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ASU baseball names Travis Jewett assistant coach and recruiting coordinator

July 27, 2009

Arizona State University head baseball coach Pat Murphy has hired Travis Jewett as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Sun Devil baseball, the baseball program announced today. Jewett comes to Arizona State from Washington State, where he spent the past five seasons as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator.

No stranger to Pac-10 baseball, Jewett has coached in the Pac-10 for the past eight seasons. He spent the previous five years at Washington State, helping lead the Cougars to an NCAA Tournament berth this past season, their first since 1990. Prior to coaching at WSU, Jewett spent three years at Washington coaching infielders and third base. The Huskies made the NCAA Tournament in each of Jewett's three seasons (2002-04), reaching the Regional finals all three years.

Jewett was also an assistant coach at Gonzaga from 1999 to 2001, helping lead the Bulldogs to a West Coast Conference division title in 2001.

During his coaching career, Jewett has coached numerous Major Leaguers, including Jason Bay, Brent Lillibridge, Bo Hart, Sean White and 2008 Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum.

A native of Tacoma, Washington, Jewett began his collegiate coaching career at Tacoma Community College, first as an assistant in 1994 then two years as the head coach. He was the head coach at Edmonds (Wash.) Community College for two seasons, earning NWAACC Coach of the Year and National Junior College Coach of the Year honors in 1998.

"We are very excited to welcome Travis to the Sun Devil family," said head coach Pat Murphy. "He has strong ties to the Pac-10 and will fit in with the Arizona State baseball program immediately."

Jewett is a 1993 graduate of Washington State. He played two seasons at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington before finishing his degree at WSU, where he did not play baseball.