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 All-Americans.


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 in 1986.


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 Relations Office)