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Seahawks Promote Hood To Associate Head Baseball Coach

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 08/25/2008
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WILMINGTON, N.C. UNC Wilmington head baseball coach Mark Scalf has announced the promotion of assistant coach Randy Hood to Associate Head Coach of the Seahawk baseball program.

“This is a well deserved promotion. Randy has been a tremendous asset to the program and done an outstanding job recruiting and developing our players over the last seven years,” said Scalf. “He’s certainly one of the top assistant coaches in all of NCAA Division I baseball.”

Since Hood’s arrival in the Port City in 2002, the Seahawks have fashioned four trips to the NCAA Baseball tournament and a pair of Colonial Athletic Association tournament championships.

Serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator, Hood has recruited 19 players who have gone onto play professionally, including top-10 round draftees John Raynor (Florida Marlins), Chris Hatcher (Florida Marlins) and 2008 first-round selection Brad Holt (New York Mets).

“I want to thank Coach Scalf and the University for this promotion,” said Hood. ”I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my seven years here and look forward to continuing our successes both on the field and in the classroom. With the continued support from the community and the University, Seahawk baseball can continue to reach new heights.”

Hood, a 1990 graduate of Campbell and native of Goldsboro, N.C., also serves as the hitting coach and third base coach for the Seahawks. Under his direction, the Seahawks have set 13 single-season records, including the home run record this past season when UNCW slammed 91 round trippers. The 2008 Seahawks also posted records in slugging percentage (.516) and on-base average (.415), in addition to the home run mark. UNCW ranked in the top 50 in the nation in 11 offensive categories, including runs (14th), hits (35th), home runs (15th), slugging percentage (16th) and walks (8th).

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