HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Associate Head Baseball Coach Bob McLaughlin was named the Interim Head Coach at Coker University, announced today (Thursday, Nov. 7) by Vice President of Athletics and Athletic Facilities Dr. Lynn Griffin.
The promotion comes after McLaughlin served as the team's assistant coach for the past two seasons, while serving as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Coker.
"After evaluating the baseball program, we realized that Coach McLaughlin has been instrumental in the success of the baseball program and will do a good job leading the program this season," said Griffin.
McLaughlin came to Coker after a two-year stint at Division III Adrian College. McLaughlin graduated from Alderson Broaddus in the spring of 2013 with his bachelor's degree in Sports Management. He played at Hudson Valley Community College in New York for one season before transferring to A-B for his final three years under former Coker head coach Luke Harrigan.
As a Battler, he played in every game from 2011-2013, starting all but two. McLaughlin was a staple in the middle of the order, hitting .344 and accumulating double-digit doubles all three years. Upon graduation, McLaughlin played with the Taos Blizzards in the Pecos League in the summer of 2013.
McLaughlin also holds a master's of science in college athletic administration from Coker.