PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has named assistant baseball coach John O’Neil Acting Head Coach on an interim basis, following the recent resignation of head coach Pedro Swann.
A 2008 graduate of Colby-Sawyer College, O’Neil was currently in his fourth season as an assistant coach before his new appointment. Hired by former Hawks coach Will Gardner in 2012, O’Neil had previously served as the head coach of the Middlesex Rays in the Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League, as well as an assistant at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and at his alma mater, Colby-Sawyer. Continue reading UMES names John O’Neil as Interim Head Coach
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DeKALB, Ill. – Mike Kunigonis (KOON-uh-GOHN-iss), a veteran Division I coach who has spent the last seven years on the staff at Virginia Tech, most recently as the Hokies’ Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, has been named head coach of the Northern Illinois University baseball program, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Monday. Continue reading NIU names Mike Kunigonis as Head Coach
DeKALB, Ill. – Northern Illinois University Head Baseball Coach Ed Mathey has resigned his position with the school after 12 years at the helm of the Huskie program, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Thursday. Continue reading NIU’s Ed Mathey Resigns
LEXINGTON, Va. – Jonathan Hadra, a four-year letterman and 2004 graduate of VMI, was named the 20th head coach in VMI baseball history on Thursday, Nov. 13. Hadra had been serving as the acting head coach since Nov. 3, when he was named to that role following the resignation of Marlin Ikenberry, who chose to pursue an opportunity in private business. Continue reading VMI named Jonathan Hadra as Head Coach
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 Mississippi Valley State’s Doug Shanks Retires
LEXINGTON, 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.
Continue reading VMI’s Marlin Ikenberry Resigns
HARRISONBURG, Virginia – Head Baseball Coach Joe “Spanky” McFarland has announced that the 2015 season, his 18th as leader of the Dukes, will be his final one as he will retire from coaching in June. Continue reading JMU’s Spanky McFarland set to Retire at end of 2015 Season
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College Baseball Daily has learned that San Diego State will announce later today that Executive Head Coach Mark Martinez will be named the head coach of the Aztec program. Martinez will take over the Aztec program after the death of former head coach Tony Gwynn. Continue reading San Diego State to name Mark Martinez as Head Coach
TROY, 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 Troy’s Bobby Pierce set to retire at end of 2015; Mark Smartt named Succesor