UNCG is still looking for a new baseball coach and people are still talking about it

Here is what has been said so far and you might want to add something to this discussion…….

31 Responses to “UNCG is going to need a new baseball coach and I wonder who they might select and there have been a lot of coaching changes for the Spartans in the past year or so”

Spartan Fan says:
May 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm
I think UNCG will make a hard run at Elon’s HC Mike Kennedy. He would not have to move his family and the man can obviously coach. If they do hire Shumate I think he should hire the Adams kid that played at Elon and is familiar with the area. I keep hearing from several different people that he is trying to get into college coaching and he has done an outstanding job with his high school pitchers. One final thought I would say hire him because this area is filled with talent and he would be able to keep the talent at home because he is well liked and known by many

Just Wandering says:
May 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm
Shumate, no way,,,,just ask any of his old players from AT&T,,,Ashkinazy, no way, he does not have experience with D1 recruiting.

UNC-G should go wider to look and hire a consulting firm to get a number of applicants from DII schools or an assistant from a D1…No way that they should look local. That is being short sighted.

77 Hornet says:
May 31, 2012 at 3:05 pm
If Kennedy leaves Elon, then that would open the door for Jack Mckeon.

Go heels says:
May 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Alan, Partin, smith they can get the local talent

Kevan Moore says:
May 31, 2012 at 4:31 pm
Nick Schnabel At ECU. The real deal. The best choice for UNCG or any D1 team that is looking for a first class coach.

Now that’s Funny!!!! says:
May 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm
“Alan, Partin, smith they can get the local talent”……………what a joke.

Spartan Fan says:
May 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm
You are right. That is the biggest joke I have ever heard. They must have these dirtbag people brainwashed. If Kennedy leaves i see them hiring the assistant

Andy Durham says:
May 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm
If Kevan Moore is still checking in, I wanted to let him know that the Hagerstown Suns who were just in town early this week to face the Grasshoppers, they had some players he may remember in Greg Holt(West Forsyth/UNC) and Brian Goodwin(Rocky Mount/UNC) and the Suns also had Lenny Dykstra’s son, Cutter Dykstra, but he did not play in the three-game series…..

What ever happened to Mike Roberts who used to be the coach at UNC before Mike Fox came in…Didn’t Mike Roberts have a son Brian Roberts who played with the Orioles????? Where is Mike Roberts now, he knows the UNC system to a certain degree….

Alan has some college experience. He was the assistant to Coach Barrow at GTCC and that may not qualify him, but he does have some experience…….

Who will this new coach be????? From Elon U, ECU, TCU, or whatsomatterU?????

name coaches says:
May 31, 2012 at 5:24 pm
Kennedy at Elon, Link Jarrett (asst coach at Auburn-former player at FSU where the AD came from), Mike Rikard- Red Sox crosschecker and UNCG alum and former player are the three to watch. I also hear that the salary for this position will be 6 figures, pretty much doubling what Gaski got, so I would anticipate a big name or at least a coach from a big name school. I would look for an assistant from an ACC or SEC school to be frontrunners- especially if that is true about the salary.

Mike Roberts would not be an improvement, nor would Shumate. Schnabel wouldn’t be a bad hire.

Patriot says:
May 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm
You guys are way off. You will really be surprised when they name the new coach. All of you know him. Great recruiter. 80% sure

Andy Durham says:
May 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm
I was able to find this and Coach Mike Roberts said on his web site:

Currently, I am the head coach of the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape League.

name coaches says:
May 31, 2012 at 5:44 pm
Patriot,
if you mean Ken Carlyle, then you are completely delusional

Eddie Willis says:
May 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm
Are you guys kidding with Alan, John Barrow, etc? Kennedy is an Elon grad and would never come to UNCG. This hire will be someone with college coaching experience, not some local dude who keeps all his trophies from 8 and 9 year-old baseball successes! They have no interest in keeping local players in town unless they can play at a high level like Ogburn, Orth, etc.

Eddie says:
May 31, 2012 at 5:50 pm
Ken Carlyle?? Recruiting for DIII schools where fogging up a mirror with expelled nasal air gets you a tryout??? Really
!!!

Andy Durham says:
May 31, 2012 at 5:58 pm
Since we have now reached that conclusion of who it is not going to be, which way are they going?

What direction will they be taking….Everybody seems to be very certain about what they won’t be doing, any clues on who or where they may be looking?????

