Brad Stromdahl Named Georgia State Baseball Head Coach
Georgia State University has named Brad Stromdahl their new Baseball Head Coach, according to a statement released by the Athletics department on Wednesday afternoon. Stromdahl built the baseball program at Georgia Gwinnett College from scratch and developed the team into an NAIA powerhouse.
During his tenure at Georgia Gwinnett College, Stromdahl posted a 328-104 record as head coach of the Grizzlies. Nine players that played under Stromdahl at Georgia Gwinnett College have been drafted in the MLB draft in the last six years. He also earned the Association of Independent Institutions ( A.I.I.) Coach of the Year award in five of his seven seasons at Georgia Gwinnett College.
Stromdahl is a former Georgia State assistant coach, serving as the Recruiting Coordinator and Hitting Coach for the team from 2007 to 2011 under former Head Coach Greg Frady. Georgia State Baseball saw unprecedented success during his tenure with the team, including the program’s first CAA Championship and an appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Georgia State Athletic Director Charlie Cobb praised Stromdahl’s leadership and ability to build a program in a press release from Georgia State Athletics on Wednesday.
“He is an experienced head coach who valued his previous time here. He is a program builder. He is a respected coach and recruiter. Players enjoy playing for him, and his beliefs mirror the culture established within our department. Georgia State baseball was successful during his previous tenure, and we have the same expectation going forward.”
Georgia State Baseball finished the 2019 season with a 15-41 record, including a 6-24 Sun Belt Conference record.
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