FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Former baseball standout Mark Pappas has joined the Seton Hall Pirates baseball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2011 season, joining head coach Rob Sheppard, pitching coach Phil Cundari, and head coach emeritus Mike Sheppard, Sr.
Pappas, a member of the Pirates from 2005-08, will work primarily with hitting and fielding where he specialized during his tenure. The Ocean Township native graduated from the team a career .290 hitter with 101 runs scored, 92 RBI, 34 doubles, three triples, and 13 home runs.
In his senior campaign, he led the team with 41 runs scored, nine doubles, and eight sacrifice flies. In the field, he broke the single-season record with 177 assists, and currently stands second in the category after A.J. Rusbarsky (Freehold, N.J.) broke the record in 2010. In addition, he also ranks sixth with 656 career at-bats and 10th with 286 assists.
Following his senior year, Pappas signed his first professional contract with the Sussex Skyhawks of the Can-Am League where he played two seasons including their 2008 league championship year.