Category Archives: New Coach

Ouachita Baptist hires New Coach

ARKADELPHIA – Ouachita Baptist Director of Athletics David Sharp announced Friday the hiring of new Tiger baseball coach Chris Moddelmog from Fort Scott Community College.

Moddelmog succeeds Scott Norwood, who took the head coaching position at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

“I am very excited to announce that we have hired Chris to be our head baseball coach,” Sharp said. “He brings a very strong background in recruiting to our position. He will also bring a very aggressive style in the way he coaches the game. Also he has a good record of recruiting quality young men with the aspiration to attain a college degree. Continue reading

Donny Harrel Hired As Seattle University Head Baseball Coach

Donnie HarrelThe first coach of the reinstated Seattle University Redhawks baseball team will be Donny Harrel. Harrel is currently an assistant coach at Washington, and was previously an assistant coach at Oregon State.

Harrel’s first day on the job will be July 1. The Redhawks will field a Division I team for the 2009-2010 season.

Story from the Seattle U. site: Donny Harrel Hired As Seattle University Head Baseball Coach

Dotolo resigns at Hofstra

HEMPSTEAD, NY – Hofstra University Head Baseball Coach Chris Dotolo has resigned his position effective June 15, Pride Director of Athletics Jack Hayes announced today.

Dotolo, the 12th baseball coach in Hofstra history, took over the reigns of the program when the Pride joined the competitive Colonial Athletic Association in 2002. He completed his seventh season in 2008 with a 19-36 season record and a 7-23 mark in the CAA. In his seven seasons, Dotolo posted a 125-244-1 record. He is just the third Hofstra coach to win 100 games for the Pride, a feat he accomplished with a 10-9 win over James Madison on April 21, 2007, joining Jack Smith (179 wins) and Rich Martin (127 wins). Continue reading

John Cohen the New Head Coach of Mississippi State?


Mississippi State will hold a 1 p.m. CT press conference this Saturday, June 7, in the Bryan Athetic Administration Building to announce its new head baseball coach.

The press conference will be carried live and free of charge through Maroon to the Max, MSU’s premium streaming service. To access the video stream, fans simply need to visit M2M’s Live Events Page at the press conference time on Saturday and click on the associated link to watch the event.

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UK’s John Cohen leaving; replacement named


University of Kentucky baseball head coach John Cohen has resigned as coach of the Wildcats, and associate head coach Gary Henderson has been promoted to the top spot, Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart announced Friday afternoon.

Henderson, UK’s associate head coach and pitching coach for the past five years, becomes the 25th head coach in the 104-year history of Wildcat baseball. Henderson has been a cornerstone in the success of the UK program over the past five years, helping transform the Wildcats into an annual national contender. Henderson’s 2008 staff was the best in the Southeastern Conference, pacing the conference with a 3.71 team ERA, ranking as the second-best ERA in school history.

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Donnie Watson out at Stephen F. Austin

Donnie Watson of Stephen F. Austin will not be returning to the Stephen F. Austin program after a 25-29 overall record and a Southland Conference mark of 12-17. Watson led the Lumberjacks to a 71-98 record over the last three seasons after the program was reinstated after being dropped in 1995. The CBB talked with Donnie Watson about the 2008 season earlier this year. Continue reading

Hays out at Texas Tech; Spencer to take over

According to some reports, Larry Hays who has been the head coach of the Texas Tech program for the last 22 seasons will retire and assistant coach Dan Spencer will take over the head coaching duties. This move was widely reported last year as Hays was nearing the end of his coaching career and Spencer left two time national champion Oregon State for Lubbock. Continue reading

Seifert Out At Evansville

David SeifertSteve Ford of the Evansville Courier and Press reports that Evansville Aces head baseball coach David Seirfert is out after two years. Seifert announced his resignation on Friday.

Read the story from Steve Ford and read the press release from the Evansville athletic website.

This is the second head coaching position to come available in the Missouri Valley this offseason as Bradley’s Dewey Kalmer announced his retirement after 29 seasons at Bradley and 40 years overall as a head coach.

Casey moving on??

Our good friends over at The Nickel Block check in with an article on Oregon State head coach Pat Casey who has been rumored to be moving on to a new job over the last year. The most recent rumors have him getting a little bit tired of the expectations of winning the National Championship every season and if the Beavers don’t win the title it is a major disappointment. Check out the full article by clicking here.

Bradley Baseball Head Coach Dewey Kalmer Announces Retirement


WICHITA, Kan. — Bradley Baseball head coach Dewey Kalmer, the winningest coach in Bradley Athletics history, announced his plans for retirement during a postgame press conference after his team’s elimination from the 2008 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Wednesday night at Eck Stadium.

Kalmer’s 29th season at Bradley and his 40th year overall as a head coach ended when the Braves (26-28) dropped a pair of games during Wednesday’s opening day, 14-2 to Creighton in Game 2 and 9-2 to Northern Iowa in Game 3 Wednesday night.

“It’s a great time for me to leave,” Kalmer said during the postgame press conference. “The timing is good for Bradley because I think they should be very competitive next year. The new coach will walk into a team that can compete.” Continue reading