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FGCU baseball names new assistant coach

FGCU baseball names new assistant coach
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The FGCU baseball program and head coach Dave Tollett announced former Eagle Wes Sargent as the program’s new assistant coach.

During his time at FGCU, Sargent played infield and catcher for the 2011 and 2012 seasons before transitioning to a coaching role and serving as a student assistant and director of baseball operations during his final two years.

“It’s an honor to be back at my alma mater,” Sargent said. “The opportunity to assist in continuing to grow a winning and competitive culture within the FGCU Athletics Department is something many aspire to do.”

With this new role, Sargent will assist associate coach Rusty McKee in the program’s recruiting efforts.

“We’re excited to have Wes back on board with us,” Tollett said. “He has done some good work for us in the past and is someone who’s familiar with the program and the way we do things around here.”

Even though this is a new position for Sargent, this isn’t the first time he has been a part of the recruitment process. Sargent joined the FAU staff in the fall of 2014 and served as the team’s director of operations in his first season with the Owls.

During his time at FGCU, Sargent was also the assistant coach for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2013. There, he coached first base while also serving as the liaison between scouts and players.

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