Carlisle Koestler’s long baseball career in college has finally come to an end, but his coaching career is just getting started.
The former star of Warren Central and Mississippi State has been hired as director of baseball operations at Samford University, the school announced Friday. The job usually covers a number of administrative tasks, such as planning games and practice, as well as working with the team on practice.
“Could not have been more grateful and excited for the opportunity!” Koestler wrote in a Twitter post announcing the rent.
Samford also hired former big man Marlon Anderson as director of player development, and former Samford player TJ Dixon as a volunteer assistant coach.
“These guys all have the highest level of baseball experience after playing professionally with TJ and Marlon, and winning a College World Series championship with Carlisle,” Samford head coach Tony David said in a statement. “I’m excited about our players, the program and Samford University. There is no place like Samford. We are excited to continue this thing going forward. ”
Koestler played seven seasons of baseball at three different schools – Hinds Community College, Southeast Louisiana and finally Mississippi State. The right-handed jug got two extra years of qualification by receiving a medical red shirt in Southeast Louisiana for the 2019 season, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
In 2021, Koestler was the oldest baseball player in the Southeastern Conference. He was part of the Mississippi State’s National Championship team in 2021, as a starter and relief mid-week. He had a 3-0 record of 11 appearances, hitting 19 2/3 innings this season.
In five seasons at Mississippi State and Southeast Louisiana, Koestler had a record of 16-8 in 53 appearances and 36 starts on the mound. He hit 217 1/3 career innings and had 184 strikeouts. The Warren Central candidate in 2014 also played two seasons at Hinds before signing with SLU.
Koestler was an academic standout, earning the Southland Conference All-Academic, the SEC Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Southland Commissioner’s Honor Roll Award throughout his career.
“Carlisle is coming to us after winning a national championship in Mississippi State, and he is as highly recommended as you can be,” said David. “He has been around big baseball heads and acted as a player at the highest levels of our college game. He comes to campus ready to get started on the technological aspect of the program that allows us to immediately benefit from these additions. is already clear that our guys are getting better players because Carlisle is a member of this staff and wants to be a rising star. ”