Category Archives: New 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

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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John Pawlowski Named Head Baseball Coach At Auburn


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

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

New UCF coach wants to finish current job in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — Hours after being introduced as the new head baseball coach at the University of Central Florida, LSU pitching coach and recruiting coordinator Terry Rooney arrived Thursday night at the site of the College World Series.

His long-range plans for UCF now take a backseat to his immediate goal: to finish the job the right way with LSU.

Stetson coach Pete Dunn, for whom Rooney worked as pitching coach in 2002 and 2003, said LSU fans shouldn’t worry about Rooney’s focus being in the wrong place during the CWS, which begins this weekend. Continue reading

Dan Spencer officially announce as the Head Coach at Texas Tech.


Longtime assistant at Oregon State and former Red Raider becomes eighth head coach in school history

LUBBOCK, Texas – Dan Spencer was formally introduced as the eighth head baseball coach in Texas Tech school history today at a news conference held in the Masked Rider Lobby at Jones AT&T Stadium on the Texas Tech University campus.

Spencer succeeds Larry Hays who spent the last 22 seasons as the head coach of the Red Raiders and stepped down from his position back on June 2. He becomes just the eighth head coach in school history joining E.Y. Freeland (1925-27), R. Higginbotham (1928-29), Bettie Feathers (1954-60), Berl Huffman (1961-67), Kal Segrist (1968-83), Gary Ashby (1984-86) and Larry Hays (1987-2008). Continue reading

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