FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State baseball head coach Alex Marconi announced the hiring of Pete Milas as assistant coach to his staff Tuesday afternoon. Milas spent the past season as the Cardinals’ volunteer assistant coach on Greg Beals’ staff and has been promoted to the full-time position as the second assistant.
"I am very excited to add Pete to our staff as an assistant coach," Marconi said. "His dedication and baseball knowledge will be an asset to our program. He has been involved in baseball throughout East Central Indiana and his local coaching contacts will be beneficial on the recruiting trail. He played a key role in our success last year and I am happy to keep him part of the Ball State baseball family."
Milas, a Muncie native, helped the Cardinals post a 29-29 overall record last season, including a 19-8 mark in Mid-American Conference play. He assisted with all defensive aspects of the team, particularly infield and outfield play. He also helped in the bunting and base running aspects of the offense, including junior T.J. Baumet stealing a team-high 26 bases.
"I am very humbled to accept this position as assistant coach at Ball State," Milas said. "I cannot thank Coach Marconi enough for his trust and belief in me with this promotion. I am also appreciative in the support I have received from my family, friends and coaches through the years. Having grown up in the Muncie community and following the Ball State baseball program for many years, a goal of mine has been reached by joining the staff."
Milas has held numerous coaching positions throughout East Central Indiana over the past 10 years. Since 2007 he has been the assistant coach for the American Legion Muncie Post 19 and helped the team win the 2008 state championship.
Milas spent one season as the assistant coach at Wes-Del High School in 2008 and was an assistant coach at Wapahani in 2007. He spent three seasons as the head coach at Monroe Central High School in Parker City from 2004 through 2006. He began his baseball coaching career as the head JV coach at Monroe Central in 2003.
Milas graduated from Ball State in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.