Tag Archives: Interviews with Coaches

CBB Interview With New Mexico State’s Rocky Ward

Rocky Ward
Rocky Ward

College Baseball Blog WAC correspondent and bleedCrimson.net editor Sam Wasson recently sat down with New Mexico State head baseball coach Rocky Ward. The Aggie baseball season begins February 20th and Coach Ward provided an update on the team as they ready for the 2009 season. The Aggies completed a successful fall practice season and we have Coach Ward’s thoughts on his team. In this interview he talks about his infielders.

Sam Wasson: Let’s talk about your infield players and who you’re looking at for the upcoming season.
Rocky Ward: At first base Chris Auten’s back. He’s the heir apparent there but a kid named Ben Hardy came in this fall and just absolutely lit it up. If you look at his fall statistics, of course fall stats you’ve always got to take with a little bit of a grain of salt because they’re against yourselves. Ben hit .460 in the fall with 15 home runs, nine doubles and 53 RBIs. That’s about as big a fall as I’ve had out of anybody. It’s a bigger fall than what Billy Becher did or Ryan Kinning, Mark Aranda, any of those guys. The last guy, and we don’t really keep stats for this but Adam Harvey as a junior hit 14 home runs one fall and that was just miraculous. He was the first guy to ever go into double figures in home runs [in the fall] and he turns around and hits eight that year or something. Those are the two guys at first base. Continue reading

CBB Interview with Jedd Soto (Saint Mary’s)

Jedd Soto (Courtesy of SMC Media Relations)
Jedd Soto (Courtesy of SMC Media Relations)

The College Baseball Blog recently had a chance to talk to Jedd Soto of Saint Mary’s College. He is entering his sixth season with the Gaels after spending the previous six seasons with Feather River College. He led the team to four season with more then 30 victories including three Regional titles and a Super Regional Title. Soto talks about his 2009 squad and some of the biggest issues in College Baseball today. Continue reading

Pittsburgh Baseball Checking in with the new Coaches

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Pitt’s new staff shares thoughts on upcoming season

Your thoughts after joining the Pitt baseball staff?
[Danny] My first thoughts after joining the staff were the possibilities of where the University of Pittsburgh Baseball could go! With new stadium plans set for next season, several other sports programs in the top 25 and an energetic staff, there’s a bright future for PITT Panther Baseball!
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CBB Interview with Lelo Prado (South Florida)

Lelo Prado (Courtesy of South Florida Media Relations)
Lelo Prado (Courtesy of South Florida Media Relations)

The College Baseball Blog recently had a chance to talk to Lelo Prado of South Florida. He is entering his third season with the Bulls after spending the previous eleven seasons with Louisville. He is still the career leader in victories for the Cardinals. He came to Louisville after spending seven seasons with the Tampa Spartans winning two national championships. In his interview with us, he speaks about his expectations for the 2009 season and some of the big issues around college baseball. Continue reading

CBB Interview with Gary Henderson (Kentucky)

The College Baseball Blog recently had a chance to talk to new Kentucky head coach Gary Henderson. He is entering his first season in charge of the program after being an assistant coach for the previous five seasons. He discusses his expectations for the 2009 campaign and some issues in College Baseball. Continue reading

CBB Interview with Jim Foster (Rhode Island)

The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with various head coaches around the nation. We recently had a chance to talk with Jim Foster of Rhode Island. He is currently entering his fourth season with the Rams. He talks about the team’s expectations for the 2009 season and some of the hot button issues around College Baseball. Continue reading

CBB Interview with Jim Toman (Liberty)

Jim Toman hopes to lead Flames to 2009 NCAA Bid
Jim Toman hopes to lead Flames to 2009 NCAA Bid

The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with various head coaches around the nation. We recently had a chance to talk with Jim Toman of Liberty University. He is currently entering his second season with the Flames after spending the last 11 years on Ray Tanner’s staff. He spent seven years previously under Tanner at NC State. He had a successful first season with the Flames which saw him lead the team to the Big South Championship game. He talks about his expectations for the 2009 squad and some of the interesting rule changes over the last couple of years. Continue reading

CBB Interview with Steve Rousey (Cal-State Northridge)

jolicoeurrouseyThe College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with various head coaches around the nation. We recently had a chance to talk with Steve Rousey of Cal-State Northridge. He is currently entering his seventh season with the Matadors. He talks about the team’s expectations for the 2009 season and some of the hot button issues around College Baseball. Continue reading

CBB Interview with Mark Scalf (UNC-Wilmington)

Mark Scalf hopes to lead UNCW back to NCAA Tourney (Photo Courtesy of UNCW Media Relations)
Mark Scalf hopes to lead UNCW back to NCAA Tourney (Photo Courtesy of UNCW Media Relations)

The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with various head coaches around the nation. We recently had a chance to talk with Mark Scalf of UNC-Wilmington. He led the Seahawks to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 making it to the Regional Final against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Coach Scalf talks about his expectations for the 2009 campaign and his opinion on some of the rule changes in College Baseball over the last few years. Continue reading

CBB Interview with Greg DiCenzo (Holy Cross)

Greg DiCenzo enters his second season with Holy Cross (Photo Courtesy of HC Media Relations)

The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with various head coaches around the nation. We recently had a chance to talk with Greg DiCenzo of Holy Cross who is entering his second season. His first season saw the Crusaders go 21-28 while going 11-9 in the Patriot League. They were eliminated in the Patriot League semifinals by the Naval Academy in three games. Continue reading