Diaz Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mike Diaz has been with the
Gents the past three seasons

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary head baseball coach Ed McCann announces the promotion of Mike Diaz to associate head coach for the Gent program.

Diaz has served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the Gents for the past three seasons.

"Mike has truly been an asset to the program the past three years," McCann said. "If you look at what has been accomplished since his arrival here, it really shows what kind of person and what kind of coach he is. He deserves so much credit for the recent success of the program."

Coaching alongside McCann and volunteer assistant coach Jeff Poulin, Diaz has helped lead the Gents to the championship game of the Mid-Continent Conference Baseball Tournament two of the last three seasons, including this past season in which Centenary finished with a 28-31 record.

As the recruiting coordinator, Diaz has brought in an exceptional recruiting class for next season, which includes eight players who signed with the Gents in the Fall.

Prior to coming to Centenary, Diaz served as an assistant coach for four seasons at Western Michigan University of the Mid-American Conference. He also coached at Kalamazoo College of NCAA Division III and was a volunteer assistant at the University of Pacific of the Big West Conference.

Diaz played collegiately at Big Bend Community College and Albertson College.

Under Diaz, who serves as third-base coach, the Gents finished the year 41st nationally with a conference-leading 1.59 stolen bases per game average.