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George Washington Head Coach Steve Mrowka will not Return

WASHINGTON – The George Washington University Department of Athletics and Recreation announced today that GW Baseball Head Coach Steve Mrowka will not return to the Colonials next season.

“We want to thank Steve for his eight seasons as coach of our baseball program,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Patrick Nero. “He was always a model of professionalism.” Continue reading


Texas Tech announces hiring of Oklahoma’s Tim Tadlock


Nov. 1, 2011

LUBBOCK, Texas – Regarded as one of the top recruiters in the country, former Red Raider student-athlete and Oklahoma assistant coach Tim Tadlock will return to Lubbock as associate head baseball coach, Texas Tech fourth-year head coach Dan Spencer announced today.

Tadlock, 42, spent the previous six years producing several of the nation’s top recruiting classes at Oklahoma while helping lead the Sooners back to the College World Series in 2010. Continue reading

Shumate To Step Down As North Carolina A&T Head Baseball Coach


Greensboro, NC – An era in North Carolina A&T baseball will come to an end this summer. Effective July 31, Keith Shumate will no longer be the head baseball coach at N.C. A&T. Shumate offered his resignation to Director of Athletics Earl Hilton on Tuesday.

“This is certainly a sad day for North Carolina A&T Athletics.  We’re losing a great baseball coach and an even greater human being from our staff,” said Hilton. “While we hate to see him depart, we support Keith’s decision. He has a fantastic knowledge of the game, and we have certainly benefited from it over the years. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

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Tim Esmay Named ASU Baseball Coach…What Took So Long?

Last June, Tim Esmay was fired from the ASU Baseball coaching staff.  A year later, after leading the Sun Devils to a 46-8 record and the #1 National seed, as well as their 4th straight Pac-10 Championship, Tim Esmay is now officially leading the Sun Devils as the Head Coach.  He was named the Interim Head Coach back in December after Pat Murphy was abruptly fired after 15 seasons, and picked up right where Murph left off. There were many doubters coming into this season, and they were silenced by a 24-0 start.  “I am extremely honored to lead this program and carry on the storied tradition,” Esmay said. “To be able to be the head coach at my alma mater is a dream come true!”

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Ohio State’s Bob Todd Retiring at End of Season


COLUMBUS, Ohio – After 39 years as a baseball coach, including 37 years on the Division I collegiate level, Ohio State head baseball coach Bob Todd will end his coaching career at the conclusion of the 2010 season. The 61-year-old Todd informed his team, the defending Big Ten Conference champion and vying for a second consecutive championship, of his decision to resign from his position, and retire from coaching, Wednesday following the game with Louisville.

“I think I’m ready,” said Todd, the winningest coach in Ohio State history with 897 wins. “I always said I wanted a career and not just a job. I think I found that. I still feel good and I love this game because it has been a very enjoyable and prominent part of my life and that of my family, but I have always felt I’d rather leave this game too early than too late.”

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Ole Miss Assistant Rob Reinstetle Resigns and Players Dismissed

CoachBiancoOleMiss The Ole Miss Baseball program is going through a state of transition right now with the news that assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Rob Reinstetle has resigned to spend more time with his family. He is expected to be replaced volunteer coach Matt Mossberg who will move into the full-time assistant position and Director of Baseball Operations Rob Francis will move to the volunteer assistant position. Pitching Coach Carl Lafferty will move into the recruiting coordinator position. Coach Mike Bianco states the following "I am very excited about the future of our program and the opportunities this presents for both Matt Mossberg and Rob Francis, they are both great coaches and two guys who are very deserving of this opportunity." The other big news out of Oxford is that Zach Lowery and Evan Frazar have been dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules.

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Isaac Omura added to Hawaii coaching staff


rp_primary_omura_web HONOLULU – University of Hawai‘i head baseball coach Mike Trapasso announced the addition of former standout second baseman Isaac Omura to his staff as a volunteer assistant coach Monday.

“We’re very excited to have Isaac on staff with us,” Trapasso said. “He was a great player for UH for three years. We’re fortunate to have him come and help us while he’s working on his degree, now that his playing career is over. He’ll be a great resource for our players, having played at such a high level.”

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Chris Tracz returns home

TraczHeadShot The Shore Line Times has an excellent feature on Marist head coach Chris Tracz who will be entering his first season with the Red Foxes. Tracz served as the pitching coach at Army last season where he led them to a second place finish in the Austin (TX) Regional nearly knocking off the National Finalists in Texas. A few weeks after being eliminated from the NCAA Tourney, Tracz was offered the head coaching job at his alma matter Marist where he served as an assistant coach in 2006-2008. He played for the Red Foxes from 2001-2005.

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UNC-Asheville adds Aaron Rembert to Coaching Staff


AaronRembert ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville Head Baseball Coach Tom Smith has announced the hiring of former Bulldog pitcher Aaron Rembert as an assistant coach upon approval of the Board of Trustees. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon.

Rembert has served as the top assistant coach at nearby Mars Hill College for the past four years. He was one of the best pitchers to ever pitch at UNC Asheville as he was a member of the Bulldog program from 2000-2004.

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