ASU Baseball 2021

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    Lackluster hire to address the elephant in the room.

    Recruiting will be key. If he can do that then I'm sure he'll be fine with the X's & O's or whatever term is used for baseball coaching with his MLB playing experience.
     
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    It reminds me a lot of the Herm Edwards hire except he had NFL coaching experience.
     
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    The encouraging thing is there are first time coach success stories. I am willing to give WB the benefit of the doubt for a couple of years, if he struggles then ASU should move on.

    It seems to be the new trend so universities to fill vacancies with alumni despite lack of experience, I think this is the first time that I know of for college baseball but men's basketball seems to be the pioneer sport.
     
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    Aside from a lack of coaching experience, Willie Bloomquist has impressive credentials as a player with the Sun Devils, a 14 year major league career and working 5 years in the Diamondbacks front office.

    I'm not opposed to the hire if it turns out like Herm Edwards.
     
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    The hire of Willie Bloomquist as the baseball head coach is official.

     
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    I particularly like the retention of pitching coach Jason Kelly.


    By Jeff Metcalfe Arizona Republic:


    New Arizona State baseball coach Willie Bloomquist moved quickly to fill his full-time coaching staff.

    Pitching coach Jason Kelly is returning for a third season and Mike Goff is coming to ASU with 35 years of mostly professional coaching experience.

    Kelly was on former coach Tracy Smith's staff in 2020 and 2021 and before that coached at Washington and Cal Poly.


    Despite three season-ending injuries to starting pitchers this season, ASU's staff held together enough for the Sun Devils to reach an NCAA regional.


    https://www.azcentral.com/story/spo...-coach-jason-kelly-adds-mike-goff/7676445002/
     

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