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Taylor Taps Hearn as Davidson Pitching Coach

by | Jan 5, 2023

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Bobby Hearn has been named Davidson’s next pitching coach, head coach Rucker Taylor announced Thursday.

Hearn will transition to the Davidson dugout from the professional game, after most recently serving as a pitching coach in the Minnesota Twins organization. He’ll also serve as the Wildcats’ recruiting coordinator for pitching.

“We’re really excited to have Bobby join us,” said Taylor. “He has a lot of traits that will mesh and add value to our program right away. His experiences and background should create an excellent fit at Davidson. I think he’ll be highly successful and has an incredibly bright future in baseball.” 

From Tampa, Fla., Hearn pitched collegiately at Wake Forest, where he earned Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team honors in 2019 and was a two-year team captain.

“I am incredibly excited and grateful to be joining Coach Taylor and his staff,” said Hearn. “There are multiple factors that make Davidson unique, from a world-class education to a longstanding baseball tradition in the Southeast. I look forward to continuing to build on the momentum of Davidson baseball and helping our student-athletes push closer to their goals on and off the field.” 

Hearn joined the Twins organization as a minor league pitching coach in January, 2021. He coached in the Florida Complex League throughout 2021, then spent the first half of 2022 in the FCL before moving to High-A Cedar Rapids in the second half. He wrapped up 2022 in the Arizona Fall League as pitching coach for the Glendale Desert Dogs, who reached the league championship.

At Wake Forest, Hearn earned a B.S. in Finance in 2019 and a Master’s in Accountancy in 2020. A left-hander, he made 63 mound appearances for the Demon Deacons from 2015-20 and was on the 2017 team that reached the Gainesville Super Regional.

After graduation, he was a private pitching instructor before joining the Twins organization.   

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