Sunday, September 26 2021

2-5-2020, Chris Pollard, Head Baseball Coach, Duke

Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Chris Pollard, Head Baseball Coach for Duke, who is entering his 8th season with Duke. Pollard led the Blue Devils to a magical postseason run in the NCAA Tournament in 2019, culminating in the program’s second straight and second NCAA Super Regional appearance. The NCAA Tournament selection marked the second consecutive appearance for the Blue Devils and the third in the last four seasons.

The Duke baseball program concluded the 2019 campaign as a consensus top-20 team for the second consecutive season. The Blue Devils received rankings as high as 16th in the national polls, while being recognized as a top-20 team amongst five different publications. Duke wrapped up the campaign as a consensus top-20 team for the second straight year: Baseball America (No. 18), Collegiate Baseball (No. 16), D1Baseball (No. 16), NCBWA (No. 17) and Perfect Game (No. 18).

Duke’s 35 wins in 2019 marked Pollard’s sixth consecutive season with 30-plus wins, making the Blue Devil skipper the first head coach to lead Duke to six 30-win seasons in his first seven campaigns.

Pollard is the first head coach to lead Duke to the NCAA Tournament since the Kennedy administration, Pollard is also the fastest Blue Devil head coach to reach 100 wins in Durham. In over 110 seasons prior to his arrival, Duke totaled 10, 30-win seasons. Since taking over the program, Pollard has guided the Blue Devils to five seasons of 30 or more wins.





Mark Your Calendar

2/19/20 – Elliott Avent, Head Baseball Coach, NC State. Meeting at Durham Nativity School, 1004 N Mangum Street
3/4/20 – Special Guest Speaker.  Meeting at Croasdaile Country Club
3/18/20 -Dave Odom, College Basketball Guru.  Meeting at Croasdaile Country Club

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