Category Archives: New Coach

Luke Howard tabbed new assistant baseball coach

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Luke HowardARKADELPHIA – Ouachita Baptist University head baseball coach Chris Moddelmog announced Monday the hiring of Luke Howard.

Howard will assume the role of pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Ouachita Baptist. He comes to OBU after a one year stint at Murray State University, a Division I school in the Ohio Valley Conference.

“Luke will bring a lot of energy and excitement to our program. He is a good recruiter and a tireless worker on and off the field. I look forward to him and his wife Anne joining the OBU baseball family,” Moddelmog said.
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Monte Lee Named Head Coach at College of Charleston

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(Charleston) – Former College of Charleston standout and South Carolina assistant coach Monte Lee has been named the Cougars’ head baseball coach, Charleston’s director of athletics Joe Hull announced Thursday at an 11:00 a.m. press conference at Randolph Hall on the school’s campus. Lee replaces John Pawlowski who was named head coach at Auburn on June 20, 2008.

Lee, 31, joins the Cougars after spending the past six seasons as an assistant at South Carolina under head coach Ray Tanner. He served as the Gamecocks’ recruiting coordinator last season. Lee also worked with the outfielders and hitters during his tenure.

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Arkansas State names Raffo New Head Coach

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JONESBORO (7/1/08) – Arkansas State University Director of Athletics Dr. Dean Lee announced Tuesday that Tommy Raffo has been named head coach of the Red Wolves baseball team.

“We are extremely pleased to hire a coach with the background and experience of competing at the highest level that Tommy Raffo brings,” said Lee. “We had an extremely strong pool of candidates for this position, and feel that Coach Raffo was unquestionably the best fit to take over the Arkansas State baseball program. Tommy is highly respected in the coaching field for his integrity and for his superior knowledge of the game.” Continue reading

Boss Jr. takes over at Michigan State

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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Jake Boss Jr., who in his first season at Eastern Michigan led the Eagles to the 2008 NCAA Tournament, has been named Michigan State University’s 16th head baseball coach. Boss, the 2008 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, will be formally introduced by MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis at a press conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 2 at Kobs Field. Continue reading

Craig Cozart Named Head Baseball Coach at High Point

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Following a national search, High Point University athletic director Craig KeilitzCraig Cozart as the head baseball coach for the Panther program on Friday. announced the hiring of

“This is a truly exciting time for the future of the High Point University baseball program,” said Keilitz. “I am thrilled to be bringing Craig Cozart to the University, this community, the athletic department and most importantly our baseball program. He is a highly motivated and very energetic coach. Craig has a tremendous work ethic and has an even higher moral character. During his coaching career, he has proven to be an outstanding recruiter and has also demonstrated a strong ability to develop players. I truly believe that things happen for a reason, and I could not be more excited about the direction of our baseball program under Coach Cozart.”

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Bradley Find Its Successor For Dewey Kalmer

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PEORIA, Ill. — Elvis Dominguez, who has served as the head coach at Eastern Kentucky University for the last seven years and has connections to the Missouri Valley Conference that go back more than 25 years, has been named the 15th head coach in Bradley Baseball history. Dominguez, who replaces the retiring Dewey Kalmer, was introduced during a press conference Tuesday morning at O’Brien Field.

“First of all, we are extremely appreciative of the tremendous run and numerous contributions that Coach Kalmer has made during his nearly three decades at the helm of the Bradley Baseball program and now wish Dewey and Carol a wonderful retirement,” said Bradley Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh. “We welcome Elvis and his family to Bradley Athletics and hope that they have a similar long run on the Hilltop.”

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John Pawlowski Named Head Baseball Coach At Auburn

John PawlowskiFROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs announced Friday that John Pawlowski has been named head baseball coach. Pawlowski spent the previous nine seasons as the head coach at the College of Charleston, where he led the program to three NCAA postseason berths, one Super Regional appearance and four Southern Conference titles.

“This is a tremendous opportunity and I’m looking forward to helping bring the Auburn baseball program back to national prominence,” Pawlowski said. “There is a rich history and tradition here at Auburn and I plan on working tirelessly to make this a national contender.”
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Bryan Conger named Tarleton State Head Baseball Coach

STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton athletics director Lonn Reisman has announced the hiring of Bryan Conger as the head coach of the Tarleton baseball program.

“Bryan brings in a solid vision of where he wants the Tarleton baseball program to be in the future,” Reisman said. “He brings in five years of NCAA Division I experience from Utah and that has helped him develop some great contacts across the country. I was impressed with his enthusiasm, his energy and his knowledge of the game of baseball. I think our players will be very impressed with Coach Conger and I have every confidence he will take our baseball program to where it needs to be in order to compete for both Lone Star Conference championships and NCAA playoff berths.”

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Kessinger leaves Arkansas State

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JONESBORO (6/16/08) – Arkansas State Head Baseball Coach Keith Kessinger has elected not to accept the contract offered by ASU and will not return next season as the Red Wolves head coach, ASU Director of Athletics Dr. Dean Lee announced Monday.

Kessinger is completing the final year of a three-year contract which was extended following the 2005 season. He was offered a one-year extension following the 2008 season. Kessinger came to Arkansas State prior to the 2003 season and compiled a 151-178-1 record over the last six years, including a 33-23 record in 2005, the fourth-most victories ever for an ASU baseball team. Continue reading