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Jake McKinley is entering his inaugural season as head coach at William Jessup University in 2017-18. McKinley was brought on in May of 2017 coming off a four-year stint at Menlo College in Atherton, CA.
“We believe William Jessup is a sleeping giant for NAIA collegiate baseball; one that is capable of winning conference and national titles,” Von Vogt said. ” “Jake not only shares our vision, but also has the ability to develop our baseball program into a nationally ranked championship-caliber program.”
McKinley takes over the program after having an impressive 131-92 overall record at Menlo College, where he developed success both on and off the field. Student-athletes that have gone through the program during McKinley’s tenure have received honors in multiple categories, most recently 2017 GSAC Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year. Other accolades include 12 All-Conference honorees, two NAIA All-Americans, six Scholar-Athletes, and two Capital One Academic All-District selections.
Beau Moorehead is beginning his second season as a member of the Warrior Baseball coaching staff. Moorehead comes to Jessup after serving as Pitching Coach at San Francisco State for seven years and will continue lending his expertise as the pitching coach for the Warriors.
While at SF State, Moorehead helped the program progress from two conference wins to 17 victories this past season. Under his tutelage, SF State’s ERA dropped by an average of three runs per game. Moorehead developed three all-conference pitchers, two of whom hold school records, and one rated second in the nation in Division II for strikeouts in a season. As Academic Coordinator for the baseball program, Moorehead led efforts to raise the team’s GPA to the highest of all the male sports in the department and helped produce twenty-two student-athletes earning all-academic honors.
Prior to starting his coaching career, Moorehead was a starting pitcher at SF State for two seasons. While attending SF State he received his Bachelor’s Degree with honors in History. Prior to attending SF State Moorehead played baseball at Merced College for two seasons while obtaining an AA Degree in General Studies.