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March 17, 2011

Cooperstown Hawkeyes hire manager


The Cooperstown Hawkeyes, a first-year member of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, named Eric Coleman as their manager for the 2011 season, the team announced Tuesday.

Coleman, 36, has coached at the college and Independent baseball ranks for the past 14 seasons.

The last three seasons, Coleman has served as the field manager and director of player development for the Oakland County Cruisers of the Frontier League (Independent).

He has also managed in the Coastal Plains, Texas Collegiate, Northwoods and New England Summer Collegiate leagues. On the college level, Eric served as the pitching coach at Niagara University and San Diego Mesa Junior College. During his career, Coleman has coached 10 junior college All-Americans, along with 86 players that went on to sign professional contracts with Major League organizations.

The Hawkeyes, who played in the New York Collegiate Baseball League last season, begin the season at 7:05 p.m. June 9 at Elmira. Their home opener is at 5 p.m. June 10 against Newark at Doubleday Field.

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