Story courtesy of Eastern Nazerene SID Rob Rossi:
QUINCY, Mass.- Eastern Nazarene College has named Addison Rouse head baseball coach, Director of Athletics Dr. Nancy Detwiler announced Friday.
"We are excited to add a coach of Addison's caliber to lead our baseball program. He has the ability and background to help us excel on and off the field as well as in the classroom and on the recruiting front," stated Detwiler. "Addison brings a lot of energy and a wealth of knowledge from his days as a player as well as his experience at the college level. Addison has never met a stranger and it is this trait that makes him an outstanding recruiter and mentor to student-athletes. His desire is to be a Christian example to lead men to leadership roles through the sport of baseball."
Rouse comes to Eastern Nazarene after serving as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Brescia University, an NAIA institution in Owensboro, Ky. Rouse spent two seasons with the Bearcats where he managed all of the program's recruiting efforts, including scouting players, travel and allotment of scholarship money.
Rouse facilitated offense and base-running philosophies and instructions at Brescia while also implementing outfield drills and instruction.
He also spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. Rouse assisted the Reddies' head coach with all aspects of recruiting as well as organizing fundraisers, the Booster Club and Golf Tournament. On the diamond, Rouse implemented outfield drills while also working with the team's batters.
Rouse spent three summers working with the American Legion program in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada from 2009 to 2011. He served as the team's hitting and pitching coach in 2009 and 2011 and managed the squad during the 2010 season.
Rouse graduated from Brescia University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. As a collegian, Rouse helped the Bearcats claim the 2009 KIAC championship and reach the NAIA National Tournament in 2008 and 2009. He was also selected to the KIAC All-Academic Team in 2009.
Rouse earned his Master's Degree in Sports Administration from Henderson State University in 2012. He also attended Ohio Valley University in Vienna, W.V. where he helped the Fighting Scot capture the 2006 WVIAC title en route to an NCAA Regional Tournament berth.
"I am extremely grateful to have received this opportunity and it is truly a dream come true," Rouse commented. "I am thankful that Dr. Detwiler and the members of the committee have chosen me to be the next head baseball coach at Eastern Nazarene. I couldn't be more excited to join the ENC family. I look forward to developing a championship-caliber program, as well as producing outstanding Christians, students and young men."
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