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Former Northland coach Barta returns Northland school officials announceed that a familiar face will take back the reigns as the new bench boss of LumberJack Baseball as Joel Barta was introduced to faculty and staff Wednesday.

Swiney hired at Mary Washington Mary Washington has named Kelly Swiney as its new head coach, as announced by school officials. Swiney had been the head coach at Westminster (Pa.) for two seasons after coaching at his alma mater, Allegheny, for nine seasons.

Riley named coach at Westminster Westminster (Pa.) has hired Patrick Riley as its head baseball coach for the 2020 season. Riley was the assistant coach for the Titans the past two seasons and replaces Kelly Swiney, who stepped down after two seasons to pursue another head coaching position.

Ritsche returns to roots The College of St. Scholastica announced that alum Kevin Ritsche will take over as head baseball coach. Ritsche comes over from Winston-Salem State where he was the head coach from 2010 until WSS dropped their program at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

Chatham names Cannon head coach Chatham welcomes DJ Cannon as the new head coach of the Chatham Cougars for the 2019-20 season. "We're excited to name DJ as our next coach. We feel he is going to continue to move our program in the right direction," remarked school officials.

Morris returns to roots, takes reins of Husson program Returning to his roots, Chris Morris, a Husson baseball alumni, will be stepping into the role of head coach, as announced by school officials on Monday afternoon.

Familiar name is new Ithaca head coach After a national search for Ithaca's next head coach, school officials announced that David Valesente has been selected as the fourth head coach in the program's storied 86-year history. Valesente has served for the past three years as the head baseball coach at Wells.

Familiar name is new Ithaca head coach After a national search for Ithaca's next head coach, school officials announced that David Valesente has been selected as the fourth head coach in the program's storied 86-year history. Valesente has served for the past three years as the head baseball coach at Wells.

Rypel replaces Ballinger at NWU Nebraska Wesleyan announced the hiring of John Rypel as the new Head coach for the Prairie Wolves. He becomes the 11th head coach in NWU program history. He has served as head baseball coach at two different NCAA III institutions amassing 132 victories.

George Fox elevates Kopple to head coach Kevin Kopple is taking the helm of the George Fox baseball program, school officials announced. Kopple will take the lead for the Bruins after serving under Marty Hunter for 13 seasons as an assistant coach and the Bruins' recruiting coordinator.

Maryville's Church steps down, Helton named interim Maryville school officials announced that head coach Cody Church has stepped down after five seasons directing the Scots baseball program replaced by Clint Helton the program's interim head coach.

Harvey steps down at Husson After becoming the winningest coach in program history with his 284th career victory, head baseball coach Jason Harvey announced that he would be stepping down from his role.

Victory hired to lead Brevard program Mike Victory has been named head coach at Brevard College, announced by school officials. Victory joins Brevard after three seasons as the assistant coach at Allegheny.

Bishop hired to head Westminster program Webster assistant coach Zach Bishop was named the new head coach for Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., by Westminster College officials. Bishop replaces Denny Hughes, who retired at the end of the 2019 season.

Valesente era to end at Ithaca Ithaca legendary Hall of Fame coach and alumnus, George Valesente has announced his retirement after 41 seasons. Valesente has been the head coach at his alma mater since 1979 and departs South Hill with a career record of 1,136-507-8 at the helm of the Bombers program.

Linfield hires Spencer from Washington State Dan Spencer has been named baseball coach at Linfield College, director of athletics Garry Killgore announced Monday. He replaces Stan Manley who retired at the end of the 2019 season.

Hunter steps down after 12 seasons Marty Hunter, who recently finished his 12th season at the helm of the George Fox program, is stepping down from the position to enjoy retirement, school officials announced.

Stawski moves to UMHB Mike Stawski coached Concordia-Chicago to the 2017 and 2018 Division III World Series, and will take over for Ben Shipp, who is retiring after 34 years at Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Kemp steps down from Saints' program Corey Kemp announced his resignation as Head St. Scholastica Baseball Coach on Tuesday, effective June 30, to pursue opportunities outside of college athletics.

EMU promotes Posey to head coach Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of current assistant coach Adam Posey as the new Head Baseball Coach. He has been the lead assistant at EMU under Coach Ben Spotts the past five seasons.

Spotts moves crosstown to Bridgewater (Va.) Former Bridgewater player and coach Ben Spotts will return to his alma mater to take the head coaching position with the Eagles' baseball program. He takes over for Curt Kendall who stepped down as the program's head coach at the end of the 2019 season.

Manley retires after two years as Linfield head Linfield College baseball head coach Stan Manley has announced his retirement from coaching after two seasons at the helm, director of athletics Garry Killgore announced Tuesday.

Ballinger resigns from Nebraska Wesleyan Scott Ballinger has announced his resignation as Head Baseball Coach at Nebraska Wesleyan. Ballinger has been with the Prairie Wolves baseball program for eight seasons, including the past five years as the head coach.

MHBU's Shipp to retire in 2020 After more than 34 years of service to Mary Hardin-Baylor, head coach Ben Shipp has announced he is retiring in early 2020. To ensure a smooth transition, Shipp will step down as head baseball coach effective May 3, 2019.

Belhaven hires Palmer Kyle Palmer has been named the head baseball coach at Belhaven University, school officials announced. He will replace Hill Denson who will retire at the end of the 2019 season.

Craddock to serve as interim head coach for Wooster Barry Craddock, a longtime member of the Wooster staff, has been named the interim head coach for 2019-20, announced school officials. He'll provide a year of transition for the program upon the retirement of Tim Pettorini at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

Kendall stepping down As Eagles head coach The 2019 season will be the final one for veteran Bridgewater baseball coach Curt Kendall. Coach Kendall announced his decision to step down as head coach of the program at the end of the 2019 season.

Pettorini announces 2019 season will be his last at Wooster Wooster's Tim Pettorini has announced that he will retire as head coach of the Fighting Scots' baseball program at the end of the 2019 season. Pettorini, in his 38th season at Wooster, is the active leader in Div. III coaching wins with 1,213 (1,213-446-6),

Denson set to retire after 2019 season Belhaven head coach Hill Denson has announced that 2019 will be his final season of coaching. Denson is in his 19th season with the Blazers and has compiled a career record of 1,284-869-2, including a 1,058-774-2 collegiate coaching mark.

Carver heads revitalized prorgam School officials announced the hiring of Rick Carver as the head coach for the newly revitalized program at Franciscan. Carver joins Franciscan after a prolific 29-year career at nearby Bethany College.

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Conner named CUC head coach Kolin Conner has been appointed to the position of head coach at Concordia-Chicago. Conner will assume the responsibilities previously held by Mike Stawski, who coached the Cougars the last four seasons.