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Liberty's Toman Named One of College Baseball's Rising Head Coaches
Liberty head baseball coach Jim Toman has been cited by Kendall Rodgers of PerfectGameUSA.com, as one of the 10 head coaches on the rise in college baseball.
Rogers mentions Toman along with Casey Dunn of Samford, Chris Pollard of Duke, Montee Lee of the College of Charleston, Rich Heller of Indiana State, David Pierce of Sam Houston State, Matt Kingston of Illinois State, Rob Cooper of Wright State, Andrew Checketts of UC Santa Barbara and Jay Artigues of Southeast Louisiana.
With a 186-109-1 mark, a .630 winning percentage, Jim Toman has led the Flames to the best Division I record of any head coach during his first five years at Liberty. The Flames have posted two of the program's three 40-win seasons under Toman and won 35 or more games in four of his five years at the helm of the program.
In 2010, Liberty won a school-record 43 games under Toman, posting a 43-19 record and also won 40 games this past year with a 41-19 mark.
Liberty had seven players taken during the 2011 Major League Draft. The number was the most players chosen in a single draft in the 39-year history of the program. In addition, It also tied the 2007 and 2010 Coastal Carolina teams for the Big South Conference record.
Liberty will begin its 2013 campaign with a three-game series at South Carolina, Feb. 15-17. The Flames return home on Feb. 22 to open the new Liberty Baseball Field with a three-game series against Penn State.