Diamond Pirates hire Dan Roszel as new pitching coach
Former College of Charleston pitching coach joins East Carolina’s staff
Billy Godwin stated that it would probably be early July before he announced a replacement for former pitching coach Bill Jarman due to candidates being involved in postseason play.
Godwin, who completed his fifth year at the helm of the East Carolina program this season, was true to his word, but has now hired Dan Roszel to tutor the Pirate pitchers.
While Jarman may not have been dismissed for his performance, the staff’s effort was extremely disappointing this past season after entering the year with high expectations. The Pirates’ defensive struggles certainly didn’t help matters, but the team ERA rose to 5.25 after ranging between 4 and 4.50 through the first four years of Godwin’s tenure.
Roszel, who has ten years of coaching experience—seven of which are on the Division I level, comes to East Carolina after spending the past two seasons as the pitching coach at College of Charleston. This year, the Cougars finished 44-19 and lost two one-run games to Coastal Carolina in the Myrtle Beach Regional championship games. They had beaten the Chanticleers earlier in the regional and twice during the regular season.
He also coached at Florida Gulf Coast (2007-2008), Gardner Webb (2003-2006) and Lake City Community College (2001-2002).
Roszel will work with an experienced East Carolina staff that will likely be returning its weekend rotation—which would include 2010 CUSA Pitcher of the Year in rising senior Seth Maness.