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SAU Tech Hires New Baseball Coach

SAU Tech welcomes new Head Baseball Coach, Nick Piraino!

Coach Piraino comes to SAU Tech after spending the past three seasons as an Assistant Coach at the University of Arkansas Monticello. In 2020 he was the director of player development for the University of Arkansas - Little Rock and prior to that, he was a graduate assistant at UA-Monticello, his alma mater. During his time at UAM, he helped guide the Boll Weevils to a pair of Great American Conference regular season titles, working primarily with infielders and hitters.

Piraino also served as an assistant coach of the Texarkana Twins of the Texas Collegiate League during the 2018 season.

A native of Fullerton, California, Piraino was a two-year letter winner for the Boll Weevils in 2016 and 2017. He was part of one of the nation's top offensive programs in 2018 with Monticello setting the school record with 79 home runs while ranking among the nation's top 10 in homers, slugging percentage, and runs scored.

Piraino earned his bachelor of arts degree from UA Monticello in 2017, then proceeded to earn his master's degree in physical education and coaching in December 2018. 

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