HBCU Baseball Coaching Changes For The 2016 Season



By Michael Coker/Black College Nines


Several Historically Black College and University (HBCU) baseball programs recently hired head baseball coaches during the offseason. Currently, 53 HBCU baseball programs compete at the NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III as well as the NAIA levels in college baseball.

Each program employs a head coach. The longest HBCU baseball coaching-tenured head coach is Roger Cador, who has been the head coach at Southern University since the start of the 1985 season his 30th season at the controls of the Southern University baseball program and has compiled an 850–488–1 overall record.

The following is a list of Coaching Carousel for HBCU college baseball:

Brett Richardson Alcorn State New Baseball Head Coach

Alcorn StateFormer Florida A&M baseball assistant coach Brett Richardson hired as Alcorn State University’s Athletics Department new head baseball coach will lead Braves baseball having spent 19 season in NCAA Division I baseball all with FAMU. While at Florida A&M, Richardson’s developed Rattler hitters and catchers, coaching third base during games and recruiting. Richardson holds a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from FAMU (1997), and a master’s degree in education from FAMU (2001)



NCA&T Name Ben Hall Head Baseball Coach

Ben HallBen Hall served as the Aggies interim head baseball coach during this past 2015 season before being announced as the head baseball coach on July 21, 2015. In Hall’s first season as a head coach, the Aggies completed the season 10-36 overall and 7-17 in the MEAC. “But in the Aggies last 12 games they went 6-6 including a win over arch-rival N.C. Central in the regular-season finale that prevented the Eagles from qualifying for the MEAC tournament.



NCA&T Aggies Hire New Pitching Coach Jamie Serber

NCA&T Jaime SerberNorth Carolina A&T head baseball coach Ben Hall hired Jamie Serber as the Aggies new pitching coach. Serber will be responsible for “developing” NC A&T starters and relievers. Serber spent two seasons as the pitching coach at Presbyterian College. Presbyterian won 27 games in 2015, with wins over “nationally-ranked Clemson, South Carolina, Central Florida and Indiana.” Serber played four varsity baseball seasons (2007-10) at High Point University in Pittsburg, PA.



Julius McDougal Stillman Next Baseball Coach

McDougalStillman College promoted assistant coach Julius McDougal to head baseball coach. McDougal assistant former coach Donny Crawford who resigned after the conclusion of the 2015 season this past May. As Stillman assistant he concentrated on infield practices, working with the batters on hitting, hitting discipline and game adjustments.  McDougal spent one season at Kentucky State as an assistant coach in during the 2014 season.  McDougal graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Claflin University in May 2012 where he was an All-SIAC centerfielder in 2010.