Friday, September 16, 2016

Pete D'Amour Named Kennesaw State Head Coach

Former Missouri associate head coach Pete D'Amour has agreed to become the full-time head coach at Kennesaw State.

D'Amour spent a decade at Mizzou as Ehren Earleywine's top assistant, including the last two seasons in the position of Associate Head Coach and recruiting coordinator.

D'Amour was primarily in charge of the Tigers battery, including calling the pitches during game play. Three-time all-American Chelsea Thomas is one of many award-winning hurlers who benefitted from D'Amour's tutorship.

The Owls position is D'Amour's first as a head coach, having spent his entire coaching career to this point at Mizzou. He had been a part of three Women's College World Series teams and the squad advanced to the Super Regionals in eight of his ten seasons on staff.

He takes over a Kennesaw State program that showed promise in 2016, posting a 30-28 overall record and an 8-10 mark in conference play, but one that was marked with controversy in the offseason after then-head coach Tory Acheson was fired under allegations of misconduct.

D'Amour's hiring leaves just two vacant head coaching positions in Division I - St. Peter's and Utah Valley.

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