Billy Daniels has been hired as the Director of Baseball Operations
Liberty Head Baseball Coach Jim Toman has announced the hiring of former Flames player Billy Daniels as the Director of Baseball Operations. Daniels will oversee several administrative phases of the Liberty baseball program.
"Billy Daniels will be a great addition to our baseball staff. He has gained valuable experience at VCU and Longwood, and we are excited to have him join our staff," stated Toman. "He is a former Liberty pitcher and is an LU graduate, so he understands the Liberty Way. We welcome Billy and his wife Kristin to the Liberty family.
"Billy will be the Director of Baseball Operations and assist the coaches in all phases of the program, including team travel, camps, budget, academics, alumni relations and the day-to-day operations of the office."
Daniels served as an assistant coach at Longwood during the 2007-08 academic year. The Lancers' pitching coach during the 2008 season, he oversaw a Longwood staff which posted a 4.83 ERA with 291 strikeouts over 429 innings. The Lancers recorded a 23-26-1 record last season.
Daniels previously served as a volunteer assistant coach at VCU during the fall of 2006 and throughout the 2007 campaign with the Rams. At VCU, he assisted in all aspects of the game, including assistance with the pitching staff and coaching first base. He also aided with team travel and organization of the program's camps. VCU finished 37-23 and advanced to a NCAA Regional in 2007.
In the summer of 2007, Daniels served as pitching coach for the Fauquier Gators of the Valley League. He has also assisted with camps run by the Front Royal Cardinals (2004), Petersburg Generals (2002-03), and the American Legion Post 284 (1999-2002). Additionally, he completed an internship with the Lynchburg Hillcats as an administrative assistant and in Game Day Operations (2006).
Daniels graduated from Liberty in 2006, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in sport management. A starting pitcher for the Flames as a freshman, he posted six mound wins, including his first collegiate win in a 6-5 Liberty victory over No. 14 Wake Forest in 2003. Unfortunately, arm troubles and illness limited his participation (redshirt during 2002) with the Flames. However, he was healthy and pitched well as a senior in 2006 with 15 appearances out of the bullpen for a 1-0 record and one save, including a 3.86 ERA through 25.2 innings with 18 strikeouts.
Daniels has pitched for Petersburg in the Coastal Plain League (2002-03), Front Royal in the Valley League (2004) and for the Fairfax Nationals in the Clark Griffith League (2005).
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