The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars have announced the hiring of a new head baseball coach for the 2017 spring season. Bradley associate head coach Sean Lyons has been named the Cougars manager for next season.
Lyons just completed his 7th season on the Bradley University baseball coaching staff. He has served as a recruiting coordinator and hitting instructor for the Braves in Peoria. He was named the associate head coach for the 2016 season under head coach Elvis Dominguez. Dominguez has been the head baseball coach at Bradley for the past 8 seasons.
The Braves finished 29-and-21 this past season. Last year (2015) they had a record of 36-and-21.
In the 2016 spring season - the Braves finished in third place in the Missouri Valley Conference (at 11-9) behind conference champs Dallas Baptist (15-5) and second place Indiana State (13-8).
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