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Foxhall hired as NCSU pitching coach

Posted June 30

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NC State baseball named Scott Foxhall its new pitching coach Monday.

Foxhall joins the NC State staff from Auburn, where he spent the 2014 season as pitching coach and served as the architect of Auburn's most recent recruiting classes. His last four classes have been ranked in the Top 25 nationally, peaking with a ninth-place ranking ahead of the 2013 season. Last year, Foxhall pieced together the 13th-best class in the NCAA.

One of those young talents, Auburn's Keegan Thompson, finished the year as a Freshman All-American pitcher and All-SEC performer.

"We're excited for Scott to join our staff," said NC State head coach Elliott Avent. "He brings a wealth of high-level experience, an unparalleled passion, and a tireless work ethic to Wolfpack baseball. Those qualities will help elevate the already impressive accomplishments of Chris Hart and the rest of our staff."

In 17 years as a collegiate coach, Foxhall has seen 29 of his pitchers selected in the MLB Draft, including seven in the first 10 rounds. He's also improved the draft status of pitchers under his tutelage by an average of 28 rounds. All seven players Foxhall has placed in the first 10 rounds were undrafted prospects out of high school.

Foxhall has helped develop six major leaguers in his coaching careers at Auburn and College of Charleston. Currently, Brian Schlitter is one of the top right-handed options out of the Chicago Cubs bullpen, and Michael Kohn is a fixture in the Los Angeles Angels bullpen. Brett Gardner has been a regular in the New York Yankees lineup since the 2009 season. Jeff Beliveau has been dominant in Triple-A and has made two appearances in 2014 for the Tampa Bay Rays. The next two in Foxhall's pipeline may be Hunter Morris, the Milwaukee Brewer's 10th-ranked prospect or Grant Dayton, a lefty ranked as the 21st best prospect in the Miami Marlins organization.

Before heading to Auburn, Foxhall had an outstanding run at the College of Charleston, coaching the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year four times while also molding one of the better overall pitching staffs in the league. In 2008 his staff led the conference in strikeouts (480) and saves (18) while his 2007 staff led the SoCon in strikeouts (445) and opponent batting average (.275) and was second in the league with a 4.82 ERA.

In 2006 the CofC pitching staff ranked second nationally with a 3.02 ERA behind eventual 2007 13th-round pick Nick Chigges, who went 11-2, earned All-America honors and was named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year in both 2006 and 2007, the first time a player repeated as the winner in league history.

In 2005 Foxhall's pitching staff led the Southern Conference with a 4.09 ERA while in 2004 he led a very young but talented corps of pitchers to a school- and SoCon-record of 47 wins and a 4.35 team ERA, holding opponents to a conference-low .268 batting average against.

During Foxhall's coaching tenures at Auburn and CofC, 57 total players have been drafted, four players have been named conference Player of the Year, four have been named Pitcher of the Year and one has been named the conference Freshman of the Year. He has also helped recruit 58 all-conference selections, 17 All-America honorees, seven Freshman All-Americans and nine Academic All-Americans.

Foxhall spent two years as a pitcher at Auburn under legendary coach Hal Baird before heading to College of Charleston, where he was a three-time letterwinner from 1992-94. He is among College of Charleston's all-time leaders in strikeouts (156), games started (28), complete games (nine) and innings pitched (193.2). The Greer, S.C., native earned a degree in Education.

Foxhall and his wife, the former Laura Ballenger, have twin children, Kade and Kennedy (6).

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