Moulder Shares Vision For Murray State Baseball
Kevin Moulder enters his third season as the head coach of the Racer baseball program in 2016-17.
“Kevin exudes class both on and off the field,” said MSU Director of Athletics Allen Ward. “Our players will learn quickly that Coach Moulder will care about them, motivate them and teach them to be the very best. He will make a difference in their lives and build relationships that last long after their playing days are over.
“He’s one of the brightest young coaches in the game and is well prepared to lead our program. He’s been successful everywhere he’s been and I expect nothing less as he takes the reigns at Murray State. Recruits will look at his track record, quickly buy into his vision, and want to play for him.”
In 2016, Moulder helped lead the Racers to a program record 15 conference wins. MSU’s 27 wins overall that season are the most since 2010. The Racers ranked in the top-40 nationally in seven statistical categories, including 19th in runs scored (7.4), 27th in team batting average (.304), 17th in on-base percentage (.401) and seventh in doubles per game (2.36).
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Andy Morgan is in his third season at Murray State and serves as the team’s offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
In 2016, Morgan helped lead a Racers offense that ranked in the top-50 nationally in eight statistical categories. MSU ranked seventh in the country in doubles per game (2.36), 17th in on-base percentage (.401), 19th in runs per game (7.4), 27th in team batting average (.304), 28th in slugging percentage (.458), 33rd in walks (271), 36th in total runs (414) and 44th in hits (604).
Morgan also coached two First Team All-OVC members (Tyler Lawrence and Ramsey Scott) and a Second Team (Adam Bauer) honoree in 2016.
Grayson Crawford enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Racers in 2016-17 after spending the season prior as a volunteer assistant with the program.
“I want to thank Coach Moulder for the opportunity to continue to be a part of the staff here at Murray State,” said Crawford.
“My family and I are excited about this opportunity within the Racer family. I am extremely humbled to be a part of the rich tradition here at MSU and I’m ready to continue my work with the program.”
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Adam Lairamore enters his first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Racers’ baseball team in 2016-17 after spending the previous three seasons at Lindsey Wilson College.
At Lindsey Wilson, Lairamore helped lead the Blue Raiders to a share of the Mid-South Conference regular season championship and an at-large bid to the NAIA Baseball Opening Round. LWC won five-straight elimination games to win its bracket and advance to the 2016 NAIA World Series for the second consecutive season. Lairamore helped coach the team to a program-best No. 6 ranking and also coached a pair of players that made the NAIA World Series All-Tournament Team – the first 2 in program history.
In 2015 he helped guide the Blue Raiders to their first appearance at the NAIA Baseball World Series in and a final ranking of 10th in the nation. Lindsey Wilson also captured the Mid-South Conference Tournament title for just the second time in program history that season.