San Diego State College named pitching coach Shaun Cole, former nationwide pitching coach of the yr, as head coach of the Aztec baseball program Tuesday.
Cole’s resume contains stops as affiliate head coach/pitching coach at Jap Kentucky College, coordinator for participant improvement within the San Diego Padres’ farm system, USA Baseball 18U Nationwide Workforce director and pitching coach on the College of Arizona, the place he received a Faculty World Collection championship and oversaw a number of nationally ranked recruiting lessons, in keeping with SDSU.
“That is the chance of a lifetime, and I’m very honored to grow to be simply the sixth head coach in program historical past,” Cole stated in a press release. “SDSU baseball has huge potential, and I’m excited to construct off the earlier successes and take this program to new ranges. We anticipate to compete for convention championships by way of enhanced recruiting, participant improvement and a tireless work ethic.”
Cole, 44, takes over for Mark Martinez, who retired July 13 following a nine-year tenure as head coach from 2015-23, when he led the Aztecs to a few Mountain West match championships (2015, 2017, 2018) and one regular- season convention title (2023).
“I additionally need to acknowledge Mark Martinez and his dedication to San Diego State for 18 years,” Cole stated. “Mark maintained this system whereas honoring Tony Gwynn’s legacy with ardour and pleasure. I’m grateful for the previous two seasons collectively and his assist.”
Based on the college, since Cole’s arrival on The Mesa for the 2022 season, SDSU pitchers have led the Mountain West in earned run common, strikeouts, opposing workforce batting common and fewest hits allowed for 2 straight years whereas producing a trio of MLB Draft Picks in TJ Fondtain, Kelena Sauer and Troy Melton.
“Shaun is among the brightest minds in faculty baseball,” SDSU Director of Athletics John David Wicker stated in a press release. “He has regularly developed gamers in any respect ranges, and we’re excited to have him main our program.”
Cole arrived in San Diego after a two-year stint at Jap Kentucky College, the place he served because the Colonels’ affiliate head coach/pitching coach in 2019-20.
Previous to his position in Kentucky, Cole served as coordinator for participant improvement with the San Diego Padres, the place he assisted in participant improvement for the workforce’s minor league system, which was ranked No. 1 in MLB in 2018, together with the Padres Dominican Republic Academy.
Cole started his teaching profession because the pitching coach for one season at Edmonds Group Faculty in Lynnwood, Washington, serving to the Tritons seize the Northwest Athletic Affiliation of Group Faculties championship in 2008.
In 2004, Cole earned a bachelor of arts diploma in training with a focus in kinesiology at William Penn College. He additionally accomplished a grasp’s of training diploma in 2009 on the College of Washington in intercollegiate athletic management.
–Metropolis Information Service