Hurricane baseball adds assistant coach

AMERICUS, Ga. – Georgia Southwestern head baseball coach Bryan McLain has named Eric McCombie assistant coach. McCombie's primary responsibilities will be working with outfielders in addition to being the Hurricanes' base running coach and first base coach.

"I really look forward to joining Coach McLain and Coach Tracy as a member of the staff at GSW. I am very eager to start working as part of the Hurricane baseball program," McCombie said.

Prior to joining the Hurricanes, McCombie spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater of La Roche College in Pittsburgh. There he was the Redhawks' hitting and outfield coach. La Roche's 2011 season was particularly successful as McCombie helped Head Coach Chase Rowe lead the Redhawks to a 27-15 record, which saw four players earn all-conference honors and saw Rowe earn AMCC Coach of the Year honors.

A two-year captain during his playing career at La Roche College (2003-2008), McCombie was a standout centerfielder. He batted .361 with 3 homeruns and 20 RBIs as a senior, which helped the Redhawks finish third in hitting in all of Division III.

Eric McCombie is a native of Homer City, Pennsylvania. A decorated player at Homer-Center High School, McCombie was a Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-American in 2003. He graduated from La Roche College with a Bachelor of Science degree in management with a minor in marketing. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in coaching education from Ohio University.