Head Coach: University of Toledo
Cory Mee enters his 13th season as the head baseball coach at the University of Toledo. A veteran of 23 years of collegiate coaching, Mee and his staff have steadily improved the Toledo baseball program to an annual contender for a Mid-American Conference championship.
Development is where Mee has made his mark as a college coach. As an assistant coach at both Notre Dame and Michigan State, Mee built a reputation as an outstanding instructor and teacher of the fundamentals of the game. Under his tutelage, almost 60 players have developed into professionals. It is not surprising then, that his focus at Toledo is on the development of each individual player in his program.
In 2012, Toledo's player development came to fruition as the Midnight Blue & Gold captured its first MAC West Division title in school history.
The Rockets have qualified for the MAC Tournament a school-record five-consecutive seasons and six times overall under Mee. UT has also finished in the top two in the division on three occasions in the last five seasons.
Pitching Coach: University of Toledo
Josh Bradford is entering his 11th season as an assistant coach at the University of Toledo. Bradford is entering his seventh season as a full-time assistant after having worked as the volunteer assistant in 2004-05. He serves as the program's recruiting coordinator and pitching coach.
Under Bradford's guidance, many Rocket hurlers have made All-MAC honors on 10 occasions -Steven Calhoun (first team in 2014), Cameron Palmer (second team in 2014 Ryan Wilkinson (second team in 2014, first team in 2013, second team in 2012), Lincoln Rassi (first team in 2012), Mike Hamann (second team in 2010), Matt Suschak (second team in 2010) and Matt Kuna (first team in 2012, second team 2009). Kuna also garnered second-team All-Mideast region accolades following the 2012 campaign.
In addition, a total of 13 UT hurlers have been selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft or signed as free agents on 15 occasions during Bradford's time working with the Midnight Blue & Gold.
Assistant Coach: University of Toledo
Nick McIntyre is in his eighth season as an assistant coach at the University of Toledo. McIntyre is entering his fourth season as a full-time assistant after having worked as a graduate assistant in 2010-11 and as a volunteer assistant in 2009. McIntyre works with all aspects of the program, but his main responsibilites will be serving as the hitting coach and assisting with the infielders.
Under McIntyre's guidance, a trio of Rocket infielders have made All-MAC honors on six occasions - Matt Delewski (second team in 2012, first team in 2010), Joe Corfman (first team in 2012 & '10) and Chris Dudics (second team in 2011 & '10). In addition, Corfman garnered first-team All-Mideast region accolades following the 2010 campaign. In 2014, Toledo registered a .967 fielding percentage, tied for the thirdbest mark in the MAC. UT also turned 43 double plays, tied for second most in the league. Toledo's .967 fielding percentage ranks third best in school history, surpassed only by a .976 mark in 1976 and a .969 tally last spring.
In 2013, Grogg finished second in the MAC with a .357 (74-for-207) batting average, followed by senior OF Ben Hammer with a .333 (65-for-195) mark, seventh-highest total in the league. UT was the only squad to have two players rank in the MAC's Top-10 in hitting. Grogg also led the charge on the bases, swiping a league-best 36 bags, most in school history in a single season. He averaged 0.68 thefts per contest, sixth-best nationally.