RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech head baseball coach Greg Goff announced today the addition of J.D. Hulse to his coaching staff as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign.
Hulse, who spent the last two seasons at Birmingham-Southern, joins Goff's first-year coaching staff, which is comprised of Rick McCarty and Jake Wells, who were hired as assistants earlier this summer.
"We are thrilled to have J.D. join our coaching staff this season at Louisiana Tech," Goff said. "He is a young coach that came highly recommended from fellow coaches in this business. As a staff, we are happy to have him on board and we are all looking forward to putting our stamp on this baseball program as soon as possible."
Hulse comes to LA Tech from his alma mater, Birmingham-Southern, where he spent two seasons on the coaching staff under Panther head coach Jan Weisberg. While at BSC, Hulse was responsible for coaching outfielders and base running, as well as assisting with the development and implementation of the Panthers' strength and conditioning program.
As a member of Birmingham-Southern's coaching staff, Hulse helped lead a Panther team that compiled a 64-27 record in two seasons, including a Southern Athletic Association regular season and tournament championship in 2014. This past season, BSC advanced to the Division III NCAA Regionals, as Hulse coached two all-Americans and had a player drafted in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
A four-year starter for Birmingham-Southern, Hulse earned all-conference accolades in 2008, 2010 and 2011 as a center-fielder for BSC. The Georgia native posted a .338 career batting average with 11 home runs, 101 runs batted in and 68 stolen bases. Hulse continues to rank seventh in Birmingham-Southern history in career runs scored and sixth in career stolen bases.
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