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PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland — Maryland Eastern Shore’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced the appointment of Charlie Goens as the 12th head baseball coach in program history, effective immediately. Goens brings more than a decade of experience to Princess Anne.umes charlie goensGoens

Most recently, Goens served as the head baseball coach at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. He managed all aspects of the program in his one year guiding the Senators, coaching All-Conference players and overseeing a team that maintained a 3.0 GPA in the classroom.

Prior to that, he spent four seasons with the Richmond Spiders out of the Atlantic 10 Conference as an assistant and recruiting coordinator and as interim head coach. During his tenure with the Spiders, the team finished runners-up in the conference twice and averaged 30 wins a year. Goens helped coach 2012 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Zak Sterling, a graduate of Bennett High School in Salisbury, and 2013 Rookie of the Year Tanner Stanley, currently a prospect in the Kansas City Royals farm system. Washington Nationals prospect Jake Mayers was also under Goens’ tutelage at Richmond.

Goens has also worked as an assistant for Roanoke College in Virginia and Newberry College in South Carolina, where he earned his degree in Sports Management in 2008. He also holds a master’s in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University.

Goens takes the reigns from interim head coach John O’Neil who steered the course over the last two seasons. O’Neil helped improve the program since he took over, becoming the only Hawks head coach to win 30 games in his first two years and leading the Hawks to their best Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference finish with a 14-10 record in 2015. His winning percentage is marked as the fifth best in program history. O’Neil will to remain with the team as an associate head coach.

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