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Head Baseball Coach Edwin Thompson - Eastern Kentucky University

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Coach Edwin Thompson is the head baseball coach for Eastern Kentucky University. The Jay, Maine native played collegiately at Howard University and the University of Maryland before concluding his career at Webber University in Babson Park, Florida where he helped the team to a school record 37 wins, top 25 appearances and its first-ever regional appearance.  He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in general business at Webber in 2003.

Coach Thompson has been a college coach for 14 years. (4 years at University of Maine Farmington, 2 years Head Coach Bates College, 2 years at Duke University, 3 years at Georgia State University, and is now in his 3rd year at Head Coach at Eastern Kentucky University.

Key Achievements:

USA Baseball Staff member for 2 Gold Medals 2015, and 2016

Pitching Coach for 17U NTDP

33 players Coached and recruited moved on to play professional baseball (including Marcus Stroman Gold Glove Winner 2017 & Starting Pitcher Toronto Blue Jays)

Developed 12 All-Americans

Developed 2 Conference Players of the year and have had back to back NCAA DI in the NCAA DI 2016 and 2017

Team GPA during my time as a head coach at EKU 3.1 GPA and every semester team has had a 3.0 or better team GPA

On the ABCA (American Baseball Coaching Association) Ethics Committee

100% of graduation rate of players that aren’t not playing professional baseball during time at EKU

Team won Gold Level President’s Volunteer Service Award - Served over 1,000 in 2016

Academic OVC Conference Champion in 2017