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Baseball team rounds out coaching staff

Last week, Coach Dan Simonds announced the hiring of two assistant coaches who will fill out Miami’s staff for the 2006 season.  Ben Bachmann and Kevin Ermino have 21 years of coaching experience between them.  Simonds was effusive in his praise of the new hires, saying, “This staff will not only develop players, but quality people as well. I am looking forward to working with Ben and Kevin.”

For the past five seasons, Bachmann has been the pitching coach at the University of Maryland, where he tutored current Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Steve Schmoll, among others.  During the 2002 season, his pitchers set school records for strikeouts and saves.  He also coached at Lynn University for two seasons.  Bachmann will be the recruiting coordinator and outfielders coach and will assist with the pitchers.

Ermino’s fourteen-year coaching career has seen him filling many roles, most recently as the pitching coach at Middle Tennessee State University, where his star pupil was Dewon Brazelton, the #3 overall draft pick in 2001.  Prior to his time at MTSU, Ermino was the pitching coach at Berry College and an assistant with catchers and hitters at ACC powerhouse Clemson.

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