Category Archives: New Coach

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 Jackson heads to UNC

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 Lake hired at Charleston Southern

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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Monte Lee Named Head Coach at College of Charleston


(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

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 Arkansas State names Raffo New Head Coach

Boss Jr. takes over at Michigan State

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 Boss Jr. takes over at Michigan State

Craig Cozart Named Head Baseball Coach at High Point

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


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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