Speakers for December 2008 Coaches Clinic

The clinic will be held Saturday, December 6, 2008.

Andy HainesAndy Haines, Hitting Coach Gulf Coast Marlins.
Haines is serving in his first season with the Marlins in 2008. He was also the teams’ Defensive Coordinator for their Extended Spring Training. In 2007, Haines was the Independent Frontier League Manager of the Year leading the Windy City Thunderbolts to a 68-28 record. That is the highest win total in FL history and happened for an organization that was 13 games under .500 the previous season. Haines has served as a hitting coach for much of his career. He had a two-year stint with Gary-Southshore of the Northern League and one season with DuBois County of the FL. He was an assistant for three years at Middle Tennessee State University and at Olney Central College. He was the Northwoods Summer Collegiate League Coach of the Year for the Waterloo Bucks in 2001. Haines got his start in coaching with the Twin City Stars of the Central Illinois Collegiate League.
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Bob MorganBob Morgan, Retired Head Coach, Indiana University.
Morgan compiled a 1,070-586 mark in 30 seasons at the NCAA Division I level. His teams collected 782 of those at IU. He also made stops as a head coach at Kent State University and the College of Wooster. Since retirement, Morgan has continued as a professor at Indiana. Last season he was approached by IU’s Club Baseball team to be their head coach. In the 2008 season, they went 23-4, their best record ever.
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Mark Kingston. Associate Head coach at Illinois State University.
Mark Kingston Kingston will take over the head coaching job in 2009. Has served 12 years as an assistant at the collegiate level, the last seven with Tulane University working with hitters and catchers. The Green Wave earned a berth in the 2005 College World Series. For two seasons before that he worked at the University of Miami, Florida. In 2001 he helped the Hurricanes win the National Championship. He was also an assistant at Illinois State and Purdue. Kingston also played five years in the minors for the Cubs and Brewers organizations. He played collegiately at the University of North Carolina helping the Tar Heels to ACC regular season and tournament crowns. UNC also participated in the 1989 CWS.
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Dennis Conley
Dennis Conley. Head coach Olney Central College.
Won his 1,000th game as a head coach during the spring of 2008. His OCC teams have winning records in each of the last 24 seasons. OCC has won 30+ games on 22 occasions. In three of the last six years the Blue Knights have won the GRAC conference crown. Conley has helped send 35 players on to professional baseball and his players successfully leave OCC with a degree 91% of the time.
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Coach Lynn Carlson
Lynn Carlson-Head coach Greenville College.
Carlson began as head baseball coach at Greenville College in 1997. While a student at Greenville College, he competed in men’s basketball and baseball before signing a professional baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1990 and pitching in the Pirates’ and San Diego Padres’ organizations. He returned to Greenville College and graduated in 1993.
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