GREENSBORO (February 1, 2018) – North Carolina A&T State University head baseball coach Ben Hall announced that assistant coach Tyrone Dawson has left the N.C. A&T baseball program and has joined Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins as a junior college scout specialist.
“I want to thank Tyrone for the loyalty and effort he put in for our program in his three years,” said Hall. “He is a tireless worker and played an integral role in the steps we have taken. He will be a great addition to the Minnesota Twins organization.”
Dawson joined the N.C. A&T baseball coaching staff in 2015. He worked primarily with the Aggie catchers while assisting with recruiting and hitters. During his first season with the Aggies Dawson helped Adan Ordonez make the transition from middle infielder to catcher because of a season-ending injury to the starter. As the starting catcher for the Aggies, Ordonez captured MEAC Rookie of the Year honors along with first-team All-MEAC recognition. He was also named a Freshman Louisville Slugger All-American as well as N.C. A&T Male Rookie of the Year.
Dawson was instrumental in helping the Aggies bring in talent that helped them return to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Baseball Tournament for the first time in four years. “It is bitter sweet to lose an assistant, but it is a good sign to see people get opportunities to advance their careers,” Hall said.
With the departure of Dawson, Hall has promoted two assistant coaches to higher roles in the 2018 season. Stefan Jordan, former Aggies catcher and volunteer coach, has been promoted to assistant coach and pitching coach Jamie Serber will add recruiting coordinator to his list of duties.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Stefan. He has a deep love and passion for this program from his time here as a player,” Hall said. “The work he has put in since returning to Aggieland as our volunteer assistant coach has been truly impressive. I can’t wait to see his growth in this new role.”
The Aggies return 24 players who saw action from a 2017 squad that tied a school record for conference wins with 15 and finished 28-25, a 15-game improvement from 2016. Five players were voted on to the top two All-MEAC teams while head coach Ben Hall was named MEAC Coach of the Year.
“An important piece to creating a consistent program is maintaining continuity in your coaching staff. I love our staff dynamic and the synergy that we have been fortunate to establish here,” said Hall.