Advertisement

Indiana University

News > College Sports > Indiana University > Scott Rolen Joins IU Baseball Staff

Scott Rolen Joins IU Baseball Staff

The southern Indiana native is heading to Bloomington.

Jamie Sabau | Getty Images


It looks like the Jasper native is returning to southern Indiana to join the Indiana baseball coaching staff as the Director of Player Development. 

Indiana's baseball's Twitter account made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon. 

 "I couldn't be more excited to add Scott Rolen to our staff," said head coach Jeff Mercer to iuhoosiers.com. "The impact Scott will have on the student athletes in our baseball program will be unique among college programs. The value for the staff and players, gaining knowledge daily from someone with such a historic career and who truly values the growth of young people, is special."

"I've enjoyed watching the success and development of IU baseball over the last 5 years under Tracy Smith and Chris Lemonis, " said Rolen. "Hopefully I can be a positive contribution to future successes here in Bloomington. I'm excited to be a Hoosier."

Rolen graduated from Jasper High School in 1993, where he won Mr. Baseball. He finished his 16-year MLB career with a .281 batting average, 316 homeruns, 1,287 RBI's, and 118 stolen bases. 
 

Andy Lyons | Getty Images It's one of those "remember where you were" exactly when it happened moments. 7 years...
Michael Hickey | Getty Images Indiana basketball started the season with high hopes, and they weren't disappointed...
Michael Hickey | Getty Images The Romeo Langford era is underway in Bloomington after the Hoosiers handled...
Icon Sportswire | Getty Images Don't show Big Joe. Avon running back and four-star recruit Sampson James has...
Abbie Parr | Getty Images College hoops is right around the corner, and the hopes are high in Bloomington for this...