Former UHV pitcher back in baseball as Bloomington coach
Casey Newman has been out of baseball since he completed his final season at UHV in 2011.
But he never lost his love for the game.
Newman has returned to Bloomington as a baseball coach and football assistant.
"I guess not," Newman said about the possibility of permanently staying away from baseball. "This will open a door for me in the sports world."
Newman attended school in Bloomington until his junior year of high school before transferring to Faith Academy.
He originally attended Galveston College but transferred to UHV, where he was a member of the inaugural baseball team in 2008.
He pitched for four seasons for the Jaguars and had a career record of 12-7 with six saves.
Newman coached the Victoria Generals select team during the summer and jumped at the opportunity when Bloomington athletic director and head football coach Layne Elkins offered a position on the Bobcats staff.
"I have a passion for working with the kids," Newman said. "They need someone to tell them how good they can be. The kids in Bloomington really need someone to build them up."
Newman served as a recruiter for UHV before going to work for U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold.
"I'm really thankful for the opportunities I had," Newman said. "They've gotten me to this point."
Newman's uncle, Mike Newman, led Bloomington to its first baseball district championship.
Casey Newman hopes to follow in his uncle's footsteps.
"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "I want the kids to know they have the potential to do it no matter what they're doing at home."