August 20, 2014
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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
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
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.