Tag Archives: Interviews with Coaches

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

CBB Interview with Rich Hill (San Diego)

Rich Hill (Courtesy of San Diego Media Relations)
Rich Hill (Courtesy of San Diego Media Relations)

The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with various head coaches around the nation. We recently were able to talk with San Diego’s Rich Hill. He is entering his 21st collegiate season while being in charge of San Diego for the last ten seasons. He led the team to the NCAA Tournament last season when they won the West Coast Conference. Continue reading

CBB Interview with Steve Kittrell (South Alabama)

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Coach Kittrell hopes to lead South Alabama back to NCAA Tourney (Courtesy of South Alabama Media Relations)

The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with various head coaches around the nation. We recently were able to talk with South Alabama’s Steve Kittrell. He is entering his 26th season in charge of the South Alabama Jaguars. He last led the team to the NCAA Tournament in 2006 when they received an at large berth. They last won the Sun Belt tournament title in 2005 and won the entire conference in 2004. Continue reading

CBB Interview with Dan McDonnell (Louisville)

Dan McDonnell hopes to lead Louisville back to Omaha
Dan McDonnell hopes to lead Louisville back to Omaha (Photo Courtesy of Louisvile Media Relations)

The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with Louisville’s Dan McDonnell. He is entering his third season in charge of the Cardinals program. He led the team to the College World Series in 2007 and last year the team received an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament before bowing out in the Athens Regional.

1. Louisville is coming off a 41-21 overall record and a 16-11 record in the Big East conference. This season you return seven out of your top eight hitters from the 2008 Big East Tournament Championship squad. Who do you think has improved the most during your fall workouts in 2008? Continue reading

CBB Interview with Scott Stricklin (Kent State)

Stricklin talks about 2009 team
Stricklin talks about 2009 team

The College Baseball Blog is committed to bringing our readers some insight from coaches from around the coaches. We start our series of interviews with Kent State’s Scott Stricklin. He is entering his fifth season in charge of the program. He made the MAC Championship game in 2008 while making the NCAA Tourney in 2007.

1. Kent State is coming off a 36-21 campaign while going 16-8 in the MAC. The Golden Flashes made the championship game of the MAC but ended up losing to Eastern Michigan. This season you return Greg Rohan who was named as the 2008 MAC Player of the Year and Ben Klafczynski who was named to many Freshman All-American teams. After fall workouts, Who else has made the biggest improvement during fall workouts? Continue reading