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.
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:
CollegeBaseballToday’s Eric Sorenson recently sat down with LSU coach Paul Mainieri to get his thoughts on the 2009 season, looking forward to 2010, and also other random topics. The interview is fantastic like all of Eric’s stuff and gives you some great insight into what Paul Mainieri thinks of things.
Brian O’Connor the head coach of the Virginia baseball program recently sat down with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He discusses the success of his program and how the experience of making the College World Series will influence the program. O’Connor also talks about the attendance of the Cavaliers early season game challenging the fans to come out to the games. Continue reading O’Connor sits down with Richmond Times-Dispatch→
Interview with Lee University Flames Head Coach Mark Brew, at the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID:
Bob Broughton:The fans here just got to see a pretty good ball game between Lee and Fresno Pacific.
Mark Brew: That was a great game. That’s what happens in the losers’ bracket, when you get two teams fighting for their lives, it gets exciting, the drama and things like that. Both teams played extremely well. Some big pitches, some big hits. [Chris] Warters got a big hit. He’s a senior All-American, and you sort of expect him to do those things. Javier Lopez was good on the mound, at the end, he’s also a senior All-American, and in the end, we had the right guys in the right positions. Also, Trey Burstrom, a junior second baseman, had a big, big double. He’s a nine-hole hitter, and he sort of got us going. Continue reading CBB Interview with Coach Mark Brew (Lee University)→
Clemson head coach Jack Leggett discussed his team’s sweep over Wake Forest with Clemson broadcast Don Munson yesterday. He talks about how key the freshman class has been to the Tiger’s 11-4 overall start and an early ACC record of 4-2 which is good enough for first place in the Atlantic Division. Continue reading Interview with Jack Leggett→