TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University has hired Indiana University head coach Tracy Smith as its fifth baseball coach, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents, Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson announced Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Grant Achilles, current assistant coach of the Brown University baseball team, has been named head coach of the program in an announcement made by Brown Director of Athletics Jack Hayes on Monday.
Achilles spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach for the Bears before taking over the head coaching duties midway through the 2014 season. Achilles becomes Brown’s 17th head coach since 1900, while the program was founded in 1863. Continue reading
NORMAL, Ill. – Bo Durkacwas named the Illinois State head baseball coach Thursday, as announced by Director of Athletics Larry Lyons. Durkac has 12 years of coaching experience, including five seasons with the Redbirds, serving as an associate head coach for the past two seasons, and is widely respected throughout the sport. Continue reading
UNC Asheville will name Scott Friedholm as their next head coach. He had served the past four seasons as an assistant coach at Boston College. Before joining the Boston College staff, he spent time at Navy and Maine under Paul Kostacopoulos after an outstanding career at Providence College where he was an All-Big East squad member.
The six candidates bring a wide variety of collegiate and professional baseball experience, while several candidates have made it to the pinnacle of College Baseball, either playing or coaching in the College World Series. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily has learned that Alex Trezza will be named the new head coach at LIU-Brooklyn. He most recently served as an assistant coach at Sacred Heart this past season. Continue reading
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LITTLE ROCK – Scott Norwood has announced his immediate resignation as head baseball coach at UALR to pursue other opportunities. Assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Chris Marx will serve as interim head coach while a national search begins immediately.
“I appreciate the opportunities that I have been given at UALR,” said Norwood. “I wish UALR success in the future.” Continue reading
Tim Esmay has resigned according to Jeff Metcalfe of The Arizona Republic. Esmay still had one year remaining on his contract. He had been the head coach of the Arizona State baseball program for the last five years where he went 33-24 overall and 19-11 in Pac-12 play. The Sun Devils had a disappointing end of the season where they went 0-2 in the NCAA Tournament.
College Baseball Daily has learned that David Pierce will be named the head coach at Tulane. Pierce most recently brought Sam Houston State to the NCAA Tournament where they finished the season with a 43-19 overall record and a 22-8 mark in Southland conference play. It was the Bearkats third straight NCAA tournament appearance.
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell University Athletics Director Bob Roller announced Friday that Justin Haire has been named the Camels’ new head baseball coach.
“Naming Justin as our head coach allows a seamless transition for our excellent baseball program,” said Roller. “He has been an integral part of our building process and played a major role in our recent success. Campbell Baseball is now known nationally, and we realize how important it is to maintain this momentum and continuity. Justin has been a tireless recruiter and excellent teacher as our associate head coach. We both have the shared goals of, not only continuing our successful performance on the diamond, but in improving and playing deeper into June.” Continue reading