FLORENCE, S.C. - Francis Marion University baseball coach Art Inabinet has announced the addition of Robbie Wilson of Boiling Springs, N.C., as assistant coach for the Patriot program.
According to Inabinet, Wilson’s duties will include working in the areas of hitting and fielding, as well as recruiting.
Wilson, 27, spent the 2004 season as an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb University. The NCAA Division I Bulldogs compiled a 32-25 record and placed fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference final regular-season standings.
A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Wilson is a 1999 graduate of King College, where he was a four-year letterman on the baseball diamond. A center fielder, he was named his squad’s most valuable player in 1999. He visited South Africa in 1998 as a member of an Athletes in Action squad.
He also earned a master’s degree from East Tennessee State University in 2002.
Prior to taking the position at Gardner-Webb, he served as an assistant coach at King for three seasons (2000, 2001, 2002).
He has also worked as sports editor and writer for The Chattanoogan.com, and spent one year as assistant to the general manager of the Johnson City Cardinals minor league baseball organization.
Francis Marion finished the 2004 campaign with a 29-17 record, a season-ending six-game winning streak, and a fifth-place finish in the Peach Belt Conference standings.