August 19, 2012
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August 13-19, 2012
Clement (left) has been hired as hitting coach at Kansas State.
He replaces John Szefc, who became head coach at Maryland.
Clement was an assistant for the past three seasons at Texas
A&M, helping the Aggies reach the College World Series in 2011.
Clement also spent four years at UTSA. Clement played two
seasons at Kirkwood Junior College before finishing at
Morningside College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in
physical education/secondary education in 2002.
Billy Burgess of Utah Valley was named one of two
Great West Conference Scholar-Athletes for 2011-12. It honors
the outstanding academic achievement, athletic achievement,
attitude and leadership of one male and one female
student-athlete. Burgess, an All-American and Academic
All-American outfielder, has a 3.85 cumulative GPA with a major
in exercise science. He batted .396 this past season with 16
doubles, seven home runs, 88 hits and 65 RBI.
Jason Kelly is the new pitching coach at
Washington. Kelly spent the past six seasons at Cal Poly. Kelly
worked with Huskies head coach Lindsay Meggs for two years at
Chico State, helping the Wildcats earn a pair of Division II
College World Series appearances.
Joe Hastings has been named assistant coach and
recruiting coordinator at Coastal Carolina. He was an assistant
for the past two seasons at Notre Dame. Hastings also coached at
Boston College, VMI and Virginia. Hastings was an All-American
first baseman at East Carolina and was drafted in the 24th round
of the 2001 MLB Draft by San Diego. He spent four years in the
Jason Kuhn has returned to James Madison as a
volunteer assistant. Kuhn graduated from JMU in 2010 and spent
the past two years coaching at St. Andrews in Laurinburg, N.C.
He was a volunteer assistant for the 2011 campaign while serving
as a full-time assistant and pitching coach this past season.
Brian Murphy has been added to the staff at
William and Mary. Murphy was an assistant at Brown for the past
three years, serving as recruiting coordinator and hitting
coach. Murphy was also an assistant at Bryant and Wheaton. He
played at Merrimack and was a team captain in 2003.
Pitcher Karim Gonzalez of Maryland-Eastern Shore
was the runner-up for the inaugural MEAC Man of the Year.
Gonzalez pitched in 19 games with 42.2 innings this past season.
Gonzalez finished with a 3.96 GPA in his four-year collegiate
career. He earned a degree in history this past May and was
chosen as a graduation speaker at the Spring 2012 Commencement.
Jared Baldwin, a member of the track & field team at North
Carolina A&T, was the first recipient of the award.
Bethune-Cookman will have a meeting for walk-on
tryouts on August 27 in the B-CU Athletic Department lobby at 4
p.m. The actual tryouts will be held at a later date.
Nicholls will hold walk-on tryouts on Aug. 29.
Fall practice will begin in September and conclude in October
with the Fall World Series.
Joe Pennucci was promoted to associate head coach
at Stony Brook. Pennucci has been with the Seawolves for the
past six seasons, helping SBU reach three NCAA Tournaments. The
Seawolves won a school record and NCAA-best 52 games this past
season, reaching the College World Series for the first time.
Pennucci is hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for SBU.
Prior to his arrival at Stony Brook, Pennucci was associate head
coach and recruiting coordinator for two seasons at Dominican
James Belanger has been named pitching coach at
Maryland. He was an assistant at Monmouth for the past three
seasons. Belanger pitched at Louisville and began his coaching
career with the Cardinals in 2009 as an undergraduate assistant.
Former volunteer assistant Sam Flamont has
returned to the staff at Central Michigan. He will work with
hitters and infielders, while coordinating all CMU camps and
clinics. Flamont was a volunteer assistant in 2010 before
becoming an assistant at Davenport University, serving as
hitting coach while working with infielders and outfielders.
Flamont was an All-Mid-American Conference performer at Western
Michigan in 2002.
Former VMI volunteer assistant Nachion Moore will
be a full-time assistant at Trevecca Nazarene University. Moore
played four years at Radford before spending two seasons with
the Keydets. He worked with the outfielders and assisted in
base-running at VMI.
ULM head coach Jeff Schexnaider will serve as
Head Coach of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscle Team,
consisting of athletes who are paired with an MDA buddy.
Schexnaider will receive the 2012 MDA Champion of Spirit Award.
Former Arizona State infielder Jake Elmore has
been called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks and made his Major
League debut on August 11. The Sun Devils have had 101 alums
reach the Major Leagues, joining USC and Texas with more than
100 players. Elmore played at SAU in 2008 and was selected to
the 2012 Triple-A All-Star Game.