Kent State is expected to announce later this week that Jeff Duncan will be named the Golden Flashes’ new baseball coach.
Duncan will replace Scott Stricklin (350-188), who announced earlier this month he was leaving KSU after nine seasons to take over as head coach at Georgia.
Duncan, who just completed his fourth season as the Boilermakers associate head coach, has been in charge of Purdue’s hitters, outfielders, team defense and base running and assisted in recruiting.
Duncan joined the Purdue staff in 2010 after spending the previous year as an assistant at Auburn. He has additional coaching experience as the Illinois Sparks’ coach in 2008 and eight years as an instructor at the Diamond Sports Academy in Mokena, Ill., from 2001-08.
Prior to his coaching career, Duncan spent nine years as a professional baseball player within the New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations.
He played two seasons in the major leagues with the Mets, who selected him in the seventh round of the 1997 MLB Draft.
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