Category Archives: New Coach

Penn State names Rob Cooper as Head Coach

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RobCooperWrightStateUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; August 9, 2013 – Rob Cooper has been selected to guide the Penn State baseball team as head coach, it was announced by Penn State Director of Athletics Dr. David Joyner. Cooper, who comes to Penn State after spending the last nine seasons as the Wright State head coach, is the 14th coach in the 125-year history of the Nittany Lion baseball program. Continue reading

Saint Mary’s set to name Eric Valenzuela as Head Coach

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EricValenzuelaMORAGA, Calif. — Saint Mary’s director of athletics Mark Orr announced Wednesday that San Diego State pitching coach and recruiting coordinator Eric Valenzuela has been named as the 12th head coach of the Gaels baseball program.

“Eric brings a tremendous track record and level of experience that we feel is the perfect foundation to lead our baseball program to the heights we believe it is capable of,” Orr said. “We expect our baseball program to compete and win both on the field and in the classroom and Eric’s teams have been consistent high achievers in both of those areas. I am excited to welcome both he and his family to Saint Mary’s.” Continue reading

Indiana State names Mitch Hannahs as Head Coach

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IndianaStateHannahsTERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State Director of Athletics Ron Prettyman announced today (July 25) the hiring of Mitch Hannahs as the 29th head baseball coach in the 117-year history of the Sycamore baseball program.

Indiana State will be holding a press conference at 11:00 a.m. (ET) in DeDe II inside the Hulman Memorial Student Union on Friday, July 26. The public is welcome to attend Friday’s press conference. Continue reading

Valpo names Brian Schmack as Head Coach

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SchmackBrianValparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Brian Schmack has been named the 17th head coach in Crusader baseball history and just the sixth since 1946.

“We are very excited to have Brian Schmack leading our baseball program,” said LaBarbera. “Over the past couple of years, we have added another chapter of championship play to Valpo’s baseball tradition. This has been the result of hard work by many people, including Brian. Coach Schmack’s baseball knowledge, ability to recruit, to teach, and to develop young men both on and off the field make him the right person to be our head coach.” Continue reading

Richmond names Tracy Woodson as Head Coach

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TracyWoodsonUNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond announced Monday that Tracy Woodson has been named the eighth head coach of the Spider Baseball program.

Woodson, a five-year MLB veteran and World Series Champion, will be introduced at a press conference on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Robins Center. Fans will be able to watch the press conference live for free at RichmondSpiders.com. Continue reading

Penn names John Yurkow as Head Coach

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YurkowPennPHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Director of Athletics, Steven J. Bilsky W’71, has announced the promotion of John Yurkow to the position of W. Joseph Blood Head Coach of Baseball.

Yurkow has spent the last seven seasons as the Quakers’ top assistant coach. In that position, his duties have included handling all aspects of recruiting, hitting instruction, infield instruction, and coaching third base. Continue reading