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Vincent joins LWC Baseball as Assistant Coach

Jay Vincent is set to join the Lindsey Wilson baseball team as the assistant coach, head coach Ethan Utley announced on Wednesday.

"I am excited for the opportunity to become the assistant baseball coach at Lindsey Wilson College," Vincent said. "While I've thoroughly enjoyed the last two seasons being a part of the LWC softball coaching staff and working with some amazing student-athletes, I feel like it is time and the best thing for my life and career path to make the move back to baseball."

"I want to thank Ethan Utley for trusting me with being his assistant coach as well as Willis Pooler, Chris Wells, and the entire LWC administration that has supported me over the past three years and especially the last six months," Vincent said. "I am eager to get to work with our baseball student-athletes to continue to build on Coach Utley's vision of Blue Raider baseball."

Vincent served as a part of the LWC softball coaching staff for two seasons, filling the roll of interim head coach in 2022 and as an assistant coach in 2021.

"I'm super excited to add Jay to the staff as he is an incredibly hard worker with several years of experience in the Mid-South as a player and a coach," Utley said. "The last several years Jay has showed a strong commitment to Lindsey Wilson Athletics and I'm excited for his future in this new roll."

In 2022 as the head coach, Vincent led Lindsey Wilson to a 31-14 overall record and a 22-8 mark in the Mid-South Conference. He helped push the Blue Raiders to a runner-up finish at the MSC Tournament and an automatic qualifying bid into the NAIA National Championship Opening Round for the ninth time in program history.

In 2021, Vincent helped the Blue Raiders to a 39-11 overall record and a 27-5 record in the Mid-South Conference. He guided the Blue Raiders to the semifinal of the Mid-South Conference tournament and the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament.

Vincent began his Lindsey Wilson coaching career in 2019-20, where he served as a baseball graduate assistant. He helped guide the Blue Raiders to a 10-12 record including a 2-1 mark in Mid-South Conference play during the shortened season due to COVID-19.

During the 2019 spring junior varsity baseball campaign, Vincent led the Blue Raiders to a 12-3 overall record while capturing the junior varsity MSC Tournament Championship.

Prior to Lindsey Wilson, Vincent played four years of collegiate baseball at the University of Pikeville. During his playing career at UPIKE, Vincent earned First Team All-Conference honors during the 2018 and 2019 seasons while being selected as a Mid-South Conference Player of the Year nominee in his senior season. Vincent holds the record for most RBI's in a single season at Pikeville.

A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Vincent earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pikeville in May of 2019 in business administration with an emphasis in sports management.

This story was posted on 2022-07-20 15:45:17
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