by Chris Feeny • @iubase17 • July 2
Almost four years to the day of his hiring of Coach Lemonis, Fred Glass has now hired Jeff Mercer as the new Head Coach of Hoosier Baseball.
Jeff Mercer is 32 years old, an Indiana native, and now the former head coach of Wright State. He led his team to the NCAA Tournament this past season with a 39-17 record and was Nationally Ranked in 2017. His father was a former hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for Indiana.
Jay Morrison recently talked to Mercer about his Championship season and having three players get selected in the past MLB Draft for the Dayton News
I’m sure they’ll be more details to come about who will fill out the staff and further details of the contract.
Regardless, We have our guy and the Jeff Mercer Era of Hoosier Baseball begins. Feel free to welcome him via twitter at @jeffmercer54
Grady Daniel Mercer was born last night, 4 lbs 4 ounces 17 1/2 inches. 6 weeks early but by God Grace healthy mom and baby. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes, @stephaniemerc20 and I are parents!! pic.twitter.com/nFI5dyHzX9
— Jeff Mercer (@JeffMercer54) June 21, 2018
Looks like he’s having a pretty good couple of weeks. He better get some sleep. Fall Ball will be here before we know it.