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Travis Jewett

December 8, 2016

The newest addition to the Green Wave family, Travis Jewett, will serve as the head baseball coach. Jewett replaces former head coach David Pierce, who accepted a job at the University of Texas at Austin.

Pierce, a major contributor to the success of baseball, lead the team to a 41-21 season last year. Jewett brings the same level of talent and experience as Pierce did. Jewett spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach and associate head coach at Vanderbilt University helping build the program into a national powerhouse.

Jewett also served as an assistant coach at Arizona State, Washington State and Gonzaga, and serves as head coach for various community colleges. Jewett coached numerous major league players including 2009 Cy Young Award winner and Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tim Lincecum.

This year’s season consists of 56 games, with 35 played at Tulane’s Greer Field. The season starts at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Greer Field against Army West Point. With a team full of experienced and talented players, a history of success and a new coach with an impressive track record, Jewett and the Green Wave baseball team will not only succeed but improve.

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Four coaches parted ways with Tulane University at the end of last season. Volleyball coach Jim Barnes, football coach Willie Fritz, basketball coach Mike Dunleavy, Sr. and baseball coach Travis Jewitt have seen success in 2016, as all four coaches begin their Green Wave careers.

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