Who is the best choice out there and what part of the country is he in right now???

*****I also wonder who UNCG will have on their search committee along with AD Kim Record?*****

Patriot says:
May 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm
Not Kenny Carlyle, but he may be a good pitching coach. Still holds pitching records at Ole Miss. Where is Kenny now? I have an inside scoop and can not say now. Keep guessing

John Barrow says:
May 31, 2012 at 7:05 pm
Hi Eddie,
Just for the record, I do have major college experience (Tulane and App St.) and haven’t kept any of trophies from when I was 8 or 9. I am also smart enough to know that I have about as much of a shot as you do in getting the UNCG job. Of course it would be nice, and I would never turn it down. However, I am a realist and with the names I have heard being bantered about for this job, I know that for me to even think about applying for this job would be a monumental waste of time on my part.

Don’t be so quick to think that Kennedy won’t leave either!

Spartan fan says:
May 31, 2012 at 7:29 pm
Barrow is right. Kennedy may be willing to leave if they pay him enough. UNCG has better facilities and they are public which is easier to recruit. I have heard it is his job if he wants it. The bottom line is whoever it is should be able to recruit and win games

Clown says:
May 31, 2012 at 7:31 pm
Eddie,

For the record there are plenty of local kids that go to UNCW, App etc that could easily be very good players at UNCG

Baseball fan says:
May 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm
If Shumate were given a chance they would be getting top notch coach. Knowledge for baseball is unreal Someone said it earlier he would get good local talent plus be able to go get people out of state He set school record for wins at A&T just about his last 6 or 7 years. Plus that was with no paid assistant and zero money to go get out of state guys I enjoyed watching him coach at G this year and how he helped the guys. UNCG has a tough job on finding the right guy. But Shumate seems like a great option to me being older than coach Shumate and seeing what he was delt at A&T and able to win those games he would be top notch at a great place like G

the truth says:
June 1, 2012 at 1:54 am
Greg Starbuck…..enough said

Gfan says:
June 1, 2012 at 7:14 am
I totally agree with Baseball fan on this. Keith Shumate is a great individual and coach. His style is encouragement not tearing down. Wonderful baseball knowledge. As was stated earlier just look at what he did with A&T which certainly was not a baseball school before he arrived.

Spartan Fan says:
June 1, 2012 at 8:18 am
Greg Starbuck would be the perfect man for the job!

Spartans says:
June 1, 2012 at 10:02 am
Kennedy will be the coach at UNCG and Starbuck will get the job at Elon.

Coach says:
June 1, 2012 at 10:12 am
Another name to look at is Brian McGee, former Greensboro College assistant and current Lake Erie College (DII) head coach. He has taken a team that transiioned from D III to D II with a lot of success. Lake Erie’s program was not good before he got there, never even qualified for their conference tournament. In his first season there, the team reached the semis of the conference tourney. The next year he transioned to D II with a D III roster and joined one of the most difficult D II conferences in the nation, the GLIAC. His team finished third in that conference this year, beat top 10 and recent national champ Grand Valley State three times at GVS and made the semi-finals of the conference tournament. This was also the first year he played with a full roster of scholarship players that he recruited. He was also the the main recruiter at Greensboro during their most successful seasons.

Andy Durham says:
June 1, 2012 at 10:12 am
Top four players in UNCG baseball history and would everyone agree????

Brian Moehler
Jarrett Santos
Tonka Maynor
Joey DeAngelis

Possibility? says:
June 1, 2012 at 10:59 am
I have been hearing the name Greg Starbuck for this job back before Christmas. Everyone knew Gaski needed a miracle this year to keep his job.

Andy Durham says:
June 1, 2012 at 11:19 am
Greg Starbuck info from Elon University web site:

Greg Starbuck is in his 14th season on the Elon coaching staff and his eighth as the associate head coach to Mike Kennedy. Starbuck is Elon’s recruiting coordinator and serves as the primary hitting instructor. He also works with the outfielders and is the primary baserunning instructor.

“Buck” has been instrumental in the success that Elon has enjoyed during its decade as a NCAA Division I member. In each of his 13 seasons with the Phoenix, Elon has ranked among the conference leaders in several offensive and defensive categories.

Under Starbuck’s guidance in 2009, Elon set new program records in runs scored (604), hits (711), doubles (137), home runs (138) and RBI (558).

