College Baseball Today writer Eric Sorenson recently sat down to TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle to discuss many different topics. One of the topics discussed is the TCU football program and how they were shafted out of the BCS. Coach Schlossnagle also talks about how he has to sell college baseball to his potential student-athletes like how one of the top incoming freshmen in the country with Matt Purke ended up in Fort Worth.
The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews today with UConn head coach Jim Penders. He is entering his seventh season as the head coach and has been involved in the UConn program in 18 our of the last 20 seasons as a student-athlete, assistant coach, and his current role as the head coach. The Huskies finished last season with a 36-24 overall record while going 14-13 in Big East play as they finished in sixth place. They ended up losing to Louisville in the Big East Tournament final.
The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with coaches from around the nation. We check in today with Louisville head coach Dan McDonnell who is entering his fourth season in charge of the program. He had a magical run in the 2007 season leading the Cardinals to the College World Series in his first campaign. He led them back to the tournament in 2008 while bringing them in 2009 to the Fullerton Super Regional. Dan spent the summer of 2009 as an assistant coach with the USA Collegiate National Team where they went 19-5.
The College Baseball Blog starts our series of interviews with head coaches around the nation today with Steve Rodriguez from Pepperdine. They are coming off a 31-23 campaign while going 12-9 in West Coast Conference play which was good enough for a tie for third place. He is entering his seventh season in charge of the Waves program winning three consecutive West Coast Conference titles from 2004-2006.
Nathan Blackwood is going into his seventh season as Head Coach of the defending NAIA Champion Lubbock Christian Chaparrals. His career record is 281-89. He played for the Chaparrals as an undergraduate, and also coached at Harding University.
Bob Broughton, The College Baseball Blog: The defending NAIA champion is someone other than Lewis-Clark State this year. Has this idea caught on in Lubbock yet?
Nathan Blackwood, Lubbock Christian: I think so. The Lubbock community has always been extremely supportive of LCU Baseball and has really done a good job of welcoming and recognizing these student athletes. This is a baseball town and has been for a long time. The people here can really appreciate an accomplishment like this.
Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com recently sat down with LSU head coach Paul Mainieri to get his thoughts on winning the 2009 National Championship and how things are coming in Baton Rouge. As always, Coach Mainieri is an interesting interview and gives some great insight into the program.
TCU Media Relations recently sat down with Jim Scholossnagle to discuss how the fall schedule went and his expectations for the 2010 season. TCU made the Austin Super Regional where they pushed Texas to an elimination game before bowing out of the NCAA Tournament. You can check out the full article below.
NavySports.com recently sat down with Navy baseball head coach Paul Kostacopoulos to discuss how the Fall Practice went for the Midshipmen. He discusses what he has seen during practice, how the injured players are coming back after a tough 2009 season, and how important fall baseball is to the academy’s baseball program. Coach Kostacopoulos in my opinion is one of the most underrated baseball coaches in the country as he has had success at Providence College, Maine, and is starting to get some success at Navy.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
The Washington baseball team recently wrapped up its four-week fall practice season, its first action under first-year head coach Lindsay Meggs and his new staff.
The Dawgs will open the 2010 season next February at a tournament in Tucson, Ariz., and, for the time being, will work out in small groups and on their own before spring practice gets back underway on Feb. 1.
Recently, Coach Meggs sat down with GoHuskies.com to talk about the fall. Here’s what he had to say: