USA Baseball adds ASU's Esmay to 2013 Collegiate National Team coaching staff
Arizona State University baseball head coach Tim Esmay has been named an assistant coach for USA Baseball's 2013 Collegiate National Team, it was announced Dec. 18.
"For me, there is no greater honor than having the opportunity to represent the Red, White and Blue," Esmay said. "I have been fortunate to coach a number of Team USA members at ASU over the past three years, so I am familiar with the skill level, competitive spirit and overall baseball IQ required for this global stage. I can't wait for the chance to coach an entire team made up of young men with those characteristics."
Esmay, who will serve as the hitting coach in addition to coaching third base, has a 131-48 record, including 55-29 in conference, through three seasons at the helm of the Sun Devil baseball team. He has one College World Series appearance, one conference title and two NCAA tournament trips, and was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2010.
Since being named ASU's head coach in 2010, Esmay has helped guide four Sun Devils to the USA Collegiate National Collegiate Team, including Trevor Williams in 2012, Deven Marrero and Brady Rodgers in 2011, and Drew Maggi in 2010. He helped five others make the team as an assistant coach with the Devils, including Matt Newman andMike Leake in 2009, Petey Paramore and Brett Wallace in 2007, and Jim Austin in 1990.
He has also mentored eight All-Americans and 25 all-conference honorees, and 31 Sun Devils have been taken in the MLB Draft in his ASU tenure, which is the most of any Div. I school in that time span. Esmay has guided ASU to the highest regular-season winning percentage in the Pac-12 since 2010, is the second-fastest coach in ASU history to reach 100 wins and recently led the program to its 50th consecutive 30-win season. For his career, he is 344-283-1 in 11 seasons, including eight at the University of Utah.
Esmay, along with Mike Bianco and Ed Servais, who are head coaches for Ole Miss and Creighton, respectively, will join 2013 collegiate team manager and current TCU skipper Jim Schlossnagle's four-man staff.
"I have always enjoyed playing Coach Esmay's teams at both Utah and Arizona State," Schlossnagle said. "He brings great energy and enthusiasm to the field each day and his teams always reflect those characteristics. I know he will bring the same attitude and energy to our USA Staff and team offense each and every day as we compete against the best the world has to offer."
Biano will serve as the pitching coach in 2013 and Servais will coach team defense and first base. TCU's Danny Wheat will serve as the team's certified athletic trainer and Brandie Davidson will serve as the team press officer.
The dates for the 2013 schedule and opponents will be announced in the coming weeks on USABaseball.com.
Sun Devil Baseball's Team USA Members
1984 - Oddibe McDowell (Olympics)
1990 - Jim Austin
1995 - Kaipo Spenser
1998 - Willie Bloomquist
2000 - Jon Switzer
2000 - Casey Myers
2001 - Mike Esposito
2002 - Dustin Pedroia
2003 - Pedroia
2003 - Jeff Larish
2004 - Travis Buck
2007 - Brett Wallace
2007 - Petey Paramore
2008 - Mike Leake
2009 - Matt Newman
2010 - Drew Maggi
2011 - Deven Marrero
2011 - Brady Rodgers
2012 - Trevor Williams
About USA Baseball
USA Baseball is the national governing body for amateur baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Baseball Federation (IBAF). The organization selects and trains the World Baseball Classic, World Cup and Pan American teams (and all other USA Baseball professional teams), and the Collegiate, 18U, 15U, and Women's National Teams, all of which participate in various domestic and international competitions each year. USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. For more information, please visit USABaseball.com and GoldenSpikesAward.com.