Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Familiar names changes sports

A name familiar to JSU basketball fans made the transaction wire today.

Not only is Dave Dagostino changing schools. He's changing sports.

The former JSU women's basketball coach, who had been an assistant women's coach at West Virginia, is now the new baseball coach at his alma mater -- Division III Union (N.Y.) College.

“I had a tremendous experience at Union College as a student-athlete and as a coach,” Dagostino said in the university's announcement of his hiring. “The Union College community holds a very special place in my heart and I am extremely appreciative of the opportunity to work with Jim McLaughlin and the entire Union College family on re-establishing the proud tradition of our baseball program”

Dagostino, who once hit safely in 30 straight games, lettered for four years on the Dutchmen baseball team from 1991-95. He was selected captain and the team’s Most Valuable Player. He was named a Division III all-star.

His resume also includes a stint as Union's assistant baseball and women's basketball coach from 1996-99.

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