The McMurry University baseball team and head coach John Byington, have announced the hiring of Brad Coleman as a new assistant coach for the 2012-13 campaign.
“Brad brings a great deal of knowledge of the game to our team,” said Byington. “He has over five years of experience at the coaching level as well as a sterling record as a player.”
As a player for Hardin-Simmons, Coleman made an impact on the Cowboys' all-time career marks. He currently ranks fifth all-time in games played (170), hits (204), ninth in runs scored (114) and doubles (37), and tenth in RBIs (123).
After his time as a player, Coleman stayed with Hardin-Simmons for two more seasons as a graduate assistant before moving on to be a G.A. with Abilene Christian where he assisted in all facets, including recruiting, day-to-day field management, and served as the first base coach during contests.
After graduation, Coleman moved up the ranks to be a full-time assistant within the Wildcats' organization. As a full-time assistant, Coleman took on more responsibility, including the organization of weekly workout schedules.
“We are very pleased to have him join our staff,” said Byington of Coleman, “Brad is a strong coach in all facets of the job, and he already has experience at the Division II level, which is something that we believe will play a big factor in our success this season.”
Information provided by McMurry athletics department.