Tag Archives: Interviews with Coaches

SJSUSpartans.com sits down with Sam Piraro

San Jose State head baseball coach Sam Piraro recently sat down to do a lengthy interview with the official Spartans website. He talks about many different topics ranging from his favorite music to what he does outside of the baseball diamond. The interview also discusses how Piraro sees the collegiate game today with the increase in exposure with the introduction of Regional coverage by ESPN and other television partners. Continue reading

GoFrogs sits down with Jim Schlossnagle

Schlossnagle looks to lead TCU to a MWC Championship in 2009
Schlossnagle looks to lead TCU to a MWC Championship in 2009

Jim Schlossnagle sat down with GoFrogs.com the official website of TCU Sports to discuss fall workouts recently. He talks about why they had a different format for the fall world series this season with a long 15 game series which came down to the last game. He also talks about how he plans on replacing Andrew Cashner who was the first reliever selected in the 2008 MLB Draft. He talks about many other things in addition with some lineup changes and other things. Continue reading

Toledo’s Cory Mee talks with UTRockets.com

Cory Mee (Courtesy of Toledo Media Relations)
Cory Mee (Courtesy of Toledo Media Relations)

Toledo’s Cory Mee recently sat down with the official Toledo Rockets website to talk about the fall baseball season. He focuses on how the coaching staff evaluted the fall workouts focusing on pitching, defense, and clutch hitting. The biggest problem for Toledo the last few years has been the depth of the pitching staff which returns 11 letterwinners with five incoming freshmen to have some depth. Continue reading

GeorgiaDogs.com talks with David Perno

Joey Lewis hopes to lead UGA back to Omaha (Courtesy of GeorgiaDogs.com)

David Perno who is entering his eighth season in Athens Georgia recently talked with GeorgiaDogs.com about 2008 Fall Practice. He talks about the potential rotation which will be lead by Trevor Holder. He also goes over the starting lineup if the season started today with Rich Poythress in the cleanup spot and becoming the offensive force in the middle of the Georgia lineup with the loss of Gordon Beckham. Continue reading

McNally talks with GoDuke.com

Sean McNally (Courtesy of Duke Media Relations)

I started this site a few years ago and one of the programs that I wanted to follow the rise to the top of the ACC and up the national level was the Duke Blue Devils. They had a new head coach who was taking over a Blue Devils program which was coming off a steroid scandal and a five unsuccessful seasons under Bill Hillier. McNally has been able to turn the attitude around in Durham as he led the Blue Devils to a 37-18-1 record in 2008 but struggled in the ACC with a 10-18-1 record. He hopes to improve the ACC record this season with a strong recruiting class and behind ace pitcher Andrew Wolcott and center fielder/closer Alexander Hassan. Continue reading

TCBB talks with Hall of Fame Coach Ed Flaherty, Part 2

Coach Ed Flaherty has become a regional legend and an NACB Hall of Famer in his 22 years as Head Coach of Southern Maine.  With a career record of 689 and 301 (.695 winning percentage), Coach Flaherty figures to cross into rarefied air with the potential to win his 700th game for the Huskies in 2009.  The Huskies will also be going for their third national DIII title in 2009 after falling short in the Northeast Regional against the Trinity (CT) juggernaut this past spring.  Coach Flaherty graduated from Maine, where he played baseball.  He was inducted into the University of Maine Hall of Fame in 1992, the State of Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993 and the National Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005.

Last week we talked Southern Maine with Coach Flaherty. (Part 1 available here.)  He’s been kind enough to sit down with us for some more questions.
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TCBB talks with Hall of Fame Coach Ed Flaherty, Part 1

Coach Ed Flaherty has become a regional legend and an NACB Hall of Famer in his 22 years as Head Coach of Southern Maine.  With a career record of 689 and 301 (.695 winning percentage), Coach Flaherty figures to cross into rarefied air with the potential to win his 700th game for the Huskies in 2009.  The Huskies will also be going for their third national DIII title in 2009 after falling short in the Northeast Regional against the Trinity (CT) juggernaut this past spring.  Coach Flaherty graduated from Maine, where he played baseball.  He was inducted into the University of Maine Hall of Fame in 1992, the State of Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993 and the National Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005.

We at TCBB would like to thank Coach Flaherty for taking the time to talk with us and wish him the best of luck in the upcoming season.
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CBB talks with Jordan Wyckoff (Part 2)

Coach Wyckoff
Coach Wyckoff

The College Baseball Blog recently had the opportunity to talk with Jordan Wyckoff who just completed his second season with the Franklin and Marshall College Diplomats. He just finished his summer coaching in the Alaskan Baseball League where he served as an assistant coach for the Mat-Su Miners. This is our second opportunity to speak with Coach Wyckoff this fall as we focus this time on his Alaskan League experience. Continue reading

USF’s Nino Giarratano talks about Team USA Experiance

San Fransisco head coach Nino Giarratano spent the summer with Team USA’s Collegiate National Team. The team had a perfect record of 24-0 as they won the FISU Tournament in the Czech Republic and the Haarlem Baseball Week over the Cuban Olympic team. The interview with Coach Giarratano is wide ranging and talks about some of the great experiences he had in Europe and some of the great opportunities that this trip provided him. Continue reading

BleedCrimson.net checks in with Rocky Ward

Our good buddy Sam Wasson of BleedCrimson.net continues his weekly interviews with New Mexico State head coach Rocky Ward. This week he talks about last week’s games against Hawai’i Pacific and conference foe Hawai’i. They will head back home this weekend when they play against Fresno State in a four game set. The full article is available here.