Former Shocker and MLB coach returns to lead Wichita State Baseball


Big news for fans of the Wichita State baseball program. The university has hired one of its former players as the new head coach.

Eric Wedge is coming full circle, making a return to the team he was an All-American for in 1989. Wedge caught the last out in that 1989 College World Series that helped give WSU its first title.

The school announced on Wednesday they inked the former Shocker catcher to a five-year deal. He comes back to WSU with a lengthy resume in the major league managing ranks, after spending 11-years in all as the head guy for the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners.

You can hear more from Wichita State University Athletic Director Darron Boatright as well as former WSU Baseball Head Coach Gene Stephenson, who coached Wedge from 1987-1989, by watching the video above.