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Charleston Southern University Baseball: Lake Names Assey as Assistant Coach

Charles Assey


CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern Head Baseball Coach Stuart Lake has announced the hiring of Charles Assey as his assistant coach.

“I am just excited about this opportunity,” said Assey. “I have known Coach Lake for a long time and I think a lot of him as a person and as a coach. I know that this program can win, and I am ready to work hard to make it happen.”

Assey is the first coach to join Lake’s staff, and comes to CSU from his post at Presbyterian College. He will serve as the recruiting coordinator, third base coach, and will coach the hitters along with Coach Lake.

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Summer Update: Postcards From Miami

By: Tom Popadak Editor of
After a dominating 2008 season that saw the #1 ranked University of Miami baseball team win their first ACC title, the Hurricanes went home disappointed from the College World Series after being eliminated by the Stanford Cardinal. Miami’s bats went cold at the wrong time and their stellar pitching faltered leaving the Canes to trudge home from Omaha a tired and tattered team. Ironically, it was the baseball team and not the more recognized and popular Miami football team that won the Canes first ever ACC title in any sport since joining the conference. Continue reading

St. Edward’s University Baseball adds Chris Young to staff


Young, a former Freshman All-America selection at Mississippi State , will take over as assistant baseball coach. The Georgetown , Texas native played three seasons for the Bulldogs, finishing in the Top-10 all-time list for relief appearances. He was also named to the 2001 SEC All-Tournament Team and the 2001 SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player.

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Jason Stein Named Head Baseball Coach at Eastern Kentucky

Jason Stein Pictures from Ohio Valley Conference
Jason Stein Pictures from Ohio Valley Conference


RICHMOND, Ky. – Former Eastern Kentucky University infielder Jason Stein was named the school’s new baseball coach, EKU Director of Athletics Mark Sandy announced on Thursday.

A two-time All-OVC honoree for Athletics Hall of Fame coach Jim Ward from 1992-95, Stein later served as an assistant coach to Ward from 1998-2000. Stein comes to Richmond from Belmont University where he served seven years as an assistant coach, the last two as assistant head coach.

“To be able to return to my alma mater and coach on the field where I bled and cried as a player is unbelievable,” Stein said. “Every young coach wants the opportunity to take over a program with a history of excellence and winning championships. To inherit such a program to which I already have strong emotional ties is a dream come true.”

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LMU releases Frank Cruz

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Loyola Marymount University Athletic Director Bill Husak announced today that Frank Cruz has been released from his position as head baseball coach.

Husak said a replacement for the head coaching position will be announced in the near future.

“I want to thank Frank Cruz for his years of dedicated service to LMU as a head coach,” said Husak. “Frank can be proud of many of his team’s accomplishments in the past 12 years, both on the field and in the classroom. However, I felt it was time for the baseball program to move in a new direction.” Continue reading

Kingston set to takeover Illinois State

Mark Kingston of Tulane University will be leaving the school to head to Illinois State to become the head coach in the 2010 season. He will serve as the head coach designee in 2009 under outgoing coach Jim Brownlee. Kingston was a member of Rick Jones staff since the 2001 season and becomes the fifth head coach that served under Jones to become a head coach. Continue reading

Jackson heads to UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Scott Jackson, who has extensive experience as an assistant coach throughout Southeastern college baseball, has been named an assistant baseball coach at the University of North Carolina, head coach Mike Fox announced Tuesday. Jackson, who joins the Tar Heels after one season at Liberty, will work with the offense, including hitting and base running, as well as infield play. He also will serve as Carolina’s recruiting coordinator. Continue reading

Lake hired at Charleston Southern

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern Athletics Director Hank Small announced the hiring of former Buccaneer baseball player, Stuart Lake, as the new head baseball coach, Monday morning.

A 1994 graduate of CSU returns to his alma mater after having spent time at South Carolina, Mississippi, College of Charleston, and his most recent stop, The Citadel. Continue reading

SFA Names Cardenas Head Baseball Coach


NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin athletics director Robert Hill announced Wednesday the promotion of Johnny Cardenas as head coach of the Lumberjack baseball program. Cardenas had served as interim head coach of the `Jacks since the position became vacant in early June.

“Since his arrival here I have been very impressed with Johnny’s knowledge of the game and his ability to teach our players,” Hill said. “He has been our number one recruiter, too, and his eye for talent is top-notch. I have all the confidence that he is more than capable of making SFA a top program in the Southland Conference.”

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Luke Howard tabbed new assistant baseball coach


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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