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Brown names Grant Achilles as Head Coach

achilles_topstoryPROVIDENCE, 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

Illinois State to name Bo Durkac as Head Coach

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

Sam Houston State releases Six Interviews for Baseball Opening

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Sam-Houston-State-University-LogoAn initial list of six highly qualified coaches will interview for the Bearkats’ head baseball coaching post, Sam Houston Director of Athletics Bobby Williams announced Monday.

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

Scott Norwood resigns at UALR

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UALRTurfFieldLITTLE 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

Tulane set to name David Pierce as Head Coach

PierceSamHoustonStateCollege 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.

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Campbell names Justin Haire as Head Coach

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

LA Tech to name Greg Goff as head coach

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LaTechLogo_thumb.jpgRUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland introduced former Campbell University coach Greg Goff as the seventh head coach of the Bulldog Baseball program in a press conference on Friday morning in the Jarrell Room of the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.

Goff comes to Ruston after spending seven years as the head baseball coach at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., where he amassed an impressive record of 224-174 in his time at the helm of the Camels program, including recording three straight 40-win seasons. This past season, Goff and his team captured the Big South Tournament Championship, which led to Campbell’s first NCAA Regional appearance in 24 years. During last week’s Columbia Regional, Goff and his team defeated Conference USA’s Old Dominion for the program’s first ever win in an NCAA Regional. Continue reading