his bachelor’s degree in History in 2005.