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Macias, Hedman join baseball staff

Former Commodore Macias returns to Vanderbilt


Nashville, Tenn. – Head Coach Tim Corbin has filled out his staff with former Commodore David Macias as the strength coach and Drew Hedman as the team’s new volunteer assistant coach.
Macias returns to Vanderbilt after playing professionally in the Chicago Cubs’ organization and serving in the team’s front office. As a Commodore from 2005-08, Macias was a part of the 2007 team that set the single-season school record for wins (54) en route to winning the Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament titles. In his final season on West End, he led the team with a .356 batting average and his 96 hits that season rank fifth all-time at VU. His four-year career at Vandy left him in the top 10 in hits (255) and runs scored (169).
"I am very proud to have David back in our program,” Corbin said. “I loved coaching him at Vanderbilt because of his passion for the game and his teammates. He enjoyed great success as a college player as well as experiencing professional baseball as a player (Chicago Cubs), instructor, strength coach and administrator for five years. He will bring tremendous positive energy and influence to the kids around him in every facet of our program."
Hedman joins the Commodores’ staff after an outstanding career at Division III Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.) and four seasons in the Boston Red Sox organization. In his senior season in 2009, he was named the Division III Player of the Year helping the Sagehens to a school record 37 wins. He was selected by the Red Sox in the MLB Draft in the 50th round and reached Double-A in his four years with the Sox. He was a high school teammate of former Commodore Aaron Westlake at Shasta High School in Redding, Calif.
"Drew is a perfect fit for this position,” Corbin said. “He is a product of a private school education (Pomona-Pitzer) while having tremendous success as a player (Division III Player-of-the-Year) and student. He is a blue-collar kid with a servant personality that worked his way through professional baseball because of his ability to adapt and intelligence. He will bring a contagious personality, work ethic and a natural humility to our program."
Hedman replaces Larry Day on the staff after Day left to become the pitching coach at Ohio University last month.



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