FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
NORFOLK, VA—Old Dominion University Athletic Director Dr. Wood Selig announced today that assistant coach Nate Goulet has been named interim Head Baseball coach replacing Jerry Meyers who resigned to become the pitching coach at the University of South Carolina.
Meyers compiled a 167-158 record at ODU in six seasons and was named the 2006 Colonial Athletic Association’s Coach of the Year.
DR. WOOD SELIG QUOTES
“I would like to thank Coach Meyers and his family for all they have accomplished during their six years at the helm of ODU baseball. Coach Meyers leaves our program in excellent position academically and in position to continue to compete for CAA championships which will always be our goal. Jerry is highly respected throughout the baseball community and I am truly sorry we were only able to work together for such a short stint. ODU had 14 baseball student athletes signed or drafted by MLB during the time Jerry guided our program which is a reflection of the talent level Jerry and his staff have been able to attract.”
“Given the timing of this announcement, rather than conduct a national search for a head coach as we prepare to start a new school year, I feel it is in the program’s best interest and in the best interest of our baseball student-athletes to elevate assistant coach Nate Goulet to head coach for an interim period of the 2010-11 season. This will allow for continuity within our program at this time which should benefit those who are returning as well as our incoming class. Coach Goulet has been part of the ODU baseball program for 5 years and has an excellent relationship with our student-athletes. We will begin an immediate search for an assistant coach with an extensive pitching background to ensure our pitchers are given every opportunity to further their development and command of that aspect of the game.”
“We have high aspirations for ODU baseball. We are about to begin construction on several projects to enhance the stadium, clubhouse, and offices which have been privately funded. We are making great strides on raising the necessary funds for an indoor batting complex that would also assist us in our goal to be a nationally ranked baseball program on a consistent basis. Following the 2010-11 season we will evaluate and make a determination at that time on a national search.”
NATE GOULET QUOTE
“It is an honor for me and my family to be named interim Head Coach here at Old Dominion University.
I would like to thank President John Broderick and Athletic Director Dr. Wood Selig for giving me this
opportunity. Our staff will work extremely hard to continue the foundation and tradition of this program that has been set by the coaches and players who have preceded us. With the incoming class
along with the returning players we are looking forward to the coming season.”