November 18, 2010


USA Baseball Names 2011 Collegiate Coaching Staff


USA Baseball has announced the members of the 2011 Collegiate National Team coaching staff. Tim Jamieson of Missouri will be the manager, with Rob Walton of Oral Roberts as pitching coach and Dave Van Horn of Arkansas and Scott Stricklin of Kent State as assistant coaches.


Jamieson and Walton coached together on the 2005 Collegiate National Team, assisting manager Steve Smith of Baylor. Van Horn and Stricklin will work with Team USA for the first time.


Jamieson has posted a record of 544-382-2 in 16 seasons with the Tigers. He helped Team USA post a 16-4 mark in 2005, including games in Japan and Taiwan.


Walton is making his third appearance on the Team USA coaching staff. Along with the 2005 squad, he managed the 2008 team to a 24-0 record. That pitching staff included Stephen Strasburg, Mike Leake, Mike Minor and Kyle Gibson. Walton has a record of 290-120 in seven seasons with the Golden Eagles and is a four-time Summit League Coach of the Year.


Van Horn is entering his ninth campaign with the Razorbacks. He led Arkansas to its sixth College World Series appearance in 2010. Van Horn has a record of 319-179 in eight seasons at Arkansas and an overall mark of 904-419 in 22 seasons as a head coach.


Stricklin has a record of 222-128 in six seasons at his alma mater. He has taken the Golden Flashes to three NCAA Tournaments and was the 2006 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year.


Team USA was 16-3 this past summer, falling 4-3 to Cuba in extra innings in the gold medal game of the FISU World University Championships in Japan. The 2011 schedule will include five games against Japan.