August 9, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
McGuire promoted to head coach
at Middle Tennessee
After a national search, associate head coach Jim
McGuire (left) was elevated to head coach at Middle Tennessee.
McGuire replaces Steve Peterson, who retired
after 25 seasons as head coach of the Blue Raiders. McGuire was
on staff with Peterson for the past 20 years.
After spending eight seasons as an assistant
coach, McGuire was promoted to associate head coach in 2000. He
has worked as recruiting coordinator as well as coaching the
infielders and hitters. McGuire has worked with professional
scouts, organized baseball camps and organized the annual ‘Boro
Bash summer tournament.
During the past 20 seasons, MTSU has had 14
winning seasons, seven league titles, six NCAA Tournament berths
and five conference tournament crowns. The Blue Raiders had 58
players drafted, 98 First Team All-Conference selections and 10
Prior to his arrival in Murfreesboro, McGuire was
head coach at Rend Lake (Ill.) Junior College from 1989-1992. He
posted a record of 220-116 (.655). He was an assistant at Rend
Lake from 1987 to 1988 and began coaching at Missouri-St. Louis
A native of Belleville, Ill., McGuire played at
Illinois State, Rend Lake CC and Cumberland University. He and
his wife, Lynn, have two daughters, Kristen and Katie.
(photos courtesy of MTSU Media