Citadel assistant coach and former Buccaneer Stuart Lake will take over as head baseball coach for Charleston Southern after Jason Murray's resignation. This comes as CSU is starting to see an increase in commitments, as well as a push by school officials to improve the program.
A 1994 graduate of CSU returns to his alma mater after having spent time at South Carolina, Mississippi, College of Charleston, and his most recent stop, The Citadel.
“I am very excited to have this opportunity to be the head coach at the school I got my degree from,” said Lake. “Having graduated from here, I am familiar with CSU and what it stands for. I am so thankful to Dr. Hunter and Hank for allowing me to help grow this program. I also really want to say 'thank you' to The Citadel athletics department and especially Coach Jordan for what they have allowed me to do over the past two years.”
“I am pleased to have an alumnus as our new head coach,” said (CSU Athletics Director Hank) Small. “He is so familiar with CSU, but also has a great amount of experience. He has worked with some of the best coaches, not only in the area, but the country, in Ray Tanner (South Carolina), John Pawlowski (C of C), Mike Bianco (Ole Miss) and Fred Jordan (The Citadel).”
“I’m so happy to be in the part of the state that feels like home,” said Lake. “What I really want for this program is to get involved with the community and alumni. I think we have a great opportunity to impact the community.”
And even the folks over at The Citadel are happy for Lake, as CitadelSports.com reports:
“We are very pleased for Stuart, Tracie and Hayden,” said The Citadel head coach Fred Jordan. “We appreciate his contributions over the last two years. He will do an outstanding job trying to establish a winning tradition at Charleston Southern. We wish him and his family the greatest successes.”