USA Baseball announced the four members of the 2011 collegiate national team coaching staff on Thursday. Missouri's Tim Jamieson will manage the club next summer, and he will be joined by pitching coach Rob Walton (Oral Roberts) and assistant coaches Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) and Scott Stricklin (Kent State).
Jamieson and Walton made their Team USA debuts together on the 2005 national team coaching staff, serving as an assistant coach and the pitching coach, respectively, for manager Steve Smith of Baylor. Walton also served as head coach in 2008. Van Horn and Stricklin will both be wearing the red, white and blue for the first time.
"We are thrilled to announce Tim Jamieson as our 2011 manager," said Eric Campbell, USA Baseball general manager of national teams. "His experience from 2005—coaching players like David Price, Matt Wieters and Matt LaPorta—will serve him well, and teaming him with Dave Van Horn, Scott Stricklin and Rob Walton will provide our athletes with a unique opportunity to learn from some of the best college coaches in the game. Once again, the college coaching community has rallied around the collegiate national team program."
Jamieson enters his 17th season as Missouri's head coach in 2011. He is the second-winningest coach in Mizzou baseball history and will begin the 2011 campaign with a career record of 544-382-2. While with the 2005 collegiate national team, Jamieson helped lead Team USA to a 16-4 record, which included games played in Japan and Taiwan.
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