August 20, 2014

Lineup Card


Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around college baseball.


August 1-31, 2014


Long Beach State head coach Troy Buckley has brought in Mike Steele as pitching coach. Steele spent the past seven seasons in various roles in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, including area scout and pitching coach. Prior to that, Steele was pitching coach at Michigan State for two years.


Ed Servais, head coach at Creighton, has completed his staff with Rich Wallace as an assistant coach and Vicente Cafaro as the volunteer assistant. Wallace was an assistant coach for the past six seasons at High Point and served as recruiting coordinator for the past two years. Cafaro played for the Bluejays from 2008-09 and was a graduate assistant at Southern Indiana this past season. He helped the Screaming Eagles win the 2014 NCAA Division II national championship.


TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle has earned a contract extension through the 2020 season. The Horned Frogs have reached the postseason in 10 in his 11 seasons at TCU and reached the College World Series in 2014 for the second time in program history.


Justin Blood, Hartford head coach, has added Elliot Glynn to his staff. Glynn played at Connecticut and helped the Huskies reached the Super Regionals in 2011. This past season, he was an assistant coach at Siena.


Chad Oxendine has been named an assistant coach at Longwood. He will be hitting coach and recruiting coordinator while working with the infielders. He has coached at Richmond, Alabama, UNC Wilmington and his alma mater, Coastal Carolina.


Dayton has added Ryne Romick to its staff as pitching coach. For the past two seasons, he worked at Denison, first as a volunteer and then as the top assistant. Romick pitched at Akron from 2006-09.


Austin Morgan will be the volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M. He spent the past two seasons as the volunteer assistant at East Carolina., working with the catchers and assisting the hitters.


Ryan Garko will not return as an assistant coach at Stanford. He will pursue employment outside baseball to spend more time with his family, including newborn son James and daughter Olivia. He helped lead the Cardinal to the Nashville Super Regional this past season. Garko coached first base and worked with the Stanford hitters.


The installation of an athletic turf home plate collar was recently completed at Norfolk State's Marty L. Miller Baseball Field. It was the latest in a recent series of improvements at NSU's home facility.