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Whelan Named Men's Soccer Assistant

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile men's soccer program added Daniel Whelan as Assistant Coach. Whelan comes to Mobile after coaching stints at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Spring Hill College. "I'm really excited about the opportunity to work with a program with such a great tradition, and to have the chance to work with Coach Fuller," Whelan said. The Manchester, England native served as a volunteer coach at Embry-Riddle in 2007 and served as interim head coach for the Spring Hill College men's and women's soccer teams in 2009.

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Posted in: Men's Soccer

Rams Make Coaching Changes For Golf Programs

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile announced a couple of changes in the coaching ranks of the men's and women's golf programs, including the return of Hall of Famer Terry Hopper as assistant coach. Colby Odom, men's Head Coach in 2010, will serve as head coach of both programs, while Hopper will focus on the women's golf program that he started in 1993-94. Odom played golf at Mobile 2002-06 and served as a part-time coach in 2008-09, before becoming head coach of the men's golf program in 2009-10.

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UMobile Volleyball Named NAIA Scholar Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo-- The University of Mobile volleyball team was named a 2009-10 NAIA Scholar Team, as announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Tuesday. For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average must include all varsity student-athletes certified as eligible.

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Pair Of NCAA I Transfers To Play For Rams

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile baseball added four more players to its 2011 roster Friday, including a pair of NCAA I transfers. Michael Raia comes to Mobile from South Alabama, Sam Mahoney is transferring from Ohio University, Hunter Brown comes to Mobile through Jefferson Davis CC and Erskine College, and Cory Fountain is coming back to Mobile after spending a year at Shelton State. Raia prepped at Farihope and spent the last three years as a reliever for the Jags. He struck out 37 batters in 49 innings in his career at USA, including 7 in 6 innings last year. He posted a 3.71 ERA in 2008 and logged a career high 26 innings in 2009.

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Posted in: Men's Baseball

Mobile Baseball Adds Four Prep Stars

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile baseball program added four prep stars to its roster for the 2011 season. The Rams added St. Paul's Blake Matthews, Thomasville's Brent Green, Baker's Jacob Knowles and Leroy's Will Blount. Matthews is a tall right-hander, that the Mobile coaches are excited about working with. "He has great upside, nothing he throws is straight," Mobile Head Coach Mike Jacobs said.

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Posted in: Men's Baseball

Rams Add Three Transfers For 2011 Season

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile baseball program announced the addition of three more transfers for the 2011 season. Josh Blaylock comes to Mobile via Bishop State and Satsuma High School, while Drew Esslinger and John Irwin will head to Mobile from East Mississippi Community College. Blaylock is a versatile junior who has seen time in the outfield, infield and on the mound. At the plate in 2010, Blaylock hit .335 with 46 runs scored and 12 extra-base hits in a team-high 167 at-bats.

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Posted in: Men's Baseball

UM Baseball Adds Five JUCO Products

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile baseball team announced the addition of five JUCO players for the 2011 season. Jefferson Davis C.C. products Ryne Phillips and Michael King will head to Mobile along with Lurleen B. Wallace C.C. products Jeremy Williams, Ryan Waltman and Blake Hanson. Phillips prepped at Smith Station and will compete for playing time in the Mobile outfield right away. Last season, Phillips hit .375 with 12 doubles, 6 homers and 37 RBI. He slugged .583 and reached base at a clip of .442.

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Posted in: Men's Baseball

Beth Pilgrim Joins UM Softball Staff

MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile announced the addition of Beth Pilgrim as Assistant Softball Coach. The Cantonment, Fla., native comes to Mobile after playing four years for the University of South Alabama softball team.  At Mobile, she will largely be responsible for working with pitchers and catchers, along with other day-to-day duties. Day-to-day duties include recruiting, practice planning, planning tournaments and many other responsibilities.

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Posted in: Women's Softball
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