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Patrick Henry Community College Welcomes New Baseball Coach

July 13, 2015

Frank Jagoda has been named the head Patriots baseball coach at Patrick Henry Community College, and will lead the team beginning this fall, bringing with him six years of coaching experience.

Most recently, Jagoda served as Wingate University recruiting coordinator and pitching coach, and managed the overall baseball operations for the Division II NCAA program. Before landing at Wingate he coached at Canisius College, leading the program to its first ever D1 NCAA berth in 2013 when the team ventured to Chapel Hill for the regional matchups against UNC. Coach Jagado has also served as the head coach in the NYCBL, the New York wooden bat summer league program for collegiate players, and coached at Jamestown Community College.

In addition, Coach Jagoda has worked countless university camps throughout the eastern U.S., including UVA, Mississippi, Wake Forest, Clemson and others. He also served as an instructor and scout for USA baseball’s national teams in Cary, NC.

“I am very pleased to add Frank to our staff,” said Christopher Parker, PHCC vice president for institutional advancement and campus life and senior athletic administrator. “His knowledge of baseball and his network is going to continue to move our program to the forefront of the NJCAA.”

PHCC competes within the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

“To find someone who has NCAA D1, NCAA D2, and junior college coaching experience is incredible. This will only help all of our student-athletes relate to the overall experience of intercollegiate athletics,” Parker noted.

Jagoda’s playing career includes a stop at Jamestown Community College; NCAA Division I Buffalo University; and Gannon University, a NCAA D2 member college in Erie, Pennsylvania. Frank has coached nine major league baseball players during his tenure. He also has experience teaching and working in development.

Jagoda holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration and loves the opportunity to use baseball to open doors for young men around the country.

“I would first like to thank Dr. Godwin, Mr. Parker, and Mr. Henderson for the opportunity to join the Patriot family,” he said. “PHCC has a great tradition of success on and most importantly, off the field. I am looking forward to continuing that tradition and building on the foundation set forth by Coach Jones. PHCC plays in a competitive Region in a baseball rich area and I am extremely excited to work with the group we will have on campus this year. I can’t wait to get started! Lastly, I must thank Coach Mike McRae, Coach Jeff Gregory and Coach Anthony Barone for giving me an opportunity to be part of their coaching staff. I have learned a great deal from each of them and will forever be thankful.

Jagoda fills the position vacated by Lucas Jones who has joined Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA as their head baseball coach.

 

Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 6:00 am

Filed under: Baseball

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