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LITTLE ROCK – The UALR baseball program has announced the hiring of Chris Marx as its new assistant coach. Marx played for head coach Scott Norwood at Ouachita Baptist from 2005-07, and comes to UALR after spending five years as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Southern Indiana.
“Chris is going to be a great addition to the staff,” said Norwood. “Having played for me, he has a lot of familiarity with our system, but at the same time he’s been out on his own and will be bringing in some of his own stuff. The players have already embraced him and we expect him to do good things for us.”
Marx’s time at USI was highlighted by a 2010 Division II National Championship that saw the Eagles win a school-record 52 games, including 42 of their last 49, and knock off No. 1-ranked UC San Diego in the title game. With Marx as the hitting coach, the Eagles set new team records for hits, doubles, RBI and runs scored in their 2010 championship campaign. USI also set new team records for home runs in two of Marx’s last three seasons with the team.
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to join the UALR coaching staff this spring,” said Marx. “I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running and working to build off last year’s success.”
Prior to his time with USI, Marx was the head coach of the Indiana Yankees, a U17 select-travel team, and served as an assistant with the Dubois County Bombers of the Central Illinois Collegiate League. With Marx on the staff, the Bombers won the CICL league and tournament championships in 2007.
Marx played two years at Olney Central Community College (2003-05) before playing two years under Norwood at OBU, helping the Tigers to 50 wins and a No. 1 national ranking in 2007. He graduated from USI in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in health services before earning his master’s in health administration in Dec. 2011.