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Collegians Hire New Coaching Staff For 2014 Season!
The Boulder Collegians will have an entirely new look to their coaching staff next season. Former Head Coach and team founder Brett Manning decided to step down recently, and opened the door for some new blood. Two of the members of the new staff are new to the Collegians, but no strangers to Boulder. New Head Coach Mark Laschanzky is a Colorado native, former Boulder High School coach, and played in the Rocky Mountain Baseball League for 13 years. Laschanzky is currently a graduate assistant at Division II Augustana University in Souix Falls South Dakota, earning his Masters Degree in Sports Management.
"I'm really excited to be a part of this organization, said the Collegians new Skipper. I love Colorado baseball, and want to help build it up to the level I know it can be."
Another familiar Boulder face will be Taylor Henry, a former Boulder High School standout. Henry has been the pitching coach for Neosho County Junior College for the past three years, and helped guide them to back to back Junior College World Series appearances. To round out the Collegians new look, Drew Martineau, a member of the 2013 team will be returning not as a player, but as the new assistant pitching coach. Collegians management found his leadership and attitude a perfect addition to this new team of coaches. The fourth hand on deck will come from Tom Miller as he will return as an assistant coach for the 2014 regime.
Former Head Coach Brett Manning will stay on with the Collegians administrative staff as Director of Baseball Operations and a mental performance consultant to the players and coaching staff. Manning is excited and confident about the new blood leading the Collegians next season.
“I feel very optimistic about the 2014 coaching staff and although I am stepping down, I know the team is in great hands. I thoroughly enjoyed coaching a couple seasons of legion baseball with Mark Laschanzky (at Boulder High School). I 'clicked' really well with him and we coach the same style of baseball. Also, I have heard nothing but good things about Taylor Henry and I am excited to see another homegrown boulder native continue leading the Collegians in 2014. Drew Martineau was a total pleasure to coach last season and I think this will be a summer full of learning for him and a great opportunity to launch his coaching career at the collegiate level. With the combination of the three new coaches and the wisdom of returning Volunteer Assistant Coach, Tom Miller, I am confident the Collegians are bound to do big things in the RMBL this season.”
Team Owner and General Manager Matt Jensen couldn't be happier with the new coaching staff.
"I was sad to see Brett step down. But he needs to do what is best for his career as a mental performance consultant. I'm just happy he's staying on with us because he is part of the heart and soul of this organization," said Jensen. "It was important for us to bring in guys who are passionate about the game, want to coach it the right way, want to develop young men and who respect and love the community of Boulder. We feel we have found three guys that fit that mold and are going to help us take this program to the next level."
The Collegians finished the season in 10th place out of the Rocky Mountain Baseball League, squeaking in to the pigtail playoffs. Losing in the first round of the playoffs and ended the 2013 season below expectations. The 2014 expectations are being set high by Collegians' management as the organization's goal is to return this team to it's dominant former self, where the team made countless NBC World Series appearances, including four World Series titles.
Laschanzky Hiring Makes Front Page of Daily Camera
After only one year of existence, It would seem that the Boulder Daily Camera has decided the Boulder Collegians are "News Worthy." BoCo Preps Director Pat Rooney covered the hiring of the new coaching staff.
See the full article here.
Scott Carpenter Dies at Age 88
'Godspeed Scott Carpenter' (Whom the Collegian's home field is named after) died on Oct 10, 2013 in Denver at the age of 88 due to complications from a stroke he suffered several weeks before at his home in Vail.
Read the full Daily Camera Article here.
Daily Camera Recaps 2013 Season In Feature Article
July 30, 2013
The Boulder Daily Camera writes a great article to wrap up the 2013 re-emergence season of the Boulder Collegians. The Collegians' staff is very appreciative of the coverage from the camera all season long!
Camera Feature Article
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