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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Charlottesville Tom Sox have finalized their coaching staff for the 2019 season. The group of five includes three new faces to the organization.
Corey Hunt returns for his third season as Head Coach. Hunt’s career record with the club is 56-28, including a Valley Baseball League Title in 2017 and an appearance in the championship last season. He was the 2017 Valley Baseball League Coach of the Year and is the head coach at Monticello High School.
Tom Sox GM Jeff Burton on Hunt’s return, “At this point, our fans know him, love him, and he’s as much a central part of our organization as anyone.”
Assisting Hunt for a third year will be Bench Coach Jim Darin. Darin assists Hunt with the baseball team at Monticello High School as well.
“The players absolutely rave about Hunt. What he does for our program is so unique and how he cares for each and every one of them,” said GM Burton.
New members of the coaching staff will be Brendan Cogswell as Third Base Coach, Connor Kaden as Pitching Coach, and Cam Cassady as First Base Coach. Cogswell will be coming off a season assisting the University of Virginia baseball team and Kaden from Wake Forest University.
“Connor Kaden and the Tom Sox are a great fit. Connor is a promising young coach with a bright future in our game. He brings positive energy, tremendous knowledge and excellent communication skills to their already impressive staff. With the Tom Sox Connor will have a chance to run his own pitching staff and take the next step on his path to becoming a DI pitching coach.” from Tom Walter, Wake Head Coach
“Kaden understands what we are trying to do from a pitching perspective, which is somewhat unique in summer ball circles,” said GM Burton.
Cassady teaches Math and coaches baseball at Benedictine College Prep in Richmond, VA during the offseason.
“Cassady is an analytic mind that we think can be a huge asset to our program,” said GM Burton.
Both Cogswell and Kaden will be allowed to coach the Tom Sox as their employment with Virginia and Wake Forest officially ends the day their respective spring seasons end. They look forward to starting their college coaching careers at other universities once the season ends.
“Cogswell is a phenomenal teacher of the game and has a big-time future in college dugouts,” said GM Burton.