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Mississippi Valley State’s Doug Shanks Retires

ITTA BENA, Miss. — Mississippi Valley State University has officially announced the retirement of head baseball coach Doug Shanks.

Shanks, who replaced longtime head coach Cleotha Wilson in 2000, served in his capacity for 14 seasons, winning more than 250 games while leading the Delta Devils to five SWAC Eastern Division championships. MVSU last advanced to the SWAC Tournament championship game in 2012. Continue reading

VMI’s Marlin Ikenberry Resigns

VMIPhoto_thumb.jpgLEXINGTON, Va. – VMI Head Baseball Coach Marlin Ikenberry will step aside to pursue an opportunity in private business, according to information released by VMI athletics director Dr. Dave Diles late Monday. The move is effective at the end of November, but a search for Ikenberry’s successor will begin immediately with longtime assistant and current Associate Head Coach Jonathan Hadra serving as acting head coach during that time.

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Troy’s Bobby Pierce set to retire at end of 2015; Mark Smartt named Succesor

TroyBaseballTROY, Ala. – Troy University baseball head coach Bobby Pierce announced at a press conference Wednesday that he will retire following the 2015 season; his 13th season as the coach of the Trojans. Pierce, who is 15 wins shy of surpassing Chase Riddle for the most in school history, informed his team at a meeting Tuesday night.

“Troy University, the Troy community and the entire Trojan nation have been nothing short of phenomenal to me, my family and our program over the years,” Pierce said. “I have put everything I have into playing and coaching for 51 years of my life. When you invest that much for that long, your tank runs a little low.” Continue reading

Coaching News and Notes for August 1st

Interview With New Mexico State Head Coach Brian Green

UKBaseballSam Wasson, College Baseball Daily correspondent and editor at bleedCrimson.net, interviewed newly named head coach at New Mexico State, Brian Green on Thursday after the school’s announcement. This is Green’s first head coaching position as he returns to his alma mater where he played in 1994 and was an assistant in 1995. Below is an excerpt from the interview. You can also  read the interview in its entirety at bleedCrimson.net.
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