The team has won at least 30 games in 12 of his 13 seasons and has eclipsed the 40-win plateau three times, including a school-record 45 victories in 2006.

Starbuck has coached 39 players that have received first or second-team all-conference honors.

Stan says:
June 2, 2012 at 9:58 am
I agree on the 4 UNCG players, but what ever happened to Danny Schneider?

Eddie Willis says:
June 2, 2012 at 11:35 am
Danny got to AA ball,retired mid season a while back, and now lives in Boone. He was UNCG’s first baseball signee.

Presley says:
June 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm
They only recruited and signed one local high school kid this year and from what I hear he is a good one they advertised as a pitcher only but from my memory of high school and showcase ball may be their best option at 1st base. Big boy can crush the ball and hits for an average of 400. There are several good candidates available and no affiliation with UNCG but Jake Robbins is a name I have heard also. Young, enthusiastic, knows the game and took kids from several showcase teams including Dirtbags and had great success in major showcase events.

14 comments

  1. Whenever a new athletic director joins a school, they usually want to bring their own coaches in since they have to take the heat. The lady AD at UNCG is from Florida State. Anyone that follows college athletics knows that the hires will be people with past relationships with the AD. I have a pretty good idewho the next coach will be. In order for this individual to take the job the baseball salary will have to increase. I know for a fact it is a done deal if the pay is right. There will be a big surprise with his recruiting coordinator if he takes the job. This person lives in Greensboro and one of the best recruiters around. He has great skills in talking to players and parents. Never heard a parent say anything about this individual. Just remember I told you. The money has to be right.

  2. Not many nice things being said about Mr.Gaski over at the baseball forum on TBR. A few of those same rumors there floating around about an FSU connection with a potential coach. Also while they aren’t kind to Gaski there the general consensus is the UNCG job is a good one and there is no reason why that program shouldn’t be advancing to higher levels.

    http://thisboardrocks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=183062

  3. Kennedy to uncg is a pipedream. He is the best coach in the state, his next move will be to state, unc, or sec. He is not going to leave the program he established for a pay cut and a complete rebuild. Greg Starbuck has been Kennedys right hand man as that program has become a nationally recognized name. Starbuck makes a lot of sense.

  4. Let’s add one more on the same subject from the previous post…..

    Jack says:

    What about Neil Avent?

    Ryan Gordon has to be on the list of best players doesn’t he?

  5. well Patriot, spill the beans on what you know….at least a hint….pretty please with sugar on top

  6. Just curious guys…what makes you think it will be a local name if they are trying to become a National power? Why not Chip Baker/ He was Mike Martin’s right hand man at FSU for years and now is Directing baseball operations OFF of the field. Why not Mike Martin Jr/ He could cut his teeth until Mike SR decides to retire. I think you should also be looking at solid ACC assistant coaches who are ready to head their own programs. This could be a very high profile hire for UNCG. A chance to make some national noise.

  7. Baker inquired about the UNCG job, but decided not to pursue it…Martin Jr is the next HC at FSU no matter what, so why leave?

  8. ^Why do you think it has to be a big name? Look at Western and App St. Pollard came from DII Pfieffer and he has done more at App St than Moranda, who was once a hot shot ACC assitant, has done at WCU. Look at other succesful mid-majors. Coastal Carolina’s Gilmore came from DII USC-Aiken, Elon’s Kennedy was the pitching coach while the school was DII before getting the job. It’s not about hiring someone from a big school, it is about hiring the best person. If it is a local name, that does not mean they are settling.

  9. What about Jamey Shouppe, former assistant head coach at FSU? He was very successful there although sounds like he was the fall guy for not winning the CWS although they finished 8th in country and made it to Omaha. I read that he wants to get back in somewhere and seems like he would have what we need.

  10. I am wondering if the 5 young men are going to stay or maybe leave for another school. I saw the kid from Statesville they signed play against Mockesville in Legion Ball last week. Hit a bomb appearing to be well over 400′ for his 11th HR of the 26 his team has played. Strong arm also from the outfield. and held a 10-1 lead when he was pulled in the 5th inning over the league champions. After seeing him again I think I would give him an opportunity to play and hit.

  11. I also think Shouppe would be a great choice for the next head position. Ive followed fsu baseball for a while and it seems he did all the work there and Martin was just a figurehead. I think he ultimately took the fall for Martins short comings in Omaha

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