Christian Mchatton was promoted to the Recruiting Coordinator position in his second year on staff. This with the addition to first year coach Nick Heinz as an assistant, will round out the changes for 2016-2017. "Coach Mchatton did a tremendous job for us last year both as an instructor working with our hitters and as a recruitior. We are very excited to have Coach Mchatton take on a larger role in recruiting and to continue many things we started last year. Christian has such a great understanding of what we are trying to do as a program and one of the hardest workers i have ever been around." Stated coach Dickson. Coach Mchatton is taking over as the recruiting in the wake of the departure Josh Hendricks. Coach Hendricks left to pursue an assistant coaching position at Division II Tusculum College.
As for coach the addition of coach Heinz, Coach Dickson said "Its not everday that you can bring someone on staff who has a National Championship ring. Nick has reached the pennicle of the Division II level as a player and has great insight and passion for this game. We are very excited for him to bring championship experience into our program."
Coach Mchatton will now serve as teams Recruiting Coordinator, in addition to being the hitting and first base coach. Coach Heinz will be working in various areas on staff, although he has a pitching background he will be very versatile on staff. With Coach Michael McIntosh returning as the teams Pitching Coach and Coach Dickson back for year two as the Head Coach the coaching staff is rounded out and ready for 2016-2017.