Feb. 22, 2009
New Orleans- Tulane baseball head coach Rick Jones reached another milestone in his coaching career this afternoon as his club's 6-0 shutout of Le Moyne gave Jones his 642nd win, earning him the distinction as the winningest coach in Tulane history. Jones broke former baseball coach Joe Brockhoff's record, which stood at 641 wins since Brockhoff's retirement following the 1993 season.
"This is certainly a memorable day for me, as Coach Brockhoff was such an icon in Tulane Athletic history," Jones said. "This kind of milestone doesn't happen without the great support that I have had from my administration or the tremendous assistant coaches, past and present, and of course the many great players to whom I am truly indebted."
Jones' record-setting victory came after Wave starting pitcher Josh Zeid went 7.0 innings, giving up just four singles, while freshman catcher Jeremy Schaffer went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI en route to the 6-0 win over Le Moyne Sunday afternoon at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.
Jones, who is currently in his 16th season as the Green Wave skipper, boasts a 642-307-2 record at Tulane, giving him a .676 winning percentage, the highest winning percentage in the Tulane baseball record books.
Tulane will look to capture another victory for Jones on Feb. 25 when the Green Wave takes on the visiting University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at 6PM.