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Raynor Noble out at Houston


RaynorHouston HOUSTON - University of Houston Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades announced Tuesday evening that baseball head coach Rayner Noble and the Athletics Department settled on a mutually agreeable resignation.

"My 16 years as baseball head coach at the University of Houston have been a tremendous experience and blessing," Noble said. "I wish the team and program many years of success in the future. I only hope my next 16 years of coaching are as good as the last 16 have been."

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Western Michigan hires Billy Gernon as Head Coach


GernonWMU KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday, June 22, the hiring of Billy Gernon as the eighth head coach of the Bronco baseball program. Gernon was previously the head coach at IPFW for nine seasons before spending the last two as an assistant at Michigan State. Gernon is the all-time winningest coach in IPFW history.

“We are very pleased to welcome Billy Gernon as our head baseball coach at Western Michigan University,” commented WMU athletic director Kathy Beauregard.

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Greg Beals set to be named head coach at Ohio State

GregBealsBallState Ball State head coach Greg Beals will be named the next head coach at Ohio State according to multiple sources. He has spent the last eight seasons with the Cardinals accumulating a 243-202 record while going 117-80 in MAC play. This past season, the team went 29-29 facing off against the fourth toughest non-conference schedule in the country.  He has also overseen 20 Cardinals being selected in the MLB Draft with Kolbrin Vitek being selected in the first round.

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Allen Gum named head coach at Central Arkansas


AllenGumCentralArk CONWAY, Ark. – Allen Gum was named the head baseball coach at Central Arkansas, athletic director Dr. Brad Teague announced Tuesday.

Gum compiled a 226-68 record in five seasons at the helm of Southern Arkansas and recorded five consecutive 40-plus win seasons. His .769winning percentage is the second best in the Gulf South Conference. The Muleriders have also spent 24 weeks at number one in the nation during the past three seasons.

"I’ve thought about this job for 20 years, how great a situation this could be," Gum said. "I knew this was a great place. We want to make a difference, and a lot of people at this university are difference makers."

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Dave Schrage out at Notre Dame

DaveSchrage Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick announced today that head baseball coach Dave Schrage will not be retained by the university. Schrage took over the position four years ago following in the footsteps of Paul Mainieri. He struggled during his time with the Irish compiling a 119-104-1 (.533) including 22-32 mark in 2010. This news opens the door for Pat Murphy to return to South Bend or another high profile candidate to head to South Bend. You can check out the full press release below.

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Bryant University’s Jamie Pinzino Resigns

JamiePinzinoBryant According to a report in the Providence Journal, Bryant head baseball coach Jamie Pinzino has resigned after an alcohol related altercation on campus May 26. Pinzino is facing charges for simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Bryant assistant coach Andy Koocher was also charged him with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors. He pleaded no contest at his arraignment and his case was filed for one year.

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UNLV hires Tim Chambers to lead Baseball Squad

TimChambers UNLV has hired Tim Chambers to become the sixth head coach in the history of the Rebels baseball program. He has been the head coach the previous 11 years at the College of Southern Nevada where he has won seven conference championships, three regional titles, two district crowns, and the 2003 JUCO World Series Championship. This past season Chambers received national attention as he coached Bryce Harper who was the number 1 pick of the 2010 MLB Draft. He led the team to a 52-16 record and a number 2 national ranking. You can check out the full press release from UNLV below.

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Ohio State set to name Kent State’s Stricklin head coach

UPDATE at 5:00pm

Ohio State is set to name Kent State head coach Scott Stricklin according to a post from Kendall Rogers. He is set to replace Bob Todd who is retiring after 23 seasons leading the Buckeyes.

You can check out the full post by clicking here.

We spoke with Stricklin before this season and the full interview is available by clicking here.

Aaron Fitt of Baseball America tweeted the following about the situation:

Kent State coach Scott Stricklin refutes rumor he will take Ohio State job. He texted: "No basis for that. Have not been contacted by them."

We should see what happens about this situation in the coming days but it is very odd timing for this news to break.

Gouldsmith out at UNLV

GouldsmithThe second coaching change in the Mountain West conference has come today with the announcement that UNLV head coach Buddy Gouldsmith will not have his contract renewed for next season. Goulsmith has been the Rebels head coach since the 2004 season as he has a career record of 200-211 entering into action on Tuesday night. According to the press release, UNLV will conduct a national search for a new coach. It should be interesting to see who gets this position in the coming months as the expectations in the Mountain West Conference has risen with the success of TCU. You can check out the full press release below.

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