Category Archives: Interviews with Coaches

Toledo’s Cory Mee talks with UTRockets.com

Cory Mee (Courtesy of Toledo Media Relations)
Cory Mee (Courtesy of Toledo Media Relations)

Toledo’s Cory Mee recently sat down with the official Toledo Rockets website to talk about the fall baseball season. He focuses on how the coaching staff evaluted the fall workouts focusing on pitching, defense, and clutch hitting. The biggest problem for Toledo the last few years has been the depth of the pitching staff which returns 11 letterwinners with five incoming freshmen to have some depth. Continue reading

Fall Ball Q&A with Texas A&M Head Coach Rob Childress

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Rob Childress Head Coach- Texas A&M (Courtesy of Eric Sorenson)

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – At the conclusion of fall practice, Texas A&M head baseball coach Rob Childress sat down to discuss his team and where things stand following an extremely competitive fall season.

The back-to-back Big 12 Champion Aggies open the 2009 season on Feb. 20 against Wright State at Olsen Field.
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GeorgiaDogs.com talks with David Perno

Joey Lewis hopes to lead UGA back to Omaha (Courtesy of GeorgiaDogs.com)

David Perno who is entering his eighth season in Athens Georgia recently talked with GeorgiaDogs.com about 2008 Fall Practice. He talks about the potential rotation which will be lead by Trevor Holder. He also goes over the starting lineup if the season started today with Rich Poythress in the cleanup spot and becoming the offensive force in the middle of the Georgia lineup with the loss of Gordon Beckham. Continue reading

McNally talks with GoDuke.com

Sean McNally (Courtesy of Duke Media Relations)

I started this site a few years ago and one of the programs that I wanted to follow the rise to the top of the ACC and up the national level was the Duke Blue Devils. They had a new head coach who was taking over a Blue Devils program which was coming off a steroid scandal and a five unsuccessful seasons under Bill Hillier. McNally has been able to turn the attitude around in Durham as he led the Blue Devils to a 37-18-1 record in 2008 but struggled in the ACC with a 10-18-1 record. He hopes to improve the ACC record this season with a strong recruiting class and behind ace pitcher Andrew Wolcott and center fielder/closer Alexander Hassan. Continue reading

CBB Roundtable on 2009 Rule Changes

The College Baseball Blog will be providing roundtable discussions during the season on some of the big issues around college baseball. We invited Swarthmore Assistant Coach Jordan Wyckoff to join our writers to discuss some of the rule changes for the 2009 NCAA season. Some of the changes are minor and others focus on the safety of the players and on the field personnel. We will also see a few changes in the amount of conferences each team is allowed on offense and defense. We comment on a bunch of the changes below. Continue reading

TCBB talks with Hall of Fame Coach Ed Flaherty, Part 2

Coach Ed Flaherty has become a regional legend and an NACB Hall of Famer in his 22 years as Head Coach of Southern Maine.  With a career record of 689 and 301 (.695 winning percentage), Coach Flaherty figures to cross into rarefied air with the potential to win his 700th game for the Huskies in 2009.  The Huskies will also be going for their third national DIII title in 2009 after falling short in the Northeast Regional against the Trinity (CT) juggernaut this past spring.  Coach Flaherty graduated from Maine, where he played baseball.  He was inducted into the University of Maine Hall of Fame in 1992, the State of Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993 and the National Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005.

Last week we talked Southern Maine with Coach Flaherty. (Part 1 available here.)  He’s been kind enough to sit down with us for some more questions.
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TCBB talks with Hall of Fame Coach Ed Flaherty, Part 1

Coach Ed Flaherty has become a regional legend and an NACB Hall of Famer in his 22 years as Head Coach of Southern Maine.  With a career record of 689 and 301 (.695 winning percentage), Coach Flaherty figures to cross into rarefied air with the potential to win his 700th game for the Huskies in 2009.  The Huskies will also be going for their third national DIII title in 2009 after falling short in the Northeast Regional against the Trinity (CT) juggernaut this past spring.  Coach Flaherty graduated from Maine, where he played baseball.  He was inducted into the University of Maine Hall of Fame in 1992, the State of Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993 and the National Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005.

We at TCBB would like to thank Coach Flaherty for taking the time to talk with us and wish him the best of luck in the upcoming season.
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College Baseball News and Notes 09/08

Head Coach Joe Jordano- Pittisburgh University
Head Coach Joe Jordano- Pittisburgh University

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Former University of Memphis pitcher Brandon Rowan has joined the Pitt baseball coaching staff announced head coach Joe Jordano. Rowan, who most recently held the head coaching position at Crichton College in Memphis, Tenn., joins the Panthers’ staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

“I am very pleased to have a coach of Brandon Rowan’s character and experience join our staff,” said head coach Jordano.

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CBB talks with Jordan Wyckoff (Part 2)

Coach Wyckoff
Coach Wyckoff

The College Baseball Blog recently had the opportunity to talk with Jordan Wyckoff who just completed his second season with the Franklin and Marshall College Diplomats. He just finished his summer coaching in the Alaskan Baseball League where he served as an assistant coach for the Mat-Su Miners. This is our second opportunity to speak with Coach Wyckoff this fall as we focus this time on his Alaskan League experience. Continue reading

USF’s Nino Giarratano talks about Team USA Experiance

San Fransisco head coach Nino Giarratano spent the summer with Team USA’s Collegiate National Team. The team had a perfect record of 24-0 as they won the FISU Tournament in the Czech Republic and the Haarlem Baseball Week over the Cuban Olympic team. The interview with Coach Giarratano is wide ranging and talks about some of the great experiences he had in Europe and some of the great opportunities that this trip provided him. Continue reading