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[29 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
InsidePitching.com Mound Visit with Roger Williams

Coach Roger Williams is currently in his sixth season as pitching coach at the University of Louisville.  During the 2007 season his impact on the Cardinal program was nothing less than amazing.  He led the Cardinal pitching staff to a 3.14 earned run average which ranked fifth nationally.  His staff set a school record for wins in a season (47) and strikeouts (514).  This record breaking season culminated with an incredible run to Omaha and a berth in the College World Series.  His impact has continued to be felt as his 2011 staff put up …

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[19 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Mound Visit with Spanky McFarland

Coach Spanky Mcfarland is currently the head coach at James Madison University located in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  He is entering his 15th season as head coach at JMU and his nineteenth overall.  In all he has over thirty years of coaching experience.  He was named the Colonial conference coach of the year in 2002, 2006 and 2010.  Prior to being the head coach at JMU he spent time as the head coach at Northern Illinois University and was also the pitching coach at South Florida, Georgia Tech, Florida State, and Appalachian State.  In his 30 plus …

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[9 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
InsidePitching.com Mound Visit with Karl Kuhn

You cannot do much better than first in the nation when it comes to pitching and that is what Virginia’s Karl Kuhn has accomplished over the past nine years.  During his tenure, no other pitching staff has been better than his in earned run average in all of division one baseball.  This success was again realized during the 2011 season as his Cavalier pitching staff was named the InsidePitching.com National Pitching Staff of the Year.  He also helped lead Virginia to another College World Series appearance, making it their second in the past three seasons.
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[5 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
InsidePitching.com Mound Visit with Derek Johnson

Over the past 10 years there are few pitching coaches that have seen more success in developing pitchers than Vanderbilt’s Derek Johnson.  Heading into his eleventh season as pitching coach at Vanderbilt, Johnson has seen over 30 of his pitchers drafted with 27 of those being in the past seven seasons.  More impressive is the number of top picks that have come under Johnson’s tutelage including Jeremy Sowers (#6 pick in 2004 draft), 2007 8th overall pick Casey Weathers, and the 2007 National Player of the Year and first overall pick David Price.   Also included …

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[26 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
InsidePitching.com Mound Visit with Alan Dunn

When LSU began its search for a new coach to lead their pitching staff there had to be several outstanding candidates for the job.  LSU has long been considered one of the crown jewels in college baseball so you can expect that there was no shortage of candidates to over see the Tiger pitching staff.  That being said, it would be hard to imagine that anyone could have been more qualified or have the experience that new LSU pitching coach Alan Dunn brought with him.  As quoted at the time of his hirering, LSU head …

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[29 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
InsidePitching.com Mound Visit with Eric Valenzuela

The essence of coaching is having the ability to make your athletes believe in what they are doing and maximizing their potential.  Some coaches are cutting edge and look for the newest ways to do things, while others use a grass roots approach and look to the “old school” for ways to develop players.   None apply this old school mentality better than San Diego State pitching coach Eric Valenzuela.  A native of Covina, Valenzuela, the highly regarded Valenzuela made his mark as the pitching coach at the University of San Diego.
In 2008, his Torero pitching …

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[15 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
InsidePitching.com Mound Visit with Rob Childress

When thinking about top pitching coaches in the country many times those who are now head coaches can get lost in the shuffle.  In the case of Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress, he has now established himself as one of the best skippers in college baseball, but he is still a pitching coach at the core.  Prior to taking the program over at Texas A&M, Childress was considered maybe the best pitching coach in the country while at Nebraska.  Even though he is running the entire Aggie program, he still oversees and runs his …

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[12 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
InsidePitching.com Mound Visit with Brandon Hall

When college baseball enthusiast think about some of the top pitching staffs and pitching coaches in the country they will tend to list those who come from power conferences such as the SEC, ACC, PAC 10 and Big 12.  Rarely will you find the likes of a “mid major” which is a terrible term or a non BCS school with elite pitching staffs or coaches.  One such pitching coach comes from the Atlantic 10 conference and Charlotte University in Brandon Hall.  Lost in the shuffle of the better known teams in the Carolina’s, Brandon Hall …