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Tony Vitello added to TCU Coaching Staff

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TCU Baseball FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU baseball head coach Jim Schlossnagle announced the hiring of Tony Vitello as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator. Vitello comes to TCU after spending the last eight seasons as the recruiting coordinator at Missouri.

"We searched nationwide for the right fit for our program, and Tony clearly emerged as one of the nation’s most aggressive, hard-working and knowledgeable recruiters," said Schlossnagle. "He comes widely recommended and has been a major part of Missouri’s outstanding baseball program over the last several years."

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Mike Gambino named Boston College Head Baseball Coach

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MikeGambinoBostonCollege CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Mike Gambino, a 1999 graduate of Boston College, has been named head baseball coach, Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo announced today.

Gambino, who was an assistant coach for the Eagles from 2003-05, replaces Mik Aoki who resigned to become the head coach at Notre Dame.

"We are very excited to bring back Mike Gambino as our new head coach," DeFilippo said. "As a former player and assistant coach here, Mike has the experience and passion to bring the baseball program to the next level. He has already hit the ground running."

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Mark Calvi named South Alabama Assistant Coach/Head Coach in Waiting

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MarkCalviUSA MOBILE, Ala. – In the three weeks since University of South Alabama head baseball coach Steve Kittrell announced his retirement at the end of the 2011 season, Director of Athletics Dr. Joel Erdmann has received interest from numerous qualified candidates to take over the reins of the program.  In the end, Erdmann looked at the kings of the NCAA diamond to find Kittrell’s successor.

Mark Calvi, assistant coach for College World Series champion South Carolina, was named associate head coach/head coach in waiting at South Alabama Thursday.  He is scheduled to be introduced Friday at a 1 p.m. press conference at the Mitchell Center, and will become the program’s fifth head coach at the conclusion of the 2011 campaign.

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Steve Owens named Head Coach at Bryant University

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Steve Owens Headshot SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University Director of Athletics Bill Smith is pleased to announce the hiring of two-time MAAC Coach of the Year Steve Owens as the next head coach of the Bulldog baseball program.

Owens comes to Bryant from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., where he led the Dolphins to 11-straight winning seasons in as many years. Owens boasts a career record of 587-299-1 (.662), averaging nearly 31 wins per season, while his leadership has led to 27 players signing professional contracts.

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Mik Aoki Named Notre Dame Head Baseball Coach

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Mik Aoki talks to the media during his press conference naming him the 20th head baseball coach in University of Notre Dame program history. (Blue and Gold Photo/Joe Raymond) NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Mik Aoki (pronounced A-O-key), the only head baseball coach to lead Boston College to an NCAA Regional since 1967, has been named the 20th head baseball coach in University of Notre Dame program history.

"Mik has all the characteristics that were imperative for us in the search for a new head baseball coach," said Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick. "He is not only recognized as a top-notch recruiter, but also understands the value of top-caliber student-athletes, both on the field and in the classroom."

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Sherman Reed named Head Coach at Coppin State

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ShermanReedCoppinState Former Coppin State assistant coach Sherman Reed was named Friday as the new head coach of the Eagle program announced director of athletics Derrick Ramsey.

Reed replaces Mike Scolinos who left the program in June to pursue other professional opportunities.

Reed was an assistant coach at Coppin State in 2008 under former head coach Harvey Lee and in 2009 working with Scolinos.

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Jason Arnold added to Georgia State Staff

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JasonArnoldGeorgiaState ATLANTA – Georgia State baseball head coach Greg Frady announced the hiring of Jason Arnold as an assistant coach on Monday afternoon. Arnold will serve as the pitching coach after two years at Bethune-Cookman University.

"I am extremely happy for the opportunity that Coach Frady and Georgia State has given me," commented Arnold. "I am very thankful to Coach Melendez at Bethune-Cookman for giving me an opportunity to start my collegiate coaching career. I hope that I can build on Georgia State’s recent success and help to take Panther baseball to the next level."

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Ted Silva added to Loyola Marymount Coaching Staff

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TedSilvaLMU LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Ted Silva has been hired and brought into the LMU baseball program as the team’s pitching coach, it was announced by head coach Jason Gill on Monday. Silva comes to the bluff after serving three successful seasons as the pitching coach for UC Irvine, a perennial powerhouse in Division I baseball out of the Big West Conference.

"We feel extremely fortunate to have Ted Silva come in as our pitching coach," Gill said. "Ted is considered one of the best pitching minds in the country, and has a winning attitude from which we can all benefit. He has the ability to get the most out of his players, and is recognized for his knack to develop not only quality pitchers, but also pitching staffs as a whole. Off the diamond, his connections in California will help us in our recruiting efforts to bring in top-end student-athletes. It is clear through the new athletic facilities that are being built, and a commitment from the entire campus, that LMU is moving in the direction of building championships. With the acquisition of Ted Silva in our baseball program, we are one step closer to that goal."

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Jesse Zepeda added to Long Beach Staff

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TroyBuckley Long Beach, Calif. – Long Beach State head baseball coach Troy Buckley has announced the addition of Jesse Zepeda as an assistant coach for the program. Zepeda comes to The Beach after spending seven seasons as an assistant coach at Cal Poly.

Zepeda, who was the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Cal Poly, will assume those same roles for Long Beach State.

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Nebraska adds Darin Erstad to Coaching Staff

Darin Erstad was named hitting coach at Nebraska on Thursday. FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Lincoln – One of the most decorated baseball players in program history returns to Nebraska in a new role, as Darin Erstad has been named an assistant coach for the Husker baseball team, Head Coach Mike Anderson announced Thursday. A two-time Major League All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner, Erstad will serve as the Huskers’ hitting coach.
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