Matt Tyner, a stand-out baseball player in the collegiate and professional ranks, is returning to the Butler coaching staff for the 2008-09 season as an assistant coach. Head coach Steve Farley made the announcement on Friday (Sept. 5).
Tyner replaces Bob Keeney, who left the position after seven seasons to pursue other interests.
Kyle Padgett has joined the Wake Forest baseball staff as the team’s new volunteer assistant coach, head baseball coach Rick Rembielak announced on Tuesday. Padgett replaces Marshall Canosa, who is now the pitching coach at Hofstra.
“We are very pleased to have Kyle join our program,” Rembielak said. “I think he has a very good background of playing and coaching, especially in the Cape Cod summer league. He will help us mainly with the catchers, and supplement us on the offensive side of the game.”
The Monitor out of McAllen, Texas is reporting that Manuel Mantrana will be announced as the new head coach of the University of Texas at Pan Am. Coach Mantrana has spent the last 12 years as the head coach at St. Thomas University in Miami.
Fritz Hamburg has been named the head baseball coach at Saint Joseph’s University, it was announced today by director of athletics Don DiJulia. Hamburg was previously the associate head baseball coach at the United States Military Academy.
“We’re pleased and excited to have Fritz on board as he owns a rich and well-rounded background in baseball,” said DiJulia. “We look forward to him enhancing the student-athlete experience in and out of the classroom, and on and off the field.”
Fresno State baseball coach Mike Batesole announced the hiring of Pat Waer as an assistant coach. Waer joins the staff as a full-time assistant coach after serving as the volunteer assistant coach last season.
“Pat Waer has been a very big part of our success both in 2006 when we started this run of three straight WAC Championships and three straight WAC Tournament Championships, and this year when we were National Champions,” said Batesole.
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg has announced the hiring of Pete Flores to the baseball coaching staff. He will serve as a volunteer assistant.
“We are really excited to have Pete join us,” Kinneberg said. “The people he’s been around in his playing and coaching career give him new ideas to bring to the team and I’m very anxious to see him work on the field.”
After spending the last four years of his life at the University of Texas, Clay Van Hook will begin his coaching career at McNeese State. Clay was the Volunteer Assistant and was the First Base Coach and helped out with the infielders last year at the University of Texas.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi head baseball coach Scott Malone recently announced the addition of three new members of his Islander coaching staff for the upcoming season.
Joining the staff are former UTSA standout Josh Blakley as a volunteer assistant coach, Estevan Vasquez as the director of baseball operations and former Islander player Chase Wheaton as a student assistant coach.
The University of Texas at Pan American has narrowed their coaching search to four candidates. The most logical choice would be for Gene Salazar. Gene is currently the assistant coach at UT-Pan Am and has ties in South Texas. Salazar was a 4 year Letterman at St. Edwards University and was also the head Coach there from 1998-2002. St Edwards University is a DIV II school that is located in Austin, Texas. Coach Salazar served as the interim head coach of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball program this past season where he served as the recruiting coordinator in his first three seasons and assisted in all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the Islander program.