Just got the word this morning that Austin Love, the N.C. A&T Aggies assistant baseball coach, is out and he is gone….Coach Love was up for the head coaching positon at N.C. A&T just last summer, after head coach Keith Shumate stepped away…
Coach Love was and still is very well thought of in the local baseball community and he will be an Aggie for life….
from the N.C. A&T Aggies athletics web site:
In 2012, Austin Love entered his seventh season as the assistant coach of the North Carolina A&T baseball team. He became the first full-time assistant coach in the history of the Aggies baseball program on Oct. 3, 2005. Love played collegiate baseball under former Aggies head coach Keith Shumate. Before Love, Shumate used volunteer assistants to help him with the program.
For the 2012 season, Love was responsible for overseeing the Aggie offense, and he coached third base. A&T has ranked first or at the top of the MEAC in every offensive category and have also ranked nationally in several offensive categories as well in the past few seasons. Love helped ensure that the Aggie offense remained productive this past season. He was also responsible for recruiting and helping to develop the A&T baseball program.
Love has made an impact on the Aggies baseball program through his tireless efforts in recruiting and helping to coach every facet of the game, from pitching to hitting to fielding in his tenure. In addition to his on-field duties, Love also handled all the logistics from the program such as travel and tracking the players’ academic progress. Under Love, the Aggies produced 10-game winner Tim Johnson. Ron Phelps went from one of the best closers in the MEAC to one of the best starters. In 2010, Esterlin Paulino was named MEAC Pitcher of the Year.