August 18, 2011
Serrano named manager of 2012
Collegiate National Team
Baseball announced that Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano will
serve as manager of the 2012 Collegiate National Team.
This will be Serrano’s first opportunity to lead
Team USA. He was pitching coach for the 2010 squad that posted a
16-3 record with an ERA of 1.22. The staff included several
first-round picks in this year’s MLB Draft, including Gerrit
Cole (No. 1 overall, Pittsburgh Pirates), Sonny Gray (No. 18
overall, Oakland Athletics), Matt Barnes (No. 19 overall, Boston
Red Sox), Tyler Anderson (No. 20 overall, Colorado Rockies) and
Sean Gilmartin (No. 28 overall, Atlanta Braves).
Serrano is in his first year as head coach of the
Volunteers. He was head coach at Cal State Fullerton for the
past four seasons after previously handling head coaching duties
at UC Irvine.
The coaching staff and schedule for the 2012
Collegiate National Team will be announced this fall.
Team USA went 11-2-1 this past summer, with a
3-1-1 series victory over Japan.
(photo courtesy of USA Baseball)