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Patrick McCarthy
Head Coach
4th Season

 

Patrick McCarthy has turned the baseball program in to one of the nation's elite. He's taken the Eagles the the NAIA national tournament three times and led the team to its first-ever World Series apperance in 2011. Faulkner has posted a record of 135-49 under his leadership.

 

Before coming to Faulkner he was the head coach at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. McCarthy had five winning seasons as head coach and compiled an overall record of 158-108 (.594) and was 58-47 in the TranSouth Conference.

 

He was an assistant coach at Freed-Hardeman from 2001-2004 before being promoted to the head coaching position in 2005. His influence at the helm helped turn the baseball program around. The Lions finished last in the TranSouth conference for five consecutive seasons beginning in 2000. But by 2007, the team was listed in the NAIA rankings for the first time in more than 10 years and McCarthy and his staff had catapulted the team to a third-place finish in one of the nation's toughest conferences.
McCarthy's Lions continued to be a force in the TranSouth Conference and found themselves listed among the nation's best teams several times in subsequent seasons.

 

McCarthy is also an accomplished recruiter. He signed pitcher Josh Hester to the Lions' ball club. Hester went on to set numerous school records and was selected in the 17th round of the 2008 Major League draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. Hester played with the Batavia Muckdogs in New York.

 

In addition to running a varsity baseball program, McCarthy had the opportunity to help implement a junior varsity team at Freed-Hardeman in 2009. The new team was designed to offer more student-athletes the opportunity to be involved in collegiate sports and to provide athletes the potential to transition to the varsity roster. 

 

McCarthy played two seasons at North Florida Community College before attending Freed-Hardeman. He was a catcher for the Lions from 1998-1999. In 1998 he handled a pitching staff that set the school strikeout record with 301 and helped guide his team to 37 wins.

 

McCarthy received his bachelor's degree in history from Freed-Hardeman in 1999 and completed his master's degree in social science at Mississippi College in 2002.

 

McCarthy and his wife, Katie Beth, have three sons – Miller, 10, Andre, 9, and Keenan, 3.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 2013 Baseball Roster 
#NameCl.Pos.Bat/ThrowHt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Kyle RodriguezJRCR/R5-8160Deland, Fla.Daytona State
Blake Rowlett*FRINFL/R5-9170Clarksville, Tenn.Clarksville Academy
1Luis SanchezJRINFR/R5-8175Jacksonville, Tx.Northeast Texas CC
2Dauris HolguinJRINFR/R5-11195Dominican RepublicNortheast Texas CC
3Mark ScottJRRHPR/R6-2190Stockton, Calif.San Joaquin/Delta College
4Alexander RossJRCL/R6-1200Kirkland, Wash.Bellevue College
5Zak ColbySRCS/R5-10200Hanford, Calif.Fresno City College
8Sergio SanchezJRCR/R6-0190San Luis, Ariz.Cabrillo College
9Jacob OsterJRINFR/R5-11170Mill Creek, Wash.
10Lyndon EuseaSRLHPL/L6-1190Des Allemands, La.Delgado CC
12Justin HallmarkSRRHPR/R6-1180Boaz, Ala.Lawson State CC
13Michael CorreaJRINFR/R5-11205Sacramento, Calif.Sacramento City College
16Ryan SmithJRRHPR/R6-2185Olympia, Wash.Chemeketa CC
17Paul MoravecJROFL/R6-1210St. Elmo, Ala.Lurleen B. Wallace CC
18Brook BoudreauxSROFR/R5-10195Carencro, La.South Louisiana CC
19Labradford GriffisJRLHPR/L6-3180Lake Butler, Fla.Gulf Coast State College
21David BishopSROFR/R6-1200Mobile, Ala.Mississippi State University
22Will DismukesSRRHPR/R6-3190Millbrook, Ala.University of Montevallo
23Preston SzuchFRLHPR/L6-2170Pensacola, Fla.Pensacola Catholic HS
24Michael CruzJROFL/R6-0205Dominican RepublicWestern Oklahoma State CC
25Julian EsquibelJRRHPL/R6-2230Vista, Calif.Palomar College
26Cayleb CokerSRINFR/R6-3210Atalla, Ala.Shelton State/West Florida
27Xavier CunninghamJROFL/L6-0180Montgomery, Ala.Jeff Davis CC
28Max NorwoodJRRHPL/R6-0230Montgomery, Ala.LBW CC
30Tyler BaileyFRINFR/R6-2190Panama City, Fla.Rutherford HS
31Jeremy HolcombeJRRHPR/R6-3190Mount Olive, Ala.Tabernacle Christian School
33Tyler CarterJRRHPR/R6-2210Highland Village, Tex.Navarro CC/Lubbock Christian
34Johnny ShuttlesworthSRRHPR/R6-1220Tuscaloosa, Ala.Shelton State/UAH
35Esteban PaulaJROFR/R5-9175Lynn, Mass.Western Oklahoma CC
36Dustin SpruiellJRRHPR/R5-10160Springville, Ala.Gadsden State CC
37David RobertsJRRHPR/R6-1190Fultondale, Ala.Gardendale High School
38Jacob ColbyJRLHPL/L6-0160Hanford, Calif.Porterville CC
44James McCabeFRRHPR/R5-11170Millbrook, Ala.Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
45Weslee FranklinJRRHPR/R6-2175Odenville, Ala.Shelton State/UAH
47Antonio KendrickSROFR/R5-8170Forrest Park, Ga.Alabama State
50Dalton RaybonJRINFR/R6-1205Montgomery, Ala.Alabama Christian Academy
* Redshirt
Patrick McCarthy - Head Coach - 4th season
Shep Mularz - Associate Head Coach - 6th season
Jacob Legg - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Travis Watson - Associate Head Coach - 3rd season
Matt Darr - Grad Assistant