Stetson AD Confirms: Trimper New Baseball Coach
Stetson University athletic director Jeff Altier has confirmed reports that UMaine baseball coach Steve Trimper will be announced as the school's new baseball coach at a Monday press conference.
Altier issued this statement...
"There is obviously a tremendous amount of interest in the Stetson baseball program, both in this position and from the media," Altier said. "We had an outstanding field of candidates from which to choose a new coach to replace Coach Pete Dunn after 37 years guiding the program.
"From that group of initial candidates, we narrowed the field to six finalists. During the final interview process, it became apparent that Steve Trimper was the complete package and the right choice to lead our baseball program into the future."
"Steve will bring incredible excitement and enthusiasm to the Stetson program," Altier said. "He has been successful on the field at both Maine and Manhattan, but he has also had a tremendous impact in other areas. He has an outstanding record of developing young men, both academically and athletically, to reach their full potential. He is an accomplished fundraiser, has a long history of civic engagement, and will be a great fit in the DeLand community.
"I am looking forward to the future for Stetson baseball with Steve leading the program."
After 37 years and over 1,300 wins, Pete Dunn announced his retirement on Monday and the school conducted a national search to find a replacement. The search did not take long.
Trimper has been at UMaine for 11 years and signed a three-year contract extension last spring. He leaves Orono with a 309-292-2 record.
The Monday press conference is scheduled for 10am
Stetson University is located in DeLand, Florida. Their nickname is the Hatters and they play in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Last spring Stetson finished the season with a 29-21 record.
Two of the more prominent players from Stetson now in MLB are Cleveland pitcher Corey Kluber and NY Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom.