MONROE, La. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball pitcher Ben Sheets returns to his alma mater, joining the University of Louisiana at Monroe's baseball program as a volunteer assistant coach.
Sheets, who spent three seasons at Louisiana-Monroe, holds the school record for wins in a season (14) and season-winning percentage (.933) — both of which came in the 1999 season.
Sheets appeared in the majors from 2001-2012 but missed the 2009 and 2011 seasons due to injury. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics and Atlanta Braves. He started 250 games and finished his career with 94 wins, a 3.78 ERA and 1,325 strikeouts in 1,596.2 innings of work.
He is one of three new coaches to join the Warhawk program as Bruce Peddie and Larry Thomas also are new to the staff.