Maryland Eastern Shore competes in the 2017 MEAC Baseball Championship at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Md.
Maryland Eastern Shore honored its seniors before dropping a tough 2-1 loss in 13 innings. (photos by Joey Gardner)
The Shore battled Lehigh in a Hawks vs. Mountain Hawks game in Bethlehem, Pa.. (photos by Justin Lafluer- Lehigh Media).
The Shore fell in a close contest, 3-2, to Delaware State. (photos by Lloydlee Heite)
Maryland Eastern Shore dropped the Sunday finale to the UNCG Spartans. (photos by Tim Cowie)
Maryland Eastern Shore’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday the appointment of Charlie Goens as the 12th head baseball coach in program history, effective September 14, 2016. Goens brings more than a decade of experience to Princess Anne.
“Charlie emerged as the top candidate from a lengthy list of qualified candidates.” Hawks Athletic Director Keith Davidson said. “His experience at many levels and a proven record of finding top talent to play for his teams will help us continue moving this program in the right direction.”
Most recently, Goens served as the head baseball coach at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. He managed all aspects of the program in his one year guiding the Senators, coaching All-Conference players and overseeing a team that maintained a 3.0 GPA in the classroom.
Prior to that, he spent four seasons with the Richmond Spiders out of the Atlantic 10 Conference as an assistant and recruiting coordinator and as interim head coach. During his tenure with the Spiders, the team finished runners-up in the conference twice and averaged 30 wins a year. Goens helped coach 2012 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Zak Sterling, a graduate of Bennett High School in Salisbury, and 2013 Rookie of the Year Tanner Stanley, currently a prospect in the Kansas City Royals farm system. Washington Nationals prospect Jake Mayers was also under Goens’ tutelage at Richmond.
Goens has also worked as an assistant for Roanoke College in Virginia and Newberry College in South Carolina, where he earned his degree in Sports Management in 2008. He also holds a master’s in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University.
Prior to collegiate coaching, Goens spent 13 seasons on the high school circuit in Virginia and Florida, and has worked for various travel ball teams and been an instructor at college summer camps in the past. More than 20 of his former players were drafted or signed professionally, including first round picks Matt Whitney in 2002 and Tyler Lumsden in 2004.
What They’re Saying About Charlie Goens
Mark McQueen, Assistant Coach, Radford University (Worked with Goens at Richmond): “Congratulations to the Hawks baseball team. I have no doubt that the energy and knowledge that Coach Goens brings with him will show immediate dividends both on and off the field.”
Mike Fox, Head Coach, University of North Carolina: “I am so excited for Charlie. He has a passion for coaching and helping young men in all areas of their lives. He has certainly paid his coaching dues and I am thrilled he is getting this opportunity to be the Head Coach at Maryland Eastern Shore. Charlie will work very hard and I wish him great success.”
Jamey Shouppe, Head Coach, Florida A&M University: “I’ve been impressed with him as a person and as coach, and we’ve known each other since my time at Florida State. I think it’s a great hire. He knows baseball, worked for a lot of great programs, and seen baseball on all different levels. I’m excited for him and for Maryland Eastern Shore.”
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