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JIM SHERMAN

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13TH SEASON w DELAWARE ‘82 Former standout outfielder and University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame member Jim Sherman will begin his 12th year as the head coach of the Blue Hen baseball program in 2012. He served as Delaware’s Assistant Coach from 1995-2000. In 2001, he took over for Hall of Fame head coach Bob Hannah, who retired following the 2000 season after 36 years at the helm of the UD baseball program. Sherman, who was inducted into the Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 and the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009, is the 15th head coach in UD history and just the third since 1956. He has compiled a 11-year mark of 327-272, good for a winning percentage of .546. In league play, he has led Delaware to a regular season mark of 143-133 (.518). His 17-year overall head coaching record, which includes a sevenyear stint at Wilmington (Del.) University in 1987-94, stands at an impressive 545-400 (.577). He led his team to the conference tournament six times in his 11 seasons, guiding squads to the league championship game three times with an America East title and NCAA Tournament berth in 2001 and Colonial Athletic Association runner-up finishes in 2004 and 2007. His Delaware teams have

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SHERMAN’S COACHING RECORD AT DELAWARE YEAR TITLE

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1995 ASISTANT COACH 1996 ASISTANT COACH 1997 ASISTANT COACH 1998 ASISTANT COACH 1999 ASISTANT COACH 2000 ASISTANT COACH 2001 HEAD COACH 2002 HEAD COACH 2003 HEAD COACH 2004 HEAD COACH 2005 HEAD COACH 2006 HEAD COACH 2007 HEAD COACH 2008 HEAD COACH 2009 HEAD COACH 2010 HEAD COACH 2011 HEAD COACH 2012 HEAD COACH HEAD COACH TOTALS

45-14 19-3 (1ST) AMERICA EAST CHAMPS 44-12 19-5 1ST) AMERICA EAST CHAMPS 45-10 19-3 1ST) AMERICA EAST CHAMPS 43-10 22-3 1ST) AMERICA EAST TOURNAMENT 35-25 19-9 (2ND) AMERICA EAST CHAMPS 37-20 19-5 (1ST) AMERICA EAST CHAMPS 45-15 22-6 (1ST) AMERICA EAST CHAMPS 35-22 12-7 (4TH) CAA TOURNAMENT 21-32 7-13 (4TH) 33-24 12-11 (6TH) CAA TOURNAMENT 27-31 13-11 (5TH) CAA TOURNAMENT 30-24 12-18 (7TH) 32-23 18-11 (1ST) CAA TOURNAMENT 22-31 11-17 (9TH) 28-20 11-10 (6TH) CAA TOURNAMENT RUNNER UP 27-24 9-15 (10TH) 27-26 16-14 (5TH) 31-27, 17-13 (3RD) CAA TOURNAMENT RUNNER UP 358-299 160-146 CAA

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posted 30 or wins five times and had eight winning seasons. Recognized throughout college baseball as one of the game’s top hitting instructors, his talent as a hitter, both at the collegiate and professional levels, has carried over into his ability to work with his hitters. Since becoming the hitting instructor of the Blue Hens in 1995, his teams have carried the reputation of being aggressive both at the plate and on the bases. This philosophy has helped Delaware produce some of college baseball’s best offensive teams and players in recent years. Sherman came to Delaware as an assistant coach in 1995 after serving seven yearsas head coach and six years as athletic director at neighboring Wilmington (Del.) University. He was 218-128 in his seven seasons at Wilmington, winning six District titles, two Regional titles, and making two trips to the NAIA World Series. Before leaving Wilmington, he established the baseball program as one of the top NAIA programs in the country. Wilmington now competes at the NCAA Division II level. From his Wilmington teams, he had three players sign professional baseball contracts. During his time as athletic director, five sports at Wilmington College advanced to the NAIA championship tournament. He was inducted into the inaugural class of the Wilmington University Athletics Hall of Fame in April 2001. In 1993, 1994 and 1995, Sherman served as an assistant coach at the U.S. Olympic Baseball Trials in Homestead, Fla. At the trials, he coached under legendary co llege coaches Skip Bertman, Ray Tanner and Ron Polk. In 1993, he was the head coach of the East team. At the trials, he worked with the outfielders and hitters. He had the opportunity to work with major league outfielders Mark Kotsay, J.D. Drew, and Jacque Jones. Sherman enjoyed an outstanding career on the field for the Blue Hens from 1979 through 1982, hitting .347 in his career as an outfielder. He hit .367 with eight home runs and 52 runs batted in as a freshman in 1979; .328 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI as a sophomore in 1980; .316 with 10 home runs and 51

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2013 Baseball Media Guide  

2013 Baseball Media Guide

2013 Baseball Media Guide  

2013 Baseball Media Guide

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