Former Vermont head coach and current Tennessee assistant coach Bill Currier will be named an Associate Head Coach at Fairfield. After the 2011 season, he will become the head coach when John Slosar retires after 26 seasons in charge of the Stags. Currier spent last season as a volunteer assistant coach at Tennessee where he helped lead them to a 30-26 mark while going 12-18 in the SEC.
Former Vermont player Matt Duffy had to find a new school after the Catamounts disbanded the baseball program. He has shown up at the University of Tennessee where he started all three games this past weekend going 4-15 with five RBI. Josh Pate of UTSports.com has an excellent article about how Duffy and his former head coach Bill Currier who is currently an assistant at Tennessee are adjusting.
Justin Milo has made an interesting journey in going from playing hockey and baseball as a high school senior in Minnesota to becoming a minor league player for the Yankees and a forward for the University of Vermont hockey team.
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ORONO, Maine – University of Maine baseball coach Steve Trimper announced today that Mike Cole has been named an assistant coach of the Black Bears. Cole comes to Maine after spending the past season as an assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Vermont.
"Mike is a wonderful addition to our staff," said Trimper. "It’s great to be reunited with him once again. Known as a tireless recruiter and teacher, he will be a tremendous asset to our infielders and hitters."
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– America East baseball conference play got underway last weekend between the raindrops, and a trio of players earned league honors to start off the second part of the season. Vermont sophomore shortstop Matt Duffy (Milton, Mass./St. Sebastian’s) proved valuable at the plate to earn Player of the Week recognition. Binghamton lefty pitcher James Giulietti (Plainview, N.Y./Plainview-JFK), another sophomore, received Pitcher of the Week honors, and Albany freshman first baseman Mike Tirri (Lake George, N.Y./Lake George) was named Rookie of the Week. Continue reading
Every CAA team with the exception of Hofstra will engage in conference play this weekend. The Pride, along with Old Dominion and William & Mary, are the only three teams in the eleven team league with a losing record thus far.
Here are some of the best articles from around the country about College Baseball. The first article is from the Leominster (MA) Champion which talks with Air Force assistant coach Scott Marchand. The next article is from the Arkansas Daily Gazette which talks about sophomore two way player Brett Eibner. The next article is also from the Arkansas Daily Gazette which talks about the immediate impact Bo Bingham made on Wednesday afternoon. Andrew Howard of The Daily Bruin (UCLA Student Paper) has a good article about how many fans of the UCLA program are thinking about jumping off the bandwagon and shouldn’t. Continue reading
The Vermont Athletic Department put out a release today dropping the Baseball and Softball programs at the end of the season. This will impact five staff members and most importantly 43 student athletes who will lose their ability to play their respective sport. Baseball head coach Bill Currier is entering his 22nd season in charge of the Catamount program. I am currently trying to get a comment from Currier about the program being discontinued. Continue reading
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— Last year’s regular season champion, Binghamton University, barely edged out the defending tournament champion, Stony Brook University, to claim the top spot in the 2009 America East Baseball Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Bearcats received four of a possible six votes and garnered 34 points, while the Seawolves claimed the remaining three votes and finished with 33 points. Head coaches were not permitted to vote for their own teams. Continue reading
College Baseball Insider recently posted an interview with Vermont dual sport athlete Justin Milo. He is a hockey player during the winter and trades his skates for spikes after the Frozen Four when he joins the baseball squad. At the time of the interview, he was tied for third in scoring on the nationally ranked hockey squad. Last season in baseball, Milo had a .328 average with six homers and 40 RBI in 50 games. Continue reading