July 13, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  


Stoecklin named Acting Head Coach at SIUE


Following the announcement of Gary Collins transitioning from head baseball coach to Director of Development for Cougar Athletics, Tony Stoecklin has been named acting head coach at SIU Edwardsville.


Stoecklin just completed his 13th season on the SIUE coaching staff. He helped the 2001 squad finish fifth at the Division II World Series. In 2006, the Cougar pitching staff led Division II with a school-record ERA of 2.09 and led the nation with 21 shutouts. The following year, SIUE was second in the country with a 2.51 ERA.


There have been 17 SIUE pitchers who have signed professional contracts over the past 13 years. In 2011, Spencer Patton was a 24th-round selection of the Kansas City Royals and earned a Gold Glove. This past season, senior closer Dustin Quattocchi went 5-1 with a 0.66 ERA and was second in the Ohio Valley Conference with 12 saves. He was a CBI Honorable Mention All-American.


Danny Jackson will remain on staff. He has been the hitting coach for the Cougars for the past two seasons.


A native of Roxana, Ill., Stoecklin played under Collins at SIUE in 1991 and 1992. The 1991 team reached the Division II World Series. Stoecklin posted an 8-5 record in 1991 and hurled a no-hitter against Truman State. He went 6-4 the following season in 13 starts.


Stoecklin was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 23rd round of the 1992 MLB Draft. He spent three years in the Braves organization and nine in professional baseball.


(photo courtesy of SIUE Media Relations Office)