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Schnabel Takes Position at East Carolina

July 14, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Nick Schnabel has accepted a position with the East Carolina baseball program.

Nick Schnabel has accepted a position with the East Carolina baseball program.

Liberty assistant baseball coach Nick Schnabel has accepted a position on head coach Billy Godwin's coaching staff at East Carolina.

"Although we will definitely miss Nick and his wife Emily here at Liberty, I am very happy for them," stated Liberty head coach Jim Toman. "They are going back to the school where they met and graduated from."

"Nick has done an outstanding job here with recruiting, and in working with our offense and mentoring our infielders. He is going to a top 25 program and is very deserved of this opportunity. He is one of the very best assistant coaches in the nation and is being rewarded for his hard work. I couldn't be happier for him."

Schnabel concluded his second season as an assistant coach with the Flames this past spring. Under Schnabel's tutelage, Liberty hitters ranked among the top three in the Big South in nine offensive categories including average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, runs, hits, RBI, doubles, home runs, total bases in both 2009 and 2008. This past season, Liberty set a new program record for fielding percentage with a .974 percentage.

The 2000 East Carolina graduate served as the hitting instructor, recruiting coordinator and third base coach for Liberty. The Flames compiled a 68-47-1 overall record during his two years with the program.

Schnabel will serve in the same capacity for the Pirate program. This past season, East Carolina advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals after hosting and winning the Greenville, N.C. Regional.