Lewis-Clark State College Athletic Director Gary Picone is stepping down as the Warriors’ head baseball coach after two seasons at the helm.
At a press conference Friday, Picone said balancing both jobs had become too much, and with the NAIA World Series going up for bid, his complete attention was needed on the administrative side.
Picone comments on the reasons for stepping down:
Meanwhile, the college wasted no time in identifying and securing former Western Oregon University skipper Jeremiah Robbins as the next Warrior head coach.
Robbins, who in 7 seasons at Western, led the Wolves to 7 straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships and five appearances in the NCAA Division II Western Regional says the lure to take over the NAIA’s premiere baseball program was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.
Robbins comments on what it means to take over at LC-State:
Under Robbins, Western Oregon teams were known for their aggressiveness and balance both offensively and defensively – something Robbins says will be a trademark as it’s always been at LC.
Robbins comments on his philosophy and what fans can expect to see on the field:
Robbins will officially assume his duties July 1st.