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Ward Joins Liberty Baseball

August 31, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Ward Joins Liberty Baseball
Liberty head baseball coach Jim Toman has announced the hiring of Adam Ward as a volunteer assistant coach. Ward replaces Jeremy Boles, who recently left the Flames coaching staff to pursue other career opportunities.

"We were sad to see Jeremy Boles leave our program, but we have replaced him with a top-notch person," said Toman. "Jeremy did a great job for us, and we wish him and his new wife Rebecca nothing but the best."

Ward will coach the Flames' outfielders and will serve as the first-base coach during games. His other responsibilities will include assisting Toman with the team's catchers and on-campus recruiting. He will also coordinate and oversee the Jim Toman Baseball Camps.

"We are extremely excited to be adding Adam Ward to our staff," Toman said. "He came highly recommended and really stood out as a candidate. He is a very good fit for Liberty."

Ward comes to Liberty after working for four years with the North Charleston Dixie Youth Majors under long-time Collins Park supervisor Kenny Wilkerson. In four years with North Charleston, Ward helped guide the team to two State Championships (2007, 2008) and two World Series Championships (2006, 2009). He gained valuable experience with North Charleston, coaching every position on the field.

"Adam has the willingness to work hard every day and the loyalty it takes to achieve in any profession," said Wilkerson. "His attention to detail and work ethic will make everyone around him better. Liberty University is very lucky to hire a person of Adam's caliber."

Ward played collegiately at Clemson for Coach Jack Leggett from 2007-2009. "Adam Ward is going to be a great asset to the Liberty University Baseball program in many ways," said Leggett. "His work ethic, loyalty, knowledge of the game, desire to win and unselfish attitude will be a great example to the players—Liberty is lucky to have him."

Adam's character was one of the recurring themes that made him an obvious choice.
Clemson Pitching Coach Kyle Bunn said, "Adam not only has great knowledge of the game, but he has a great understanding of humility and loyalty. His character and make-up, coupled with his Christian faith, make him a perfect choice for Liberty."

Ward, a 23-year-old native of Hanahan, S.C., is single and will be receiving his master's degree in Economics from Clemson in December.