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Lehigh announces addition to Coaching Staff

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Kyle Collina WEB 8305-381 BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh head baseball coach Sean Leary has announced the addition of Kyle Collina ’06 to the Mountain Hawks staff. Collina is entering his second stint as a member of the Lehigh coaching staff after serving as an assistant coach during the 2008 season. Collina, a former pitcher for the Brown and White, rejoins the staff after playing professional baseball in Italy last year. He will serve as an assistant, helping John Bisco with the pitching staff.

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Richmond adds Joey Haug to coaching staff

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JoeyHaug UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – University of Richmond head baseball coach Mark McQueen has named Joey Haug to the position of volunteer assistant coach. Haug comes to the Spiders following a standout playing career at Coastal Carolina University.

McQueen also announced that Joe Frostick, who previously served as the volunteer assistant coach for four seasons, will assume the role of baseball operations volunteer.

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Marty Lees named Associate Head Coach at Oregon State

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MartyLees CORVALLIS, Ore. – Marty Lees has been promoted to the position of associate head coach with the Oregon State baseball team, Beavers’ head coach Pat Casey announced on Thursday.

"It’s an honor and privilege to be here at Oregon State and I am excited about this promotion," Lees said. "Over the past nine years, it has been a great opportunity and I’ve been fortunate to work with other great coaches. I want to thank Coach Casey and Bob De Carolis for this opportunity. Oregon State and the Corvallis community have been great to me."

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Dartmouth Baseball adds Jonathan Anderson to staff

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JAndersonDuke HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth College head baseball coach Bob Whalen announced the hiring of Jonathan Anderson as an assistant coach for the Big Green this year. He will work with the outfielders and help with the hitters and recruiting in his first year at Dartmouth.

Anderson joins the staff having spent the past two years coaching at his alma mater, Duke University, where he served as the first base coach. Not only did he coach the outfielders and oversee bunting, he also helped out with the hitters and base runners. Anderson was the director of the Duke Baseball Academy camps and managed the recruiting data base, plus assisted with academic development, compliance and travel.

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Chuck Ristano joins Temple Coaching Staff

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RistanoMonmouth PHILADELPHIA – Chuck Ristano, who helped lead Monmouth to a pair of NEC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in his four seasons, has been named an assistant baseball coach at Temple, head coach Rob Valli announced today. Ristano will serve as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the Owls.

"Coach Ristano has clearly distinguished himself as one of the best recruiting coordinators in our region," Valli said. "His pitching staffs have always produced tremendous results. We expect that formula for success to continue here at Temple."

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Zach Brown joins The Citadel Coaching Staff

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ZachBrown Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel Baseball team will welcome back former Bulldog Zach Brown as a volunteer assistant coach. Brown, a 2007 graduate, returns to The Citadel after a two and half year stint in the minor leagues with the San Diego Padres organization.

“We are excited for his return in our volunteer coaching position,” said Head Coach Fred Jordan. “Zach will be a great asset in all areas, especially with defensive work at first base.”

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Jon Mikrut joins Northwestern Coaching Staff

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JonMikrut EVANSTON, Ill. – Jon Mikrut, who played at Northwestern from 2002-05, has returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the Wildcat baseball team head coach Paul Stevens announced Wednesday.

"We’re very excited to have Jon back at Northwestern University after being a player here and moving on to professional baseball," Stevens said. "We feel that he will have a strong relationship with our student-athletes. He’ll be in charge of infielders and hitters and I think that they will be well instructed and well prepared under his guidance."

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Matt Hobbs named Pitching Coach at San Francisco

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MattHobbs (San Francisco, CA) – Matt Hobbs has accepted the open pitching coach position at the University of San Francisco, as announced by head coach Nino Giarratano today. Hobbs comes to the Hilltop from UC San Diego, where he held an associate head coaching position for three years.

"We are extremely excited to have Matt Hobbs as a pitching Coach/ recruiting coordinator at the University of San Francisco," said Giarratano. "Matt brings great success, knowledge, and great work habits to our program. Matt will continue to help the program rise."

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Buckley returns to Long Beach State as Pitching Coach

TroyBuckley Mike Weathers of Long Beach State announced on Monday the addition of Troy Buckley to his staff for the 2010 campaign. Buckley previously served as an assistant coach for seven seasons starting in 2002. He left Long Beach State to go to the Pittsburgh Pirates where he served as the coordinator of minor league pitching. Buckley had tons of success at Lon Beach State as he oversaw many star pitchers including three straight Big West Pitchers of the Year from 2002-2004.

Head Coach Mike Weathers says the following about the addition: "Obviously, we’re thrilled to have Troy back with the program. He’s our best recruit of the year, I know this was a difficult decision for him, because he was really enjoying his position with the Pirates. However, I think for his family’s sake and for his future that Long Beach State was the right fit for him."

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Former LSU coach “Smoke” Laval named Head Coach at UNF in 2011

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SmokeLaval JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – University of North Florida Director of Athletics Lee Moon announced today that Raymond “Smoke” Laval will take over as the new head baseball coach for the Ospreys. Laval will replace current head baseball coach Dusty Rhodes, who announced his retirement today, effective at the end of the 2010 season.

“We’re excited to have Raymond joining the UNF family,” said UNF President John A. Delaney.  “He brings a wealth of experience to the plate and we look forward to him picking up where Dusty left off, continuing to build upon a strong baseball program here at the University.”

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