Tuesday, December 18 2018

1/17/18 – Elliott Avent, Head Baseball Coach, NC State

Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Elliott Avent, Head Baseball Coach at North Carolina State University. Beginning his 20th season as head baseball coach at NC State, Elliott Avent has molded the Wolfpack into one of the nation’s best and most consistent programs. Starting with his hiring in 1996, Avent has taken the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament in 14 of the last 19 seasons, and 11 of the last 13. Avent captured both ACC and National Coach of the Year honors in 2003.

Avent’s 2015 campaign knocked on the door of a surprise Super Regional berth, taking national fourth-seed TCU to the brink on their home turf. A nucleus of senior leadership piloted the Wolfpack through a 32-20 regular season. In the ACC Tournament, Preston Palmeiro’s walk-off homer pushed NC State to its first title game since 2010.

The 2014 NC State baseball squad saw seven players taken in the MLB First-Year Player Draft, tied for the third-most all-time at NC State. Carlos Rodon and Trea Turner became the Wolfpack’s first-ever three-time All-Americans and gave State a pair of first round picks for the first time in program history. Andrew Knizner earned Freshman All-America honors and a spot on the All-ACC third team. Brett Austin joined Turner and Rodon on the All-ACC first team.

In 2013, the Wolfpack returned to Omaha for the first time since 1968. Avent was named the 2013 ABCA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year for his efforts.  In his NC State career, Avent has 717 career victories, produced 21 All-Americans, and six of the eight first-team All-Americans in NC State’s 108-year baseball tradition.

Thanks, www.gopack.com


Mark Your Calendar

2/7/18 – Jones Angell, Radio Play-by-Play, UNC
2/21/18 – Jim Koerner, Head Baseball Coach, NC Central University
3/7/18 – Dr. Frank Bonner, NCAA Division I Board of Directors & President, Gardner Webb University

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