FLORENCE, SC – Francis Marion University assistant baseball coach Maynard “Mac” McClarrinon has been named the head coach of the New Market (Va.) Rebels, a squad in the eight-team Valley (summer) Baseball League.
Founded in 1923, the league is a major league supported wooden-bat organization and is sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The season consists of 40 games during June and July.
McClarrinon, 31, replaces Ray Hedrick, who guided the Rebels to a 66-54 regular-season record in three years and the 2002 Valley League championship.
McClarrinon is entering his second season as assistant coach at Francis Marion. His primary responsibilities include serving as pitching instructor and working in the areas of recruiting, team academics, and field maintenance.
Last year, he guided the FMU pitching staff to the fourth-best earned run average in the Peach Belt Conference (4.16), while surrendering a PBC-low 114 walks. The Patriots were 30-20 and placed third at the NCAA South Atlantic Regional.
McClarrinon, a graduate of the University of La Verne (Calif.), has served as pitching coach at Young Harris College, San Joaquin Delta College, and Belmont Abbey College, as well as for the Danbury (Conn.) Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League and the Florence Redwolves of the Coastal Plain Collegiate League.