Moranda Promoted To Associate Head Coach

Aug. 24, 2000

Winston-Salem, NC - Wake Forest baseball head coach George Greer announced the promotion of Bobby Moranda to associate head coach on Thursday. Moranda has coached 12 seasons in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the last six seasons at Wake Forest.

In his time at Wake Forest, Moranda has helped guide the Deacons to two ACC championships and three consecutive 40-win seasons. Moranda?s recruiting classes have annually ranked among the nation's top classes. Four of his recruits in the past four seasons have earned freshman All-America honors at Wake Forest including Ben Clayton (2000), Danny Borrell and Corey Slavik (1998) and Mike MacDougal (1997).

"Bobby has been a very important part of our program for the last six years. He is a veteran of the ACC wars and he has enjoyed a great deal of success in this league, as evidenced by him being a part of three ACC titles (two with Wake Forest in 1998 and 1999 and one with Virginia in 1996)," Greer said. "This is a well-deserved promotion and helps bring recognition to a key part of Wake Forest baseball."

The Deacons also added two coaches to the baseball staff, Jamie Mabe and Brad Bohannon.

Mabe joins Wake Forest from Young Harris College (Ga.) where he served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Mountain Lions. He helped guide Young Harris to a record of 80-39 in two years. The school experienced its best seasons in school history, setting records for wins both years. Mabe played collegiately at Mount Olive College as an outfielder, where he helped the Trojans to the 1992 NAIA College World Series. Mabe graduated from Mount Olive in 1994, earned his teaching certificate from UNC Greensboro in 1996 and his master's degree from Augusta State in 1999.

Bohannon comes to Wake after playing two years for the DuBois County (Ind.) Dragons of the Frontier Independent League. He was an all-star second baseman for the Dragons. Bohannon earned his undergraduate degree from Berry College (Ga.) in 1998. He was an all-conference player for Berry, batting .351 with 11 home runs and 96 runs batted in over his two-year span with the Vikings. Bohannon will coach the Deacs while pursuing an advanced degree from the Wake Forest Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.



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