KING'S BASEBALL COACH GREELEY SET TO REJOIN
-- King's College baseball coach Jerry Greeley will return to the
Baltimore Orioles minor league system when he reports to Bluefield, WV
on June 13 to serve as a coach for the Bluefield Orioles of the
It will mark his fourth straight year at Bluefield and his ninth overall
season with the Orioles organization.
The 2008 season will be Greeley's 11th year as a professional coach in
Major League Baseball's minor league system, as he also spent two years
as a minor league coach with the Cincinnati Reds in 2002 and 2003. This
is Greeley's second stint in the Baltimore organization as he spent
1997-98 in Bluefield and 1999-2001 with the Orioles' entry in the Gulf
On June 13, he will report for mini-camp with the Orioles' 2008 draft
choices in Bluefield WV to help prepare for the team's 68-game schedule
that begins on June 17 with a three-game series at defending Appalachian
League champion Elizabethton Twins in Elizabethton, TN.
"I am very excited because this is a great opportunity for me to
continue to pick up things major league organizations are doing and
incorporate them into our program at King's," Greeley said. "The
Appalachian League also has a super schedule that will allow me to do
the most important thing - to have my family with me for a good portion
of the summer."
At King's, Greeley has led the Monarchs to a school-record for wins each
of the last four seasons. His 2007 Monarch squad finished with a 28-12
record and tied for first-place in the Freedom Conference regular-season
standings with a 13-5 league mark.