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    Anybody know for sure who is coaching where?

    Tony Gwynn - San Diego State?
    Darin Erstad - Nebraska
    Ed Sprague - Pacific

    That's all I remember. That and Chris Burke is on the Tennessee staff in some capacity.
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    Paul Blair - Coppin State

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Orioles5 View Post
      Paul Blair - Coppin State
      Was he the head coach there before his death, or a few years ago?
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      • #4
        Scott Brosius
        http://www.linfield.edu/sports/coach_bio.php?ID=55

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        • #5
          IIRC former Mariners catcher Scott Bradley is still the head coach at Princeton. Ryan Garko is an assistant at Stanford.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
            IIRC former Mariners catcher Scott Bradley is still the head coach at Princeton. Ryan Garko is an assistant at Stanford.
            wow...Garko flamed out quickly.
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            • #7
              Wayne Graham of Rice University is probably the most successful former MLB player to go into college coaching ever. After an 11 year pro career as a thirdbaseman, with two years in the majors (1963 Phillies & 1964 Mets) Graham finished a Masters in Phys. Ed., entered high school coaching, then spent more than a decade at San Jacinto Jr. College where his teams won a couple of Junior College World Series titles. He then moved on to Rice in 1992 and where he's still the head coach and has compiled a 997-400 record at Rice over 22 seasons. Under his guidance the Rice Owls have made frequent College World Series appearences, with one College World Series title. Soon after Rice's season begins in mid-February Graham should rack up his 1,000th victory at Rice. His .714 winning percentage (averaging out to 5 wins per every 7 games) makes him one of college coaching's elite. Still going strong, Graham is due to turn 77 in April. None of his high school, junior college, or Rice teams have ever finished at .500 or below.

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              • #8
                Here are all the NCAA Division I coaches I could find that have not already been mentioned:
                • Tracy Woods (Dodgers, Cardinals) is the head coach at Richmond.
                • Brian Schmack (Tigers) is the head coach at Valparaiso.
                • John Stuper (Cardinals, Reds) is the head coach at Yale.
                • Jeff Duncan (Mets) is the head coach at Kent State.
                • Jason Beverlin (Indians, Tigers) is the head coach at Bethune-Cookman.
                • Pedro Swann (Braves, Blue Jays, Orioles) is the head coach at Maryland Eastern.
                • Steve Bieser (Mets, Pirates) is the head coach at Southeast Missouri State.
                • Danny Heep (Astros, Mets, Dodgers, Red Sox, Braves) is the head coach at Incarnate Word.
                • Ed Sprague, Jr. (Blue Jays, A's, Pirates, Padres, Red Sox, Mariners) is the head coach at Pacific.
                • Steve Rodriguez (Red Sox, Tigers) is the head coach at Pepperdine.
                • Andy Stankiewicz (Yankees, Astros, Expos, Diamondbacks) is the head coach at Grand Canyon.


                Also, it's not the NCAA level, but college nonetheless. Terry Puhl (Astros, Royals) is the head coach at Houston-Victoria (NAIA).
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                • #9
                  How do they compare to their peers as far as developing players for the next level and/or success as in winning any kind of championships?
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                  • #10
                    Linfield (Brosius) just won the D3 World Series. Rice (Graham) is a perennially ranked team. Many of his pitchers have been big draft picks. He also has a reputation of burning up pitchers. His drafted pitchers tend to need surgery by their second or third pro season. San Diego State (Gwynn) is often ranked. Nebraska (Erstad) wins more than they lose in the Big Ten.
                    Last edited by JetSixty; 01-12-2014, 11:52 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JetSixty View Post
                      Linfield (Brosius) just won the D3 World Series. Rice (Graham) is a perennially ranked team. Many of his pitchers have been big draft picks. He also has a reputation of burning up pitchers. His drafted pitchers tend to need surgery by their second or third pro season. San Diego State (Gwynn) is often ranked. Nebraska (Erstad) wins more than they lose in the Big Ten.
                      Nebraska should be dominating the B1G. The B1G is not really a power baseball conference and very rarely has more than one B1G team made the CWS tournament in recent years.
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                      • #12
                        Indiana was the first Big Ten team in the CWS since Michigan in '94.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JetSixty View Post
                          Indiana was the first Big Ten team in the CWS since Michigan in '94.
                          '84 actually

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JetSixty View Post
                            Linfield (Brosius) just won the D3 World Series. Rice (Graham) is a perennially ranked team. Many of his pitchers have been big draft picks. He also has a reputation of burning up pitchers. His drafted pitchers tend to need surgery by their second or third pro season. San Diego State (Gwynn) is often ranked. Nebraska (Erstad) wins more than they lose in the Big Ten.
                            Next summer when I get back up to Big 10 country (HAWKEYES!!! sorry about that outburst...), I should look up when the Cornhuskers are coming around. I was a fan of Erstad a long time ago (or so it seems now).
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                            • #15
                              Rod Dedeaux who coached baseball at USC played in two games for the Dodgers in 1935.

                              Dick Siebert who played for the Dodgers, Cardinals and Athletics coached baseball at the University of Minnesota.

                              Originally posted by Nutt View Post
                              Was he the head coach there before his death, or a few years ago?
                              Blair coached at Coppin State from 1998-2002.

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