HBCU Baseball Coaching Carousel Update

Black College Nines updated coaching carousel for recent HBCU Baseball head coaching changes which includes the latest signing, potential landing spots and coaching candidates in the running for the coming 2025 season.

Recent coaching changes…

Dillard University

Out – Trennis Grant

In – Head Coach A. Rashad “Rod” White*

In – Carl Nichols Recruiting Coordinator/Hitting Coach

In – Bob Shelton Assistant Coach/Director of Baseball Operations

In – Malik Blaise 1st Base/Infield Coordinator

*Interim tag removed A. Rashad “Rod” White is the head coach. 

Florida Memorial University

Out – Florentino Burgos

In – Wil Ramos

*Former head coach at Talladega, was the force that turned the program into a HBCU Baseball small school powerhouse. His tenure starts June 24.

Clark Atlanta University

Out – Kentaus “K.C.” Carter

In – Trennis Grant*

* Coach Grant previously was the head coach at Dillard University

Alcorn State University

Out – Reggie Williams

In –

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Out – Carlos James

In –

Delaware State University 

Out – Head Coach Jean-Paul Blandin – Retired

In –

Claflin University

Out – Head Coach Scott Nestor

In – Jaylan Bledsoe

Bluefield State University

Out – Drew Bailey

In –

Oakwood University

Out – Richard Hodnett

In –

*Current assistant coaches Jalil Rudolph and Tim Dawkins are names being mentioned as replacements.

Xavier University of Louisiana (LA)

Out – Head Coach Adrian Holloway

In –

*Assistant coach Darrion Smith potential candidate to replace Holloway.

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