Category Archives: New Coach

Eastern Kentucky names Edwin Thompson as Head Coach

rp_primary_Edwin_Thompson_Web_RICHMOND, Ky. – Edwin Thompson, who in the last five seasons has recruited and coached 11 All-Americans and 24 players who went on to play professional baseball, has been chosen as the new head baseball coach at Eastern Kentucky University.

Thompson spent the last three seasons at Georgia State University. He served as the pitching coach for the Panthers in 2013 and 2014 before being promoted to Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Coordinator before the 2015 season. His 2015 recruiting class is ranked by Perfect Game as one of the top-100 recruiting classes in the country. Continue reading Eastern Kentucky names Edwin Thompson as Head Coach

James Madison names Marlin Ikenberry as Head Coach

IkenberryHARRISONBURG, Va. – Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne announced on Tuesday the appointment of Marlin Ikenberry as head coach of the James Madison baseball program, naming Ikenberry the sixth skipper in program history.

“I am extremely excited to welcome Coach Ikenberry to JMU and our baseball program,” Bourne said. “Marlin brings a tremendous philosophy and set of experiences that mesh well with our vision for being the NCAA model for the student-athlete experience.” Continue reading James Madison names Marlin Ikenberry as Head Coach

New Orleans names Blake Dean as Head Coach

BlakeDeanNEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Department of Athletics officially named Blake Dean as the university’s new head baseball coach, it was made official on Tuesday morning by Director of Athletics Derek Morel.

Dean, who was named interim head coach following Ron Maestri’s retirement at the end of the 2015 season, has spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach for the program. Continue reading New Orleans names Blake Dean as Head Coach

Nevada set to hire T.J. Bruce

NevadaLogo RENO, Nev. — University of Nevada Director of Athletics Doug Knuth announced Friday that T.J. Bruce has been named the head baseball coach at Nevada. Bruce spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach to Nevada alum John Savage at UCLA, where he helped the Bruins win the 2013 College World Series. Continue reading Nevada set to hire T.J. Bruce

Rhode Island names Raphael Cerrato as Head Coach

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island Director of Athletics Thorr Bjorn has announced that Raphael Cerrato will stay on as head coach of the Rhode Island baseball program, following his one-year stint as interim head coach.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the job Coach Cerrato did over this past year,” Bjorn said. “He possesses all of the characteristics and skills needed to create a championship program. URI baseball will have a very bright future under his direction.” Continue reading Rhode Island names Raphael Cerrato as Head Coach

Northwestern set to name Spencer Allen as Head Coach

SpencerAllenCollege Baseball Daily has learned current Illinois assistant coach Spencer Allen will be named the new head coach at Northwestern University. Allen has spent the past season as an assistant coach with the University of Illinois leading them to them to the Super Regionals. Before heading to Champaign, he spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Creighton.  Continue reading Northwestern set to name Spencer Allen as Head Coach

Baylor names Steve Rodriguez as head coach

Rodriguez_Steve_thumb.jpgWACO, Texas – Steve Rodriguez, who enjoyed a successful playing and coaching career at Pepperdine University, has been selected as Baylor University’s 19th head baseball coach, Vice President and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw announced.”We are excited to introduce Steve Rodriguez and welcome him and his family to Baylor,” McCaw said. “Steve is a dynamic leader, players’ coach, tireless recruiter and wonderful mission fit for our program. His highly successful coaching career and major league baseball playing experience will afford our student-athletes a rewarding experience as we build a championship program.” Continue reading Baylor names Steve Rodriguez as head coach

University of Portland names Geoff Loomis as Head Coach

LoomisPORTLAND, Ore. – Geoff Loomis has been named head coach of the University of Portland baseball program, Athletic Director Scott Leykam announced on Wednesday. Loomis, a member of the University of Portland Athletic Hall of Fame and one of the most decorated players in the history of the Pilot baseball program, compiled an impressive 327-197-2 (.624) record over the last 13 seasons as the head coach at Pacific Lutheran University. Continue reading University of Portland names Geoff Loomis as Head Coach