FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University baseball head coach Art Inabinet has announced the appointment of Maynard McClarrinon of Young Harris, Ga., as an assistant coach on his Patriot staff.
McClarrinon’s primary responsibilities will be to serve as pitching instructor and work in the areas of recruiting, team academics, and field maintenance.
McClarrinon, 30, was the pitching coach for the Florence Redwolves during the 2001 season. Most recently he served as pitching coach at Young Harris College. Young Harris ended the 2002 season 48-13 and was ranked 15th in the NJCAA Division I national poll. Among the members of his pitching staff was the NJCAA national strikeout leader and another hurler who was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds.
McClarrinon has served as a part-time scout for the Reds for the past 11 months.
He earned the B.S. degree in behavioral science from the University of La Verne (Calif.), where he played two seasons and led his squad in innings pitched, complete games, shutouts, and quality starts against nationally ranked opponents. He also played one season at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.
He has also held the position of pitching coach for San Joaquin Delta College, Belmont Abbey College, and the Danbury (Conn.) Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He was a graduate assistant coach at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during the 2001 campaign.
He is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.
“I feel fortunate to have Maynard join our staff,” Inabinet said. “He is familiar with this area, having coached for the Redwolves, and his knowledge should greatly benefit our pitching staff.”
The Patriots welcome back 17 lettermen, including five position starters, from last season’s 26-27 squad that tied for sixth place in the tough Peach Belt Conference.