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Scott Rolen Joins IU Baseball Staff

The southern Indiana native is heading to Bloomington.

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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 "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. 

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