August 18, 2011


Serrano named manager of 2012 Collegiate National Team


USA 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)