College Baseball Daily continues our series of interviews with coaches from across the country today with Spanky McFarland of James Madison who is entering his 14th season with the Dukes as he has a record of 403-330-2 at the school while having a career record of 579-554-3 which includes a two year stint at Kellogg (Mich.) Community College and seven seasons at Northern Illinois University. Continue reading
We attended the Southern California Baseball Media Day on Wednesday afternoon. We have put together our top three video interviews from the event with Bob Brontsema (UC-Santa Barbara), John Savage (UCLA), and Rich Hill (San Diego). UC-Santa Barbara is coming off a 24-30 campaign which saw them go 10-14 in Big West play. UCLA on the other hand was a finalist at the College World Series before dropping two games to South Carolina to end their campaign. San Diego won the West Coast Conference getting the automatic NCAA Tourney bid where they went 1-2 in the Tempe Regional beating Milwaukee but losing to Hawaii twice. Each of these coaches put out excellent information during their Q and A with the journalists and can be check out below. Continue reading
We recently had a chance to catch up with Cal-State Northridge head coach Matt Curtis after the 2011 Southern California Media Day on Wednesday. Curtis is entering his first season with the Matadors after spending the last ten years as a member of the Fresno State coaching staff. He discussed some of the challenges he faces this year with his new squad and his results in the Coaches Cookoff from the Media Day in which he says he wasn’t prepared for the time limit. The full audio interview is available below. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our series of interviews with coaches from across the country today with Wofford head coach Todd Interdonato who is entering his fourth season in charge of the Terriers program. He enters the year with a career record of 58-105 while going 17-38 overall and 9-21 in Southern Conference play last season. the Terriers return one of the top prospects in the entire country with catcher Mac Doyle. Continue reading
Last week, I was able to speak with Stanford Head Coach Mark Marquess, heading into his 35th year leading the Cardinal. We talked about everything from his returning senior catchers, to Austin Wilson, AJ Vanegas and Brian Ragira coming in, as well as his stellar returning sophomore class. The Cardinal are looking to reach Omaha for the first time since 2008. You can check out the full audio interview below.
College Baseball Daily continues our series of interviews with coaches from across the country today with Pittsburgh head coach Joe Jordano who is entering his 14th season in charge of the Pittsburgh program where he has a 366-310-2 record. Last season, the Panthers went 38-18 while going 18-8 in the Big East conference. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our series of interviews with coaches from across the country today with Texas A&M Corpus-Christi head coach Scott Malone. He is entering his fourth season in charge of the Islanders program as they went 20-33-1 while going 10-22-1 in the Southland Conference. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our series of interviews with coaches from across the country today with East Tennessee State head coach Tony Skole. He is entering his 12th season in charge of the program which he led to a 32-28 mark while going 15-12 in Atlantic Sun conference play. The Buccaneers return one of the top senior hitters in the country in Paul Hoilman who won the 2010 TD Ameritrade Home Run Derby at Rosenblatt Stadium and the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game Home Run Derby at Fenway Park. Continue reading
The 2010 Titans couldn’t have been much closer to getting to Rosenblatt for a second straight season under Dave Serrano. They were one out away from sweeping UCLA in the Super Regionals at Jackie Robinson Stadium and advancing to the College World Series yet again.
It wasn’t to be though as the Titans lineup was a shell of its midseason self heading into that third game due to key injuries to Big West Player of the Year Gary Brown as well as Corey Jones in the 2nd game of the regional. Both have since moved on to professional baseball, along with 4th overall pick shortstop Christian Colon, weekend RHP Daniel Renken, and catcher Billy Marcoe. The Titans have found the depth to fill most of those holes, and with two high draft picks deciding against pro baseball, the former recruiting coordinator for the Titans has too much talent and not enough positions on the field. I recently spoke with Coach Serrano, and he was able to fill me in on how this immensely talented team will deal with not having nearly enough spots on the diamond to showcase what they’re made of. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our series of interviews with coaches from across the country today with UNC-Wilmington head coach Mark Scalf who is entering his 20th season in charge of the Seahawks program. He enters the year with a career record of 620-486-1 after going 33-27 with a 13-11 mark in CAA play. Continue reading