Eric Coleman, 36, head coach for collegiate and independent teams for 14 years, will join the Cooperstown Hawkeyes this summer as head coach.
For the past three seasons, Coleman has been field manager and director of player development for the Oakland County Cruisers of the Frontier League in Michigan. He managed in the Coastal Plains, Texas Collegiate, Northwoods and New England Summer Collegiate Leagues.
Eric was pitching coach at Niagara University and San Diego Mesa Junior College. He coached 10 junior college All-Americans and 86 players that went on to sign professional contracts with MLB teams.
The Hawkeyes enter their second season at 5 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Doubleday Field. Individual game and season tickets are on sale; call 376-6220 or visit www.cooperstownhawkeyes.net.