July 13, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
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
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)