North Carolina Tar Heels baseball

North Carolina Tar Heels baseball
North Carolina Tar Heels
Founded: 1867
North Carolina Tar Heels athletic logo

University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Conference ACC
Coastal Division
Location Chapel Hill, NC
Head Coach Mike Fox (11th year)
Home Stadium Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium
(Capacity: 5,000)
Nickname Tar Heels
Colors Carolina Blue and White

             

CWS Appearances
1960, 1966, 1978, 1989, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1948, 1960, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Conference Tournament Champions
1982, 1983, 1984, 1990, 2007
Conference Champions
1960, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990

The North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in NCAA Division I college baseball. They participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division.

The university fielded its first varsity baseball squad in 1867, making baseball the oldest varsity sport at the University of North Carolina.

The Tar Heels reached the College World Series four consecutive years starting in 2006. They reached the national championship game in both 2006 and 2007, but lost on both occasions to the Oregon State University Beavers. They made a third straight trip to Omaha in 2008, and a fourth for the 2009 CWS. While Boshamer Stadium was being rebuilt during 2008, the team played their home games at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in nearby Cary. They returned to Chapel Hill in February 2009.[1]

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History

North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team, 1885












Head coaches

Coach Years Record Win Pct.
Perrin Busbee 1891–1893 9–6 .600
William R. Roberston 1894 10–4 .714
Jesse M. Oldham 1895 6–4 .600
Benjamin E. Stanley 1896–1897 18–8–1 .630
William A. Reynolds 1898–1899 21–5–1 .796
Bob Lawson 1900, 1905–1906, 1910 47–23–2 .667
Ernest Graves 1901 11–4–2 .706
Edward M. Ashenback 1902 7–6 .538
John Curran 1903 13–2–-2 .824
John Donnelly 1904 5–8 .385
Floyd Simmons 1907 10–9–2 .524
Otis Stocksdale 1908–1909 31–14 .689
Charles M. Clancey 1911–1912 26–14 .650
Coach Bowers 1913 7–11 .389
Earl T. Mack 1914 8–11 .425
Charles A. Doak 1915–1916 19–15 .559
Bunny Hearn 1917–1918, 1932–1946 214–132–2 .618
William Lourcey 1919–1920 19–16–4 .538
Bill Fetzer 1921–1925 70–37–4 .649
Vern Duncan 1926 9–16 .360
James N. Ashmore 1927–1931 72–39–3 .645
Walter Rabb 1947–1977 540–358–9 .600
Mike Roberts 1978–1998 780–428–3 .645
Mike Fox 1999–present 589–245 .706
[2]
Night game at Boshamer Stadium, 2009

Notable alumni

Current roster

North Carolina Tar Heels 2011 baseball roster[3]Mike Fox (Head Coach)
  • #21 - Scott Forbes (Assistant Coach/ Pitching Coach)
  • #15 - Scott Jackson (Assistant Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator)
  • #23 - Robert Woodard (Assistant Coach)
  • Dave Arendas (Director of Baseball Operations)
  • Greg Gatz (Director of Strength and Conditioning)
  • Tyson Lusk (Clubhouse/Equipment Manager)
  • Terry Jo Rucinski (Athletic Trainer)
  • #14 - Chase Jones (Manager/Bullpen Catcher)
  • Michael Hollowell (Head Student Manager)
  • Cory Jones (Student Manager)
  • Tyler Puryear (Student Manager)

References


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