By BRAD KEITH
Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:08 AM CDT
Tarleton State University has turned to one of its own to resurrect the Texan baseball program.
Athletics Director Lonn Reisman announced the hiring of Tarleton graduate Bryan Conger as the school’s new head baseball coach on Monday.
Conger, currently a pitching coach at NCAA Division I Utah, won three letters playing baseball for the Texans from 1993-95, then played professionally for two years with Pine Bluff of the Texas-Louisiana League.
Following his playing days, Conger coached at both Lamar Community College (Col.) and Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kan. before his five-year stint at Utah.
“I am confident Bryan will take our baseball program to where it needs to be in order to compete for both Lone Star Conference championships and NCAA playoff berths,” Reisman said. “He brings in a solid vision of where he wants our baseball program to be in the future. I was impressed with his enthusiasm, energy and knowledge of the game of baseball. I think our student-athletes will be very impressed with him, as well.”
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